The Boys Season 3 Episodes 1 -3 are the first three instalments 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.
S P O I L E R S
The Boys Season 3 Episodes 1 -3 picks up about a year after the tragic events depicted at the end of season 2. Hughie has joined Congresswoman Victoria Neuman’s Bureau of Superhero Affairs, with Butcher and the Boys (sans Mother’s Milk) acting on its behalf, albeit without the blood, guts and gore of previous seasons. Almost legit! Homelander is teetering on the edge of insanity, in the wake of Stormfront’s outing as a Nazi and there is a general menace behind his fake smiling eyes. A tenous status quo has been established but all that is about to disappear.
The Boys Season 3 Episodes 1 -3 is action-packed and fast-paced as to be expected. We might sum up these episodes as follows –
Episode 1: Vought has developed a version of Compound V that only gives its recipient powers for 24 hours, which hardens CEO Stan Edgar against the Supes, and he intends for Vought to get out of the superhero business ultimately. To that end, he sets Homelander against Starlight as a ‘divide and conquer’ strategy.
Episode 2: We are introduced to Payback, the superhero team led by Soldier Boy (based on Captain America), now though deceased, and an analog of Marvel’s Avengers. We also learn that Soldier Boy was responsible for the death of MM’s family as The Boys investigate how Soldier Boy – who was powerful as Homelander – was killed. His dead body apparently taken away by the Soviets. By the end of this episode, Hughie discovers that Neuman is a Supe and is in fact the adopted daughter of Edgar. In addition, Maeve – who is Butcher’s mole in the Seven – passes him a couple of vials of Compound V24, which he consumes subsequently to beat the shit out of Gunpowder, Soldier Boys ex-sidekick.
Episode 3: We get Mallory’s account of what happened to Soldier Boy and Payback in the field back in the 1980s. Starlight’s push to accept Edgar’s offer of co-captain of the Seven backfires as Homelander begins to squeeze her into a corner – reinstating the Deep and announcing that she and Homelander are in love! Frenchie’s chance encounter with his Russian former employers sets up a trip to Russia for The Boys to discover what actually happened to Soldier Boy.
And these are only the highlights of The Boys Season 3 Episodes 1 -3! Suffice to say that it’s an exciting rollercoaster ride with insane plot developments, thoughtful characterisations, hilarious scenarios and tons of gore. The best superhero TV series of all time! Highly recommended!
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