The Boys (2019– )
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The Boys get themselves a Superhero, Starlight gets payback, Homelander gets naughty, and a Senator gets naughtier.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Urban ... Billy Butcher
Jack Quaid ... Hughie Campbell
Antony Starr ... Homelander
Erin Moriarty ... Starlight / Annie January
Dominique McElligott ... Queen Maeve
Jessie T. Usher ... A-Train
Laz Alonso ... Mother's Milk (credit only)
Chace Crawford ... The Deep
Tomer Capon ... Frenchie
Karen Fukuhara ... The Female (credit only)
Nathan Mitchell ... Black Noir
Elisabeth Shue ... Madelyn Stillwell
Simon Pegg ... Hugh Campbell
Alex Hassell ... Translucent
Jennifer Esposito ... Susan Raynor


Butcher and Hughie take Translucent to Frenchie, who makes a meta-bullet to pierce his diamond-hard skin, but it fails to kill Translucent. Butcher turns to CIA Dept. Director Susan Raynor for the "Mallory files", but she refuses. Vought VP Madelyn Stillwell tells Seven leader Homelander about the evidence Deep found incriminating him for the plane crash, so she handles it while he talks to Deep. The night Starlight teams-up with the Deep, she promises to kill him if he ever tries to sexually assault her again. Stillwell blackmails Oklahoma Senator Calhoun into allowing a vote that could enable Vought to contract superheros to the military. Annie stops a rape, unaware she is being recorded. Her agent, Ashley, rages at her because of the negative exposure and legal implications. While Homelander searches for Translucent, Frenchie decides to place C-4 in Translucent's colon, who then fearfully reveals A-Train was with his girlfriend Popclaw before he killed Robin. They learn Homelander ... Written by Aaron Kyle

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Did You Know?


The water glass Hughie offers Translucent is the Vought Homelander Commemorative Cup. See more »


In the crash into the electronic store a tail light was crashed. Arriving with the car at the butchery the tail light was shown intact and was damaged (removed) in the next scene. See more »


Hughie Campbell: I'm not a murderer.
Billy Butcher: That's all right. I am.
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La Foule
Performed by Youssoupha
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Decent second episode.
25 August 2019 | by cruise01See all my reviews

3 out of 5 stars.

The first episode set the bar high with being a fast moving, exciting and funny dark take on the superhero genre. The second episode slows down. Starlight is conflicted with how the seven is running things. Homelander is on the search for Translucent. Hughie, Billy, and Frenchie their new helper figure out what to do with Translucent. The episode dives deeper with the conspiracy with the seven. This episode lacks the fun energy and is a little boring.

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