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Mayhem and Villainy Abound in Season 2 of ‘The Boys’ – Review

After a thrilling first season, The Boys is back for a new season. With the finale of the previous season ending on an annoying cliffhanger, many of us viewers were left wondering what on earth could be next. Well, this season shows that our “heroes” are just as vile as they ever were. So, basically, while many things remain the same, there are still many changes for The Seven. This is mainly in the form of a new member to the team while The Deep (Chace Crawford) and A-Train (Jessie Usher) are out of commission. 

In the meantime, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Frenchie (Tomer Kapon), Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara), and Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso) are doing their best to stick to the plan: take down the supes. They will not stop until their mission is complete and now, there is an extra level of urgency since people are on the lookout for them. This means hiding out with nothing better to do than come up with a better plan – one that will take down the supes and Vought International. Will they succeed? Well, you’ll just have to watch the series to find out. 

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Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk and Jack Quaid as Hughie in The Boys (Courtesy of Prime Video)

That being said, there isn’t much that can be revealed. However, the new “heroine” in town is not one you want to mess with. Stormfront (Aya Cash) is powerful, entitled and while she’s the newest member of The Seven and quickly becomes a thorn in the side of her fellow members, especially Homelander (Antony Starr). The hot-headed leader of The Seven isn’t fond of the Stormfront the moment she makes her presence known. In an instant, you can feel the tension between the pair and even Queen Maeve is as shocked as Homelander; though the two do their best to put on a smile.

There is a lot to take in within the first three episodes of the second season of The Boys. Each team is going through their own various ups and downs, and have to do their best to sort out their lives within their respective group dynamics, as well as sort out the troubles they all have within themselves. For example, The Deep is still reeling from being removed from the team and the first three episodes have a heavy focus on his character development. You also have Starlight (Erin Moriarty) who is still trying her best to remain in The Seven and deal with her lingering feelings for Hughie – although this is something that could put them both at risk. Basically, each and every member (whether is be The Seven or The Boys), has something that they are going through or dealing with behind the scenes.

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Colby Minifie as Ashley, Aya Cash as Stormfront, Antony Starr as Homelander, and Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve in The Boys (Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video)

Where The Boys really shines is in these various moments of personal anguish or triumphs that the characters experience. While you never really root for anyone, specifically most of the members of The Seven (because they’re truly terrible people), you cannot help but be intrigued about just where their stories are going. While most certainly not the kind of heroes you really want saving you or your town, Things are looking to become worse with The Seven with the arrival of Stormfront. Those who are familiar with the comics will likely know that Stormfront is pure evil (yes, that’s putting it lightly), it will be interesting to see her go toe-to-toe with Homelander should the occasion arise.

If you enjoyed the first season of the series, you will certainly enjoy the first three episodes of the new season when they arrive on Amazon Prime in September. There are already a few vivid, angering and messed up scenes that I can think of that will leave you staring at your scene in disbelief. Smartly picking up where the previous season left off, season two of the boys is filled with even more mayhem and villainy than the first.

The second season of The Boys starts streaming on Amazon Prime on September 4.

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