Not only was the storyline shunted forward into a brave new direction for some of the characters, but there were also A LOT of memorable comedy breaks dotted throughout.
No one is safe from showrunner Eric Kripke and the team behind 'The Boys', a fact that was even more prevalent while watching episode six of season three, 'Herogasm'.
The episode had a lot riding on it ahead of its release, with fans of the comic books knowing that we were about to get an even wilder look inside the universe the series is based in - C-list supes having a sex party.
But before we got to the bump and grind of the episode, which has become the highest-rated episode of the franchise so far, there were a few other matters to handle first.
First up, Gal Gadot's doozy of an idea from 2020 was taken and ran with by Chase Crawford's The Deep, as he and a surprising line-up of celebrities parodied 'Imagine' at the top of the episode. The likes of Elizabeth Banks, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Rose Byrne, Kumail Nanjiani and more sang their heart's out in one of the funniest moments of the entire series.
The moment had the same energy as A-Train's (Jessie T. Usher) energy drink advert from earlier in the season, which was based on that awful Kendall Jenner/Pepsi commercial.
Next up, viewers couldn't resist poking fun at Homelander (Antony Starr) and his belief that Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) had his back this whole time. Following their conversation whereby the silent superhero learns of Soldier Boy's (Jensen Ackles) return, he removes his tracking chip in front of an innocent bystander in the lift and vanishes.
Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) then paid an unexpected visit to Starlight (Erin Moriarty), who gave her a frosty reception; meanwhile, Frenchie (Tomer Capone) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) attempt to get out alive from being held captive by Nina and her Russian mobsters.
While all of this is happening, there are a number of mentions of Soldier Boy's former Payback teammates, the TNT Twins, who are living in Montpelier. Believing that they will be the original Supe's next target, pretty much all of the cast head to the Twins' house, only to discover that their annual 'Herogasm' orgy is in full swing.
As Starlight and Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso) attempt to navigate the house without seeing anything too revealing (and failing miserably), they're soon joined by a suped-up Hughie (Jack Quaid) and Butcher (Karl Urban) who corner Homelander in an epic three-versus-one fight with Soldier Boy, that ends in the caped Supe getting away. Oh, and Soldier Boy blasts half of the party to death too, naturally.
The episode ends on a cliffhanger, with A-Train using his powers to drag Blue Hawk (Nick Wechsler), potentially killing himself in the process; the final moments of the episode is dedicated to Starlight coming clean on IGTV, telling millions of viewers the true agenda of the Vought "superheroes". This moment in particular could have huge ramifications on how the series moves forward from here.
Here's how viewers reacted to 'Herogasm', a game-changer of an episode.
'The Boys' season three continues on Prime Video. The season finale will air on Friday, July 8.