Warning: The article contains spoilers from Gen V season 1, episode 7, “Sick.” The most important connection to the original series was made for fans of Gen V in the second-to-last episode of the first season.
Claudia Doumit, who gained notoriety for her performance in “The Boys,” makes an appearance on the Godolkin campus as Congresswoman Victoria Neuman. Neuman is visiting as part of her presidential campaign, stopping over along the way. Things get violent and chaotic during a live interview with Cameron Coleman, a Fox News anchor-like character, as wild student protestors with superpowers akin to MAGA.
After this occurrence, Marie Moreau approaches Neuman and tries to warn her about Dean Shetty’s plan to use a virus to eradicate superpowered people.
Neuman is dropping bombshells to Marie
In their private chat, Neuman shares with Marie a number of important revelations. She acknowledges that she is a secret superpowered person, that they can both control blood and that she has been the unseen backer of Marie’s actions at Godolkin. The surprising connection to “The Boys” in this episode, according to creator Michele Fazekas, was not intentional; rather, it happened because the storyline came together in an unanticipated way.
The only thing we knew about Neuman’s past was that she could blow off limbs, and she especially liked to target the skull. The showrunner of “The Boys,” Eric Kripke, did not suggest this character’s growth, according to Fazekas; rather, the idea came from the Gen V writers’ room.
She clarifies that Kripke’s only contribution was the suggestion that Victoria Neuman give a speech on campus, which is customary when political candidates visit colleges.
Links were forged between Gen V and The Boys
This episode established a number of important ties between The Boys and Gen V. Among these revelations is the fact that Homelander permitted the accident of Transoceanic Flight 37, in which Shetty’s family perished, in the first season of The Boys. In addition, Grace Mallory—a significant character from The Boys—returns and meets with Shetty in private.
Fazekas notes that the sequence with Shetty and Mallory was originally included in the Tek Knight episode. She continues by saying that the moment was a favorite and that they had always wanted to investigate the connections between Shetty and Mallory. After being conceived in the writers’ room, Eric Kripke was consulted about all of these links.
What’s in for next week’s finale?
The campus is getting more and more unstable as the last showdown approaches next week. The student body feels strongly about Neuman’s entrance, and Sam appears to be gravitating toward the pro-supe and anti-human ideologies. Furthermore, Cate is ready to free the previously imprisoned supes from the Woods onto Godolkin after defeating Shetty.
According to Fazekas, the scenario represents the venom and fury that permeate society. She thinks that since it’s simpler to deal with rage than melancholy or depression, individuals tend to turn to it more frequently. Screaming at someone is a more fun way to vent displeasure than processing feelings in secret. Because of this, Sam is susceptible to people who feed off of his rage.
In addition, the picture does a good job of illustrating how arguments in public frequently turn into individuals yelling at one another.
Starting on Friday, November 3rd, Prime Video will stream the Gen V season one finale.
What is Gen V about?
The Boys is an American superhero television series that was developed by Craig Rosenberg, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke. It is a spin-off of The Boys. It draws inspiration from the comic book narrative arc “We Gotta Go Now,” written by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson for The Boys. The third episode of The Boys television series is the program.
The series, which debuted on Amazon Prime Video on September 29, 2023, is set concurrently with The Boys’ fourth season. Remarkably, it received a second-season renewal in less than a month after its October 2023 premiere.
Young adult superheroes, known as “supes,” are put to the test at the Godolkin University School of Crimefighting, which was established by Thomas Godolkin and is managed by Vought International. The tests are battle royal in nature.