'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 5: Judy Garland makes comeback as Kimiko and Frenchie groove to iconic classic
'I Got My Rhythm' by Judy Garland manages to induce some light moments in an episode that is dark and merciless
Contains spoilers from 'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 5
Nothing like some classic music to soothe the excitement that stems from what has been a rather relentless and action-packed storyline of 'The Boys' Season 3. Episode 5 gives the viewers a bit of a musical courtesy Kimiko and Frenchie, to divert the attention from the 'Let's kill Homelander' season. The Boys and the supes just want Antony Starr's character dead, no matter the consequences, and enlisting Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) to make sure the leader of the Seven meets his match forms the storyline.
The episode had quite a few jaw-dropping storylines: Maeve and Butcher having sex, Starlight and Hughie's strained relationship, a cameo from Paul Reiser's The Legend, and some of A-Train's regular misfiring move. Adding to this was a dream sequence between Kimiko and Frenchie as they groove to Judy Garland's 'I Have Rhythm' from 'Girl Crazy' as the former recovers in the hospital after taking the full brunt of Soldier Boy's energy blast. Kimiko is shown to have lost her powers as she recovers from her injuries in the hospital, and in a tender moment, she even kisses Frenchie who leaves to get water in a daze.
For those unaware, Judy Garland's 'I Got Rhythm' is an all-time classic and one of the many versions of the original composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Garland was also one of the more iconic actresses in the 1930s and was best known for playing Dorothy Gale in 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939).
In the hit Amazon show, Kimiko and Frenchie groove to the song after she dreams that she could speak. Her first phrase is a line from the song and this sees the duo dance away to glory with the hospital staff chipping in as well. However, it is all revealed to be a dream. 'The Boys' is no stranger to pulling in some all-time classic pop culture references in their episodes and Garland's 'I Got Rhythm' will go down as one of the best moments of the season.
'The Boys' Season 3 is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.