Soldier Boy Return In The Boys Season 4 about the strain put on Friendship

The Boys Star Breaks Down MM & Butcher’s Damaged Friendship. The Boys’ Laz Alonso talks about the strain put on the group after Billy Butcher teams up with MM’s sworn enemy Soldier Boy in his pursuit of revenge. The Boys star Laz Alonso, aka Mother’s Milk, discusses how fractured his relationship with Karl Urban’s Butcher is after the events of season 3.

The Boys season 3 leaves Soldier Boy on an ambiguous note. Can Jensen Ackles’ character potentially return in The Boys season 4? And, if so, how?

The Boys season 3 delivered some of the show’s greatest moments, scenes, and episodes, but the season finale has split viewer opinions.

Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy could – and probably should – return in The Boys season 4. Despite a roster of exciting new additions, no character entered The Boys season 3 with quite as much buzz as Soldier Boy. Based on the Captain America parody from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comics, Soldier Boy is a legendary Vought supe renowned for his courageous heroism during World War II, but after four decades at the top of his game, Soldier Boy was betrayed by Payback, and taken by the Russians for experimentation. Accidentally released thanks to the Boys, Steve-Rogers-gone-wrong cut a deal with Butcher – help killing Payback in exchange for help killing Homelander.

The most recent season of Prime Video’s superhero satire has been one dominated by daddy issues, as both Butcher and MM have struggled with the threat of losing their children to other father figures. In MM’s case, he was able to salvage his relationship to his daughter, while Butcher lost control of his step-son Ryan to Homelander. The rift between the two men has always existed on The Boys; MM has a strong moral compass and thinks rationally, while Butcher is driven by rage and is willing to do whatever it takes, no matter the cost.

Typically, they’ve been able to temper one another and work together in their common goal to take down the supes. In The Boys season 3, Butcher took it a step too far by teaming up with Soldier Boy, the supe who killed MM’s grandfather as collateral in a botched robbery. Soldier Boy was also the reason MM’s father worked himself to death, trying to legally take the patriotic supe down. Butcher knew MM’s history with Soldier Boy, but ignored it in his own selfish pursuit to get closer to killing Homelander.

MM and Butcher’s relationship because of Butcher’s use of Temp-V. Butcher is willing to kill himself with the drug, not only by causing a deadly amount of brain damage in his pursuit of revenge, but also by becoming the very thing he detests to gain it. Considering he concealed the fact he was taking Temp-V in the first place, he’s likely not to tell MM or the rest of the Boys that he’s dying until the exact moment he needs to in order to gain their sympathy for another one of his dangerous plans. The Boys season 3 has better fleshed out MM, whose motivations have previously been ill-defined. It has gone a long way in showing why he and Butcher are so fundamentally different, and why this break in their partnership was bound to happen. MM is nothing if not loyal, though, and he will likely stick to Butcher one way or another until the bitter end (and hopefully that ending is different than the comics).

That verbal contract is abruptly torn up once Soldier Boy begins letting loose on Ryan, suddenly turning everyone – Butcher and Homelander included – against the politically-incorrect supe relic. Helped by Starlight and Kimiko, MM successfully doses his nemesis with a nerve agent, before Maeve tackles him straight outta the building. When The Boys’ season 3 finale comes to an end, Soldier Boy’s unconscious body is inside some hi-tech chamber with Grace Mallory looking on.

The Boys doesn’t explicitly confirm whether audiences will encounter Soldier Boy again or whether season 3’s finale represents a dishonorable discharge, but his ending definitely leaves the door ajar for more.