Following the third season of The Boys spoilers
Whatever your opinion of The Boys season three’s conclusion, there were some memorable, top-notch moments and incisive nuggets that opened up intriguing themes for the boys season 4. The series produced by Amazon Prime Video (The Terminal List Season 2, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5, The Wheel of Time Season 2, Suzhal the Vortex Season 2, Mr. Mayor Season 3, Electric Dreams Season 2). One of them was Homelander (Antony Starr) displaying his real, deadly colors to loving followers and being hugged; another was Ryan’s fleeting smile after seeing similar affection after seeing his father cut a protester’s head in half.
Can we also discuss about Dominique McElligott’s Queen Maeve? What’s going on there?
They can keep moving along for a while with The Boys’ content (and suspense). Butcher’s bombshell revelation in the season finale may force an early end to the show with season four.
At the conclusion of season three, Butcher (Karl Urban) received a death sentence. His momentary Compound V use has converted his brain like Swiss cheese, just as Annie (Erin Moriarty) predicted it would.
He now has a few months to live, according to the doctors.
His shorter life expectancy could herald the end of The Boys as well as the passing of Butcher. What would the show be without its obnoxious, foul-mouthed, pig-headed captain, after all?
Not merely because it would be impossible to imagine Frenchie (Tomer Capone), MM (Laz Alonso), Hughie (Jack Quaid), and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) following him into a poorly thought out operation. There is yet another, crucial factor.
The fundamental tenet of The Boys is based on Butcher’s unbridled, raging hatred for Homelander and desire for retribution for Rebecca’s demise.
This statistic lends support to the idea that the end might be in sight.
Homelander provoked Butcher into consenting to a fight to the death earlier in the season. Butcher didn’t really require much persuasion. At the concept, he was practically salivating.
The struggle between Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles), Homelander, Butcher, and Hughie nearly delivered the anticipated showdown for the audience. Before it switched to three-on-one, Butcher and Homelander even participated in a couple rounds alone. However, given that both of them survived to tell the tale, this wasn’t nearly enough.
Now that his days are running out and the clock is ticking, Butcher has nothing left to lose and is probably going all in.
He’ll be much more driven because Ryan’s change is already well under way, and he’ll probably feel obligated to prevent his wife’s son from turning into another Supe jerk.
Creator of The Boys Eric Kripke might be laying the groundwork for this fight to the death in the upcoming season with this added pressure.
It certainly seems that way, and it consequently feels as though they are getting ready to wrap things. The two of them tearing pieces out of each other until only one is left is the only logical conclusion given how the episode began.
Kripke hinted that the show was nearing its conclusion in an interview with Deadline when he said:
“This idea that the vice president was really shooting at the president and that the president was in grave danger was one of the endgame narratives in the books that we always really responded to.”
According to the narrative between Dakota Bob and Neuman in the comics, if the vice president were to assume office, the country would effectively be a Vought plant.
We’ve started setting up our chess pieces to act out a version of that scenario because it feels like it has the highest stakes imaginable, especially given how disconnected Homelander is from reality.
He makes the suggestion that the show is headed in that route even if he doesn’t specifically reference the conflict between Homelander and Butcher. He also freely admits that the show will take a minor detour from the comics, so it seems to reason that Butcher would receive some sort of Homelander ending.
In such case, viewers are assured of a dramatic conclusion, but who truly wants to say goodbye? Not us.