Jensen Ackles on the big Soldier Boy twist of The Boys season 3

Well, The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke did say there were many reasons why

he couldn't adapt the Homelander-sexing-Soldier-Boy scene from the

comics. Season 3's penultimate episode, "Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed," made that more abundantly clear.

Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) phoned up Homelander (Antony Starr) in the

final minutes of the episode because he made a discovery.

Back in 1980, he was called into the lab of Jonah Vogelbaum (John Doman), the scientist who

oversaw the creation of Homelander. Soldier Boy didn't know why he was

there, just that it had something to do with genetics. So he beat his meat (his words) into a cup. A year later, Homelander was born.

Yup, Soldier Boy is Homelander's biological father.