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‘The Boys’ Season 3 Episode 5 Recap: Of Soldier Boy, strained relationships and unexpected romance

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Even if Victoria Neuman sits it out, there’s a lot to digest, and that makes The Last Time to Look on this World of Lies a compelling watch

Episode 4 of The Boys Season 3 sets the tone for a tight ending, with the latest chapter all about who wants to kill Homelander (Antony Starr) the most. It’s about who really wants to do it enough and what boundaries they blur to do so. The ramifications of the plan to kill the cunning and runaway Super are already showing as it affects the boys. Relationships are strained and even with Victoria Neuman sitting it out, there’s a lot to digest, making The Last Time to Look on this World of Lies a compelling watch.

Contains spoilers for “The Boys” Season 3 Episode 5 “The Last Time to Look on This World of Lies”

This review breaks down storylines by character, and that means plenty of spoilers arriving. Starting with Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles). A rather tormented and dark version of Captain America, The Supe arrives in New York and causes chaos. He’s not done yet as he visits The Legend (Paul Reiser) and then forms a bond of sorts with Butcher (Karl Urban) and Hughie (Jack Quaid). The Exchange and the Sacrifice of Bonding: Crimson Countess (Laurie Holden). It’s the bargain that comes at a price.

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The same goes for Hughie and Anne/Starlight (Erin Moriarty) when she finds out her boyfriend is trying to save her his way, which goes against everything he stood for. Using Temp V was more than a spontaneous decision and this will certainly see the two pfft and that creates another point of discussion. Kimiko and Frenchie eventually kiss, but not before Nina drives him away and that leaves Supe (who has now lost her powers) to check if she has something with Frenchie or it was just a spur – kiss moment.

Maeve and Butcher having sex was something no one saw coming. It wasn’t supposed to happen, at least not if Anne and Hughie were already in a relationship. But it happened, and for better or worse, Maeve’s life is on the line now that Homelander and Noir are capturing her. If the Supe was indeed going to die, then maybe it all started with her coming to Butcher for help and giving him Temp V.

Add in a cameo from Seth Rogen, an “I Got Rhythm” dance sequence that has Kimiko and Frenchie grooving to Judy Garland’s chartbuster, and some Onlyfans fun, there’ll be enough chatter in this episode. In fact, however, it also signals the beginning of the end for most characters who may not make it past the season. With Prime Video already renewing the blockbuster show for a Season 4, expect some supes and some bucket-kicking good guys – whose journey begins here.

The Boys Season 3 Episode 5 is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

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