'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 6 Review: Herogasm and Homelander vs Soldier Boy headline gory, hilarious chapter
Contains spoilers for 'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 6 'Herogasm'
'The Boys' Season 3 gets better with every episode and reaches new heights as far as action and sex are concerned with Episode 6 'Herogasm'. Borrowing the title from Garth Ennis' controversial six-issue comic that does exactly what the name suggests, the episode sees enough character deaths, a showdown for the ages, and also some trademark 'The Boys' humor while at it. There are still a few questions that it doesn't answer, and it's a no-brainer that these will spill over till the finale that's two episodes away.
The return of Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) sees Noir ditch the Seven due to the fear of being obliterated the same way the Crimson Countess met her end. Homelander (Antony Starr) recruits the Deep (Chace Crawford) to find the TNT twins and warn them of Soldier Boy, only for the Aqua supe to land himself in the middle of a Herogasm, an annual orgy event where the rest of the supes take a break and let off some steam (or whatever they feel works best them). However, the Boys and their new ally run into a red-hot Homelander eventually to give him a taste of what's in store for him after a quick burst of a showdown.
With two episodes left in the season, the series shakes up things in a way that Season 4 will pretty much see half the characters replaced. The death of Jessie T Usher's A-Train brings the actor's two-season run to a screeching halt. Pardon the pun, but that was his last fastest run that came at a cost, but at least he's still a hero in the eyes of his believers. Starlight will surely be one of the more impactful supes next season, and while we can safely assume that Homelander will somehow make it out in one piece, his second and perhaps recurring encounters with Soldier Boy will make for a gripping finale.
There's also the whole Victoria Neuman situation that needs to be sorted and she gives Starlight a mild inkling of what she can do to even the most powerful of supes. It shouldn't be surprised if she ends up killing one of the major characters by the end of the season. 'The Boys' Season 3 pulls out all stops by the episode and only time will tell who will be left standing.
'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 6 is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.