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‘The Boys’ Season 2 recap: Episode 5, ‘We Gotta Go Now’



The Boys Season 2, Episode 5 features a dog named Terror and a semi-consensual superpowered sex fight.

Previously on The Boys Season 2, A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) was fired, and Starlight (Erin Moriarty) was threatened by an unhinged and serially jealous Homelander (Antony Starr). Also, the racist, murderous Stormfront (Aya Cash) was discovered to be a much older supe, who had previously rampaged under the moniker of “Liberty.”

Episode 5 begins with Vought filming a scene for a new movie about The Seven. with Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott). In it, Maeve is looking for Ruby, played by Elena (Nicola Correia-Damude), amongst a ruined cityscape. After the scene, Maeve expresses annoyance that her real-life sexuality is part of the storyline.

The Boys Season 2, Episode 5 recap: Billy says goodbye?

We also learn that, after making quick work of a supervillain, Homelander accidentally killed bystanders with his laser eyes. Unfortunately for him, people are protesting him now and he doesn’t seem to understand why.

Vought’s Ashley Barrett (Colby Minifie) urges him to make no comment, and that they’ll pursue a policy of acknowledgment, apology, and action. Homelander seems to scoff at her suggestion.

There’s an interesting scene where a dejected Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) initiates a fight at a punk rock concert, as a way of punishing himself (and toughening up). After that fun is done, Hughie (Jack Quaid) tells Billy that The S even’s Stormfront is also Liberty. Billy doesn’t seem inspired, however, and he says goodbye without revealing his intended location. He ends up visiting his Aunt Judy (Barbara Gordon), potentially creating danger due to his fugitive status (a major theme of the season).

The Boys Season 2, Episode 5 recap: Meet Terror!

Hughie and Mother’s Milk, or “MM” (Laz Alonso), track down Billy after hearing a dog toy while talking on the phone (Billy has a dog named “Terror”). However, it’s not the most joyful reunion, as Billy realizes that The Seven’s Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) is actually stalking them.
The quick-thinking MM reports a gas leak to postpone his attack. It also gives them time to (hopefully) work on a plan of defense.

The Boys Season 2, Episode 5 recap: Face-tearing action

Meanwhile, The Boys follows the journey of Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara), who is herself being followed by Frenchie (Tomer Capon). As he spies, he sees her fight an unknown group, and she tears off a man’s face, then walks into a hail of bullets. It turns out she’s doing contract kills for Cherie (Jordana Lajoie), which Frenchie doesn’t seem to appreciate. At the same time, is it really so different from The Boys’ line of work, in general?

Meanwhile, Starlight’s mother, Donna January (Ann Cusack), is invited by Stormfront to visit. Although Donna asks Starlight forgiveness for using Compound V to give her superpowers, Starlight does not appreciate Stormfront’s little maneuver.

It is, after all, a transparent attempt by Stormfront to dig into Starlight’s personal life. While discussing it later, Stormfront hints that she knows Starlight leaked the Compound V story to the press, prompting Starlight to threaten to publicly reveal Stormfront’s previous identity as Liberty.

The Boys Season 2, Episode 5 recap: Brave Maeve

Though the hashtag “Brave Maeve” might be trending on social media thanks to Homelander publicly outing then, neither Queen Maeve nor Elena want to be in a public relationship. Maeve blames Homelander for turning their relationship into a spectacle but also feels threatened by him. Then again, who doesn’t feel threatened by Homelander at this point?

There’s other relationship stuff happening, too. The Deep (Chace Crawford) is promoting his staged relationship with Cassandra (Katy Breier) on some program with Katie Couric — as well as doing ads for “The Church of the Collective.”

Similarly, the professional relationship between Stormfront and A-Train is revealed as non-existent, with Stormfront telling him that some people are quality while others are “garbage” (very strong racist messaging on her behalf). On that note, A-Train officially retires from The Seven in their little movie, reciting a scripted line about it being “a good run.”

