Director: James Gun
Writer: James Gunn
Price: $14.99 (HBO Max Subscription)
Release Date: 2/17/2022
It’s Cow or Never:
Over…It is freaking over. Urgh, the beauty that was (is?) Peacemaker by James Gunn finally wraps up season one. This has been one emotional journey that gave us everything from butterflies, and eagles. To hot chips and the Bernstein Bears. Luckily for us, we will be getting a season two at some point in the future. In the interim, let’s take a peek at the final episode of Peacemaker.
*Spoilers to follow*
Anything for Peace:
Episode eight of Peacemaker leaves one potential subplot for the next season. While in the woods searching for his sonic boom helmet, Peacemaker begins to see a vision of his father. This can lead to trouble as it becomes apparent that he does not know what is real and what is fake. For a killer such as Peacemaker, this could spell destruction during a firefight. The trauma that was inflicted upon him by the White Dragon, will continue to plague Peacemaker (much like the death of Martha and Thomas Wayne for Bruce). Again, this will more than likely play some type of role in season two.
This show started with multiple solid lead characters. Besides Peacemaker himself, there was Murn, the White Dragon, and Agent Song (amongst others). By the end, all of these individuals were killed. I loved this. Often, tv shows will purposely hang on to a hand full of characters. They tend to pull their punch. From beginning to end, Peacemaker was not afraid to kill characters off. This risk-taking proved to be quite beneficial for this series. Hopefully, season two continues to take it to the next level.
We do not know what is going to happen in the DCEU. We do know that we are getting Batgirl, Michael Keaton as Bats again, etc. Another thing that we do know, is that everything is connected. Towards the end of episode eight of Peacemaker, we are greeted by four members of the League (Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and Superman). Moving forward, we can assume that everything will be interconnected (even after Flashpoint). As I said a few reviews back, Peacemaker has done what took Marvel a decade + to do, in less than a month. How so? Simple, by name-dropping. We know that Bat-Mite, Kite-Man, and even the Green Arrow are all a part of the DCEU in some way. This is the fan service that we as DC Fans have been looking forward to. Who would’ve thought that a coherent universe (or Earths) would be put together within a year?
James Gunn’s Peacemaker ends on a bittersweet note. Bitter because season one is over. At some points, I felt as if the “Cow” plot should’ve become a sub-plot. It was a slightly weak build-up. It was sweet because we know that there will be a second season. Besides the sub-plot of Peacemaker and his haunting visions of his father, we have no clue what will happen next. Seemingly, everything has returned to normal. My money will be in the aftermath of Adebayo whistle-blowing the Task Force X project and whatever takes place in Flash Point. At this point, if you have not watched Peacemaker…Seriously, do it over this holiday weekend. You can easily watch all eight episodes in one day and NOT be disappointed.
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