**THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR PEACEMAKER EPISODE 5**
More violence, more butterflies, and more peacemaking! Peacemaker just gets better and better by the episode. Episode 5 gives us insight into how the Butterflies take humans as their host and how they continue to live, which is by sucking in the fluids from inside their hosts. After the debriefing, Smith (Peacemaker…Duh!) and Agent Economos have yet another fallout about Auggie (Smith’s Dad) and his wrongful arrest. Speaking of Smith’s “loving” father, while being locked up in jail, Auggie spills the beans regarding his son and the task force and reveals that he was falsely accused of crimes he didn’t commit.
The police then set out to track down Smith and the rest of the Task Force after they realize that it was actually Smith who committed the crimes earlier in the show. Later on, Smith, Chase, Harcourt, and Adebayo track down a number of Butterflies at a warehouse. Upon arrival, Smith automatically begins cutting down every Butterfly he sees with Adebayo following close behind. In another part of the warehouse, Vigilante and Harcourt accidentally attract the attention of a huge number of Butterflies, which ensues into a chase. They then are run into a control room and become trapped there.
Alerted to Vigilante and Harcourt’s location, Smith and Adebayo arrive, detonate a bomb that kills the Butterflies. Smith and Adebayo reunite with Vigilante and Harcourt but are suddenly attacked by a Butterfly controlled gorilla. The gorilla gains the upper hand, defeating most of the team. Just before the gorilla can finish off Smith, Economos arrives just in time and kills the gorilla with a chainsaw that Vigilante originally planned to use.
Smith has come to respect Economos after saving his life, which after the interactions the two of them in previous episodes is pretty good to see. With the knowledge that Auggie was planning to reveal their secret, Agent Murn’s partner, Casper Locke takes over as the new Sheriff and makes sure that Auggie remains behind bars despite the evidence that Auggie’s son was the real culprit. After the mayhem involving Murn’s task force, the team members revel in their success in defeating the butterflies.
Smith and Adebayo head off to Smith’s home to continue bonding and Adebayo gives Smith advice on how to get closer to Harcourt without the involvement of sex. While Smith heads off to the restroom, Adebayo finally gets the opportunity to place Peacemaker’s diary in Smith’s living room per her assignment from Amanda Waller. Adebayo leaves Smith’s home and returns to the team’s headquarters, continuing in her celebratory manner.
She comes across Smith’s X-Ray helmet and begins looking around the room. While examining the room, Adebayo sees that Murn is actually a Butterfly! He notices and quickly attacks her. Whoo! This is getting intense! As far as these 5 episodes are concerned, it’s safe to say that episode 5 had the most gruesome violence and the most entertaining type of mayhem that a show can have. It honestly has become extremely difficult to find any gripes on this show. It brings conflicting feelings.
Nonetheless, you can’t help but praise the work that’s been put into The Peacemaker. See what happens when you acquire the director of Guardians of the Galaxy and hire him to do a DC project? Take notes DC. The writing in this show has been top-notch and has yet to disappoint. The entire Peacemaker entourage has stepped on necks when it comes to putting a Suicide Squad spin-off on the map. It was great to see Economos redeem himself and step into the action a little more, stepping away from the “Guy in the chair” gig.
We still have some episodes to go, but it’s safe to say that Peacemaker is hands down one of DC’s best. Can we all agree that we all can’t wait until the team finds out that Murns is actually a Butterfly? Personally, it’d be satisfying to the eyes to see Murns get blown away. There was just always something about him. This show always leaves a satisfying feeling at the end of every outing and because you love it so much, you will always come back for more.
As with every episode in this show, the pacing just does it so much justice and makes every moment feel earned and fills you with investment every single time. This episode, was more fast-paced, yet still had its more intimate moments with certain characters, this had a decent amount of action. The action will of course increase…for obvious reasons… there are still more Butterflies to kill of course! Let’s keep it going and see where this mayhem takes us to.
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