Next Time On… Peacemaker season 1, episode 5 – “Monkey Dory”

January 20, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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In the latest episode of Peacemaker, everyone was feeling the after-effects of the semi-successful mission to assassinate Senator Goff. Amongst that fallout, though, a lot of which concerned some deeply-rooted personal issues for Chris relating to his father and late brother, there were a couple of highly significant twists that’ll have interesting ramifications in Peacemaker season 1, episode 5, titled “Monkey Dory”. Here’s where things stand:

Peacemaker season 1, episode 4 recap:

  • Chris goes to visit his father after learning that Economos set him up, but the conversation only makes him more miserable. We learn that Auggie has been training Chris to kill since he was a child, and also that Chris was somehow involved in the death of his beloved brother.
  • Chris is keeping the butterfly that escaped from Goff in a jar in his trailer, and getting it high on bong smoke.
  • Vigilante was technically hired by Murn, mostly to keep an eye on him, and he decided to try and prove himself by assassinating Auggie — a failed attempt that seems to only make things worse.
  • Judo Master survived and promptly escaped, leading to another showdown with Chris and being shot by Leota — he once again managed to survive, but this time only barely.
  • At the very end of the episode it was revealed that Murn is a butterfly.

Peacemaker season 1, episode 5 release date:

“Monkey Dory” is slated for release on January 27, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific and 3:01 a.m. Eastern.

Where to watch Peacemaker online:

Peacemaker is available exclusively on HBO Max, which requires a subscription.

Preview and predictions for “Monkey Dory”:

Lots to unpack here, so here’s some informed speculation:

  • Did Leota shoot Judo Master out of concern for Chris, or was she preventing him from spilling what he knows about the butterflies? I’m guessing the latter, on Waller’s orders.
  • What happened between Chris and his brother? The snippet we see seems to suggest that he was killed in some kind of fight. Was he fighting Chris?
  • Given that Chris is keeping a butterfly in a jar, it’s virtually guaranteed that the thing will escape at some point. When it does, who will it infect? Given that the infected can seemingly keep up appearances indefinitely, we might not learn this information straight away even if it does escape, which will make for a fun guessing game.
  • Speaking of which, is Murn being infected a new development, or has he been infected all along? If it’s the latter, then why is he working against the butterflies?

You can stream Peacemaker season 1, episode 5, “Monkey Dory”, exclusively on HBO Max.

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