RDJ Is Too Good at Playing a Racist

We finished last week’s episode The sympathizer about a potential murder. But before the Captain (Hoa Xunde) and Bon (Fred Nguyen Khan) kill Major Oahn (Phanxinê), they need to check a few things. Does the general (Toan Le) still want the major dead? Yes, duh. The bigger question, however, is how Bon and Captain plan to commit homicide without a trace.

The captain suggests an armed robbery, but Bon ignores him. Bon has something to admit: he was more than just a paratrooper during the war. He was actually part of the F-6 program – specializing in murder and torture – and never told Man (Don Nguyen) or the captain. The captain is frightened to hear this, although he is also relieved that he and Man aren’t the only ones hiding secrets.

Before they can kill Major, however, the captain and the man will need to come up with a solid plan that they can both agree on. The pair track Major down at work, where his wife visits him with their new twin babies Spinach (named after Popeye) and Broccoli (named…literally for the vegetable). This really hurts the captain. He kills this new father to cover his ass. Nevertheless, Bon and Captain persist, visiting the Major’s house to plan how they will sneak in and kill. They are caught plotting by the Major’s mother (Kieu Chinh), who invites them for tea and demands that they attend her upcoming birthday gala.

Later in the week, Captain realizes that he is being followed by Claude (Robert Downey Jr.), who is carrying around a small dog and posing as “the gay guy on the block” to keep his CIA agent a secret. Claude says that if they want to kill Major, Bon and Captain need proof first. The captain obliges – and also grits his teeth after Claude makes him pick up his dog’s droppings with a tissue.

Either way, there’s not a big rush to kill Major, since Man hasn’t responded to the captain’s coded letters, who want approval. Luckily, the Captain finds something he can use as evidence against Major. Major has encountered some shady numbers and is working on a small export business, sending expired American candy to Vietnam at discounted prices. The Major hopes this will strengthen Saigon’s market and destabilize the communist economy.

The captain says he wants to go into business, so the two men start working together. Major really went all out to achieve his American dream, looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July. He buys Captain an American flag bumper sticker and encourages his new colleague to embrace American tradition; otherwise, Captain will be stuck between two worlds forever. They need to assimilate.

The Captain brings Sofia (Sandra Oh) – who is now officially his girlfriend – to the Major’s mother’s gala, hosted by the General. The general already thinks Major is out to come after him, having hired the general’s daughter (Vy Le) to perform a series of inappropriate songs to kick things off. Next to the stage is SoCal Congressman Ned Godwin (also Downey Jr.), who gives a speech in an attempt to impress the Vietnamese crowd. “Communism never wins,” he shouts. “Capitalism will triumph!” »

The idea of ​​Independence Day completely excites the captain, who suggests to Bon that fireworks would make a perfect sound distraction from a gunshot. So, on July 4, the captain and Bon watch over the major’s house. Although the Captain has a really hard time killing the Major, he ends up getting the job done with Bon’s help. It’s an epic fight scene, with the captain trying hard not to cry while the major limps with a gunshot wound to his hip. As if that wasn’t traumatic enough, when the captain calls to tell the general the news, the general asks the captain to prepare a eulogy for the major’s funeral.

The captain finally receives news from Man. “Is this necessary?” The man asks, although the captain is now thinking about it in the past tense, “Was it necessary?” The major’s death reminds the captain of torturing and killing a communist ally in Vietnam over a year ago. He is facing a trauma that he can no longer ignore.

Claude approaches the captain after the major’s funeral, seeking to hear about the evidence the captain found. Although Captain doesn’t have much besides the illicit candy trade, Claude says he actually found something: secret messages written on rice paper. “I think he suspects me. Should I kill him? reads a newspaper. These messages are the letters that the Captain sent to Man, intercepted by the Major. Fortunately, Claude reads them as if the Major had sent them. The captain will live to see another day.

Building on their success, Claude invites Captain to dinner with his friends. His friends all look the same – that’s because they’re all white threats played by Robert Downey Jr., including Claude, Ned Godwin, Professor Hammer and a newcomer, Director Niko. Niko, who introduces himself by calling Captain an insult, wishes to cast Captain in his next adaptation of Hamlet set during the Vietnam War. This roundtable discussion of racist RDJs is so disturbing, perhaps scarier than any horror movie.

This dinner, followed by Claude’s vaudeville-esque show with a naked woman, really stresses Captain out. THE Hamlet the scenario reminds him of his parents. Everything is becoming too much to handle in America. Captain must free himself from this two-sided life before collapsing under the weight of his identity.

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