“We’ll take down Vought, and then I’ll get my wife back.” Billy Butcher is back on a mission with his Boys, and hopefully this time to win. Season 1 shattered our fantasies of superheroes being selfless saviours. Instead, it revealed a darker side to the Supes- corporatized superheroes, controlled by a megacorporation and counselled by PR agencies for crisis management - all for personal gains. The Boys struggle with their own losses caused by the doings of these Supes and are motivated to destroy this corrupt system. They draw the boundaries between good and bad, and fight to bring justice to the system, and for themselves.
Before the binge-watching for Season 2 begins, here are 7 bloodied things from Season 1 that left behind mysteries and questions, with answers to find in the second phase of this satirical take on superheroes:
1. Billy Butcher’s wife is alive! Season 1 ended with Homelander and Butcher finding Becca and her son alive, and there are a lot of missing pieces here. Did she indeed have a consensual affair with Homelander? Did he rape her? What exactly has she been doing these last several years?
2. Starlight’s dilemma: Starlight knows that The Seven are completely corrupt, and that Hughie lied to her. Although still part of the 7, she risks getting exposed if A-Train survived last season’s attack. What does the future hold for Annie & Hughie?
3. The Deep’s breakdown: While his personal demons haunt him throughout season 1, he doesn’t really show remorse or any redemptive qualities. From here, he can either become a good guy or actually get worse. What will it be for him? Does the new hairstyle indicate a reboot?
4. Terrorist Supes: Homelander privately confesses to Stillwell about secretly making the super-terrorists. Stormfront announces at a rally that more super terrorists will come “for their chance to kill us all”. As if the existing threats were not enough for our Boys, this announcement raises concerns about what exactly is in store.
5. Stan Edgar as Vought’s main man: Towards the end of Season One, Vought’s goal was to get The Seven into the military. Stan Edgar wanted Stillwell to replace him as President of Vought but with Stillwell now gone, Edgar will take over Vought, control The Seven and clash with The Boys. What sinister plans will this cold calculated character have?
6. Will Homelander Jr. play supe? Homelander’s son also has laser beam eyes, but it’s unclear whether he can fly. Will this little power box help bring down The Vought? Or will be another threat to team Butcher?
7. Who is Stormfront exactly? Aya Cash aka Stormfront is the new member of the Seven, replacing Translucent. She’s got her ways of getting what she wants, and shares a complicated relationship with Homelander. Might this one be truly invincible?
Season 1 favourites Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk), Karen Fukuhara (The Female), and Tomer Kapon (Frenchie) return for Season 2. The Seven remains (almost) intact with Erin Moriarty (Starlight), Anthony Starr (Homelander), The Deep (Chace Crawford), and Queen Maeve (Dominique McGelliot) as potential members of Vought’s army against Billy’s crew. Jessie T. Usher (A-Train) will feature in season 2, along with the mysterious Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell). The new season will also welcome some newbies to the cast, with Aya Cash’s Stormfront leading the way. Giancarlo Esposito will play Vought CEO Stan Edgar –a potential threat to our Boys.
If you haven’t already, check out the trailer of the all new Season 2 of The Boys below. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video starting September 4.
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