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The Costly Mistake The Boys Fans Think Homelander Made In Season 3 Episode 4

This article includes spoilers for "The Boys" Season 3, Episode 4 "Glorious Five Year Plan."

As Amazon Prime's "The Boys" dives headlong into its third season, the streamer's superheroes-with-a-licentious-twist series continues to move fast, break things, and reliably deliver on its patented shock-apalooza entertainment formula. From exploding organs-which-shall-not-be-named to generally excessive displays of Supes run amok, the show consistently tops its "I can't believe they did that!" credo in almost every other scene.

Leaving no venerable genre trope unsullied, the hit show presents its colorfully perverse cast of comic-book-adjacent Supes as a cadre of mostly self-serving, narcissistic, occasionally murderous prima donnas. Headlining the line-up of chemically super-charged characters with hyper-superegos to match is evil-Superman-proxy Homelander (Antony Starr). Long accustomed to being the top Supe in the hierarchy of the Seven, the primary core of anti-heroes developed by the sinister Vought conglomerate, Homelander has recently been forced to accept fellow Supe Starlight (Erin Moriarty) as his co-captain. 

With this and other Season 3 indignities throwing Homelander off his game, fans have spotted a gaffe by the Supe in "The Boys'" fourth episode that could represent a critical and uncharacteristic mistake.

Fans think Homelander messed up by overlooking Supersonic's dead body

As "The Boys" Season 4 episode "Glorious Five Year Plan" progresses, Homelander's power-grab scheme to sideline Vought CEO Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) seems to be working. Then Homelander learns of the plot against him being concocted by Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) and Supersonic (Miles Gaston Villanueva). This eventually leads to Supersonic's death — with the highly incriminating super-corpse left lying on a rooftop.

Posting on the show's episode subreddit, u/SockPenguin notes a fundamental forensics problem, writing, "So Homelander killed the newest member of The Seven ... and left the body on a random roof still in a very recognizable costume." Redditor u/FatherlyNeptune proposes an explanation, writing, "They would clean up his body, say he's on a secret mission then months later reveal he's dead." However, the same user then says that maybe Homelander and Vought are foolish enough to leave the grisly evidence to be found, noting, "That just seems extremely idiotic." 

Reddit poster u/afinch180 sums up fans' complaints about the dead-body dead-giveaway, writing, "Yeah I feel like this won't go unnoticed."