The clue is in the title. Herogasm, this week’s episode of The Boys, finds superheroes at a weekend-long extravaganza of utter debauchery. It’s cruder, more graphic and…stickier than the rest of this season, with showrunner Eric Kripke describing it as one of the most ‘sexually graphic hours of mainstream television’ ever in an interview with TV Line. The Amazon Prime Video show has long established its penchant for visceral depictions of sex and gore by now, but Twitter reactions to the episode that prove it’s still possible for the show to surprise viewers.
Some praised the performances of the cast, particularly Antony Starr (Homelander) and Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk):
Given that this is also an episode in which long-simmering rivalries come to a head, others were captivated by the thrilling climactic fight in which Butcher (Karl Urban) and Hughie (Jack Quaid), having gained the powers of super strength, teleportation and laser eyes thanks to a temporary dose of compound V, join Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) in taking down Homelander (Antony Starr):
But in true Twitter tradition, some of the best tweets were jokes about the episode’s gratuitous sex scenes and comedic timing:
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