Recap and review of The Boys’ third season by KOFI OUTLAW

As the teams (and surrogate families) that Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and Homelander (Antony Starr) formed around themselves cracked and divided, the third season of The Boys has been all about new divisions emerging. The structure of power in The Boys universe was altered when it was discovered that Jensen Ackles, the original superhero Soldier Boy, was still alive. Now, Homelander had someone to fear, and Butcher had the means to finally eliminate his archenemy. The shocking revelation that Homelander was made from Soldier Boy’s DNA was revealed in the penultimate episode, giving the two giants every excuse in the world to unite rather than fight.

Homelander is still processing his revelatory phone call with Soldier Boy at the start of the season finale, “The Instant White-Hot Wild,” while Vought deals with the storm of controversy caused by Starlight (Erin Moriarty) calling Homelander out for his murderous mayhem and telling everyone that Soldier Boy is still alive.the boys season 3 free streaming online and  watch free movie online on 4k hotvideo.

Homelander becomes sentimental after learning that Soldier Boy is essentially his father; as a result, he uses the information provided by Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) to locate his own kid, Ryan, and the location of where Mallory is keeping him. Ryan is much more receptive to Homelander’s passionate appeal for family this time since he hears it from his father, a role Butcher tragically abdicated.

The other major revelation in Starlight, that Maeve (Dominique McElligott) has been abducted or slain by Vought, dramatically widens the rift in American society. Ashley (Colby Minifie) and Deep (Chace Crawford) take the initiative to discretely remove the imprisoned Maeve from the business grounds as pro and anti-Homelander factions brawl outside Vought HQ. That turns out to be a stupid error in judgement as Maeve flees.

As a result, Butcher and Soldier Boy receive justice as The Boys unite to complete their quest to eliminate Homelander and Black Noir (respectively). Only The Boys can smooth out the team’s multiple subplots of interpersonal and personal issues. Frenchie and MM become close and find comfort in one another; Butcher makes an effort to behave more honourably by putting Hughie (Jack Quaid) to sleep and leaving him at a gas station rather than allowing him to continue using Temp-V and endanger himself.

The Seven are experiencing a similar reality check over at Vought. The Deep and Ashley must account to Homelander for losing Maeve, and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) bravely rejoins the team after fleeing out of fear that his former teammate Soldier Boy would return for actual retaliation. A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) must face both his disabled brother and Homelander over killing Blue Hawk (Nick Wechsler) in a fit of rage. The Deep and Ashley must also answer to Homelander for losing Maeve. Homelander handles everything in typical Homelander fashion: he brutally beats his entire squad (including Ashley, who is wearing a wig) and tears Noir’s guts out for hiding the Soldier Boy secret all these years. Homelander makes use of The Deep by assigning him to kill a US Senator who is running for vice president in his own pool, paving the way for Neuman’s ascent.

After Butcher kills Homelander and Noir (no need for that! ), Soldier Boy flees with them. Hughie is picked up by Starlight, and they meet back up with Maeve and the rest of the Boys. Hughie is the only one left with enough love to save Butcher, and it’s up for dispute whether or not to include it in the task. As they wait for war, Butcher and Soldier Boy talk about their dysfunctional fathers and their shaky team relationships. When the rest of The Boys catch up with them and they all rush Butcher, they all calm down and put their differences aside so that the mission can be completed.

As Soldier Boy arrives at Vought with The Boys and Maeve, the third season finale of The Boys sees an enormous fight take place there. Soldier Boy views Homelander as weak and inferior, therefore an alliance cannot be formed. However, Homelander pulls Ryan out, and Ryan decides to support his father in the conflict. In the end, everyone is fairly hurt or maimed; Soldier Boy is returned to stasis; Maeve is assumed dead and retires with her girlfriend; Deep and A-Train each incur personal costs for returning to The Seven; and just as The Boys are reuniting, Butcher learns that Temp-V has given him a year (at most) to live.


In the climactic moment, Ryan witnesses Homelander viciously laser a protester in front of a large audience in the open while receiving praise for it. Ryan appears prepared to follow in Homelander’s footsteps as seen by his eerie smirk.

After the huge tag-team bout in the “Herogasm” episode, The Boys Season 3 finale unquestionably featured the biggest and finest battle sequence the show has ever produced. In addition to all the movie-level VFX work that was done, the amount of combatants, stunt work, and use of space (in the thematic setting of a news media studio) were of the highest calibre.

All things considered, “The Instant White-Hot Wild” verified The Boys Season 3’s major flaw: the absence of any actual, significant plot advancement. The theme of this season was character development, and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) and Hughie learning to accept their power (or lack thereof), Butcher and Maeve rediscovering their respective noble sides (and banging), MM and Frenchie working through their past traumas, etc., are just a few examples of how this was accomplished. The ensemble had a lot more opportunity to exercise their acting chops, which was fantastic, but the narrative also felt a little flat.

The Boys is still fairly safe-playing in its third season by keeping the core cast together, although this game does get old after a while. Apart from Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy being every bit a scene-stealer as Antony Starr’s Homelander and some significantly enhanced action, The Boys Season 3 doesn’t feel like it will be all that memorable. However, a doomsday clock hanging over Butcher offers some exciting stakes for Season 4.