The Boys Goes "What If…?": Hughlander, Milk Train; S02 Deleted Scene

With things "TBD" when it comes to a teaser or date announcement for the third season of Amazon and showrunner Eric Kripke's The Boys and another two weeks to go until we hear from our "friends" at the Vought News Network (VNN, more on them in a minute), we have two fun updates on the series to help deal with the downtime until Season 3 intel starts flowing again.

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Image courtesy of Amazon Prime Video

First up, we have a look at a deleted (and heart-breaking) scene from Season 2 where Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso) has resigned himself to the belief that he won't be coming back alive to finish that dollhouse for his little one. But just so you don't think it's all just going to be a kick to your feels, the folks as The Boys also channel their inner The Watcher (Jeffrey Wright's animated character from Marvel Studios and Disney+'s What If…?), with "The F*cking Butcher" offering twisted alt-reality takes on some familiar faces. Frenchie + The Deep? L'abîme! Hughie + Homelander? Hughlander! Queen Maeve + The Female? Queen Kimiko! Mother's Milk + A-Train? Milk Train! Take a look…

Vought News Network (VNN) anchor Cameron Coleman (Matthew Edison) and his "Seven on 7" segment returned earlier this month to offer a whole bunch of corporate-approved "news" updates (ones that also offer some insight into Season 3). First up, it looks like the Stormfront-loving "The Stormchasers" want some public answers about her whereabouts. From there, The Deep (Chace Crawford) welcomes a new baby bottlenose dolphin named Dinky to Oceanland. Following that, we learn that Vought has purchased Christian-owned organic grocery chain Heaven's Harvest. And as for Starlight (Erin Moriarty), she's gone back to her classic costume (which is selling out for Halloween and getting close to Homelander costume numbers). Next up, Livewire broke up a drug ring in Madison, Wisconsin, moving drugs via candy. Then a "Breaking News" segment finds a very "explosive" Season 2 face being hunted as a "homicidal hitchhiker"- with Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) quietly vowing to track her down. Finally, Coleman ends the segment with a rant against the FBSA (Federal Bureau of Superhuman Affairs), Congresswoman Neuman (Claudia Doumit), and "supe-hating lapdog" Hugh Campbell (Jack Quaid).

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The Boys – Image: Amazon

As for our commercial, The Deep's personal PR campaign continues with his partnership with Liquid Death as Chief Sustainability Associate in support of their #DeathtoPlastic campaign. But this is where things get really meta because Liquid Death is a very real water brand and #DeathtoPlastic is a very real charitable initiative. Liquid Death takes the healthiest thing you can drink (water) and packages it into infinitely recyclable tallboy cans that can actually compete with the marketing of other brands across energy drinks, beer, and junk food. And as part of the #DeathToPlastic initiative, Liquid Death donates 10% of the proceeds to charitable causes and nonprofits that are providing safe drinking water to communities around the world where it is not immediately available and cleaning up plastic garbage out of the ocean.

Heading into the third season of The Boys, viewers can also look forward to seeing Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead, The Americans) in the recurring role of supe Crimson Countess, along with Sean Patrick Flannery (The Boondock Saints), Nick Wechsler (Revenge), and Miles Gaston Villanueva (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders) as three original supes characters. Villaneuva plays Supersonic, rumored to possibly have a personal connection with Starlight. Flannery will play the weapon expert-sounding Gunpowder, while Wechsler will be taking on the role of Blue Hawk. In addition, Frances Turner (The Man In The High Castle), Kristin Booth (The Hot Zone: Anthrax), and Jack Doolan (Marcella) have joined the new season in recurring roles. Turner is set as Monique, Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso) wife. Booth and Doolan are on board as supe siblings Tessa and Tommy, otherwise known as "The TNT Twins."

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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