Another week, another episode of The Boys. Now, let’s get the elephant out of the way. I do disagree with the decision to release these episodes weekly. The Boys works better when you can watch it consistently – the story is better when it is one fluid story. Although, I do disagree with those who are review bombing the series just because of this weekly format. Come on, guys, let’s be more of adults. Mate.

Slight Spoilers

Episode five is story-building. There’s some action in it, but for the most part, it’s just moving the story along. If this were the first Avengers, this episode would be when Black Widow, Phil Coulson, and Nick Fury are bringing together the team to get on board with a common goal. Clearly, the common enemies are Homelander and Stormfront. The Seven, individually; are all realizing that. Billy Butcher and his merry band of misfits may believe they are the only ones with their minds opened, but we see Queen Maeve forming her own little rebellion. And honestly, with Vought and Homelander having pushed away people like The Deep and A-Train, I’m betting the supes may have a better time going up against this universe’s Superman.

While episode five mostly served as an in-between to shift the story, some good things came from it. A particularly emotional little scene from Frenchie. Terror the Dog! Finally, some Black Noir screen time. Queen Maeve just being done with everything. And a really disturbing, not hot scene at all between Homelander and Stormfront. That’s right. We finally get to see the origin of the trailer scene “laser my t*ts” in this episode and it was…cringey to say the least.

Rating: 3.5/5

It’s never a good thing when the two baddest and powerful supes decide to team up, but I think this is a breaking point for a lot of the characters in the show. Decisions need to be made – ones that will change the course of everything moving forward. Episode five was not the most exciting episode out of the entire second season, but I certainly think it’s important. Whatever happens in episodes six through eight – we will surely be able to trace it back to episode five.

Again, I was just so happy for more Black Noir. More, please!

What did you think of episode five?

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