'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 7: How does Kimiko get her powers back?
No one in 'The Boys' Season 3 took a beating as much as Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) did. It's been quite a ride for the character who loses her powers after Soldier Boy's (Jensen Ackles) energy blast fries the compound V running in her veins. She takes a shellacking from Nina's goons one episode later, and while she does save Frenchie (Tomer Kapon), it comes at cost of a near-death experience.
However, the boys get a boost in Episode 7 as Kimiko gets her power back. She requests Starlight (Erin Moriarty) to get her a vial of Compound V from Vought and gets Frenchie to inject it into her. The scene is rather bittersweet as she confesses her feelings to him and lets him know that they're more than just a couple, but in fact, are a family.
The season has been one that sheds ample light on Kimiko giving her character more depth. She and Frenchie finally kiss, but not before Nina herds him off, and that leaves the supe (who's now lost her powers) by the way of introspecting whether she has something going on with Frenchie, or it was just a spur-of-the-moment kiss. Adding to this was the savage fight sequence in the previous episode where she realizes that she would have to embrace Compound V and believe that it will work positively for her instead of altering her entire persona.
It reminds us of the super serum motto where good becomes great, and bad becomes worse. In this case, Kimiko getting her abilities back may not be such a bad idea considering how the storyline is shaping up this season. With Butcher (Karl Urban) and Hughie (Jack Quaid) doing their own thing with Soldier Boy to kill Homelander, they might need some additional help and an indestructible Kimiko might be just what they need.
'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 7 is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.