The Boys: Season 2, Episode 5 (Review)

By Robert Ernest (@thatRobster |

This review contains spoilers.

This week we get to see The Seven filming their new film ‘Dawn of The Seven’ bringing along all the drama you’d expect and Homelander is at the root of most of it. We also catch our first glimpse of Shawn Ashmore this week which adds more intrigue to Stormfront’s backstory.

Queen Maeve finds herself flying the LGBTQ+ flag regardless of how comfortable she is in doing so and after being publicly outed, her life is now being controlled by the suits at Vought. The amount of stereotypes being thrown her way is obscene. A-Train is given scenes to film which act as his final goodbye and as much as he tries to go against the grain, he’s given no other option than to follow Homelander’s instructions. Starlight also finds herself in a sticky situation as Stormfront is convinced she’s responsible for the CompoundV leak and that trumps any leverage Starlight seems to have on her. The Deep announces his marriage to Cassandra in an interview with Katie Couric. He does appear to have unwillingly joined some sort of cult though.

The relationship between Homelander and Stormfront does a 180 as he looks to her for help after his popularity takes a huge hit. They seemed to make him spiral out of control last week, so I chuckled as he agreed to use memes to regain the public’s admiration. The final scenes of the episode, as they take their friendship to the next level were insane. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to watch superheroes in the height of passion … here you go! There’s a whole lot of destruction and lasering of places. It was brilliant to watch. The two of them in union is not going to be good for anyone though.

Hughie and Milk are reunited with Billy who has arrived at his Aunt’s home to check up on Terror. Billy’s gift for his dog is hilarious. They aren’t the only uninvited guests though as he spots Black Noir peeping from across the street. Some great moments here as we witness a rare moment between The Boys and a member of The Seven, as well as an abundance of c-bombs from Billy. I’m glad we got to see more of Black Noir in action. His silence makes him an even more threatening force, even if his ringtone says differently. Kimiko is also having an eventful time while she’s using her ability doing jobs for money. If you love scenes of graphic violence you’ll love her this week. I did!

As this season progresses I don’t know what I’m fearing more. Homelander or the group of people beginning to join together through their dislike of him.

What did you think of episode 5 of The Boys Season 2? Let us know in the comments!

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