Yes, a lot of time is spent on him and his background and childhood. We learn why he's Homelander.>>138064565
She was raped. But Homelander didn't remember it because after Vought intervenes and they drugged him and made sure he would never remember anything. But he doesn't know he was drugged. He genuinely cares for her and his kid. He doesn't want his kid to turn out like him, like a lab rat experimented.>>138064731
Yes, one time when Stormfront is in the living room, you see a TV where Trump is doing a random speech. >>138064796
It's long and complicated but it ties in with A-Train. A-Train becomes involved with a Make A Wish kind of program and it softens him up. He starts giving a shit about people and believes some people can be born broken physically or mentally, so he understand Stormfront. She's no different than the kids born with one arm or disabled. She was born in a toxic environment where she had no choice but to be evil because it's all she knew.
He doesn't say shit to anyone because he likes her and doesn't want to jeopardize the relationship.