GEN V Ep4 Blackout Ending Explained and Mystery Teased By Creator

Executive Producer Michele Fazekas explains the blackout event and the importance of "The Woods" in Gen V.
Gen V

The Boys spin-off series Gen V has become very popular among fans. There are many stakes and as we have seen, the college-set story is filled with many mysteries and shady doings from Godolkin University. This isn’t much of a surprise since the university is not only for young superhuman college students to attend but it is also run by Vought International, one of the most powerful entertainment conglomerates in the world of The Boys. The series takes place after the events that happened in Season 3. We meet a new set of heroes who are trying to figure out the secrets of GodU.


Gen V
L to R: Lizze Broadway, Jaz Sinclair, Maddie Phillips

From the very start of Gen V, mysteries and secrets loom over the superhuman university. Golden boy (Patrick Schwarzenegger) takes his own life and there are talks about a mysterious place called “The Woods.” In last week’s episode, Golden Boy’s brother Sam (Asa Germann) escapes The Woods with the help of Emma (Lizze Broadway). Sam goes through this mental breakdown where he runs off to kill Dr. Edison Cardosa (Marco Pigossi), who is one of the doctors who have experimented on Sam. At the very end of the episode, Marie (Jaz Sinclair), Andre (Chance Perdomo), Emma, Cate (Maddie Phillips) and Jordan (London Thor and Derek Luh) go after Sam to stop him from murdering Cordosa.

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When they are about to stop him, the screen blacks out and the next scene we see is both Marie and Jordan in bed together, not knowing what just happened. Fans were ultimately left confused and many began to question what was going to happen to our heroes and why there was a blackout. The series’ executive producer Michele Fazekas explains this mystery.

According to Fazekas, ever since Golden Boy’s demise in the pilot episode of Gen V, it set off this mystery motion among the characters.

“That’s the first sort of layer of the onion that we’re peeling back. As they get closer to the truth, whoever is trying to hide the truth is going to try and stop them and go to greater and greater lengths to stop them. I think the audience will know this isn’t just, they got s**t-faced and don’t remember. Someone is trying to stop them from figuring out the truth.”

-Michele Fazekas, Executive Producer-


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In The Boys, the one thing that keeps everyone in place is Vought International. As much as Homelander and many other supes want to destroy the company, Vought has a lot of power. When it comes to GodU in Gen V, according to Fazekas hints that “The Woods” is very much a part of why the school exists.

“They certainly want to monetize people as early as they can. There’s an element of control, and then there’s The Woods. We can’t control [the way] powers manifest, and we can’t control a lot of these superheroes. If you notice with the school, there’s surveillance, and you’ll notice in the dorms, there’s metal grates and all these glass doors that are just sort of in the background, probably built in the’60s, and we don’t really reference them that much, but like, ‘Well, what’s that about?'”

-Michele Fazekas, Executive Producer-

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We are only four episodes into Gen V and the unsolved secret of what is happening on campus and what’s being hidden is still puzzling. From next week’s preview, it looks like the young superheroes are going to try and figure out why these strange things are happening to them in hopes of trying to unravel the truth. Gen V episodes released every Fridays though in the U.S, the series releases on Thursday nights each week. The series is available exclusively on Prime Video.

Gen V is streaming exclusively on Prime Video with new episodes premiering on Fridays/Thursday Nights.

About Gen V

Gen V

Release: September 29, 2023
Showrunners: Michelle Fazeka & Tara Butters
Executive Producers: Michelle Fazeka, Tara Butters, Eric Kripke, SEth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, Ken Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Craig Rosenberg, Zak Schwartz, Erica Rosbe, and Michaela Starr
Co-Executive Producer: Brant Engelstein
Produced by: Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios, in association with Kripke Enterprises, Point Grey Pictures, and Original Film
Cast: Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi

From the world of The Boys comes Gen V, which explores the training of the first generation of superheroes to know about Compound V, and that their powers were injected into them, rather than God-given. These young, competitive heroes put their physical and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the school’s highly coveted top ranking. They quickly come to learn that ambition comes with sacrifice, and the difference between right and wrong is not as clear as they once believed. When the university’s dark secrets come to light, the students must come to grips with what type of heroes they are going to become.

What do you guys think? Do you think “The Woods” and Vought International have been connected since the beginning? Do you have any theories of what might happen in the next episode of Gen V? Let us know and don’t forget to check out our socials! If you like articles like this, make sure to follow us for more content.

Source: TV Insider

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