Thankfully, this week’s adventure did give us a bit more time with Kamiko and Frenchie, who shared a heartwarming moment in the church scene. Even without speaking, Karen Fukuhara is able to convey so much emotion with her body language and facial expressions alone. While it’s probably too early to be talking potential spinoffs for The Boys… Sign me up for a Frenchie & Kamiko series!“We Gotta Go Now” featured a few somber moments with Billy as he attempts to punish himself for losing Becca once again. And as difficult as it was to watch, the tender moments between him and Hughie (though subtle) were very moving. Getting to see Billy around his relatives was also a nice change of pace and offered more insight into his past. Learning about his dead brother Lenny and his likeness to Hughie added another impactful layer to their relationship. We’re excited to see how their big brother/little brother dynamic develops in future episodes.
But as moving as Billy and Hughie’s scenes were, their showdown with Black Noir was less than stellar. While the suspense leading up to the encounter was palpable, once the bullets started flying, the fight was over too quickly. Sure, Black Noir is an absolute badass when it comes to strength and combat skills, but it would have been nice to see the guys put up more of a challenge to the silent assassin… Maybe next time?
The Boys: Season 2 Gallery
Episode 5 continues to successfully develop its character-driven storyline with another effective episode featuring a memorable performance by Antony Starr’s Homelander. While characters like Queen Maeve feel a bit underdeveloped so far, there are far more positives than negatives in Season 2 to be excited about, such as Frenchies and Kamiko’s connections, and Butcher and Hughie’s heartwarming bromance.
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