Episode 4 of Prime Video's The Boys spin-off series, Gen V, is now streaming, and "The Whole Truth" concludes with a scene that's left viewers more than a little confused.
In the episode, famed superhero detective - and hilariously unhinged sexual deviant - Tek Knight (Derek Wilson) arrives at Godolkin to investigate Golden Boy's death. This results in Marie (Jaz Sinclair) spilling the beans on what really went down and outing Jordan (London Thor and Derek Luh) as the real hero.
For the time being, Marie is way more concerned with finding Emma (Lizze Broadway), who left a bloody massacre in her wake when she helped Sam (Asa Germann) escape at the end of last week's episode. Unfortunately, Sam flips out when he learns about his brother Luke's (Patrick Schwarzenegger) death, and the voices in his head tell him to seek revenge on one of the people who imprisoned him, Dr. Cardosa (Marco Pigossi).
The gang arrives just in time to stop Sam, with Emma taking a page out of Scott Lang's book by going Giant Woman after stuffing her face with meatballs. As Marie attempts to calm Sam down, we cut to black mid-sentence, and she wakes up in bed with Jordan's arm around her.
What the heck is going on? From the sounds of it, something very sinister.
"Part of it is, 'What is a superhero version of having a blackout drunk night?' And as soon as Golden Boy dies in the pilot, it sets off this mystery, and it’s like that’s the first sort of layer of the onion that we’re peeling back," showrunner Michele Fazekas tells TV Insider. "As they get closer to the truth, whoever is trying to hide the truth is going to try and stop them and go to greater and greater lengths to stop them. I think the audience will know this isn’t just, they got shit-faced and don’t remember. Someone is trying to stop them from figuring out the truth."
It seems a Supe with the power to manipulate time or simply cause memory lapses is actively trying to keep our heroes away from the truth. Could it be someone we've already met in The Boys, perhaps? Tune in next week to see if we get any more answers.
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, and Jessie T. Usher and Chase Crawford are also expected to reprise 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.