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The Female of the Species 

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On a very special episode of The Boys... an hour of guts, gutterballs, airplane hijackings, madness, ghosts, and one very intriguing Female. Oh, and lots of heart -- both in the sentimental sense, and in the gory literal sense.

Director:

Frederick E.O. Toye (as Fred Toye)

Writers:

Craig Rosenberg, Eric Kripke (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Urban ... Billy Butcher
Jack Quaid ... Hughie Campbell
Antony Starr ... Homelander
Erin Moriarty ... Starlight / Annie January
Dominique McElligott ... Queen Maeve
Jessie T. Usher ... A-Train
Laz Alonso ... Mother's Milk
Chace Crawford ... The Deep
Tomer Capon ... Frenchie
Karen Fukuhara ... The Female
Nathan Mitchell ... Black Noir (credit only)
Elisabeth Shue ... Madelyn Stillwell
Jennifer Esposito ... Susan Raynor
Shantel VanSanten ... Becca Butcher
Malcolm Barrett ... Seth Reed
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Storyline

Following Popclaw's tip, the Boys find a Triad hideout, housing an imprisoned Japanese woman, the Female, whom Frenchie frees. After she kills her guards and runs off, Milk finds evidence the Female was a test subject. When Hughie meets Starlight while bowling, Butcher has him bug her phone. With the Compound-V supply compromised, A-Train has Popclaw go into hiding, while he searches for the Female. Stillwell sends Homelander and Queen Maeve to save a hijacked airliner, but Homelander casually abandons the plane when the plan fails, forcing Maeve to choose her survival over the passengers. Frenchie finds evidence leading to Penn Station, and makes a momentary connection there with the Female, but loses her in the crowd. They corner her on the tracks, but A-Train arrives and tries to kill her. Frenchie attracts a crowd to distract A-Train, allowing the Female to escape. The Boys corner her again, and Frenchie tries talking to her. She still attacks, so Butcher uses knock out gas. ... Written by Aaron Kyle

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Trivia

Starlight is a Christian superhero, who has a long history with the Supe-sponsored religious organization Capes for Christ. See more »

Goofs

As Homelander and Queen Maeve reenter the airliner's cabin after the cockpit fight, there is no obvious sign that the aircraft is descending quickly, nor that there is an approximately 500 mph (800 km/h) frigid wind blast coming through the broken windshield behind them. See more »

Quotes

Billy Butcher: What's Sporty Spice up to?
Mother's Milk: Who?
Billy Butcher: Sporty fucking Spice. What is she up to?
Mother's Milk: I don't know.
Billy Butcher: Exactly. How about Posh? You know what she's doing?
Frenchie: I don't understand.
Billy Butcher: Making clothes for anorexics. Right? Not exactly a growth market. And Baby? You know what she's doing? Fuck all. Not even page six of the Daily Mail. And Scary Spice? Up to her eyeballs in lawsuits and sex tapes. Ginger, on the other hand, has released three albums. 'Passion', 'Schizophonic', and 'Scream If You Want To Go Faster'. They'll...
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Connections

References Big Trouble in Little China (1986) See more »

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Howoagero
Performed by Boys And Men
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Getting strong with the direction.
13 September 2019 | by cruise01See all my reviews

4 out of 5 stars.

This episode was a bit of a shocker. From the emotional powerful moment with the hijacking airplane sequence with homelander supposedly trying to rescue. To the hilarious dark moment with deep trying to rescue a dolphin. To Butchers funny weird pep talk. While his team is trying to get to this lady with powers before A train does. A lot of moving pieces and exciting moments.


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