GEN V Showrunner Explains Episode 4's Bizarre "Blackout" Ending - SPOILERS

GEN V Showrunner Explains Episode 4's Bizarre "Blackout" Ending - SPOILERS GEN V Showrunner Explains Episode 4's Bizarre "Blackout" Ending - SPOILERS

The fourth episode of Gen V is now streaming on Prime Video, and showrunner Michele Fazekas has given us some more context for the strange "blackout" sequence at the end...

By MarkCassidy - Oct 09, 2023 12:10 PM EST
Filed Under: The Boys

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.

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mountainman - 10/9/2023, 12:33 PM
This show sounds like it is nowhere near as good or smart as The Boys.
MarkCassidy - 10/9/2023, 12:35 PM
@mountainman - It's not, but it's also not bad.
TheLobster - 10/9/2023, 12:36 PM
@mountainman - I think it’s too early to call that in general but I personally think the show is, for the most part, pretty damn solid from a character driven level.
mountainman - 10/9/2023, 1:12 PM
@MarkCassidy - The wife and I were almost going to start it last weekend. I’m sure I’ll give the first season a full watch to see if it’s my cup of tea or not.

How would you rate the level of teen drama in this?
MarkCassidy - 10/9/2023, 1:17 PM
@mountainman - It's there, but the characters aren't overly irritating, and some are actually likeable. There's also plenty of gore and some laughs, but it does come across more try-hard than The Boys.
Itwasme - 10/9/2023, 1:45 PM
@mountainman - I like the show and I tend to hate things on the CW if that's an indication. I didn't really get much of all teen drama from this. Never even thought about it until you asked.

Typically spin offs are really terrible, but I've been looking forward to each episode.
mountainman - 10/9/2023, 2:01 PM
@MarkCassidy @Itwasme - Thanks for the perspective. I’m sure I’ll be giving it a go sooner or later.
Floke - 10/9/2023, 4:49 PM
@mountainman - Id say it doesnt come close when comparing characters or story, but it is still good and well worth a watch.
Just keep a glass of unsee-juice handy because... well... there are a few scenes that made me regret watching it on a 4k 75".
Forthas - 10/9/2023, 12:42 PM
I am going to guess that it is someone who everyone trusts and has the most to lose if things go south. They probably have the power to implant illusions on a large scale to the people at the "school"...

Kadara - 10/9/2023, 3:21 PM
@Forthas - But he's dead. The likely culprits are either Cassidy or the rapey dude.
BobbyW - 10/9/2023, 3:50 PM
@Kadara - You mean Cate aka Golden Boy's girlfriend?
Kadara - 10/9/2023, 3:52 PM
@BobbyW - Yes Cate, sorry !
Forthas - 10/9/2023, 5:07 PM
@Kadara - Is he though?
Kadara - 10/9/2023, 5:52 PM
@Forthas - Hmm that would be an interesting twist if they surprise us like that.
Forthas - 10/9/2023, 7:12 PM
@Kadara - Exactly! If the person can implant memories or illusions, then we don't know what we actually saw!
Godzilla2000Zer - 10/9/2023, 1:07 PM
I'm enjoying it so far
marvel72 - 10/9/2023, 1:11 PM
I think I'll stick to just watching The Boys.
BB8ANG - 10/9/2023, 1:15 PM
@marvel72 - It's just more of The Boys. It's really not that different
Reginator - 10/9/2023, 1:19 PM
@marvel72 - the boys is the better show. I tried gen v and just didnt care about the characters or the storyline.
AnthonyVonGeek - 10/9/2023, 1:24 PM
I haven’t watched it yet but I get the feeling that it’s basically 90210 or One Tree Hill with powers and that’s not grabbing my attention. 🤷‍♂️
BobbyW - 10/9/2023, 3:51 PM
@AnthonyVonGeek - I had the same thought but then I watched it and it's not that at all. It actually gives me vibes of Stranger Things mixed with The Boys. There is a lot of connections to the main show and not just in passing.
ModHaterSLADE - 10/9/2023, 1:37 PM
Its been decent so far, nice little side story until Homelander returns.
Kadara - 10/9/2023, 3:20 PM
Yeey finally some coverage for this amazing show, I'm loving it, the wait between episodes is killing me!
BobbyW - 10/9/2023, 3:50 PM
Calling it now, it's Cate. She has the ability to make people do stuff and she was also there when they first went to rescue Sam.
Reeds2Much - 10/9/2023, 6:20 PM

Reeds2Much - 10/9/2023, 6:21 PM
Oh, the cliffhanger. Kids probably spent a night in the forest.
FoFoFo - 10/9/2023, 8:32 PM
I dont think the teen drama is all that prevalent though theres gotta be some. Emma is a little mopey at times, but not at all CW level. The show does have an interesting juxtaposition of mental health symptoms and powers. I think its tough to hold it up to The Boys given the multiple seasons already to get familiar with those characters, but there's enough cameos to sell the shared universe idea. Tek Knight was hilarious. I also struggle with the week wait for a new one. Just hope they can stick the landing.
supermanrex - 10/12/2023, 3:35 PM
this show is gold. i love it. their powers are all pretty [frick]ing amazing. sam is basically like the sentry. i bet its sams other side doing the bad shit.

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