'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 7: Is Homelander Soldier Boy's son? Final minutes dishes massive twist
In many ways, this doesn't come as a surprise considering 'The Boys' has always tackled uncomfortable issues
Contains spoilers for 'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 7 'Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed'
'The Boys' Season 3 dished out its massive twist yet by revealing Homelander (Antony Starr) was Soldier Boy's (Jensen Ackles) son. Episode 7 titled 'Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed' came with enough surprises, but saved the jaw-dropper to the end of the chapter setting the tone for a gripping finale.
The final minutes of the episode see Soldier Boy call Homelander and reveal that he was his father. In many ways, this doesn't come as a surprise considering 'The Boys' has always tackled uncomfortable issues and this one shouldn't necessarily come off as an out-of-the-blue moment. This reveal also answers longstanding questions about the supe's parentage that was discussed since Season 2. Earlier this season, one of the wild theories doing the rounds was that Soldier Boy and Stormfront were Homelander's parents, and half of that theory has now come true.
Going by the comics, Homelander did have Stormfront's DNA. Considering that she lived during the Nazi days, there's every possibility that she and Soldier Boy may have had sex, and the outcome was Homelander — a supe who was the best of both worlds. This makes it pretty much a twisted story and goes against the grain of the comic storyline, but Eric Kripke and co have managed to pull off one of the major controversial topics of the season. Per the comics, Homelander had an origin story similar to Superman where he landed on Earth as a superpowered baby. He grew up in a lab.
Last we saw, Soldier Boy and Homelander had an epic duel with Hughie (Jack Quaid) and Butcher (Karl Urban) assisting the former with some Temp V-powered abilities of their own. It wasn't enough as the leader of the Seven escaped. The latest episode sees Soldier Boy kill another of his former teammate, Mindstorm. He's gunning for Noir who also gets some ample screentime reliving his painful past under the 80s supe.
'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 7 is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.