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‘The Boys’ Season 4, Episode 6 Recap & Review: Things Get Freaky, Freaky

Homelander closes in on even more power while Butcher looks to get his hands on a bit of Supe-killing virus.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for The Boys Season 4, Episode 6, “Dirty Business.”

Prime Video‘s hit superhero series has officially entered its home stretch. The Boys Season 4, Episode 6 is now streaming, and features several twists in the story that set up exciting things to come later in Season 4 and in Season 5.

Eric Kripke and co. know how to make Homelander (Antony Starr) terrifying, even without using his powers; a tactic which is utilized to perfection in the fourth installment. Every scene in the sixth episode is crucial, so be sure you picked up on all the details with our recap of The Boys Season 4, Episode 6, “Dirty Business.”

Hughie Bonds With His Mother in ‘The Boys’ Season 4, Episode 6

Rosemarie DeWitt as Daphne looks lovingly at her son (offscreen) in The Boys Season 4 | Agents of Fandom
Hughie and Daphne’s relationship may have been rocky for a long time, but the pair are working to close the gap between them. Image Credit: Prime Video.

The Boys Season 4, Episode 6 opens with Butcher (Karl Urban) and Kessler (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) telling Sameer (Omid Abtahi) to make another dose of the virus strong enough to kill Homelander. The episode continues with Hughie (Jack Quaid) and Daphne (Rosemarie DeWitt) on the National Treasure tour spreading Hugh’s (Simon Pegg) ashes. A Homelander fan heckles Starlight (Erin Moriarty) about her abortion.

Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) then visits Frenchie (Tomer Capone) in jail, but he refuses to see her. Back at HQ, MM (Laz Alonso) tries to meditate and gets a call from A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) who is freaking out. The Boys devise a plan to sneak into Tek Knight’s (Derek Wilson) cocktail party to learn about Homelander’s plan. MM then visits Webweaver (Dan Mousseau) and drugs him, so Hughie can steal his costume.

The Seven also arrive at Tek Knight’s party and Homelander tells him he’s pathetic while Tek Knight takes subtle racist jabs at A-Train. Hughie suits up as Webweaver and plants bugs around the party and bumps into Victoria (Claudia Doumit). Tek Knight then gives Hughie a tour while Homelander asks Victoria about Stan (Giancarlo Esposito) but she plays coy. Tek Knight then takes Hughie down to the “Tek Cave” and Hughie realizes it’s a sex den.

MM Leads The Boys on a Rescue Mission in “Dirty Business”

MM wearing sunglasses with a smug look on his face in The Boys Season 4 | Agents of Fandom
MM has had to adjust his role with Butcher on and off the team, but he proves himself to be a natural-born leader time and time again. Image Credit Prime Video.

The Boys Season 4, Episode 6 continues at Vought Tower where The Deep (Chace Crawford) gives Noir (Nathan Mitchell) some direction on his character. Meanwhile, Annie, Kimiko, and MM infiltrate the party to save Hughie. The vision of Becca (Shantel VanSanten) confronts Butcher and says he needs to prioritize saving Ryan (Cameron Crovetti) over killing Homelander. Back inside the party, Victoria listens to a speech about abortion and has a vision of her own head popping.

Sister Sage (Susan Heyward) convinces Victoria to join the team by telling her about her past. Firecracker (Valorie Curry) then tries to talk to Homelander, Sage, and Victoria, but they tell her it’s a private conversation. Tek Knight and Hughie (as Webweaver) get up to weird stuff in the sex dungeon and Ashley (Colby Minifie) walks in. Hughie shouts random words to find the safe word, but has no luck as the chaos continues.

Annie runs into Firecracker in the hall and injects her with a tranquilizer. Ashley goes back upstairs and Tek Knight takes off Webweaver’s mask to learn it’s Hughie underneath. Meanwhile, MM shoots Sage in the head and then collapses from panic. Kimiko convinces A-Train to take MM to the hospital, and Kimiko and Annie arrive at the Tek Cave right as Tek Knight is about to cut into Hughie.

Victoria Steps Up in ‘The Boys’ Season 4, Episode 6

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When Sister Sage isn’t up for the challenge, Victoria steps up and gets the job done. Image Credit: Prime Video.

Sister Sage is unable to function because MM shot her, so Homelander tries to give the presentation himself. He quickly gets in over his head and tries to pass it off to Sage, but she is still unable to help and stuffing her face with chocolate cake. Victoria takes control and says if she gets in office, she’ll remove all rules and regulations, and they all rejoice. Back in the Tek Cave, Tek Knight wakes up and Kimiko stabs him, but he enjoys it.

The Boys get into Tek Knight’s computer and drain his bank accounts. Tek Knight then reveals his prisons are wanted to round people up and put them in camps, and his butler comes in and strangles him. MM wakes up to the doctor telling him he had a panic attack, and Kimiko tries to visit Frenchie in jail again. Firecracker visits Homelander and gives him breast milk and says she’d do anything for him.

Back at HQ, Hughie is traumatized about what happened with Tek Knight in addition to missing his dad. Sameer reveals to Butcher and Joe that if he makes the virus strong enough to kill Homelander, it would kill all Supes. Becca and Kessler try to talk Butcher one way and the other before Kessler tells her to shut up. It’s then revealed at the episode’s end that Kessler isn’t real and is only a figment of his imagination because Butcher left him to die all those years ago.

Homelander Has Two New Partners After “Dirty Business”

Homelander and Victoria staring at each other in The Boys Season 4, Episode 6 | Agents of Fandom
Although the two could not be more different, Victoria has no choice but to side with Homelander, for now. Image Credit: Prime Video.

The Boys Season 4, Episode 6 is yet another nearly flawless episode of television tied together by powerful performances and riveting storytelling. It’s always fun to watch the mighty fall, and Sister Sage face-plants hard in the sixth installment. With only two episodes remaining, the penultimate next week will begin to wrap up chapter four in this five-chapter book known as The Boys.

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'The Boys' Season 4, Episode 6 "Dirty Business" Review

'The Boys' Season 4, Episode 6 "Dirty Business" Review
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The Good

  • Antony Starr continues to put on a clinic as Homelander.
  • The teardown of Sister Sage is so satisfying.
  • Everything with Hughie and Tek Knight in the cave is hilarious.

The Bad

  • Larger, overarching problems that weigh each episode down a touch.
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