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The Innocents 

SUPER IN AMERICA (2019). Vought Studios. Genre: Reality. Starring: Homelander, Queen Maeve, Black Noir, The Deep, A-Train, Starlight, Tara Reid, Billy Zane.

Director:

Jennifer Phang

Writers:

Rebecca Sonnenshine, Eric Kripke (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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
Elisabeth Shue ... Madelyn Stillwell
Haley Joel Osment ... Mesmer
Jennifer Esposito ... Susan Raynor
Billy Zane ... Billy Zane
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Storyline

Now informed, The Boys know Vought has used super charities to smuggle Compound-V (disguised as Polio vaccines) to make super-babies since 1971. Annie learns that Ashley was fired, and Stillwell demands she comply with her designed image. Annie refuses, remarking that firing her after reporting a sexual assault would hurt Vought. Stillwell, aware it was Deep, has him apologize publicly and transfers him to Sandusky, Ohio for a sabbatical. Butcher brings Hughie to a collateral damage survivors support group, but leaves after yelling at them for doing nothing to get justice. Alone, Butcher explains to Hughie that Homelander raped his wife and she went missing shortly thereafter. Frenchie and Milk get help from Mesmer, a telepath, to see into the mind of the Female. Mesmer reveals the Female was kidnapped along with her brother by the Shining Light Liberation Army terrorist group, and her name is Kimiko. They learn that Vought is making Compound-V boosted terrorists to push ... Written by Aaron Kyle

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Color
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The Association of Collateral Damage Survivors (ACDS) is an emotional support organization with group meetings throughout the United States and around the world. Its purpose is to offer emotional support to those who've been directly or indirectly harmed by superheroes while carrying out their duties. See more »

Quotes

Starlight: You fired Ashley?
Madelyn Stillwell: It was actually a mutual decision. She wanted to explore different career paths and, um, we wished her well.
[beat]
Madelyn Stillwell: So, I would like you to take this in the constructive spirit that it is intended.
Starlight: [frowns] Okay.
Madelyn Stillwell: You are a selfish, arrogant child.
Starlight: Wow.
Madelyn Stillwell: Back in Iowa, I bet you watched a lot of Queen Maeve's movies, right?
Starlight: I did.
Madelyn Stillwell: She was a rebel. Didn't take anyone's shit, didn't play by the rules. That's what you wanted to be. That's what American heroes are. But it's a myth. I ...
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Soundtracks

Roar
Written by Katy Perry (uncredited), Dr. Luke (uncredited), Max Martin (uncredited), Bonnie McKee (uncredited) and Cirkut (uncredited)
Performed by Katy Perry
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Bring back the laser baby!
28 August 2019 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

After the brilliance of last episode's laser baby scene and Billy Butcher's hilarious anti-god rant, the chance that this episode would seem a little disappointing was always going to be high. 'The Innocents' is still good TV, but it doesn't have any outrageously OTT scenes, instead developing the character of Starlight and her relationship with Hughie, and introducing mind-reading supe Mesmer (Haley Joel Osment), who is called in to try and find out more about The Female (Karen Fukuhara).

Mesmer's introduction at a meet-and-greet event is the funniest moment, for he is sharing the limelight with stars such as Billy Zane and Tara Reid (both regulars on the autograph circuit), but on the whole this is probably the weakest episode of the season so far.


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