While the Herogasm event that the episode was named after was the main attraction, there was much more going on than the notorious super orgy. Many of Vought’s “heroes” died a messy demise as a result of the uncontrollable blast from Soldier Boy, while some met their demise in a more dramatic way. A-Train, in particular, was a part of what might have been the most significant scene of the entire series, but was it really his last?
Jessie T. Usher has done a commendable job of conveying A-self-righteousness Train’s and revealing hints of the strong morals he harbors, however deeply buried they may be. The episode “Herogasm” was crucial to A-storyline. Train’s He had previously been a part of some of the most heinous plots in the show, and Hughie’s participation with The Boys was sparked by his murder of Robin in the pilot. Despite his past misguided antics, A-Train just started a small redemption story. A-Train was at last seen as a hero for sticking up for his brother and his community against the bigoted way Blue Hawk patrolled the largely black neighborhood. This plotline was highlighted in “Herogasm,” as he and Blue Hawk faced off for a final defense.
But before this, A-Train met a naked Hughie at the gathering. Fans will be aware of the lengthy history between these two, which was initiated by the aforementioned murder of Hughie’s fiancée. This incident prompted Hughie to confront A-Train at Herogasm and demand that A-Train finally accept responsibility for the death of Robin. Hughie was shocked to learn that A-Train had offered an apology, and it wasn’t just a cursory one. He recounted the incident while breaking down in tears as he described the harm it had caused. He now had an almost human quality. Hughie desired for A-Train to apologize to him ever since they first met, but this outpouring of emotion and genuine regret over what he had done did not change what he had done.
Then, events changed. A-Train shouted out to a fleeing Blue Hawk after Soldier Boy’s catastrophic blow. In typical Blue Hawk form, he downplayed the significance of their encounter, but the speedster quickly seized him by the throat as he vented his resentment, assuring Blue Hawk he wouldn’t get away with his wrongdoings, “not this time.” Blue Hawk has long terrorized the neighborhood of A-brother Train’s and displayed excessive aggression toward the Black community, allegedly even curb-stomping someone. A-brother Train’s was disabled in a fight that Blue Hawk became involved in at a place where he had previously committed to apologize.
A-frustrations Train’s were fueled by these earlier occurrences. After a brief argument, A-Train knocked Blue Hawk to the ground, grabbed his ankle, and fled at full speed while ruthlessly dragging his body over the streets. Eventually, the two came to a stop, and the camera swept over a brutally battered Blue Hawk before coming to rest on an exhausted A-Train. He dropped to the floor in anguish, grabbing at his chest and gasping for air. A-Train struggled for a moment, then fell silent and flattened himself on the ground. The environment was silent, but for the soft chirping of the birds, and A-Train seemed to be dead.
A-storyline Train’s started with him using his skills to kill someone, and it now seems to have come full circle as the very same abilities he always exploited so self-indulgently have led to his demise. If this really is A-last Train’s act, he died doing what The Seven ought to be doing: defending the oppressed who are unable to defend themselves. This week’s episode of The Boys on Prime Video will allow viewers to find out if this speedster on a mission of atonement has passed away.