Supernatural Fans Uncover a Deep-Cut Dean Winchester Easter Egg in The Boys

The following article contains spoilers for The Boys Season 3, Episode 5, “The Last Time to Look on This World of Lies,” now available on Prime Video.

Supernatural fans spotted a Dean Winchester Easter egg hidden in The Boys Season 3.

After Supernatural ended, star Jensen Ackles joined the Prime Video superhero drama as Soldier Boy, the series twist on Marvel’s Captain America. However, unlike the comics, the show’s version of Soldier Boy was captured by the Soviet Union and experimented on, with the episode “The Last Time To Look On This World Of Lies” showing a recording of a procedure that was performed on the Supe and dated as January 24. One fan on Twitter pointed out that this is Dean Winchester’s birthday, Ackles’ character from Supernatural.

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Ackles first appeared onscreen as Dean Winchester when Supernatural premiered in 2005, continuing on to play the character for the show’s entire 15-season run. The actor starred in the series alongside Jared Padalecki (who played Dean’s brother Sam), causing the two to become good friends. While Ackles joined The Boys and will later be a recurring character on ABC’s Big Sky, Padalecki became the star of The CW’s Walker, a show that Ackles has directed for. During his time as director, Padalecki and the Walker crew pulled pranks on Ackles, labeling his crew chair with names of his acting roles, like Soldier Boy and Dean Winchester.

Though Ackles is now suited up as Vought International’s first mainstay superhero, he is not done with his time as Dean yet. Along with his wife Daneel Ackles, the two are executive producers on The Winchesters, a prequel series set before Supernatural and focusing on Sam and Dean’s parents, John Winchester (Drake Rodger) and Mary Campbell (Meg Donnelly). Ackles will reprise his role as Dean, who serves as the series’ narrator and can be seen in the first trailer for The Winchesters, which will premiere this fall.

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Whether Ackles will return to The Boys after Season 3 remains to be seen, though Ackles has previously teased that he could return as Soldier Boy in the future. Speaking to Michael Rosenbaum on the Inside of You podcast, Ackles said that “the door is not closed” on Soldier Boy after Season 3. The season’s fifth episode showed more of Soldier Boy, who had mostly been seen in flashbacks and recorded footage previously, and teased a team-up between the Supe and Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) to fight Homelander (Antony Starr).

The first five episodes of The Boys Season 3, the show’s previous two seasons and its animated spinoff, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, are all streaming now on Prime Video.

Source: Twitter

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