If there was ever an episode in need of a promo to offer us some inkling of where everything's going, it's Amazon Prime's The Boys. The Vought hearing got bloody explosive, and we could not be more literal about our wording if we tried. Homelander (Antony Starr) and Stormfront (Aya Cash) have their little "nuclear (bomb) family" together, while Lamplighter (Shawn Ashmore) paid the ultimate price to free Annie (Erin Moriarty) from Vought Tower.
With the season finale "What I Know," an unstable Homelander appears to be unraveling further, while Butcher (Karl Urban) seems pretty chipper like he's a man with a plan. Then again, "killing everyone" is an easy enough gameplan. Meanwhile, A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) takes some control back by offering Annie and Hughie (Jack Quaid) the intel they need on Stormfront- who appears to be destined for a face-off with Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) and Frenchie (Tomer Capon).
Here's a look at series showrunner and EP Eric Kripke's tweet with the season finale preview, and then feel free to go big with the promo embed following:
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) October 5, 2020
The Boys: A Look at Season 2
A more intense, more desperate Season 2 of The Boys finds Butcher (Karl Urban), Hughie (Jack Quaid), and the crew wanted by anything and everything with a superpower for the mess that was the first season. So what better time for our heroes to take the fight directly to Vought? Speaking of supes, it's not like Homelander (Antony Starr) has it any easier: Stormfront (Aya Cash) has her eyes on his leadership spot on The Seven- but her plans are much more "global" in nature. An even bigger "wild card" in all of this? The return of "retired" The Seven member Lamplighter (Shawn Ashmore), who ignites some painful memories and righteous anger.
The following second-season teaser picks up where things left off last time: a bloody Homelander meeting his son. From there, we have a bloody mess that finds A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) not doing so well; Homelander taking on Starlight (Erin Moriarty); Mr. Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) stepping up his presence, The Deep (Chase Crawford) still trying to not be so shallow; a quick look at Butcher's good boy Terror, and more.
Amazon Prime Video also released a preview introducing Stormfront in all of her social media glory. In the opening scene, we get to see Vought's PR campaign making the public feel comfy about supes in the military just before the set gets a visitor, much to the chagrin of Homelander, Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), and public relation powerhouse Ashley (Colby Minifie). But Stormfront's not just there to make a name for herself, because she's already done that. That's because Mr. Edgar just named her as the late, not-so-great Translucent's (Alex Hassell) replacement- and Homelander's not happy.
Speaking of Mr. Edgar, during "The Boys F**kin' Reunion," Kripke previewed the first three minutes of the second season opener (at around the 47:30 mark) that plans are moving forward to embed supes with the military, with the Vought CEO and Secretary of Defense Robert Singer (Jim Beaver) negotiating "collateral damage" while Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) takes care of a first-season threat.
In this clip, Butcher is reunited with the team- just in enough time to take off again to meet with a contact. To say that doesn't sit well with Hughie would be an understatement: he wants answers- and a new plan. Of course, there's no way that doesn't come across to Butcher as a challenge to his leadership. Yeah, Butcher isn't a big fan of being questioned. Following that, we see what happens post-whale impaling (yup): As The Deep mourns the loss of Lucy, he looks to convince Starlight that one day she might welcome him back on the team. Yeah, that's not gonna happen- until Stormfront steps in. Meanwhile, Homelander looks to go underground to continue the hunt: