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‘The Boys’ – ‘The Only Man In The Sky’ – Review

‘The Boys’ – ‘The Only Man In The Sky’ – Review


Season Three of The Boys started off with a BANG, and it’s about to get a whole lot crazier as we roll into Episode Two, ‘The Only Man In The Sky’.

With untapped power in his hands, resident vigilante thug Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) sets out to get answers about 1980s superhero team Payback, and their leader Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) who died under mysterious circumstances. Or so everyone thinks. And while Billy is looking for answers, Homelander (Antony Starr) is having to deal new co-captain of the Seven, Annie January/Starlight (Erin Moriarty), and she’s aware that it’s a very tense situation. But all thoughts of this are put to the side as Homelander’s birthday celebrations are coming up. But the world’s greatest superhero doesn’t feel like it’s time to party. And he’s about to lose it.

With new information in his hands about Vought’s 1980s superhero team Payback, and their infamous leader, the first superhero, Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles), Billy Butcher is on the case. And he wants answers. While he sends Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) to question Soldier Boy’s former flame and superheroine Crimson Countess (Laurie Holden), Billy deals with Soldier Boy’s former sidekick Gunpowder (Sean Patrick Flanery), who has now grown into an NRA, gun-toting whack-job. And it gets interesting pretty quickly. Guests stars Laurie Holden and Sean Patrick Flanery make for great additions to the series, and as always their appearance in the series leads to a bloody good time.

While ‘The Boys’ might be looking into Payback and Soldier Boy’s disappearance for Billy’s own nefarious plans, things aren’t looking good for Homelander. Now relegated to co-captain of the Seven, alongside Annie January/Starlight, Homelander is feeling despondent, even with his birthday. And it’s not good for anyone, especially Annie, who is having to deal with the ongoing American Hero competition, and the attention of contestant and one-time boyfriend Supersonic (Miles Gaston Villanueva), who Hughie isn’t particularly fond of. Of course, Homelander and Annie get into it along the way, and even though he might be on the end of a very short leash, Homelander’s still as unpredictable as ever. And a shocking turn of events is sure to make audiences sit up.

The narrative moves quickly in ‘The Only Man In The Sky’, and there are plenty of new shocks and surprises to keep the audience hooked. Just when you thought this series couldn’t get any crazier with ‘Payback’, The Boys proves that that was just the beginning and it’s about to get truly diabolical as we go forward from here.

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