'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 7 Review: Soldier Boy, Homelander's father-son reveal sets tone for epic finale

Season 3 is far from done and it shouldn't be surprising if the Soldier Boy saga spills over to an already confirmed Season 4

'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 7 Review: Soldier Boy, Homelander's father-son reveal sets tone for epic finale
Antony Starr as Homelander in 'The Boys' Season 3 (Amazon Prime Video)
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'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 7 pulls out all stops as it sets up a gripping finale. The third installment has perhaps been the best so far, and not exactly because of 'Herogasm'. It's just how the lines and relationships have been blurred in the good guys' quest to vanquish scheming and conniving supes. Despite the arrival of equally quick departure of some new characters, Antony Starr's Homelander has still been the driving force. The psychotic leader of the Seven lost all his marbles right at the start of the season but is still the show's bonafide villain, and has a father in Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles)

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Episode 7 deals with the aftermath of 'Herogasm'. It appears that the show has another date of death set for Jessie T Usher's A-Train as he's been brought back from a near-death experience. He was shown to have ticker failure after zipping across town dragging Blue Hawk to his death and now gets the dead supe's heart transplanted to him. Queen Maeve is alive and Homelander's reason of keeping her that way is to harvest her eggs. Cold? Not after it's revealed that Soldier Boy was the one who dented Noir to the point where he's practically a brain-damaged supe who seeks solace from cartoons to help him get by day-to-day.

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All isn't well in the boys camp either with Starlight (Erin Moriarty) figuring out that more than 3-5 doses of Temp V come with side effects, and death being the end result. Despite telling Butcher (Karl Urban) to veer clear of the compound, the Brit and Hughie (Jack Quaid) continue to load up. The duo has already experienced side effects with some strange liquid oozing out of their ears as they attempt to help Soldier Boy destroy his former team. Mindstorm is the latest target and while he succeeds in putting Butcher in an endless nightmare trance, and ultimately revives him for a deal, he's killed by Soldier Boy.

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The biggest reveal is Soldier Boy and his relationship with Homelander. The former comes to know that he is the son of Vought's Alpha figure and this changes things drastically. Not just does this go away from the comic material, but also makes 'The Boys' more complicated than it already is. Will there be a shift in allegiances? Or is Homelander evil enough to kill his own father is something the finale will answer. In other news, Karen Fukuhara gets her powers back as she realizes it's the only way she could protect Frenchie. That's one storyline that's been a heartwarmer throughout the season.

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'The Boys' Season 3 is far from done and it shouldn't be surprising if the Soldier Boy saga spills over to an already confirmed Season 4. But what's in store is one humdinger of a finale.

'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 7 is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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