The Boys Season 2, Episode 5 recap: Homelander in hot water

How does one impose consequences (of any kind, really) on a character like Homelander? In any case, Congresswoman Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) gives a public address on his war crime, announcing that she intends to hold hearings on Vought and Compound V.

On that note, Homelander shows up forcefully, suggesting that it will be his show. He also employs the rather iffy justification for his irresponsible use of laser vision: “Freedom comes at a price.”

The crowd does not side with him, however. In fact, as they very loudly condemn his carelessness, Homelander actually fantasizes about blasting the crowd with his laser eyes. Fortunately for them, he ultimately leaves to visit Stormfront instead, no doubt sparing many lives. It does, however, offer insight into how easily a person with power might readily abuse it, and possibly just because they’re in the mood to do so.

The Boys Season 2, Episode 5 recap: Another showdown with Black Noir

The strong silent type, Black Noir has doubled as the strong violent type, making him one of the most enigmatic members of The Seven. In this episode he faces off with members of The Boys yet again, setting off large explosions as they hide in Aunt Judy’s basement. Terror barks, frustratingly revealing their location, so Black Noir sends a smoke bomb down the vent to their little hiding place.

Before much time elapses, Black Noir attacks, with Billy’s main threat being to blackmail Black Noir about Homelander’s son (Cameron Crovetti) being a product of rape. Luckily, it works. Vought’s Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) calls, offering a deal to call Black Noir off in exchange for silence on the subject. When the literal and figurative smoke clears up a bit, Butcher has a minor symbolic victory by giving Terror the dog a Homelander doll to, let’s just say, help service his animal nature.

The Boys Season 2, Episode 5 recap: Stormfront’s twisted new relationship

When Starlight confronts Stormfront about getting into her personal business, Stormfront re-emphasizes her awareness that she leaked the info about Compound V to the press. Much like The Boys having a blackmail stalemate with Stan Edgar, Starlight mentions Stormfront’s previous identity as “Liberty.”

Later, however, there’s an even bigger moment: Homelander and Stormfront have what could rightly be called a sex fight. It’s definitely a memorable moment for the series, and it’s freakier than it sounds.

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Natalie Portman Will Definitely Pick Up Mjölnir in Thor: Love and Thunder




The direction of Thor: Love and Thunder still largely remains a mystery, but we do know that Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster will return, with the actress having previously teased a substantial role for the character. Well, Portman has now given a little more away, confirming that Jane will indeed wield the iconic weapon Mjölnir in the MCU sequel.

“Do you get to hold the hammer?” Natalie Portman was asked, with the actress responding proudly saying, “I do, I do.”

“Look at me now, [expletive], I got the hammer. Please tell me that’s in the script,” pleads the interviewer, with Portman responding jovially saying, “Oh, yeah, that’s like basically all I say. You’re psychic!”

Portman has already offered up some clues regarding her role in Thor: Love and Thunder, and recently all but confirmed a long-held rumor regarding the sequel’s story. “I can’t tell you that much. I’m really excited,” Portman said earlier this month. “I’m starting to train, to get muscles. If there can be all these female superheroes, the more of them they are, the better it is. I’m trying to think – it’s based on the graphic novel of The Mighty Thor. She’s going through cancer treatment and is a superhero on the side.”

In the Marvel comics arc that Thor: Love and Thunder is expected to be based on, Jane Foster becomes Thor while receiving treatment for breast cancer. The power of Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, restores her strength, which she uses to become a superhero in Thor’s absence, but it’s magic also stops her cancer treatment from working, putting her in a very difficult situation. Jane operated as the Mighty Thor for several years but was ultimately told that continuing to do so would kill her. It has long been rumored that Thor: Love and Thunder will be taking inspiration from this story for Jane, and, with Portman’s most recent comments, this is starting to sound more and more likely.

