'The Boys' Season 4: Sister Sage's Lobotomy Sends Shockwaves Through Fans (SPOILERS)

"It's temporary. You give me a frontal lobotomy, and I don't have to f–king be me for a couple hours," Sister Sage says to The Deep in 'The Boys.'

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Jun. 20 2024, Published 12:00 p.m. ET

Susan Heyward as Sister Sage in Season 4 of 'The Boys.'
Source: Courtesy of Prime Video

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 4, Episodes 1-4 of The Boys.

Season 4 of The Boys features many familiar faces — but it also introduces several new characters to Prime Video's hit satirical superhero series. One of these newbies is Jessica Bradley, aka Sister Sage (Susan Heyward), whose superpower is that she is the smartest person on the planet.

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She's recruited by Homelander (Antony Starr) to join The Seven, and together, the pair conspire to amass more power. Despite her unparalleled intelligence, fans are baffled by her attraction to The Deep (Chace Crawford), arguably the most idiotic Supe.

However, a compelling clue surfaces in Episode 3 — as Sister Sage and The Deep share a kiss, the camera pans down and shows a bloody tool on a table. So, could it be that Sister Sage has performed a lobotomy on herself? Let's find out!

A bloody medical tool sits on Sister Sage's table in Season 4, Episode 3 of 'The Boys.'
Source: Prime Video
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So, does Sister Sage lobotomize herself in 'The Boys'?

Following the third episode, many fans took to social media to discuss the possibility of Sister Sage giving herself a lobotomy. One person took to X (formerly known as Twitter) and wrote, "Sister Sage performs a lobotomy on herself b/c ignorance is bliss, hence the fast food, reality shows and f--king The Deep. As an intellectual Supe, she can't unwind like others do."

Someone else hit the nail on the head, stating that it's "crazy that Sister Sage gives herself a lobotomy to take a break from being the smartest person on the planet."

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Fortunately, fans didn't have to wait long to learn whether Sister Sage occasionally gives herself a lobotomy because, in Episode 4, titled "Wisdom of the Ages," she confirms that she does exactly that.

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Why does Sister Sage lobotomize herself?

Now, you might be asking yourself, "Why would Sister Sage do this to herself?" Well, as noted earlier in a post on X, Sister Sage performs a lobotomy to give herself a break from being the smartest person on the planet.

After hooking up with The Deep in Episode 3, Sister Sage gradually regains her intellectual clarity. When The Deep flirts with her, she firmly rejects him, expressing disgust. However, by the end of Episode 4, she decides to reveal everything to the aquatic superhero.

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When The Deep meets with Sister Sage in her room, he expects an apology — but she asks him for a favor instead. She grabs that same medical device from Episode 3, now identified as an orbitoclast, and explains, "Most people, their brains grow until they're about 25, then stop forever. Mine doesn't — it regenerates constantly. Stab me in the heart, I die. Stab me in the brain, and the little f–king b—h grows back."

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Sister Sage then rises from the couch, extends the orbitoclast toward The Deep, and instructs him, "I want you to put this inside of me." Initially unsure of what the tool is or where it should be placed, The Deep grows tense when she says it goes into her eye.

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"I am down for, like, a lot. But-" The Deep begins before Sister Sage interrupts, stating, "It's temporary." She continues, "You give me a frontal lobotomy, and I don't have to f–king be me for a couple hours."

He recoils at the idea, but when she promises to hook up with him again, he quickly agrees to perform the lobotomy — and he follows through! So, if you're extremely squeamish like me, maybe avert your eyes from the TV screen.

New episodes of The Boys drop on Thursdays at 3 a.m. EST on Prime Video.

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