Gen V has come to an end, well, the first season anyway, and it definitely went out with a bang. Following on from the events of Episode 7, where Kate killed Shetty, within this episode, we saw that Godolkin University was under attack from the supes that were previously kept inside of the woods after being freed.
Gen V Season 1 ending and Post Credits Scene left a lot of questions, and Homelander also made an appearance. So, let’s do a Gen V Season 1 Post Credits Scene Explained and breaking all that there was to take away from this season finale of Gen V., But before we get into the Post Credits Scene, we will first try to understand that confusing ending and Homelander’s actions.
Here is the Gen V Season 1 Post Credits Scene Explained:
Gen V Season 1 Ending Explained
Well, the Gen V Season 1 ending was one that had me scratching my head and wondering what the hell happened. Kate released all of the Supes that were previously contained in the woods onto the street, and there was a mass slaughtering of humans that was being done by them. It meant that Marie Jordan, Andre, and Emma had to be on the other side and try to save the day.
We saw at this moment just how powerful Kate actually is, but also how vulnerable she can be, too, as she has no defense. She was using her powers to force those around her to almost feel nothing and act in a way that caused terror among the humans. Even innocent ones that had nothing to do with the facility that was the words. But she didn’t care.
Within this moment, she truly became the monster that her mother was fearful of all of those years ago. This is why I think that Kate was fine having innocent people being harmed, too, because she’d never really been treated well by a human.
Her mother looked her away, and Shetty manipulated her to the point where she was being controlled. So that was her own personal vendetta and justification to destroy those that were in front of her.
The language that she used when speaking to Marie showed that she also thought of Supes and humans as two completely different beings on different levels of society. So, her mind was truly corrupted.
With the climax occurring, where the group had quite literally turned on themselves, we had Andre and Sam in a one-on-one where they were both neutralized by each other. Sam was told to feel nothing at this point, so I was surprised that he didn’t make easy work of Andre. Maybe it shows just how durable of an individual Andre actually is, especially considering what Sam did to many other individuals that day.
Plus, Jordan was in a fight with three other soups where they were being overpowered. In this moment, we saw Marie caused the soup with laser vision to have some kind of heart attack, and she stopped her blood from circulating around her body.
These were Marie’s powers that we hadn’t seen before. But it was something that many of us were theorizing could be the case. So it was good to see that even though it was by accident, it was actually a possibility, and it does make her stronger.
Marie’s Power Potential
Then Marie used all of the blood from the bodies that were around her, and she fired it toward the others in an epic scene, causing them all to be killed. Again, this shows just how powerful of a person Marie actually is.
We know that in the past, when Marie was looking to utilize those powers, her PTSD would kick in, and she’d struggle. But in this instance, because she was protecting Jordan, somebody that she cared for, and it was saving them, she didn’t have a second thought.
With Jordan being saved, it looked as though Kate was going to utilize her powers on Jordan by touching them. But instead, before she could, Marie caused Kate’s hand to explode.
It was a moment that was predicted by many on the internet, so Congrats on that. But it marked the state of the friendship of the group, the division, and the fact that there’s most probably no way back for it. This is the largest explosion that we’ve seen Marie do.
We know that she caused Rufus to lose a particular body part. But exploding Kate’s forearm is massive. It shows that she’s definitely got it in her to go all out Newman one day and just do it to an entire room. So that’s something to watch out for.
Homelander Does Whatever The F Wants
When Homelander arrived, he looked at Marie, and he was almost disgusted by what she had done. He mentioned how he was surprised that she’d hurt her own kind. And with that, he fired up his laser vision and directed it towards her. This then causes Marie, Emma, Jordan, and Andre to wake up inside a doorless white room before it cuts black.
There was a news segment where Sam and Kate were being praised as the Heroes of GodU. And the four in the room were the ones that caused the terror, something which did surprise me and was confusing. But here’s my thoughts on that.
In the new segment where Sam and Kate are being held as the Heroes of GodU, Homelander is looking at it with a smile on his face and some kind of sentimental look. Almost as if he knew Kate or Sam, and there was some kind of connection.
So I wonder if that’s something that’s going to be explored in the next season of Gen V. I hope it does because there’s definitely more than meets the eye with that. I don’t think he’s smiling because he’s satisfied with what he did. I feel he knows one of them in some way.
The four of them that are now locked inside of the room are probably being kept inside of a facility at Vought and are being closely monitored. I can’t imagine it’s anything too dangerous, though, as Emma had some pink drink, and she looked extremely casual. So somebody must have brought that to her. So whilst I don’t think they’re in danger. I think Vought has a larger plan at play for them.
Also, I have to call out as well Marie absolutely absorbed Homelander’s laser vision, something which I’ve never seen before. Again, this shows just how powerful she is. She truly is one-of-a-kind and could genuinely be one of the most powerful Supes that’s out there.
Gen V Season 1 Post Credits Scene Explained
Right after the credits started rolling after a couple of seconds, the scene started playing out. This was a short section where we had Billy Butcher walking down the hallway of the now abandoned Woods, looking into a cell and saying a light in his typical fashion. This may seem inconsequential.
But what it actually shows us is that he was probably the person on the other end of the phone call in the previous episode when Mallory was meeting with Dean Shetty, and Shetty revealed all about the virus.
So that is a massive setup for the plot points in season four of The Boys. And him actually being there inside of the facility confirmed everything that he heard on the line and the inhumane treatment that the Supes were going through, but more so the corrupt nature of Vough.
With Billy knowing about the virus and the fact that it’s something that is extremely dangerous to Supes, with him wanting to wipe out Homelander and even Victoria Newman at this point following the end of season three, it means we’re most likely going to be seeing The Boys going after the virus and looking at a way of weaponizing it.
Marie’s Sister Theory
Marie was promised the opportunity to meet her sister if she was able to neutralize the situation that was occurring on campus, something that she did do.
However, her waking up inside the facility most likely means that the deal is off the cards now. But I don’t think that’s the end of the arm of the story. Marie’s sister is at the core of Marie and everything that she does—even being mentioned in the season finale and appearing in flashbacks.
Marie went to Godu because she wanted to be a hero, to prove to her sister that she was not a monster. Something that she said that she would always think that she was following what she did to her parents.
Personally, I like the idea of Marie’s sister going on to have V in her system because her parents did the same thing to her as they did to Marie. I think that’s something that could happen.
When they do eventually meet, her sister could be extremely against her, and their relationship could be at a point where it won’t ever get mended, so they’ll have to face off against each other. I could see something like that happening. Considering how powerful and gifted Marie is, maybe her sister could be too.
Vaught clearly knows of Marie’s sister, her location, and who she is, so it does make me wonder if she’s in the books because she is special when it comes to her powers. I hope that’s something that we’ll see in the next season of the show.