Eric Kripke Addresses The Boys Season 2 Finale
WARNING: There are massive spoilers ahead for the second season finale of The Boys!
The Boys season 2 has come to an end, but not every character made it out intact. That’s literally true for Stormfront (Aya Cash), the latest member of The Seven. In the season finale, Stormfont was severely burned and dismembered. However, The Boys showrunner, Erik Kripke, told Collider that even that wasn’t enough to kill Stormfront.
“She’s not dead,” said Kripke. “What was important for us is, we felt a fate worse than death for that stumpy little Nazi was for someone who’s so believed in some kind of Arian master race to become mutilated for potentially decades or centuries. I mean, she ages very slow. So being trapped in that state felt like the right punishment for her. We call her Stumpfront now, and she richly deserves it.”
Additionally, Kripke indicated that Becca Butcher was killed off in order to keep Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) angry in the seasons to come.
One of the other big revelations of the finale unmasked Congresswoman Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) as the Supe who has been blowing up heads all season. And now, Hughie (Jack Quaid) is unwittingly caught in Victoria’s orbit.
“Poor Hughie,” noted Kripke. “Originally, we had this reveal at the end of episode eight, that Victoria was the head popper, but it was [writer] Rebecca Sonnenshine who, as we were breaking that episode, said, ‘It’s not going to be as cool a reveal unless we put a character that we really care about in danger.’ And we realized that Hughie, because all season he had been so trying hard to hold on to the boys and had to learn to sort of walk on his own. He was kind of ideally positioned to leave the Boys for a supposedly more respectable gig. But unbeknownst to him, he walks right into the lion’s den.”
The Boys season 3 will begin filming in 2021.
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