The Boys Season 3 Episode 7: Is Homelander Soldier Boy’s son?
The third season of “The Boys” delivered its biggest revelation yet when it was revealed that Homelander (Antony Starr) was the son of Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles). There were plenty of surprises in Episode 7 titled “Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed,” but the jaw-dropper was saved until the very end, setting the stage for an intense conclusion. At the end of the episode, Soldier Boy calls Homelander and introduces himself as his father. In many ways, this is expected given that “The Boys” has frequently dealt with difficult subjects, so this shouldn’t appear to be an unexpected development. Additionally, this revelation provides an explanation for the supe’s parentage, which has been a topic of discussion since Season 2. Half of the outlandish hypothesis that Soldier Boy and Stormfront were Homelander’s parents that circulated earlier in the season has finally been proven to be true.
According to the comics, Homelander did possess Stormfront’s genetic makeup. She might have had intercourse with Soldier Boy given that she was alive during the Nazi era, and the result would have been Homelander, a super who had the best of both worlds. Due to this, the plot is pretty twisted and deviates from the comic book’s plot, but Eric Kripke and company have pulled off one of the season’s most contentious themes. According to the comics, Homelander arrived on Earth as a baby with superpowers, sharing a similar origin story as Superman. He was raised in a lab.
When we last saw them, Hughie (Jack Quaid) and Butcher (Karl Urban) were helping Soldier Boy and Homelander with their own Temp V-powered powers. The Seven’s leader managed to escape, therefore it wasn’t enough. In the most recent episode, Soldier Boy kills Mindstorm, another member of his previous team. He’s aiming for Noir, who has a lot of screen time to reflect on his traumatic history while wearing an 80s supe.