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‘Peacemaker’ Episodes 4-5 Recap: Drinking Beer, Spilling Blood, Forging A Found Family

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John Cena as Peacemaker Katie Yu/HBO Max

This is exactly what Peacemaker is all about! Though the first three episodes showed signs of greatness, and played every greatest card in the James Gunn book, they were still mostly focused on establishing the characters as more than just comic relief in The Suicide Squad. Episodes 4 and 5 show this group of misfits coming together as a James Gunn found family, while building up a threatening villain who’s truly horrific.

Indeed, episode 4 is largely focused on Peacemaker finding out about the incarceration of his dad, Auggie Smith (Robert Patrick), the villain in question. We get a flashback to a young Christopher Smith (a.k.a. Peacemaker) being forced by his father to murder a man in cold blood as the show continues to make a big effort to build out John Cena’s Peacemaker as a tragic, misunderstood antihero whose tough and ruthless front hides a deeply hurt individual with huge daddy issues. Despite Vigilante (Freddie Stroma) and Adebayo (Danielle Brooks) telling him how big of an asshole his father is, Christopher continues to defend him, no matter how sexist, racist, hateful his words or actions.

Brooks remains the MVP of Peacemaker. Adebayo is both the daughter of and undercover agent for the team’s feared puppet master, Amanda Wallace (Viola Davis), so she completely understands what it’s like to have family loyalty to a control freak with no regard for human life. She sympathizes with Peacemaker while seeing through the barriers he puts up. She’s also the only one in a team of blood-thirsty killers who has genuine hesitations about shooting people, which adds both comic relief and a deep emotional undercurrent to her relationship with Peacemaker.

Then there’s Auggie, a.k.a. White Dragon. If a group of white supremacists kneeling before him and doing a Nazi salute shouting “heil!” wasn’t enough of a hint, we get confirmation of his supervillain status, complete with an over-the-top white-and-red suit. Patrick does an excellent job selling the complete disdain for everyone who doesn’t look like him, giving off a hateful vibe while masking his true intentions and abilities. We still haven’t seen him in action, but the fact that even the menacing Project Butterfly members want him to stay in prison does as much to reinforce the idea of White Dragon as a dangerous villain than as battle could.

Still, we do get one prison brawl when Vigilante volunteers to get himself imprisoned in order to murder White Dragon as a favor to his BFF Peacemaker. He doesn’t go through with it, but he does show off his fighting skills, beating the shit out of a group of white supremacists after he’s mocked them by explaining the foundational contributions of Black musicians to American popular music, including country.

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Cena and Jennifer Holland (Harcout) Katie Yu/HBO Max

Episode 5 brings us to the team’s first successful mission. During a briefing that spells out what we suspected last week—Project Butterfly involves a race of aliens that crawl up the orifices of any living being and controls them like puppets— Peacemaker airs out his grievance with Economos for framing his father by listing dozens of people that could have taken the fall: Ariana Grande, Ice T, Ice Cube, Danny DeVito, Optimus Prime. Once Cena’s flexed his comic chops, Peacemaker, Vigilante, Adebayo, John Economos (Steve Agee) and Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) head out to a factory to investigate the source of the weird goo that the Project Butterfly members use as a food source.

The mission is a delight to watch, as Gunn gives us a great mix of banter and dynamic action. On the way to the factory, Peacemaker discovers he actually has a ton in common with Economos, mostly their love for Finnish hair-metal band Hanoi Rocks, and there is a long discussion about the merits of glam rock, “when men were not afraid to be women” as Peacemaker would say. Once inside the facility, the team splits up, with Adebayo going with Peacemaker, who uses a new X-Ray helmet to instantly identify who is a butterfly and kill them straight away. For her part, Adebayo tries to show off her badass killer instincts by . . . shooting the already-dead butterflies. Of course, things go south real quick, and the team faces off against a group of superpowered butterflies augmented by gorilla controlled by a butterfly. (Hopefully, this means we are one step closer to an appearance from Gorilla Grodd.) Everyone gets saved not by Peacemaker or Vigilante, but by Economos, who brutally kills the gorilla with a chainsaw, much to Vigilante’s displeasure, since he’s the one who brought the chainsaw along.

The team celebrates by rocking out on the ride back, while the notoriously hardcore Harcourt takes a picture of the team and creates a group chat with them. This is where this group of misfits becomes a family of misfits, even if they continue to forget about Eagly the eagle. We see Adebayo bonding with Peacemaker, as she goes to his trailer to share a beer (and also a disgusting cocktail that includes maple syrup, vinegar, and butter). They grow closer as she asks about Peacemaker’s brother, whose death was apparently Peacemaker’s fault. But before she leaves, Adebayo fulfills a secret mission for Amanda Waller, planting his diary in his home. What’s inside the diary? We don’t know, but it cannot be good.

