Gen V‘s finale is every bit as bonkers as you’d expect and there are a few major developments in the second half of “The Guardians of Godolkin” which promise to be significant for The Boys Universe moving forward.
After Cate and Sam learn what’s been happening to their fellow Supes courtesy of the virus which was created in “the Woods,” they go on a rampage across campus, brutally killing any non-Supe they encounter.
It’s up to Marie and Jordan to save the day, and while Andre manages to stop – not kill – Sam, it’s Marie who finally masters her blood powers and subsequently blows off Cate’s arm. With that, Homelander arrives on the scene and all is well, right? Nope.
He accuses Marie of attacking her own kind (the leader of the Seven is obviously perfectly fine with human casualties these days) and proceeds to blast her with his heat vision. Later, the media dubs Cate and Sam the “Guardians of Godolkin,” claiming they were responsible for stopping a rampage led by Gen V‘s heroes.
Marie survived the blast and now finds herself imprisoned in a hospital room with Jordan, Andrew, and Emma (who, earlier in the episode, figured out she can shrink by releasing her emotions). Unfortunately, it’s on that massive cliffhanger we leave things!
It’s a good job Gen V has been renewed for season 2 then.
Still, in a mid-credits scene, Billy Butcher explores the empty facility in the Woods and declares, “What a bunch of c***s.” Could he find the virus that will help him bring an end to the Supes once and for all? Something tells us we’ll find out in season 4 of The Boys.
Season finale this Friday and we–WAIT WHAT WAS THAT LAST FRAME?? pic.twitter.com/VCjrYUJwat
— GEN V (@genv) November 1, 2023
Set in the diabolical world of The Boys, Gen V expands the universe to Godolkin University, the prestigious superhero-only college where students train to be the next generation of heroes—preferably with lucrative endorsements. You know what happens when supes go bad, but not all superheroes start out corrupt. Beyond the typical college chaos of finding oneself and partying, these kids are facing explosive situations … literally.
As the students vie for popularity and good grades, it’s clear that the stakes are much higher when super powers are involved. When the group of young supes discover that something bigger and sinister is going on at school, they’re put to the test: Will they be the heroes or the villains of their stories?