In Review: The Boys (S2 – Ep7) – Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker

To help Victoria Neuman make a case against Vought, Mallory and The Boys look to an unlikely source for answers.
The Boys

Synopsis: To help Victoria Neuman make a case against Vought, Mallory and The Boys look to an unlikely source for answers.


The Story

This week’s story picks things up from where last week left off. The Boys along with Grace Mallory set up a meeting with Victoria Neuman to make a case against Vought. A case that has the help and cooperation of Lamplighter. In addition to having Lamplighter’s testimony. Mallory thinks she can get the former CEO of Vought to turn evidence.

While Hughie is left to look after Lamplighter while the others are on their missions. They learn that Homelander and Stormfront have captured Starlight. So an impromptu rescue attempt is launched.

Meanwhile at team Vought. Homelander and Stormfront pay a visit to Mrs. Butcher and Homefront’s son and conspire to remove the young lad from his mother’s influence.


The Acting

The acting on this show continues to be top-notch and this week we get treated to a guest appearance from the brilliant John Noble who plays Billy Butcher’s father. The scenes between Karl Urban and Noble do a lot to further Billy Butcher’s character development and delve into his origins a little.

Added to this are a couple of great performances from Antony Starr and Aya Cash who get a lot of great scenes. The one at the start of the show where they are stirring up the crowds against Newman was brilliant. Additionally, the scene where they conspire with each other to snatch Homelander’s son away from his mother was fantastic.



This series continues to improve with each episode and feels rather timely given how much hatred that Homelander and Stormfront stir up from their fans.

By the close of this episode, everything is thrown into the air as The Boys and their friends have a few rather unfortunate setbacks. In addition to that. We see Homelander and Stormfront begin to really consolidate their power as the two leaders of The Seven.

Overall. A great episode, which has some bloody brilliant satirical commentary on the use of media and social media.

The Boys (S2 - Ep7) - Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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