And if that wasn’t difficult enough for Adebayo, as episode 5 ends with her discovering what the audience found out in episode 4: team leader Clemson Murn (Chukwudi Iwuji) is a butterfly. He chases her and attacks as we cut to credits. Is anybody who they say they are? Can the team survive if they can’t trust their own? We’ll find out soon, but for now, Peacemaker is turning into one hell of a superhero tale.

‘Peacemaker’ Episodes 4-5 Recap: Drinking Beer, Spilling Blood, Forging A Found Family

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Man who fled police, his passenger killed in Anoka crash, authorities say

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A driver who fled police and his passenger were killed after their car smashed into a pickup truck late Tuesday night in Anoka, according to authorities.

Just after 11:30 p.m., a Coon Rapids officer tried to make a traffic stop on 2000 Buick LeSabre on Hanson Boulevard near Gateway Drive Northwest, but the driver took off and a short pursuit began, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said in a Wednesday statement.

The pursuit was called off by Coon Rapids police as the car entered Anoka, where about a mile down the road it crashed into a 2006 Dodge Ram on Main Street near Ferry Street, the sheriff’s office said. The driver of the fleeing vehicle died at the scene, while his passenger — also a man — was transported to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck had minor injuries and was released at the scene.

The names of the men killed are being withheld by authorities pending notification of family.

The crash remains under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol, Anoka and Coon Rapids police and the sheriff’s office.

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Insiders: Season 2 Episode 1 – May 19 Release, Time And What Is It About?

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Insiders: Season 2 Episode 1 – May 19 Release, Time And What Is It About?

Insiders is a reality television series whereby contestants are filmed constantly, sometimes even without their prior knowledge. The differences between their behavior on and off camera are then confronted. It’s a Spanish television series with Najwa Nimri as the host. This show has everything a fan could ask for, including drama and twists!

The past winner Nicole del ago Espinosa, 27, is a social media personality and a proud trans woman. She required the money for surgery to express her gender on the exterior; also she wouldn’t go down without a fight, and she didn’t! She won the show and the hearts of all the viewers.

Will Season 2 Be As Dramatic As Season 1?

Season 1 contained 7 episodes with a running time of 40-60 minutes, which brought a lot of drama into the scenario. It has also received an average 6-point rating for all the episode.

Viewers compared it to the American television series Unreal in Spain; As the baseline of season 2 is similar to season 1, it all comes down to the current season’s contestants.

The official synopsis presented on Netflix about this season is, “Twelve people think they’re in the final casting around for a reality show. “As acknowledged from this statement, the drama would be of the same level as season 1, but with different contestants this time.

Insiders Season 2 Episode 1 – May 19 Release Time

Contestants Of Insiders Season 2 

There are 11 participants in the season 2, including Nowa (29, from Mérida, a social worker), Tania (35 from La Rioja, a store clerk), Ramón(30 from Ibiza, a private chef), Lorenzo (34 from Ciudad Real, Graphic designer), Adan (30 from Seville, Businessman), Raquel (29 from Madrid, Model), Marta (25 from Madrid, a human resource worker), Pablo (29 from Huelva, engineer), Alex (34 from Madrid, commercial advisor) and Sofia(25 from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a Business Administration student).

Release Date And Where To Watch?

The first 3 episodes of Insiders season 2 will release  on Netflix on 19th May 2022. So, if you’re planning on binge-watching, the first 3 episodes will be available on Netflix.

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UCF offers Daytona Beach Mainland 2024 safety Zay Mincey

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UCF offers Daytona Beach Mainland 2024 safety Zay Mincey

The last few players rom Daytona Beach Mainland High to play for UCF turned out to be quite productive. Knights coaches are hoping 2024 safety Zavier “Zay” Mincey is next.

Mincey was offered a scholarship by UCF on Tuesday, one of numerous offers the big defensive back — 6-foot-3, 190 pounds — has picked up recently. Mincey now has 13 offers from schools including Auburn, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Texas A&M, so the Knights have their work cut out for them to win him over,

Mincey, a multi-sport standout, competed at the Florida Track and Field Championships in Gainesville this past week. He didn’t have his best performances, but finished 10th in the long jump (21 feet, 4¾ inches) and 11th in the high jump (5 feet, 11½ inches).

Last season for Mainland, Mincey averaged 3.2 tackles per game and had 1 tackle for loss. He also had 2 interceptions and 6 pass deflections.

The recent history of success for Mainland players at UCF was highlighted by the self-proclaimed fastest man in college football Adrian Killins, who finished his UCF career as the fifth-best rusher in UCF history with 2,459 career rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. Killins was last in the NFL as a roster player with the Denver Broncos. He is a free agent.

Offensive tackle Marcus Tatum also had a solid stay at UCF after transferring from Tennessee. Tatum earned all-AAC honors in each of his final two seasons as a Knight. Tatum recently signed a free-agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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