The Boys season 2, episode 7 review: Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker

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The Boys season 2 tells a story of fathers like only this show could in its latest episode.

If you missed the previous episode of Amazon’s The Boys season 2, here’s everything that you did miss.

First, Stormfront is running a hospital that’s creating superhumans. This is where she’s creating her army. Next, we saw Frenchie’s past, revealing why him and M.M. have such bad blood. While seeing what happened, we also learned why and how Frenchie became a member of The Boys.

Last, and certainly not least, Stormfront finally admitted that she is a racist and a former Nazi born in Berlin in 1919. You’d assume that this would turn Homelander away, but no. He kissed her after getting that information.

Let’s see what’s going to happen next.

Well, that’s one way to start an episode. With one of Stormfront’s “soldiers” shooting someone. This guy goes to the same store every day and buys items  from the same smiling clerk. One day, he sees a light in his eyes. He shoots the clerk assuming he’s a supe-terrorist. After, he looks like he can’t believe what he’s done. This is the kind of people Stormfront has control over – guys who worship the ground she walks on and hang onto her every word for dear life.

It’s a scary thought. Sadly, this is only the beginning of the episode.

Fighting back

With Lamplighter on their side, The Boys have more ammunition to take down Vought. Although, this isn’t enough. They’re going to need someone that’s more credible. Victoria Neuman brings up the fact that he’s going to be torn apart by the news and courts. He’ll be looked at as a disgruntled former member of The Seven who’s looking to get back at Vought. They’ll need someone more credible.

With that, they go and visit Jonah Vogelbaum in the hopes that he’ll help them expose Vought. He refuses despite knowing what’s at stake. The killer may have been when he said, “Some things are more important than the right thing.”

We can understand Vogelbaum’s point. If he tells the world what he knows, he puts his daughter in danger. Mallory understands this. She even tells M.M. that he should take his family and disappear. M.M. isn’t built to leave when he’s needed. If we’re being honest, his family is in danger with or without him. Maybe even more with him.

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Homelander and Stormfront

Homelander and Stormfront are exactly what you’d expect. They’re the perfect combination of looks and charisma. When they got in front of that packed crowd, they couldn’t be stopped. The audience was cheering everything they said. They could have thrown a small animal and they would have applauded. When Homelander announced that Starlight was a mole and that she was captured, the crowd erupted. As much as this writer despises them, you can’t deny how good they are.

When Stormfront and Homelander visit Ryan and Becca, they completely take over the house and ruin their dynamic.

Stormfront sees the future of super-humans: The son of Homelander will be the next leader of her new world. The one she envisions where super-humans oppress the world. It’s a shame that Homelander doesn’t see what’s going on. Every episode he shows how naïve he is. For someone with super vision, he can’t see what’s right in front of his face. Stormfront is playing him and he’s oblivious to it.


If you thought Butcher was bad, well, now you’ve met his father. A horrible person and it shows why Butcher is how he is. Growing up, he beat both Butcher and his brother Lenny. When he saw him, Butcher saw red.

It was shocking that he didn’t take his head off. Butcher would have if his mother didn’t intervene. This was similar to the Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker story in The Boys comics. Except, this time, Butcher’s father is alive and his mother didn’t leave him. This is one of the few times that The Boys comic book story should have transitioned to the show.

This is the episode where Butcher shows how devious he really is. It’s one thing to threaten superheroes, it’s another to threaten someone’s family. After seeing his father, it isn’t surprising. He’s been taking hits on the chin all season without punching back. The part that he didn’t realize until the end is that threatening Vogelbaum’s family is something his father would do.

This was an incredible episode. This writer says it every week, but it’s true. Somehow The Boys continues to develop its characters and get you excited for what comes next.<p>This week  Butcher goes off on his own and helps the team get a major win. Hughie spends some quality time with Lamplighter which ends up burning the team in the end. Meanwhile, Homelander and Stormfront ruin Ryan’s relationship with his mother. And all of this leads to an ending that will blow your mind.</p>. The Boys. S2E7. Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker. A

Down with The Boys

  • Continuing to show America the way it truly is has been really interesting. The creators of The Boys aren’t pulling any punches or hiding how they feel. It’s brilliant.
  • Lamplighter is hilarious. We can’t feel sympathy for him and the writers know it. So they give him a sob story all while making him look like a jerk.
  • Stormfront really used social justice warriors in a negative light.
  • The Deep is trying so hard to be a good person. Yet, he still can’t stop being creep. He abandoned Eagle the Archer despite him helping The Deep get back on his feet.
  • What’s going to happen now that Ryan knows the truth? This writer will be shocked if Ryan isn’t dead by the end of the season.
  • Black Noir having a tree nut allergy was so The Boys. So strong, but no nuts for him.
  • This was an ending no one saw coming. ‘Nuff said.

Next. The Boys is getting a spinoff and it shows that this brand is unstoppable. dark

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