THE BOYS [Season 2, Episodes 1-3 Review]: The Girls.

Robert Bexar

While it might be cliche to say this, throw on some Thin Lizzy because The Boys are back with gusto.

While it has been a year since we last saw our protagonists, Season 2 picks up where Season 1 left off, we get a funeral for Translucent, we are introduced to Aya Cash’s Stormfront and a lot of things that I can’t mention without stepping into spoiler territory…

Showrunner Erik Kripke did say that this season would focus more on the women of both the Boys and the Seven and he wasn’t lying. We do see Stormfront and Erin Moriarty’s Starlight take front and center in regards to the Seven as well as diving into the past of Karen Kukuhara’s Kimiko. Both of which will have giant ramifications going forward from Episode 2 on. Starlight is learning the ropes of being a double agent while Stormfront doesn’t show us, the audience, how she really feels about certain people until episode 3.

The show takes its time in the first episode to set up the season and by Episode 3, it is full on pandemonium and Karl Urban’s Butcher shows just how far he will take things — especially now that he knows his wife is alive, but not entirely safe. Jack Quaid’s Hughie is once again our connection to this world. As “Mother’s Milk” calls him, he’s also our Canary. He’ll be the one who tells us if Butcher has gone too far.

Oh shit, they really restocked Baroness!

By the end of the third episode, you’ll be wishing it was next Friday just to get a taste of things to come. There is a lot to unpack in the first 3 episodes and while the writers do an absolute fantastic job, there are a few slow parts to the show, but those slow parts lead up to more excitement.

The cast is absolutely fantastic and if I were to go into each actor’s take on Ennis and Robertson’s characters, this would easily be another page. Whether it’s Jessie T. Usher’s A-Train, Antony Starr’s Homelander, Tomer Capon’s Frenchie, or Chace Crawford’s The Deep, their performances, just as Season 1, will have you binging The Boys this Labor Day weekend. The first 3 eps so far = 4.75/5 Bibles.

-Robert Bexar

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