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The Female of the Species 

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On a very special episode of The Boys... an hour of guts, gutterballs, airplane hijackings, madness, ghosts, and one very intriguing Female. Oh, and lots of heart -- both in the sentimental sense, and in the gory literal sense.


Frederick E.O. Toye (as Fred Toye)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Urban ... Billy Butcher
Jack Quaid ... Hughie Campbell
Antony Starr ... Homelander
Erin Moriarty ... Starlight / Annie January
Dominique McElligott ... Queen Maeve
Jessie T. Usher ... A-Train
Laz Alonso ... Mother's Milk
Chace Crawford ... The Deep
Tomer Capon ... Frenchie
Karen Fukuhara ... Kimiko Miyashiro
Nathan Mitchell ... Black Noir (credit only)
Elisabeth Shue ... Madelyn Stillwell
Jennifer Esposito ... Susan Raynor
Shantel VanSanten ... Becca Butcher
Malcolm Barrett ... Seth Reed


Following Popclaw's tip, the Boys find a Triad hideout, housing an imprisoned Japanese woman, the Female, whom Frenchie frees. After she kills her guards and runs off, Milk finds evidence the Female was a test subject. When Hughie meets Starlight while bowling, Butcher has him bug her phone. With the Compound-V supply compromised, A-Train has Popclaw go into hiding, while he searches for the Female. Stillwell sends Homelander and Queen Maeve to save a hijacked airliner, but Homelander casually abandons the plane when the plan fails, forcing Maeve to choose her survival over the passengers. Frenchie finds evidence leading to Penn Station, and makes a momentary connection there with the Female, but loses her in the crowd. They corner her on the tracks, but A-Train arrives and tries to kill her. Frenchie attracts a crowd to distract A-Train, allowing the Female to escape. The Boys corner her again, and Frenchie tries talking to her. She still attacks, so Butcher uses knock out gas. ... Written by Aaron Kyle

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Did You Know?


Jessie T. Usher's portrayal of lightning-fast runner A-Train isn't the first time he's played an athlete. In the series "Survivor's Remorse," he played Cam Calloway, a basketball prodigy who gets signed to a lucrative professional basketball contract. See more »


When Madelyn Stillwell shows Homelander and Queen Maeve the map of the route of Transoceanic Flight 37, the spot representing Chicago roughly corresponds with the actual location of Moosonee, Ontario, at the southern tip of James Bay in Canada. The Great Lakes are clearly visible on the map, but "Chicago" is nowhere near Lake Michigan. See more »


Frenchie: You need to unclench your asshole.
Mother's Milk: You need to eat my clenched asshole.
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Edited from The Boys: The Name of the Game (2019) See more »


Written by Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner, Melanie C, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard
Performed by Spice Girls
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I like the show and the episode but...
8 October 2020 | by afashtakiSee all my reviews

Why all the bad guys has to be Arab? I mean its 2020 why shows and movies still put Arabs in the bad guy category why not a white guy smh

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Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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