If there was a word to sum-up what this tertiary season of The Boys is about it would be “control”. Control that is paralleled between characters in leadership positions no matter which side. Control in a supposedly mutual relationship. Coping with or perhaps even terminating dynamics from who’s in control of you and learning how much that control is what tempted them to you in the first place. Ultimately, it all boils down to how you can end up being the controller yet how much control you’d ironically have to give up in order to even get there, like getting hooked on temporary Compound V – the alter ego to super steroids – just to feel a bit of power, or impossibly trying to disregard a past history that permeates it. Control is not merely shown here as an immediate drive innately in us, but something that is self-encouraged and therefore propagated more and more into habits, and its mainly depicted here as desperation to circumvent cynicism less so the all-in-all desire, and it’s exactly what causes the inevitable drama in The Boys that seems as if it can’t be resolved. It just keeps repeating.
That aside, the season finale has me a little worried though regarding the future of the show. Don’t know if I’m buying a lot there, but we’ll see.
“The Boys” Season 3 is now available to stream on Amazon Prime.