Skip to content

The Sympathizer Episode 5 Preview, Release Date And More

The Sympathizer Episode 5 Preview

The Sympathizer tells a very interesting a unique tale of America from the perspective of a Vietnamese person. The series starts off during the Vietnam War and is filled with many characters that the viewers can gravitate towards. It is a mix of genres like historical drama, dark comedy, and war.

The Sympathizer Episode 5 Preview
Credits: Variety

After the fourth episode, The Sympathizer Episode 5 is in demand and viewers want to know everything about it. So let us find out the episode preview as well as all the other details. Read on if you like the show.

What Is The Sympathizer All About?

The Sympathizer is the creation of popular South Korean director Park Chan-wook along with Don McKellar. They are also its showrunners. It’s adapted from the 2015 eponymous novel that bagged a Pultizer Prizer to its writer Viet Thanh Nguyen.

It follows Captain (played by Hoa Xuande) who is a captain of the police and is a plant of North Vietnam. Situations forced him to leave his country and move to the United States right after the Vietnam War ended. He works as a spy in the USA and has to frequently send information to the Viet Cong.

The episodes are directed by Chan-wook, Marc Munden, and Fernando Meirelles. The executive producers of the show include Park Chan-Wook, Robert Downey Jr., Don McKellar, Susan Downey, and Viet Thanh Nguyen among others. The series premiered on April 14th, 2024.

What Happened In The Sympathizer Episode 4?

The Sympathizer Episode 4 was called Give Us Some Good Lines and it was released on May 5th, 2024. Fernando Meirelles helmed the episode while Don McKellar and Park Chan-wook wrote it.

In this episode, we see Captain working on his adaptation of Hamlet and have a meeting with Nicos Damianos (again played by Robert Downey Jr.) for the same. Captain meets many people including Sofia Mori (played by Sandra Oh) and then sets off to California for its shooting. Many actors and singers like Ryan Glenn (David Duchovny) and James Yoon (John Cho) among others show up on the set.

What Happened In The Sympathizer Episode 4?
Credits: Vulture

The episode further showcases Captain struggling to get an accurate Vietnamese accent from an actress. Later, the shooting is halted when Glenn and a gun go missing. We see him coming back after Lana (played by Vy Le) and Nicos ask him to come back. Captain gets fired later by Nicos as the latter wants to add a rape scene in the film.

On the Captain’s cue, Jamie fights with Gleen, and the shot is ruined. We also see Nicos attempting to kill Captain via bombs.

What To Expect From The Sympathizer Episode 5?

The Sympathizer Episode 5 is named All for One and Marc Munden has directed it. The episode was written by Chan-wook, McKellar along with Maegan Houang. In the prior episode, we saw how the shooting of Hamlet went wrong and how it impacted Captain.

The upcoming episode might show him contemplating his tryst with Hollywood. His work as a cultural consultant on the set did not go as expected. We can speculate that the chapter is over and he will be moving on with General to work on something else. He will be working as a spy while the General might have something in the plan that was hinted at in the prior episode.

The Sympathizer Episode 5 will have all the actors of the show that have been featured in the prior episodes. Robert Downey Jr. will continue to play several roles throughout the show. There is a mystery surrounding the plot of this episode which has further intrigued fans.

Do We Have A Release Date?

The Sympathizer Episode 5 will be released on Sunday, May 12th, 2024 on HBO. Viewers can also enjoy the episodes on Max through a subscription. This episode will be followed by a penultimate and then a finale. Since it has been designed as a miniseries, it will only have seven episodes with the final slated to release on May 26th.

Do We Have A Release Date?
Credits: Salon


The Sympathizer provides a very unique perspective on the Vietnam War as well as the people of that country. It showcases how some of them lived dual lives post-war. The Sympathizer Episode 5 will continue showing that.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *