'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 2: Does Stormfront's suicide send Homelander into a spiral?
Contains spoilers for 'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 2 'The Only Man in the Sky'
Homelander was relatively subdued by the end of season 2 of 'The Boys', but the latest season will surely see him spiral. The first episode, 'Payback' was all about how he was no longer the decorated supe. Vought didn't really like him much, but he was still calling the shots, and his love, Stormfront (Aya Cash) had barely survived the massive clash in the finale of the second installment. Things, however, go from bad to worse with her death in the second episode.
Titled 'The Only Man in the Sky', the storyline focuses on Homelander's birthday celebrations among other significant plotlines. While Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) takes on Gunpowder, Victoria Neuman's mysterious past gets some attention as well with Hughie (Jack Quaid) and Starlight (Erin Moriarty) exploring the Red River project. But it all takes a backseat when midway into the episode, it is revealed that Stormfront commits suicide.
This death of a major character may have just been the final nail in the coffin for Homelander whose sanity has slipped by the season. If the murder of Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue) in season 1 sent him over the edge, it was losing the battle and being slammed by the members of the Seven that pushed him further. The death of Stormfront all but ensures that Starr's character gas all but lost it. He even forces a woman who was ready to commit suicide to go ahead with the act, especially after she changes her mind.
The Alpha member of the Seven pretty much has a breakdown and that makes his usually psychopathic self climb one rung higher to becoming a full-fledged maniac. With Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) yet to make his appearance, there's still enough to come against Homelander and how he combats his match will make for an intriguing storyline.
Episodes 1-3 of 'The Boys' Season 3 are streaming on Amazon Prime Video.