'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 1: 'Payback' confirms Stormfront's return, hints at minimal role
The supe is shown to be placed in medical care, and despite the severity of her injuries, she's still shown to have an influence on Homelander
'The Boys' Season 3 packed in quite a lot in the premiere. From Homelander (Antony Starr) falling off the pecking order of the Seven following the events of Season 2 to Starlight (Erin Moriarty) being promoted to co-captain of the superhero squad, the one-hour episode shakes things up at Vought massively, but the ultimate twist comes in the form of Aya Cash's Stormfront, who is still revealed to be alive.
Last seen, she was gloating over Vought's ultimate plan where they build an army of über-strong white supremacists that she would lead with Homelander, however, they run into a mysterious Claudia Doumit's Victoria Neuman and the Boys. In an intense climax, it's actually Homelander's son Ryan who incapacitates Stormfront but ends up killing his mom, Becca (Shantel Valsanten) in the process. In the Season's first episode, 'Payback', Stormfront is shown to be placed in medical care. Despite the severity of her injuries, she's still seen to have an influence on Homelander.
However, what remains to be seen is the amount of influence she has in this season's storyline. Her screentime all but lasted a couple of minutes hinting that the new installment might pass her over for a newer plot that was already established. Killing Homelander seems to be on the wishlist of quite a few parties, and with Soldier Boy as one of the new supes (or old), there's no telling if we'll see more of Cash. Last year, the actress didn't really have a concrete answer when asked about her return. Talking to EW, she said, "I want to know if she'll be back too."
"I'm not there now," she added. "I'm on a new Fox show now called 'This Country'. My contract for The Boys was only for a year so, who knows? Maybe they can CGI my face in." That said, it appears she still has some unfinished business. But will it still be the same with the character barely managing to survive?
'The Boys' Season 3 is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.