The DCEU Series, Peacemaker, is really something, right? It keeps on giving everyone shockers that no one ever saw coming. Well, Episode 4, The Chaod Less Travelled, is definitely packed and stuffed with revelations and emotions especially its ending where all the information was taken out of the bag as if it was a candy with a surprise filling!
Warning! This article contains spoilers for Peacemaker! Read at your own risk!
The Ending of Peacemaker Episode 4 Explained
In Peacemaker Episode 4, The Chaod Less Travelled, the end of the run was definitely one that surprised many because things were so packed in just a few minutes and it’s definitely pivotal for the whole series: the past of Peacemaker and the revelation of Murn.
Harcourt and Smith had some heart-to-heart talk at the bar and Peacemakers asks about what his file says about him. She reveals that in the file, it says that he was trained by White Dragon at a very young age to be a killer and that he has an involvement in the mystery of the death of his brother. Memories came flushing down on Peacemaker as his friends knew about one of the worst days of his life.
Back at his trailer, he recounts his memories of White Dragon forcing him to kill a man tied to a chair. Down memory lane, he recalls killing Rick Flag. Decades passed and he still mourns the death of his brother.
This gives a background on why Peacemaker was hesitant to kill the family back in Episode 3. The scene was inspired from the comic book series in 1988 and while it is different, it mirrors what happened. There, his father was a Nazi commandant in a concentration camp and he was not a good father to Peacemaker at all, something Smith carries around with so much weight on himself.
Murn also has a surprise for everyone in the end of Episode 4. As he came home, he sits on the couch and instead of eating popcorn, he has a purple truck through his mouth, devouring the same amber fluid that was seen in Goff’s home. While it was not explicitly said, that scene alone tells that Murn himself is a butterfly, too!
That poses the question as to why he is heading Project Butterfly because considering the fact that he, himself, is a butterfly, why would he eliminate the others? Well, he already said that he regrets some things that he had done in the past but killing other butterflies is next-level remorse on his part. What could have possibly made him lead a project to eliminate other butterflies?
Peacemaker Episode 4 is now streaming on HBO Max.