What really tied all of the paternal-themed scenes together was Billy’s informative conversation with Jonah Vogelbaum (John Doman). This pivotal moment brought to light how influential Vought was in transforming Homelander into a monster, along with a solid dose of father abuse. While it’s unlikely that Billy feels the slightest bit of sympathy for Homelander, that sinister stare he gave Jonah signified that Butcher understands the power father figures have on their children. It’s a difficult issue for any show to tackle, but we’re glad Kripke and his team decided to dig deeper into what makes their characters tick.Some of the other notable highlights in this episode include another heartwarming scene with Frenchie and Kimiko, as the two share a tender moment where she finally teaches him how to properly communicate with her. Sure, he only learns the word gun, and while that’s probably not what you would consider a typical first-date scenario, this is The Boys after all. Then there’s Black Noir who, after all of his prowess as a warrior and overall badass, is humbled by a tiny Almond Joy during his fight with Starlight.
Looking ahead to the finale, there are still so many storylines to wrap up. And while some of them are probably going to get pushed to Season 3 (and beyond?), we’re excited to see how Vought and The Boys are going to respond to all of the head-exploding madness that happened in the final minutes of this episode. There’s also The Deep and A-Train subplot and their connection to the church. From what Alastair Adana told them at his birthday party, it appears that there’s going to be a meeting between Adana and Giancarlo Esposito’s Stan Edgar. Perhaps the Church of the Collective and Vought are in cahoots? Whatever happens, next week’s finale is shaping up to be a crazy ride if the rest of Season 2 is anything go by.
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