The Sympathizer (2024)

After the Fall of Saigon, a North Vietnamese spy embedded in a South Vietnamese refugee community plays double agent.

The Sympathizer Season 1

Throughout The Sympathizer, we’ve always known that The Captain would end up back in Vietnam, being interrogated by the people he has spent...
The Sympathizer Episode 7 Recap and Ending Explained

The Ending of 'The Sympathizer' Casts The Entire Show In A New Light

If Episode 6 of The Sympathizer has a point, it’s that being a spy is a lot of work. The logistics are a...
The Sympathizer Episode 6 Recap - The Captain Has Had Enough

Recap: The Captain Has Had Enough In 'The Sympathizer' Episode 6

The Captain’s adventures in moviemaking in Episode 4 of The Sympathizer were, in a word, unsuccessful. But the deviation into outright parody was...
The Sympathizer Episode 5 Recap

The General Has A Plan in The Sympathizer Episode 5

I imagine when The Captain left Vietnam, he didn’t imagine he’d find himself on a movie set. And yet that’s where he ends...
The Sympathizer Episode 4 Recap

The Captain Makes A Movie In The Sympathizer Episode 4

It’s no secret that Robert Downey Jr. has been a key selling point of The Sympathizer, and for those who tuned in specifically...
The Sympathizer Episode 3 Recap

The Sympathizer Episode 3 Makes A Mess Of Murder

The second episode of The Sympathizer ended rather ominously, with the Captain and Bon presumably on their way to kill the Major at the behest...
The Sympathizer Episode 3 Preview - Will the Captain kill the Major

Will the Captain Kill the Major in The Sympathizer Episode 3?

The Captain clearly doesn’t want to be a spy anymore, which is easy enough to accept since the premiere of The Sympathizer never...
The Sympathizer Episode 2 Recap - Between Two Worlds

The Captain Is Caught Between Two Worlds In The Sympathizer Episode 2

The Sympathizer is based on real history and a fictional novel, so it's no surprise that people are confused about whether or not it's...
Is The Sympathizer on HBO based on a true story?

HBO's 'The Sympathizer' Is Not A True Story, But Is Based On Real History -- And Maybe A Real Spy

In the premiere of The Sympathizer, the real-life U.S.-backed evacuation effort Operation Frequent Wind spirited several South Vietnamese citizens and military officials out of...
The Sympathizer Episode 2 Preview

America Will Not Be Welcoming to the Vietnamese in The Sympathizer Episode 2

The surface-level appeal of The Sympathizer is Robert Downey Jr., making his limited series debut while slathered in makeup and a hairpiece that...
The Sympathizer Episode 1 Recap

The Sympathizer's Premiere Is Deliberately Ridiculous