The Boys Already Teased Season 4’s Big Ending

The Boys season 4 episode 1 title was teased by showrunner Eric Kripke on social media.

By Mark McKee | Published

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Superhero films and TV series are all the rage, reaching all the way back to the early 2000s with X-Men and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man; the genre continued to grow until virtually every studio and streamer has their IPs to add to the mix. Amazon found success in the dark and more adult-themed TV series, The Boys, subverting the idea that superheroes should be made for kids. Now, thanks to a Twitter post by showrunner Eric Kripke, we now know that The Boys Season 4 finale will be titled “Assassination Run,” carrying some assumptions along with the title. 

As you can see from the image posted to the showrunner’s Twitter, the eighth episode of the fourth season carries a title that can have some pretty disastrous implications. Of course, one comment asks the right question in the thread, asking the showrunner if we should be scared or excited. That is definitely the question to ask, seeing how we can’t tell by the title who exactly will be on the receiving end of the assassination attempt. 

The title isn’t the only information we got about The Boys Season 4; we also see that showrunner Eric Kripke will be directing the episode, the first time he is in the director’s chair since the Season 1 finale. While he isn’t as experienced of a director as some of the others that have spent time behind the camera for the series, he also has a few episodes of Supernatural under his belt. He is much more adept at writing for TV, where he has written 27 episodes of the time-travel drama, Timeless, 327 episodes of Supernatural, and 25 episodes of The Boys

The writing credits for this The Boys Season 4 episode go to two scribes that have penned other installments of the series, Jessica Chou and David Reed. David Reed has a long resume of writing credits as he has written for SupernaturalThe Magicians, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, as well as producing and directing for The Magicians. Jessica Chou has also held numerous roles on many other projects, including writing, directing, and producing Texting with Gosling, writing and producing The Boys, and writing for Wu Assassins

Karl Urban and Jack Quiad as Butcher and Hughie in The Boys (2022)

The title of The Boys Season 4 could mean we will see a similar ending to the upcoming season as we did at the end of the last season, as Season 3 also ended with an assassination. The murder of Lamar Bishop (Graham Gauthier) created a void on the presidential ticket as Robert Singer’s running mate, a void that Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) was only too happy to fill. Of course, the political ramifications of the last assassination could set up many situations that would cause retribution, including another political assassination attempt. 

There are still a lot of unanswered questions about The Boys Season 4. Still, one thing is for sure; we can expect to see the likes of Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid), Homelander (Anthony Starr), and Annie January, AKA Starlight (Erin Moriarty) return in all their glory. We will just have to wait and see who the assassination target is referenced in the title.