The Boys

  • Title: The Boys – Proper Preparation and Planning
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The Boys - Proper Preparation and Planning television review

In an episode more notable for its creepy subplots, “Proper Preparation and Planning” does explain why the season premiere didn’t fill us in on Butcher‘s (Karl Urban) discovery at the end of last season. Apparently, there was nothing to tell. He saw Becca (Shantel VanSanten) and her son before being whisked away by Homelander (Antony Starr) who has apparently agreed to let Butcher live if Becca gives the psychotic pseudo-hero access to his son. Becca’s flight response is in overdrive, but she is trapped in the Vought compound by a company too scared to piss off Homelander by relocating her again. Becca isn’t the only woman pressured by a super-powered dick in the episode as A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) returns to fuck with Starlight (Erin Moriarty), especially once he notices her working on something shady behind the scenes.

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The Boys – The Big Ride

by Alan Rapp on October 5, 2020

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The Boys - The Big Ride television review

The first episode of the show’s Second Season gets us caught up on some, although certainly not all, of the fallout from Season One. Vought throws a public funeral for Translucent under the narrative he was killed by super terrorists (helping bolster support for supes within the military). Noticeable by his absence, until the final minute of the episode, is Butcher (Karl Urban) leaving us to wonder about his recent family reunion and where he’s been as the rest of the Boys have been hiding underground. Despite some mistrust issues, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) has agreed to help Hughie‘s (Jack Quaid) expose Vought, although he begins to have second thoughts given the group’s recent run-in with the CIA. Hughie’s refusal to be completely honest with with Annie doesn’t go unremarked.

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Homelander (Antony Starr) and Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) meet a new hero in this first look at the upcoming Season Two of The Boys. The Second Season will premiere on Amazon Prime on September 4th.

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The Boys – The Innocents

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2019

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  • Title: The Boys – The Innocents
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The Boys - The Innocents TV review

In “The Innocents” Starlight (Erin Moriarty) continues to flex her muscles and push back against corporate’s attempt to control her forcing the company to take drastic action by throwing the Deep‘s (Chace Crawford) to the wolves by having him admit on-camera he was responsible for sexually assaulting America’s newest shinning star. Well, at least one of the assholes got what was coming to him. Meanwhile, the Boys go to Mesmer (Haley Joel Osment), a supe with the ability to read minds, in order to learn more about Kamiko (Momona Tamada). She calms down enough to give up a bit of her life story (after breaking one of the psychic’s hands). While the choice helps out the boys in the short-term it also foreshadows huge problems as Mesmer reaches out to an old friend about what he has learned. The show also leaves quite a bit on the cutting room floor by introducing, and then quickly moving on from, an intriguing character like Mesmer haunted by his ability to connect to people while being completely disconnected from his daughter.

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The Boys – Good for the Soul

by Alan Rapp on August 22, 2019

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  • Title: The Boys – Good for the Soul
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The Boys - Good for the Soul TV review

Much of “Good for the Soul” centers around the Believe Festival, where Starlight (Erin Moriarty) continues to chafe under the expectations of what others want her to be and Hughie (Jack Quaid) blackmails a supe to give the Boys dirt on Compound V. Despite having to trade on her fame to further Butcher‘s (Karl Urban) plans, Hughie continues to grow closer to the new woman in his life while she loses her shit a little standing up against the hypocrisy of what her beloved festival has become (or what she had just failed to notice when she was younger and even more naive than she is now). Hughie’s inner conflict and Starlight’s common sense allow the pair to be the only likable characters in a world gone to shit.

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