Warning: This story contains spoilers for the third season of The young.
Soldier Boy is Homelander’s father? Talk about a great plot twist.
In the final moments of the July 1st episode of Prime Video’s superhero series The youngsoldier boy (Jensen Ackles) calls Homelander (Anton Starr) and reveals that their abilities are similar for a reason: they’re related. The wanted hero-turned-hero, who is a parody of Marvel’s Captain America, learned the truth earlier in the episode when he took out a former teammate who betrayed him.
“The situation has changed,” Soldier Boy, who tried to kill Homelander in a previous episode, says over the phone. “And I thought we should talk.”
Though Homelander is initially unresponsive to the unexpected call, Soldier Boy goes ahead with his confession, sharing: “In the fall of 1980, I was called to Vogelbaum’s laboratory for an experiment. Something about genetics. I still remember the penthouse I used. “
To further phrase it for a confused Homelander, Soldier Boy adds, “I pounded my meat in a cup. It turned out that in the spring of 1981 Vogelbaum gave birth to a child.
Understandably, this admission leaves Homelander speechless, especially as Soldier Boy admits he would have happily stepped aside to let his son take the spotlight – had he not been captured by Russians. He says aloud, “What father wouldn’t want that for his son?”