The Boys Boss Reflects on [Spoiler]'s 'Tragic' Arc and Why He Regrets It

Just when Lamplighter (played by Shawn Ashmore) was starting to win us over with his genuine remorse and twisted sense of humor, the supe met his end — at his own hands!

After he helped Hughie break into the Vought tower to rescue Starlight, who’d been taken captive, Lamplighter noticed that his statue was gone.

The act triggered the emergency evacuation system, allowing Starlight to escape her power-dampening cell.

“Our feeling was, in the writers’ room, that Lamplighter is suicidal,” showrunner Eric Kripke tells TVLine.

“He’s just fallen so far between the backstory with Mallory’s grandkids and being reduced to a henchman and executioner for Vought,” Kripke explains.

Even though Lamplighter’s story came to a tragically poetic conclusion, as intended, the showrunner wouldn’t mind a do-over.

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