Air Date: July 26, 2019
For the season finale, as Butcher goes to finally get his revenge against Homelander, Hughie forgoes revenge in order to save the rest of the Boys. Meanwhile, A-Train and the Deep both realize their no longer wanted at their jobs.
This episode ended the season in an explosion that just leaves you wanting more. Luckily, there is more now, so there’s that. Anyway, I really enjoyed how the characters diverge here. It really shows how each individual has grown and how differently everyone reacts to different situations. Hughie’s priority isn’t revenge, not anymore, and Starlight is the cause of that. While Butcher is driven by nothing but his desire to avenge his wife’s death. And then, at the end, it turns out things are even more twisted than we could possibly imagine.
I didn’t like the Deep part in this, I think he’s a character who’s sadness makes me laugh, and the show is all the better for it. But here, his parts, albeit short, just deflect from where the real action and driving force of the episode lies. I understand it’s a finale and we need to set-up where all the characters for the next season are, but I still feel these parts could have been cut without any issue at all. Especially since this episode clocks in at about 65 minutes, well over a normal “hour-long” TV show which is usually about 45-52 minutes.
+10: An amazing finisher for the first season
-1: The Deep just isn’t deep enough for this episode (sorry, dumb pun)
All proceeds go to the Girlfriends-Crushed-By-Speedsters Fund