The Boys Season 3 Episode 6 is the long awaited Herogasm episode and it managed to top every episode of the show thus far.
Warning: The Boys Season 3 Episodes 6 Spoilers Ahead.
Herogasm is one of the most popular stories in The Boys comics for how utterly isnane it is. This has been the long awaited episode from fans, but the Herogasm part of the Boys season 3 episode 6 wasn’t even the best part. As someone who isn’t an avid reader of The Boys comics there were minimal expectations going in, but the outcome was near perfect. So much that this might end up being one of the best episodes of television — ever.
To speak on the Herogasm itself – it isn’t that crazy, but it fits in the story extremely well. For someone who doesn’t read the comics and isn’t attached to the comic-accuracy of the show, this writer wasn’t sure what to expect. The way we get to Herogasm in the story works perfectly. With all of The Boys separated after the ending of last week’s episode, this show had a lot on its plate in terms of bringing everyone together.
This is said every week, but once again the Kimiko and Frenchie story line feels so distanced from the rest of the events of the season. Since they are the only cast not in the Herogasm setting, it feels so out of place in The Boys season 3 episode 6.
That being said, the story itself is actually great — plus the action is top notch. The emotion from both characters adds a lot to their plot, but it just doesn’t connect to the rest of the season’s story.
In The Boys season 3 episode 6, Soldier Boy, Hughie, and Butcher, go through a lot. We get some great adjustments that Soldier Boy has to make to the current world and it leads to some hilarious dialogue between him and Hughie. On top of that, when they get to Herogasm the fight between the three of them and Homelander is absolutely spectacular (more on that later).
We also get a huge development in Hughie and Starlight’s relationship where it seems like they have broken up? Or at least they are really, really upset with each other. From the previous two episodes their relationship doesn’t seem to be going in the right direction. And Hughie teleporting them out of Herogasm against her will certainly didn’t help. Although them fighting naked is one of the funniest yet heartfelt things the show has ever done.
Now to that massive fight at the end of The Boys season 3 episode 6. Many would consider this show more of a drama superhero show than an action-centered superhero show, but when they do action – they do it right.
We finally get to see Soldier Boy versus Homelander, which is a great fight, but most of us were there to see Butcher versus Homelander for the first time — and it did not disappoint. There is an iconic shot of their two lasers colliding which could be made into a poster and hung on fans’ walls everywhere.
After that, Hughie teleported in and it became a chaotic, but epic, three versus one situation. We barely get bigger action sets like this one in The Boys, but when we do, they not only fit so well into the story, but they are choreographed and executed perfectly.
Lastly we have to talk about A-train — Rest In Peace. The way his arc was going, fans expected to see him redeemed at the end of the season, but at the end of the day his anger got the best of him. His arc in The Boys season 3 episode 6 alone is exceptional. He realizes that not even he plays within the rules of justice. His journey to discovering this is very well done. He probably knew that going that fast in order to kill Blue Hawk would kill him, but that is how much his brother meant to him, and viewers have got to respect that.
We end this episode with Starlight standing outside of the Herogasm location and exposing Vought and Homelander, explaining that Solder Boy is back from the supposed dead, and is the one killing supes. The ending is haw dropping and sets high expectations for the final two episodes. Fans are certain that they will deliver.
As a whole, the event of Herogasm wasn’t that mind-blowing, but the episode was still phenomenal and one of the best episodes of television ever — proving just how perfect the writing in this show is.
Rating : 10 out of 10
About The Boys Season 3
It’s been a year of calm. Homelander’s subdued. Butcher works for the government, supervised by Hughie of all people. But both men itch to turn this peace and quiet into blood and bone. So when The Boys learn of a mysterious Anti-Supe weapon, it sends them crashing into the Seven, starting a war, and chasing the legend of the first Superhero: Soldier Boy.
The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes—who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as gods—abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. Intent on stopping the corrupt superheroes, The Boys, a group of vigilantes, continue their heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven and Vought—the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. It’s the seemingly powerless against the super powerful.
Season Three of The Boys stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and Jensen Ackles.
The Boys Season 3 is streaming on Prime Video now.
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