The Boys, Season 4, Episode 1 “Department Of Dirty Tricks” | Recap & Review

The Boys Season 4 Episode 1 department of dirty tricks recap

The Boys are finally back in town with Season 4, Episode 1 “Department of Dirty Tricks,” and we’re recapping on our podcast. With Neuman and Singer clinching the election, it’s time for The Boys to amp things up and take the head-popper down. Only, they’re very bad at it. Meanwhile, Homelander is aging, and things are not going well with The Seven, either. Plus, we discuss that surprise octopus cameo, the introduction of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Joe Kessler, and much, much more.


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The Boys Season 4, Episode 1 “Department Of Dirty Tricks” Synopsis:

Here’s the official synopsis for the episode, per Prime Video:

It’s Election Night and President-Elect Bob Singer and VP Victoria Neuman are throwing a party to celebrate their victory! But when The Boys crash the party to assassinate Neuman, the mission goes horribly wrong. Now the clock is ticking to finish the job before the election is certified on January 6th, when Neuman will be one head-pop away from the Presidency. Meanwhile, Butcher’s health has badly deteriorated from his Temp V use in Season 3, and he’s running out of time in his quest to save Ryan, who’s fallen further under Homelander’s malign influence.

Annie, having officially left The Seven, is trying to distance herself from the role of “Starlight” and just be Annie January — but leaving the supersuit behind is proving harder than she thought. After a family crisis, Hughie gets a visit from the last person he ever expected to see again. And when Homelander finds a gray hair, he’s confronted with his own mortality, and worries about the world he’s going to leave behind for Ryan. So he recruits Sage, a superhero and the world’s smartest person, and with her help, Homelander becomes more dangerous than ever.

The Boys Season 4 Synopsis:

The world is on the brink. Victoria Neuman is closer than ever to the Oval Office and under the muscly thumb of Homelander, who is consolidating his power. Butcher, with only months to live, has lost Becca’s son as well as his job as The Boys’ leader. The rest of the team are fed up with his lies. With the stakes higher than ever, they have to find a way to work together and save the world before it’s too late.

The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes—who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as gods—abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. Intent on stopping the corrupt superheroes, The Boys, a group of vigilantes, continue their heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven and Vought—the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. It’s the seemingly powerless against the super powerful.

The Boys is based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, who also serve as executive producers, and developed by executive producer and showrunner Eric Kripke. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Phil Sgriccia, Michaela Starr, Paul Grellong, David Reed, Meredith Glynn, Judalina Neira, Ken F. Levin, and Jason Netter also serve as executive producers. The Boys is produced by Amazon MGM Studios and Sony Pictures Television, with Kripke Enterprises, Original Film, and Point Grey Pictures.

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