The season 1 finale of Gen V, "Guardians of Godolkin," is now streaming, and Prime Video has officially released the scene from the end of the episode that has everyone talking.
Major spoilers follow.
With Cate, Sam and the Woods escapees on the rampage, the others do their best to prevent a massacre, which results in Marie using her blood-control powers to explode Cate's arm. At this point, the battle ceases as the students gaze in wonder as none other than Homelander arrives on the scene.
Marie assumes the leader of The Seven is there to help the humans, but the psychotic Supe has his own agenda, which seemingly involves changing the narrative to make Cate and Sam out to be the heroic Guardians of Godolkin. Is he looking for some new recruits, perhaps?
We won't have to wait until Gen V season 2 to find out, because what went down in the finale will directly tie-in to the events of The Boys season 4.
"In our minds, it’s only a couple of days after whatever the events are of Gen V," showrunner Eric Kripke said in a recent interview with Variety. "We try to keep the timeline super simple because all that folding-in-on-itself timeline stuff that I think other comic book universes find themselves having to do is just bewildering for me as a viewer. So it’s all very modular.
Check out the scene in full below.
Gen V is partially based on the "We Gotta Go Now" story arc from The Boys comic series, written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Darick Robertson. The show takes place between the events of The Boys season 3 and 4, with Jessie T. Usher and Chase Crawford reprising their respective roles as A-Train and The Deep, along with cast mates Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and PJ Byrne.
In Gen V, the students at Godolkin will be "put their physical and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the school’s highly coveted top ranking. They quickly come to learn that ambition comes with sacrifice, and the difference between right and wrong is not as clear as they once believed. When the university’s dark secrets come to light, the students must come to grips with what type of heroes they are going to become.”
Gen V also stars Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas and Marco Pigossi. The series guest stars Clancy Brown and Jason Ritter, while Jessie T. Usher, Claudia Doumit, Colby Minifie, and P.J. Byrne will reprise their roles from The Boys.