‘The Boys’ Star Shantel VanSanten Hints Becca’s Reunion With Butcher Will Be ‘Complicated’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Shantel VanSanten and Karl Urban in The Boys

Shantel VanSanten’s character, Becca, was the driving power behind Billy Butcher’s (Karl Urban) vengeance in Season 1 of The Boys. But this season, the couple is reuniting, and VanSanten hinted it’s going to be extra difficult than they anticipated.

Shantel VanSanten and Karl Urban in The Boys
Shantel VanSanten and Karl Urban in ‘The Boys’ | Amazon

 In ‘The Boys’ Season 1, Butcher thought Becca was useless

In the primary season of Amazon’s The Boys, Butcher reveals that the actual motive he hates the Supes is that he thought they killed his spouse, Becca. Through flashbacks, he remembers how she labored as an worker for Vought and abruptly disappeared. He discovers that she was raped by Homelander (Antony Starr) and believes she was killed.

But when Homelander begins poking round, Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue) sends him to a scientist who claims Becca bought pregnant as a result of the rape, after which died with the infant throughout childbirth. 

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But within the Season 1 finale, after killing Stilwell, Homelander takes Butcher to a personal compound the place they each uncover that Becca is alive and elevating her younger son, Ryan. 

Butcher’s animosity towards Homelander and the Supes may make him hate Becca’s son

Season 2 of The Boys finds Butcher doing no matter it takes to search out the key compound the place Becca is being held. However, Homelander has been making frequent visits. Against Becca’s needs, he’s attempting to attach with Ryan (Cameron Crovetti) and make him use his inherited powers.

But if and when Butcher does discover Becca, the query can be how he’ll really feel about her son. Not solely is he the son of his spouse’s rapist, however the child can be a Supe. In an interview with Comic Book, Karl Urban, the actor who performs Butcher, recommended his character gained’t fall in love with the boy simply because Becca loves him.

“Without giving too much away, you have to know that Billy Butcher has a very clear, specific view of supes,” mentioned Urban. “And he does not like them and his wife’s son is a Supe. So that prejudice is part of the fabric of the character and it’s not one that is easily brushed aside in any circumstance and particularly not this one.”

‘The Boys’ star Shantel VanSanten says Butcher and Becca’s reunion can be difficult

It’s only a matter of time earlier than Becca and Butcher reunite on The Boys. But when speaking to TV Line, VanSanten hinted that their reunion gained’t be easy. 

“They have such an epic love for each other,” VanSanten defined. “It’s what’s been driving Butcher and driving him mad, of course, to avenge what he thought was her death, and now this season’s about finding his way back to her. But it’s a lot more complicated, obviously, than just, ‘OK, we found each other. Now we’re back together.’ There’s a whole other human life to consider.”

Fans will lastly get to see Becca and Butcher’s reunion on this season of The Boys. New episodes air Fridays on Amazon Prime Video. 

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