With that season 3 finale, The Boys easily proved once again why it’s one of the greatest superhero shows on TV. The jam-packed episode managed to juggle a violent superhero showdown, a couple of twists and teased the next big problems for Butcher and The Boys for future seasons.
It was a satisfying season finale on many layers, mainly for the often underserved Queen Maeve. Absolutely everyone experienced an intriguing development, from Starlight’s new powers to Homelander’s new apprentice. Let’s dive into everything that happened.the boys season 3 watch free at 4khotmovies and you can download movies for free from this site.
What’s Soldier Boy’s true identity?
What better time to discover how Soldier Boy first became Soldier Boy than in the finale. Back when he was born in 1919, Pennsylvania, Soldier Boy went by “Ben”. He wanted nothing more than to prove himself to his wealthy father, after flunking out of boarding school. So, naturally, after signing up for the army, he visited his father’s “golf buddies in the war department” and signed up for Compound V trials. Did becoming America’s greatest hero work? Sadly, no. His father still hated him, refusing to even let him take his name.
Later, we discover that, in the 1980s, Vought scientist Jonah Vogelbaum used Soldier Boy’s DNA to create Homelander. In Homelander’s warped view of how families work, Soldier Boy is therefore his father.
What actually happened in Nicaragua, 1984?
Thanks to Vought propaganda and Payback lies, it wasn’t clear what happened on that fateful day in Nicaragua in 1984. Called Operation Charly, President Reagan’s off-the-books CIA project was designed to help the Contra rebels fight the Russian-backed Sandinistas in the country. Lieutenant-Colonel Grace Mallory was charged with trafficking cocaine into the US and using the profits to buy weapons for the rebels.
But when America’s greatest superhero team interfered with the mission, failing to prove they would be compatible with the army, the rebel camp was compromised and all of Mallory’s soldiers were massacred. This spurred her to create The Boys and go after Vought. It was the day Soldier Boy disappeared into the hands of Russians, but no one aside from Payback knows exactly how. It’s all to do with Black Noir…
The team members of Payback stand next to each other in Nicaragua.
Before The Seven, the biggest superhero teamup in town was Payback.
The mystery of Black Noir
The silent assassin of The Seven and Payback always just got the job done, no fuss involved. But when Soldier Boy returns to the US after decades locked away in a Russian lab, Black Noir inexplicably pulls a runner.
In the finale, we discover exactly why. In Black Noir’s cartoon hallucination, we discover that Stan Edgar made a deal with Black Noir to kill Soldier Boy, because years earlier the scientist Vogelbaum had created a superior flying superhero, the next best model: Homelander. Vought wanted Homelander to take over as the lead superhero loved by America. Soldier Boy needed to be out of the way.
It helped that Swatto, Mindstorm, Black Noir, the TNT Twins and Crimson Countess, Soldier Boy’s girlfriend, all hated Soldier Boy (Gunpowder was the exception). Black Noir, who hated Soldier Boy even more after he brutally beat him up over ruining his chance to appear in Beverly Hills Cop, agreed to Edgar’s terms. Grace Mallory missed everything that happened after falling unconscious during the Russians’ attack on the rebel camp. When she came to, it was Crimson Countess who claimed the Russians had created “some kind of gun” that killed Soldier Boy.
But it was Black Noir and the rest of Payback — particularly Mindstorm — who managed to team up on Soldier Boy and subdue him, before giving him to the Russians. Black Noir was severely injured in the battle, suffering brain damage and the disfigurement of half his face. Black Noir never reveals to Homelander what happened. When Homelander uncovers the truth about Soldier Boy being his father and that Black Noir had kept this from him, he punches Black Noir’s guts out. Black Noir’s cartoon friends wish him peace and bid him a tearful goodbye as he dies.