The Boys (2019– )
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The Female of the Species 

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On a very special episode of The Boys... an hour of guts, gutterballs, airplane hijackings, madness, ghosts, and one very intriguing Female. Oh, and lots of heart -- both in the sentimental sense, and in the gory literal sense.


Frederick E.O. Toye (as Fred Toye)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Urban ... Billy Butcher
Jack Quaid ... Hughie Campbell
Antony Starr ... Homelander
Erin Moriarty ... Starlight / Annie January
Dominique McElligott ... Queen Maeve
Jessie T. Usher ... A-Train
Laz Alonso ... Mother's Milk
Chace Crawford ... The Deep
Tomer Capon ... Frenchie
Karen Fukuhara ... The Female
Nathan Mitchell ... Black Noir (credit only)
Elisabeth Shue ... Madelyn Stillwell
Jennifer Esposito ... Susan Raynor
Shantel VanSanten ... Becca Butcher
Malcolm Barrett ... Seth Reed


Following Popclaw's tip, the Boys find a Triad hideout, housing an imprisoned Japanese woman, the Female, whom Frenchie frees. After she kills her guards and runs off, Milk finds evidence the Female was a test subject. When Hughie meets Starlight while bowling, Butcher has him bug her phone. With the Compound-V supply compromised, A-Train has Popclaw go into hiding, while he searches for the Female. Stillwell sends Homelander and Queen Maeve to save a hijacked airliner, but Homelander casually abandons the plane when the plan fails, forcing Maeve to choose her survival over the passengers. Frenchie finds evidence leading to Penn Station, and makes a momentary connection there with the Female, but loses her in the crowd. They corner her on the tracks, but A-Train arrives and tries to kill her. Frenchie attracts a crowd to distract A-Train, allowing the Female to escape. The Boys corner her again, and Frenchie tries talking to her. She still attacks, so Butcher uses knock out gas. ... Written by Aaron Kyle

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Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Starlight is a Christian superhero, who has a long history with the Supe-sponsored religious organization Capes for Christ. See more »


It is clear from both the on-screen map and a rudimentary knowledge of navigation that Transoceanic Flight 37 was flying towards northern Canada, and the closest land to the presumed crash site should be the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Despite this, the concentrated crash debris shortly makes landfall in New York City, many hundreds of miles to the south. See more »


Billy Butcher: What's Sporty Spice up to?
Mother's Milk: Who?
Billy Butcher: Sporty fucking Spice. What is she up to?
Mother's Milk: I don't know.
Billy Butcher: Exactly. How about Posh? You know what she's doing?
Frenchie: I don't understand.
Billy Butcher: Making clothes for anorexics. Right? Not exactly a growth market. And Baby? You know what she's doing? Fuck all. Not even page six of the Daily Mail. And Scary Spice? Up to her eyeballs in lawsuits and sex tapes. Ginger, on the other hand, has released three albums. 'Passion', 'Schizophonic', and 'Scream If You Want To Go Faster'. They'll...
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References Big Trouble in Little China (1986) See more »


Performed by Boys And Men
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Four episodes is enough, I quit.
25 September 2019 | by jackdog1-1See all my reviews

The biggest problem? I can't stand one of the main characters - Homelander. It's as though the writers looked at Donald Trump and modeled the entire character after him and created the first smarmy narcissistic super "hero". I may have to live in Trump world in real life but fortunately I don't have to in my entertainment. I'm out.

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