If there’s one character in The Boys that gets taken advantage of the most, it’s Hugh Campbell Jr., played by Jack Quaid in the show. Hughie is an ally of the Boys and ends up becoming part of the team, yet he’s constantly pushed around and abused. He has some of the most heartbreaking moments in season 1—especially with his tragic romance with A-Train (Jessie T. Usher). Here’s how Hugh Campbell Jr. meets A-Train and the reasons they fall in love even though they are on opposite sides of the war against superheroes. Hugh Campbell Jr. and His Tragic Romance with A-Train
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Who Is Jack Quaid Portrays Hugh “Hughie” Campbell Jr
Jack Quaid is an American actor who portrays Hugh Hughie Campbell Jr on The Boys. Hughie’s girlfriend, Robin, is killed by A-Train and this causes Hughie to join The Boys. Jack Quaid was born on April 24, 1992, in Los Angeles, California, to Diane Lane and Dennis Quaid. He has a twin sister, Zoey Deutch, who is also an actress. Jack Quaid made his acting debut in The Hunger Games (2012) as Marvel. In 2013, he portrayed Dustin Meeks in the TV series The Bridge. In 2015, he starred as Jesus Christ opposite Shia LaBeouf’s James Franco in the film Freaks of Nature. Quaid then appeared alongside Brie Larson and Armie Hammer in Room (2015). In 2017, he played Hunter Gatherer Shaw while starring opposite Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Hugh Campbell Jr. was a civilian tech specialist who joined the Boys after his girlfriend Robin was killed by A-Train. He was an incredibly talented young man, and he and Robin had a very special relationship. They were planning on getting married, but tragically, A-Train killed Robin before they could tie the knot. Hugh was absolutely devastated by her death, and he swore revenge on the superpowered villain. Unfortunately, he was never able to get his revenge, as A-Train died before he could get to him. Hugh’s tragic story is a reminder of the dangers of falling in love with a superpowered being.
S1E3 – ‘Gaff’
Hugh Campbell Jr. was a civilian tech specialist who joined the Boys after his girlfriend Robin was killed by A-Train. He was an excellent marksman and quickly became one of the team’s most valuable members. However, his relationship with A-Train was always strained, as he blamed the superhero for Robin’s death. Things came to a head when Hughie learned that A-Train had been using steroids, which led to him killing the superhero in cold blood. While this act of revenge satisfied Hughie in the moment, it ultimately cost him his place on the team and left him feeling empty inside.
His tragic romance with Robin
Jack Quaid portrays Hugh Hughie Campbell Jr., a civilian tech specialist who joins the Boys after his girlfriend Robin is killed by A-Train. While Hughie is initially resentful of A-Train, the two eventually develop a strange sort of friendship. However, this all comes to a tragic end when A-Train accidentally kills Robin while trying to save her from another one of Homelander’s rampages. Hughie then exacts his revenge on A-Train, leading to the latter’s eventual downfall. You’ll see, he says as he turns to walk away, Robin will be avenged.
S2E5 – ‘We Die at Dawn’
The episode opens with Hughie (Jack Quaid) and Starlight (Erin Moriarty) on a date. All seems to be going well until A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) shows up and ruins things by killing Robin, Hughie’s girlfriend.
Hughie is understandably upset and wants revenge against A-Train. He joins the Boys in their fight against the Seven, hoping to one day take down A-Train.
In the meantime, he has to deal with the pain of losing Robin and trying to move on.
It’s a tragic story, but one that many can relate to. We’ve all had our hearts broken before and sometimes it feels like there’s nothing we can do about it.