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The Huge Twist In The Boys Season 2 Not Even The Cast Saw Coming

Hilarious, bloody, and — yes — diabolical, "The Boys" has made a name for itself as one of Amazon Prime Videos' flagship shows. One of its main draws is the satirical way it handles the well-treaded superhero trope. In a world where "Supes" have been privatized, teams like the Seven are given privileges but demonstrate little empathy. This is made abundantly clear to Hughie (Jack Quaid) after witnessing esteemed member of the Seven A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) run through his girlfriend. Throughout the first season, Hughie embarks on a quest to take down the superhero team and its sadistic leader, Homelander (Antony Starr).

"The Boys" takes this even a step further in Season 2. In addition to Homelander's reign of tyranny, Hughie and Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) must also contend with new deceptive Supe Stormfront (Aya Cash), whose dark history stretches back decades. Even with the twist of Stormfront's true origins, that was not all the season had in store. There was one surprising reveal in the season's final moments that shocked even the cast.

Cast members were shocked by the Congresswoman Neuman reveal

In a move on brand for "The Boys," the Season 2 finale was explosive in more ways than one. For a majority of the season, heads of prominent figures were popping all over town, including that of Butcher's CIA contact, Susan Raynor (Jennifer Esposito). However, the identity of the assailant is not revealed until the final moments of the show. Defying all expectations, the Church of the Collective leader Alastair Adana (Goran Visnjic) is also assassinated by head explosion thanks to Congresswoman Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit).

"That was my favorite twist," Jessie T. Usher told Entertainment Weekly. "And I'm on the show, and I was blown away." The reveal that the anti-Vought politician is actually a Supe herself is not only shocking but may also hold serious consequences for the characters. At the end of the season, Hughie elects to work for Neuman, hoping to make a difference against Supe culture.

But since Neuman's motives still remain a mystery, this could mean that Hughie is in danger. Now that she's in charge of the Office of Supe Affairs, there's no telling what her ultimate endgame is and who she's actually in league with. Showrunner Eric Kripke is certainly keeping the character's plans close to the vest and keeping her goals a secret (via Entertainment Weekly). But since this is "The Boys," it is easy to infer that whatever it is will be unexpected. "My mind was blown," Jack Quaid chimed in. "Pun very much intended."