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Sister Sage’s Survival Story

Spoilers follow for The Boys season 4. It’s no surprise to fans of The Boys when a major character meets an early and gruesome end. Even during season 4 of the series, there have been characters thrown against buildings or subjected to heat-vision attacks. In the latest episode, it seemed like the most surprising death had occurred as MM shot Sister Sage in the head to prevent her from alerting Homelander to their presence. The real twist, of course, was that Sister Sage survived.

The genius aspect of this moment in The Boys season 4 is that the death is handled quite matter-of-factly. MM and Sister Sage are locked in a standoff. Sage taunts him with information about his daughter while MM tries hard to ensure his team isn’t compromised. This leads to the moment where Sage tries to sound the alarm and promptly takes a bullet to the head from MM’s gun. MM also passes out from a panic attack induced by the sudden act of killing someone who was taunting him.

Notably, the show wastes no time confirming that Sister Sage isn’t dead immediately after she is shot. Two episodes ago, it was revealed that Sister Sage’s superpower isn’t just that she’s incredibly intelligent, but her brain is also regenerative. She routinely gives herself lobotomies to ease her anxieties about being the smartest person in the world. MM shooting Sage in the head is just a more extreme version of her self-lobotomizing behavior.

As the episode continues, we see that this is indeed the case. Sister Sage is stuck in her “dumb” persona while recovering, an even more extreme version this time. Instead of answering Homelander’s questions, she rambles about eating candy corn, making him realize she has brain damage. By the episode’s end, Sister Sage hasn’t fully recovered, but based on her recovery time, it’s likely she will be back to normal in the next episode.

In The Boys season 4, Karl Urban stars again as Billy Butcher, leader of The Boys. The team includes Jack Quaid as Hughie Campbell, Laz Alonso as M.M., Tomer Capone as Frenchie, and Karen Fukuhara as Kimiko Miyashiro. Some of the “supes” featured include Antony Starr as Homelander, Jessie T. Usher as A-Train, and Chace Crawford as The Deep. Other notable stars include Colby Minifie as Ashley Barrett, CEO of Vought International, and Claudia Doumit as Victoria Neuman.

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