Returning star Chris Hemsworth recently confirmed that Thor: Love and Thunder will begin filming in January 2021. The movie should have already begun production but was sadly pushed back along with everything else in the movie world. The actor also revealed that Thor: Love and Thunder will do something different with the Marvel superhero saying, “This is the fourth time with a Thor film and the eighth Marvel film overall.

Very excited, excited to try something different. The last three films, I think we certainly pushed the envelope. We’ve had a few different versions of the character. Now people expect dramatic change. We’ve got our work cut out for us. Taika Waititi, he’s back to direct. He’s writing the script right now. Natalie Portman is going to be in the film, Tessa Thompson. So, we’ve got a fantastic slew of actor’s in there, and cast and crew.”

Thor: Love and Thunder is the sequel to Waititi’s own Thor: Ragnarok and the fourth movie in the Thor saga. The movie will star Chris Hemsworth as the title character once again, as well as Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Taikia Waititi and Christian Bale as the movie’s mysterious villain. Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to hit theaters on February 11, 2022. This comes to us from

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Watch the first trailer for Ryan Murphy’s star-studded ‘The Prom’




The first trailer for Ryan Murphy’s Netflix film The Prom has been released – check it out below.

The film, adapted from the 2016 Broadway musical of the same name, focuses on a group of stage stars supporting a teenage girl in Indiana takes her girlfriend to the prom.

Meryl Streep will star in the film as Dee Dee Allen, opposite James Corden playing Barry Glickman – two New York actors dealing with the fact that their Broadway show has flopped.

The Prom also stars Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose, Kerry Washington, and newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman.

Watch the first teaser trailer for The Prom here:

The official synopsis for The Prom reads: “Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers.

“Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal, the head of the PTA has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa.

“When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie and Trent, another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.”

Ryan Murphy recently directed another stage adaptation for Netflix with The Boys in The Band.

In a four-star review of the film, NME said: “This dark and doleful comedy is more than just a queer history lesson; it’s a film primed to hit some long-exposed raw nerves.”

The Prom will premiere globally on Netflix on December 11.

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Ewan McGregor Returned as Obi-Wan Kenobi on The Mandalorian Set for Costume Tests




Star Wars fans have been asking for a standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi series for a very long time, and they are finally due to get it courtesy of Disney+. While we await more details about the series, returning actor Ewan McGregor has now revealed that he has already undergone in-costume camera tests as the legendary Jedi master. On the set of the hugely popular Disney+ series The Mandalorian with Obi-Wan director Deborah Chow, no less.

The much-desired Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been dogged with difficulties over the years, with a recent rumor circulating that the idea had been cancelled altogether. Thankfully this turned out not to be true, with rumored details regarding the direction of the series slowly leaking onto the internet.

A recent casting call for two child actors to play a pair of “precocious” twins, which, this being Star Wars, can only be Luke and Leia, suggests that Disney has found a way to include the children of Darth Vader, with Vader himself also rumored to appear. Reportedly, Darth Vader will be attempting to track down his old mentor and friend in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which, if true, should provide an emotionally charged journey for the exiled Jedi.

Ewan McGregor has also recently offered some insight into the show, as well as reflecting on the backstage dilemmas saying, “The scripts are really good. I saw 90% of the writing and I really liked it. All this bullsh-t about creative differences and all that stuff, none of it is true. We just pushed the dates … last episode, [Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker] came out, everyone had more time to read the stuff that had been written, and they felt that they wanted to do more work on it.”

The Mandalorian and Better Call Saul’s Deborah Chow is set to direct the series, which should hopefully hit Disney+ sometime in 2022. As for the further adventures of Pedro Pascal’s enigmatic bounty hunter and his even more enigmatic companion Baby Yoda, The Mandalorian season 2 is scheduled to be released very soon on October 30th. This comes to us courtesy of the Happy Sad Confused! Podcast.

Topics: Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Mandalorian, Star Wars, Disney Plus, Streaming

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