8 Pressing Questions We Have to Get Ready for The Boys Season 4

Can anyone stop Homelander?

Billy Butcher, Tomer Capone, and Laz Alonso, The Boys

Billy Butcher, Tomer Capone, and Laz Alonso, The Boys

Jan Thijs/Prime Video

Nearly two years after the third season finale, The Boys is returning to Prime Video later this week for its fourth season. The show was inspired by the comic book series by Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson, but Prime Video’s The Boys has gone off in its own direction for most of the main characters.

One thing that’s constant between the series and the comic book is that Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and his team are ideologically opposed to The Seven, a Justice League-like group led by Homelander (Antony Starr) that is controlled by a corporation called Vought. The Seven may present themselves as superheroes, but the Boys know the truth. There are very few supes in this world who are actually heroic, and almost all of them are scared of Homelander.

The third season really shook things up for this series, which is why we’ve been left with eight burning questions as we head into The Boys season 4 on June 13. And the answers to those questions are anyone’s guess at this point.

Will Victoria Neuman become the next President of the United States?

Claudia Doumit and Jim Beaver, The Boys

Claudia Doumit and Jim Beaver, The Boys

Jan Thijs/Prime Video

Congresswoman — and head-exploding supe — Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) has been steadily amassing power since her first appearance on the show in Season 2. Neuman was secretly Stan Edgar’s (Giancarlo Esposito) adoptive daughter and loyal to Vought despite calling them out in congressional hearings. But now that Neuman has made an alliance with Homelander, she’s one step closer to becoming President.

In the third season finale, Neuman was named the running mate of Presidential candidate Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver). She only got that position because The Deep (Chace Crawford) murdered her political rival. And if Neuman is willing to murder her way to the top, how long will it be before Singer meets an untimely end? If Singer dies, then there’s no one standing between Neuman and the highest office in the land.

Is Starlight going to be the new leader of the Boys?

Butcher finally lost the trust of his team in Season 3 after keeping too many secrets from the Boys, which is why Butcher is no longer the leader heading into Season 4. And with Butcher on the outs with everyone, the most likely person to replace him may be Starlight (Erin Moriarty).

Annie January/Starlight publicly resigned from The Seven last season and openly denounced Homelander and Vought. We don’t know yet if Annie will maintain her Starlight identity now that she’s on the team with the Boys. This is uncharted territory for the show, and a drastic change from the source material.

Will Queen Maeve reclaim her powers?

Most of the characters on The Boys aren’t fated to get happy endings. Yet Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) may turn out to be an exception. During the Season 3 finale, Maeve apparently lost her powers while fighting Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles), and she seemingly sacrificed herself to stop him. In reality, Maeve survived and she managed to reunite with her lover while the general public believes that she died.

If Maeve never returns, then she got what she wanted out of life. But since Maeve had such a personal stake in bringing Homelander down, it’s hard to picture her staying out of the fight for the remainder of the series. It all depends on whether Maeve’s powers can return on their own, or if she needs another dose of Compound V to make that happen.

What happened to Soldier Boy?

Jensen Ackles, The Boys

Jensen Ackles, The Boys

Amazon Studios

The only supe to date who has shown the power to actually hurt or even kill Homelander is his biological father, Soldier Boy. Unfortunately, Soldier Boy is mentally unstable at best and homicidal at his worst. Instead of teaming up with Soldier Boy to finish off Homelander in the Season 3 finale, Butcher had to side with Homelander to prevent Soldier Boy from murdering Homelander’s son Ryan (Cameron Crovetti).

In the aftermath, Soldier Boy was left unconscious as he was taken into custody. The real question now is who has Soldier Boy: Vought or the government? Because if Soldier Boy’s ability to depower supes can be replicated, then it could be a game-changer for humanity.

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