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Please note, our reviews are based on likes and dislikes. These contain major spoilers. If you haven’t already watched the episode we would recommend that you click off the article, and come back once you have watched the episode. Enjoy!
What I Liked
1. Black Noir is hiding out in an abandoned children’s restaurant, Black Noir is a complex guy. He can see children’s animated characters that speak to him. I believe this is something that has always happened to him ever since he was a child.
2. we’re finally getting to see parts of Butcher’s childhood and how rough it was. How he was the older brother and was the protector of his little brother Lenny. We got to see Butcher take a beating from his father because he hid Lenny. This is a huge scene that has been needed for a long time.
3. The “friendship” between Hughie and Soldier Boy is hilarious. Soldier Boy warned Hughie that he would slap him if he continued. When Soldier Boy asked how soft Butcher’s mouth felt when he “sucked his dick” Hughie got mad and said Soldier Boy didn’t storm the beach on D-Day before he could finish the sentence, Soldier Boy slapped him.
4. I think we saw why Black Noir went into hiding once it was revealed Soldier Boy was back. In a “flashback” scene where Black Noir watches a cartoon about his past about not getting the role in Beverly Hills Cop, Soldier Boy absolutely beats him down in front of the other heroes.
5. Soldier Boy and Hughie run into a Priest and Nun who are stranded, Soldier Boy has a look at their engine before point-blank shooting the Priest in the head and explains that they’ll attack them cause it’s the MO of the Supe their chasing. The Nun then begins to attack Hughie before Soldier Boy kills her.
6. Even though he doesn’t speak, we sure learned a lot from Black Noir in this episode. While we got flashbacks in cartoon form, we got to see the moment what happened to Soldier Boy, how he got captured, and how Black Noir received the burns and badly messed up face, Soldier Boy brutally beat him down and burned him on an on-fire car.
7. SOLDIER BOY IS HOMELANDER’S FATHER?
What I Disliked
1. Vaught tells A-Train that the story about Blue Hawk is that Soldier Boy attacked him and Blue Hawk resulting in Blue Hawk being killed. They also tell A-Train that he will run again because they gave him Blue Hawks’ heart. While I love the idea of A-Train running again, this is seriously messed up.
2. After apologizing to Hughie, seeing the flashback of his brother killing himself. Butcher has refused to tell Hughie about the Temp-V and how it can kill him within 3-5 doses. I feel like this moment with Butcher and his brother is a little bit of a letdown now.
My favorite moment was a tiny moment but it was when Butcher wakes back up and apologizes to Hughie. The Supe who they are chasing then gets a knife to the eye from Soldier Boy, who then punches Hughie. This staredown moment between Soldier Boy and Butcher was intense, you felt it straight away. Before killing the Supe, Soldier Boy knows that it was Black Noir who set it up before using the shield to mangle the head of the Supe.
Soldier Boy takes this category this week. He’s hilarious, brutal, focused, and just such a great addition to The Boys. His suit is perfect too.
Overall a huge episode for reveals, flashbacks, and action. The story was great, the action was superb. Even though Black Noir doesn’t speak, he actually spoke a lot in this episode by the means of cartoon animals. You have to love the way Black Noir is designed.