With the Butterflies onto our heroes, they spend most of Episode 7 on the defensive. Clemson Murn (Chukwudi Iwuji) is unceremoniously taken out this episode, leaving Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) as the group’s de facto leader.
Economos (Steve Agee) drives Peacemaker (John Cena) and Vigilante (Freddie Stroma) away from their base, which is compromised, when Peacemaker’s father, August (Robert Patrick), and his racist followers ambush them. August is bent on killing his son, and if it wasn’t already crystal clear, he spells out that he has absolutely no positive qualities and is beyond redemption, putting Peacemaker in a place where he is finally able to kill his dad. Their fight is easily the best part of the episode, as the three fight back and take out August and his followers.
Meanwhile, Judomaster (Nhut Le) is up and about, and has a small side sequence where he beats up two obnoxious people, steal their car, and then ambushes Harcourt and Adebayo (Danielle Brooks), who successfully fight them off. The group regroups in a veterinary clinic and plot their attack on the Butterflies’ food source, well aware that they don’t have much time before it is moved, and that it will be heavily fortified.
While not as strong as Episode 6, Episode 7 is still very enjoyable, and it’s nice to get closure in regards to Peacemaker’s toxic relationship with his father. A lot of this episode is dedicated to building up the finale, which I have no doubt will be fantastic.
“Peacemaker” Season 1: Episode 7 “Stop Dragon My Heart Around” gets an 8/10