Podcast V – Discussing The Boys Season 3 Episode 8

The Boys - Episode 308 - "The Instant White-Hot Wild"
The Boys – Episode 308 – “The Instant White-Hot Wild”. Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Antony Starr (Homelander). Credit: Courtesy of Amazon Studios. Copyright: Amazon Studios 2022.

Another season of The Boys has come and gone and instead of the usual cliffhanger ending, we’ve been left with more of a “pause” button on the proceedings. In “The Instant White-Hot Wild”, some old characters have been moved off stage, as in Queen Maeve and Black Noir. Others keep hanging around like dog poop on your lawn mowing shoes, as in the case of A-Train and The Deep. And others yet have had some big changes, like Mother’s Milk, Frenchie, Kimiko, and not to mention Butcher himself.

The most noteworthy and potentially show-ending plotline, the suddenly complicated family life of Homelander, the man with previously no family that he knew of, took an unexpected and delightfully dark turn with the re-acquisition of Ryan. But with Grandpa Solider Boy again on ice, fans are left to wonder how his super-powerful presence looms upon seasons to come. Fans loved seeing Jensen Ackles playing against type as the uber-macho superhero, but will that be enough to draw Ackles back into the cast next season? Or will next season spend more time on Homelander’s growing impact on warping the mind of Becca’s son?

In this podcast, Paul, Inez, and Cat spend a loooong time chatting about all of the finale’s events and try to project forward what they hope to get when Amazon decides to “un-pause” the story next time.


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