Warning: This story includes spoilers for season three of The Boys.
Soldier Boy being Homelander’s father? Talk about a super plot twist.
In the final moments of the July 1 episode of Prime Video’s superhero series The BoysSoldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) calls Homelander (Antony Starr) and reveals that their abilities are similar for a reason: They’re related. The hero-turned-wanted-man, who is a parody on Marvel’s Captain Americalearned the truth earlier in the episode, when he took out a former teammate who double-crossed him.
“The situation has changed,” Soldier Boy, who tried to kill Homelander in a previous episode, says over the phone. “And I thought we should have a conversation.”
Though Homelander is not initially receptive to the unexpected call, Soldier Boy proceeds with his confession, sharing, “Fall 1980, I get called into Vogelbaum’s lab for an experiment. Some s – t about genetics. I still remember the Penthouse I used. “
To further spell it out for a confused Homelander, Soldier Boy adds, “I beat my meat into a cup. Turns out, Vogelbaum made a kid born spring 1981. A boy.”
Understandably, this admission leaves Homelander speechless, especially as Soldier Boy admits that he would have happily stepped aside to let his son take the spotlight — if he had not been captured by Russians, that is. He says aloud, “What father wouldn’t want that for his son?”