The Boys season 2, episode 6 review: The Bloody Doors Off

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The Boys season 2, episode 6 review

The prison part of this episode of The Boys season 2 may have been the best part of the show. The funny part is that it came in the beginning of the episode.

Sometimes, the action is what you’re looking for but, on a whole, this season has done well without using it a ton. This time, they gave us what we’ve been missing early in the show. It got adrenaline pumping right at the beginning.

During their time in the hospital, Shawn Ashmore played the cowardly, psychotic, yet powerful supe as Lamplighter was even better than expected. Some were concerned since he’s not used to playing these roles but this was a pleasant surprise.

The prison narrative was phenomenal, indeed, but there was another important aspect of the episode. The story involving Starlight, Butcher, and Hughie. Without giving too much away, Starlight is slowly losing herself. She’s becoming something she’s always detested. The question we need to ask if this is good or bad?

On one hand, she needs to get harder; sometimes people stink and you have to accept that. It’s a difficult lesson to learn, but the band-aid needs to be ripped off. On the other, the way she felt about the driver isn’t a good sign.

A. The Boys continues its incredible streak with another hard-hitting episode; one that also contained some great action sequences.. The Boys. S2E6. The Bloody Doors Off


The ending was something fans of The Boys comic book saw coming. Stormfront finally admits that she’s a Nazi. She explains where she was and why she’s been so secretive. In the end, Homelander had a decision to make: Stay with a Nazi or rip her head off.

In a not so shocking moment, Homelander kisses her as the theme to The Golden Girls plays in the background.