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The Supernatural Bucket List Item Eric Kripke Accomplished On The Boys

By XANDRA HARBET

THIS STORY CONTAINS DISCUSSIONS OF extreme violence and disturbing imagery.

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When it comes to "The Boys" creator Eric Kripke, nun violence is the name of the cinematic game. No, really. The writer isn't a stranger to some significantly bloody nunsense — although on "Supernatural" those deaths took place off-screen. Now with "The Boys" streaming on Prime Video instead of a network, Kripke has far more leeway than he had on the CW.
A stand-out episode of “Supernatural,” for Kripke was Season 4’s episode "Lucifer Rising," of which he stated, “Later on in one of the drafts of the scripts, I crucified a nun, kind of bleeding down an upside-down cross, and Bob Singer came into my office, and he said, 'You know, Eric, I rarely say this, but you're going way too far.' And I said, 'Well, you know, nun violence is the last great frontier for us.”
However, it seems the powers that be of "The Boys" had no such qualms, and Kripke would finally get to show unrestrained nun violence in the Season 3 episode "Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed.” Looper spoke to Kripke during an exclusive interview to promote "The Boys" Season 3, where he confirmed that killing a nun on screen had been on his bucket list since "Lucifer Rising."
Amused, Kripke explained, "When I was a young child growing up, I thought, 'If only I could make it to Hollywood and murder some nuns.' And they tell you dreams don't come true. They tell you this isn't the magic factory, but it really is." The only question is whether he received an irate call from Bob Singer regarding the showrunner's rising nun homicide count.