We’re taking a look ahead at what’s next for The Boys in Season 2, as a trailer for their upcoming mission teases a less-than-gentle swipe at Marvel‘s The New Mutants. Showrunner Eric Kripke and his writing team have already poked fun at both the MCU and the DCEU this season, so it’s no surprise to see The New Mutants being thrown on the reference pile.
The Boys are set to go undercover again in episode 6, which is called ‘The Bloody Doors Off’, and if the title of this Season 2 instalment doesn’t tell you things won’t go entirely to plan for Butcher and co. during their incognito manoeuvre – “You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” is an iconic line by Michael Caine’s character Charlie Croker in The Italian Job
The trailer starts with the lads getting a visit from Annie/Starlight (Erin Moriarty), who has a tip for them about a possible target at the Sage Grove Center psychiatric hospital. Back in episode 5, we caught a glimpse of the supe that Annie originally replaced in The Seven, Lamplighter, on guard duty at that very same hospital. The ‘retired’ Lamplighter (Shawn Ashmore) was carrying out a low-key mission for Stormfront (Aya Cash) there, but also appeared conflicted about his task – dealing with ‘a 17-year old kid’ at the facility. As some fans have been guessing online, Lamplighter seems to be referring to the boy who can explode heads, glimpsed in several Season 2 trailers thus far.
Elsewhere, it’s confession time for Stormfront, as her new hook-up Homelander (Antony Starr) confronts her about what’s really going on behind the scenes, and we may get more details about the insidious plan being cooked up between the supe formerly known as Liberty and Vought International boss Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito).