The Sympathizer, April 28, 2024, HBO, “Love It or Leave It”

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The Sympathizer, the historical drama series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen, returns with an intense episode titled “Love It or Leave It.” In this instalment, the Captain, played by Hoa Xuande, finds himself at a crossroads as he seeks Bon’s help in crafting and executing a plan timed for Independence Day. Meanwhile, Claude introduces the Captain to the Auteur, setting the stage for a Hollywood encounter.

The Captain’s dual loyalties weighing heavily on him. As he navigates his new life in the United States, the Captain must balance his mission as a North Vietnamese spy with his interactions with pillars of American society, including academia, politics, and the film industry.

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The talented ensemble cast includes Robert Downey Jr., who portrays four separate characters, each representing different facets of the American establishment. Hoa Xuande delivers a compelling performance as the Captain, a North Vietnamese spy struggling with his cultural identity and the temptations of corporate America.

The Sympathizer: Love It or Leave It airs on HBO at 9.00 pm on Sunday, April 28, 2024.

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