On June 3, 2022, fans of The Boys were able to discover the first three episodes of season 3 on Prime Video. The sequel is broadcast at the rate ofa new episode every friday. This June 18, the streaming platform unveiled the fifth, enough to allow us to understand how Homelander could be eliminated at the end of this new salvo.
Attention ! This article contains spoilers for the first five episodes of The Boys Season 3. Therefore, do not continue reading if you do not want to know certain plots before your viewing.
The Boys season 3, ever crazier plots
As soon as they are released on the Prime Video catalog, the first episodes of season 3 of The Boys talked about them! Eric Kripke, the showrunner of the satirical series, promised us more trash, more violence and more sex, and he hadn’t lied to us. It must be said that from the first minutes of viewing, viewers found themselves facing Termite, a superhero with the ability to shrink like Ant-Man, who had the excellent idea of introducing himself into his companion’s urethra to test a new sexual experience. Unfortunately, not everything went as planned, since the latter sneezed, causing the body of her lover to explode!
This is obviously not the only plot that caught the attention of the spectators. We can cite the moment the Fishman was forced to eat the octopus he had had sexual fun with, a scene that has also reacted PETA, an association for the defense of animal rights. On a more serious note, fans were impressed with see the effects of temporary Compound V on Butcher, but also on Hughiewho now benefits from a gift of teleportation as soon as he ingests it. Season 3 episode 5 of The Boys hints, however, that Hughie might get more than he bargained for with the V-24…
Soldier Boy, the one who can change everything
One of the most striking scenes of this season 3 of The Boys at this stage of its broadcast, is certainly the moment when Billy and his gang found Soldier Boy, aka le Petit Soldat in French version. The 80s superhero has been locked in some kind of capsule by Russian agents and you have to admit he is more than impressive! And for good reason, there is no need to know the whole story of the character to understand that Soldier Boy was not like that “before he died”. It could indeed have been improved and transformed during all these years.
Billy Butcher notably understood that the Supe could itself be what is known as “BCL-Red”, a weapon capable of disabling the powers of other superheroes. What happened when he exited the pod proves it: by releasing a devastating burst of energy, he hit Kimiko in the process. If the latter was not killed, however, she realized that she was no longer a superheroine, since she could no longer heal her injuries on her own. Following on from this reveal, Kimiko also released her first words to Hughie; pretty crazy for a mute character.
Can Soldier Boy become the new antagonist of The Boys ?
If Starlight could ruin this mission, Billy Butcher and the others seem to have made a deal with Soldier Boy. They offered him his ex-girlfriend on a plate, partly responsible for his confinement, so that in exchange, the superhero annihilates Homelander. For now, everything leads us to believe that he has accepted the deal, but could he change his mind along the way? Naturally, Soldier Boy would be the only Supe who could stop the Protector. If he doesn’t kill him, depriving him of his powers would change the situation, and would finally allow the Vought company to rise from its ashes.
In another way, it’s hard to think about The Boys without the negative influence of the Protector. As a bonus, a season 4 of the series has already been ordered, and seeing Homelander die could sign the end of the series. The other possibility is that Soldier Boy actually annihilates the leader of the Seven, much to the relief of all Vought employees and the boys. But what should not be forgotten, is that this superhero was as monstrous a person as any other supe in the series in the past. So could he finally replace the Protector in the role of the worst antagonist of The Boys ? We will have to wait to find out…