Director: Philip Sgriccia
Writers: Eric Kripke, Garth Ennis (based on the comic books by), Darick Robertson (based on the comic books by)
Cast: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chance Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, Aya Cash, Giancarlo Esposito, Shantel VanSanten, Langston Kerman, Jessica Hecht, David Thompson
‘The Big Ride’ Air Date: 04/09/2020
The Boys Season Two is currently available to stream via Amazon Prime with new episodes releasing every Friday.
The Boys are back. After a shocking finale that saw our collective group of would-be heroes attempt to pull off one final master plan, all for it to turn to shit. They’re now in hiding and on the most wanted list after being framed for the murder of Vought’s Vice President. Well, they’re all in hiding except for one person. Billy Butcher is sill MIA and following the revelation at the end of the last season that the wife he thought was dead, is alive, there are many questions circling within the first hour of The Boys second season premiere.
The majority of the “The Big Ride” is spent within the confines of a small bunker behind a comic book store. Here we find Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and The Female (Karen Fukuhara) attempting to survive in hiding. Frenchie has set up some deal with a local smuggling crew and is helping to move guns and drugs. Hughie is, of course, secretly finding ways to communicate with Starlight (Erin Moriarty) between her gigs as the latest and brightest member of The Seven. Butcher is nowhere to be seen. For the most part, it seems everyone is looking for a way out, not a way to continue their mission to put a stop to Homelander (Anthony Starr) and the murderous monsters within the confines of Vought International. That is, except for Hughey, who has had his life shaken upside down to a point he sees no way out but to continue on and find a way to prove that the superheroes everyday citizens see flying around their skies are, in fact, manufactured experiments from within the Vought Pharmaceutical group.
For the most part, the series opener is rather slow-moving. Characters are all over the place and given the way the previous season left things, lots of maneuvering needs to be done. This pacing may be the reason why three episodes released on Amazon Prime to launch the series, but the show shall be releasing weekly here out.
If you’re here for some flashy gore and decapitation, you do get you moment early in the episode. The silent and deadly Black Noir kicks the series premiere off with plenty of blood as they put a stop to one of the “superhero terrorists” that Homelander helped push last season.
In case you’re forgetting, Homelander basically opened the genie’s bottle last season. In his attempt to help push supes’ into the army he let ‘Compound V’ into the wild to generate supervillains only himself and other superheroes could stop. This season is going to tackle the ramifications of that and also the continuing boundary-pushing of Homelander. A man who is so devout to becoming a leader-in-secret of Vought that he killed his mother figure sit-in and Vice President of Vought last season.