The fourth episode of Peacemaker Season 1 is now streaming on HBO GO and HBO Max. Iâ€™ll be discussing heavy spoilers so if you havenâ€™t seen it or want to avoid spoilers, nowâ€™s your chance to stop reading.
The series will explore the origins of the character that Cena first portrayed in James Gunnâ€™s 2021 film,Â The Suicide Squad, which is already currently available on HBO GO.Â PeacemakerÂ isÂ a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.
The series also stars Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Steve Agee as Economos, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn, and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith.
In the meantime, you can check out my breakdown of the ending and easter eggs in The Suicide SquadÂ byÂ heading over here.
You can also check out my previous breakdowns of Peacemaker Episode 1, 2 and 3 here.
Peacemaker Mentions Matter-Eater Lad
It’s funny that Peacemaker mentions having seen Matter-Eater Lad eat an entire restaurant. Matter-Eater Lad (whose real name is Tenzil Kem) is a superhero, who is a member of the Legion Of Super-Heroes from the future. He has the power to eat almost literally anything, hence the name. He’s been the butt of a joke for years now in the comic book community.
The Live-Action White Dragon Costume Looks Pretty Accurate
Peacemaker’s father, Auggie Smith, was the White Dragon, a white supremacist supervillain, as I previously mentioned in Episode 1, 2, and 3 breakdowns. Compare the live-action one with the comic book version below:
Peacemaker’s Father Forced Him To Kill A Man When He Was A Kid And His Brother Died
In what seems to be a repressed memory, Peacemaker’s father forced him to kill a person when he was just a kid. He also lost his brother, who apparently died due to a seizure.
Big Twist: Clemson Murn Is A Butterfly
The biggest twist from this episode is that Murn has been a butterfly all along, which was actually foreshadowed when he somehow survived the explosion in the previous episode.
We only have four episodes to go. Until then, excelsior!