The Boys Season 3 Episode 8 is the eighth (and final) instalment of the third season of an American superhero television series developed by Eric Kripke for the streaming service Amazon Prime Video. Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, it follows the eponymous team of vigilantes as they combat super-powered individuals who abuse their abilities.
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Entitled “The Instant White-Hot Wild”, The Boys Season 3 Episode 8 is yet another satisfying season ender with key plot lines wrapped up and a new status quo introduced to set us all up for Season 4. The best part of this season finale was its unpredictability – from scene to scene, it was impossible to tell what would happen next! The mark of world-class storytelling.
The Boys Season 3 Episode 8 led us first to believe that it would all come down to Homelander (and Black Noir) vs Soldier Boy, Butcher and Hughie. Meanwhile, the rest of The Boys were figuring out how to best take down Soldier Boy, with minimal casualties. However, Hughie had broken off with Butcher, at the latter’s instigation, and had made peace with the group, with knocking Soldier Boy out with the Russian nerve gas, the scheme.
Thus, by the third act, the script was torn up – Homelander kills Noir for keeping the secret of his connections to Soldier Boy, Maeve appears with The Boys, changing the power dynamic, which changes further when Homelander has Ryan by his side. Now, Butcher has to protect Ryan and he attacks Soldier Boy instead when the latter hurts Ryan. Maeve goes after Homelander and its non stop action from then on. By the end, Soldier Boy is stopped by Maeve and Homelander leaves the scene at the insistence of Ryan.
A breathless climax! The season resolves with Victoria Neuman becoming Vice-President of the USA, Annie becoming an official member of The Boys and Homelander, unafraid to kill civilians in broad daylight, with Ryan’s concurrence. Certainly, it’s a new ballgame for The Boys when they return in Season 4. Highly recommended!
Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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