Written by Luke Barnes
With enemies closing in, the team must decide who they are fighting for and unite in order to defeat the butterflies.
I think this episode was perfect, it was clearly everything the series has been building towards, even the stuff I didn’t like and criticised at the time. All of the emotional through lines converge here and we finally get to see Peacemaker, played by John Cena, and his dad, played by Robert Patrick, come to blows with it being an emotionally charged scene nailed perfectly by Cena.
Moreover, we also get to see Harcourt, played by Jennifer Holland, become team leader in a magnificent slow motion sequence. I think this is well deserved and is the culmination of Harcourt’s arc as she finally feels part of the team, in terms of emotional pay offs this one certainly feels satisfying.
I appreciate that this show is able to balance both really silly and crass moments with emotional intensity and never have the two negatively impact each other, it is a sure sign of good writing. I thought in this regard the Peacemaker flashback was particularly effecting.
All of this sets up one hell of a finale in the next episode, I really hope Gunn can nail the landing.
Overall, easily the best episode of the show yet.
Harcourt finally getting what she deserves
Peacemakers’ childhood flashback
What it sets up for next time
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