Without being able to go to the cinema, it is understandable that, still listening to the sounds of the clock striking midnight, we all ran with our microwave popcorns to the Amazon Prime Video screen to watch the first three episodes of The Boys released this Friday (4).
Whoever had the opportunity to marathon the three episodes arrived at 3 am with a sense of accomplishment, but with a lot of restlessness. After all, although with some sequences a bit dragged, the series remains as sensational as ever.
The beginning of season 2
The second season begins in great style, to the sound of “Sympathy for The Devil” by the Rolling Stones, and the initial images are from the translucent funeral-show, a real event with a transparent coffin for everyone to see … what ? Meanwhile, Billy Bruto remains missing, and the Boys are hidden.
Luz-Estrela exchanges messages with Hughie and blackmails a school friend named Gecko, forcing him to steal a sample of compound V from Vought’s laboratory. She is discovered by Trem-Bala, who did not die of a heart attack, who tries to mess up our heroine’s plan, countering with the accusation of Popclaw’s death.
Meanwhile, she and Queen Maeve join the new member of the Seven, Tempesta, in a promotional campaign to exalt female power. Tempesta is powerful, ambitious and brings a ready-made speech about feminism, but, deep down, she is a horrible person, with a sociopathic tendency, who is very “the face” of the Seven.
Captain Mother wants to be dad
Captain Homeland is a little concerned about Tempesta’s ambition, but he only has eyes for his son Ryan, spending a lot of time at Becca’s house. He tries to pose as a good father, but it is only to force the boy to prove that he has the same superpowers as he does (even if he has to put his son’s life at risk).
Billy Bruto reappears at the end of the 1st episode and brings reminiscences of that place, like Show de Truman, where his wife and son are imprisoned. He made some notes of the place in a cafeteria, but he cannot understand them. Bruto negotiates the delivery of the Superterrorist in exchange for revealing the address of the place.
After “spilling” all the alcohol in the world, Profundo is taken by Archer Águia to a therapist, who is actually a pastor of a strange Church of the Collective. There he drinks mushroom tea and begins to talk, literally, with his gills, where he discovers that his unhealthy sexuality is the result of his insecurity.
As we are talking about Profundo, he tries to redeem himself, helping the Seven to capture the Super Terrorist, who is in the power of the boys in a launch, scene from the 3rd episode. However, Billy Bruto throws the motorboat over the sperm whale he rides, and what we have is a version of Pinocchio, only much more bloody.
Finally, it is important to say that these first 3 episodes worked as a closing of some pending issues at the end of the 1st season. But at the same time, they made a framework for what lies ahead, starting next Friday with Nothing Like It in The World and going through October 9 – with the release of one episode a week.
At the end of the 3rd episode, Vought’s hoaxes were exposed in the press, but Tempesta’s (brutal) elimination of the Superterrorist and a soup for the poor seem to leave the people totally anesthetized. More real, impossible.