“But people are still in denial”: The Boys Fans Are Still Pissed After Eric Kripke Explains We Ignored Clues About Frenchie’s Sexuality From Past Season

Frenchie has been sexually fluid all along.

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  • Before the revelation in season 4, the show hinted at Frenchie's sexuality many times before.
  • However, fans are left heartbroken over the fact that he didn't end up with Kimiko.
  • Eric Kripke always planned the show to conclude after 5 seasons.
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Similar to its previous installments, The Boys season 4 has opened to a stellar critic score at the Tomatometer, as it’s currently sitting on a comfortable 95% with three episodes in. However, the audience score paints a different picture, as it registers the series’ first rotten audience score with 52%, which is a result of review-bombing from fans, who are stressing the show has gone woke.

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This comes after the revelation of Frenchie’s sexuality. But creator Eric Kripke has set the record straight that the character’s queerness is not sudden.

Frenchie’s Queerness Has Been Alluded Many Times Before

Frenchie and Colin
A still from The Boys | Amazon Prime Video

While Frenchie’s relationship with Colin might come as shocking to some, for viewers who paid close attention to previous seasons, it should come as no surprise. In season 2, it was alluded that he is in an open relationship with Jay and Cherie, and he also once joked to Mother’s Milk about being more open-minded when Love Sausage started choking him with his p-nis. Moreover, when asked about Frenchie’s sexuality ahead of season 2, Tomer Capone said (via Comicbookmovie.com): “Frenchie loves everything!”.

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It’s pretty evident that the queer energy has always been present within the character, and the revelation in season 4 seems like a culmination of it all. Responding to the backlash, Eric Kripke himself shared a still from season 3, which further alludes to Frenchie’s sexuality during his conversation with Kimiko.

However, aside from the vocal minority, who has been crying foul of the show’s queer representation, some fans shared their disappointment for them not ending up together.

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Frenchie and Kimiko
Frenchie and Kimiko from The Boys | Amazon Prime Video

Considering the previous three seasons showed Frenchie and Kimiko being romantically involved, the revelation that he is in another relationship came as a gut punch to some.

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As for the show, whose fourth episode is set to drop on 20 of this month, the showrunner confirmed that The Boys would be ending with its next season.

Eric Kripke Promised an Epic Climax to the Series

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A still from The Boys season 4 | Amazon Prime Video

Despite the uproar on the internet, most fans are still enjoying the new installment for what it is, and Eric Kripke has confirmed that this is the penultimate season of the show. Ahead of the season premiere, Kripke took to X to reveal that season 5 is going to be the final installment in the acclaimed satire series. The showrunner further revealed that he always planned the show to be a five-parter, as he promised “a gory, epic, moist climax” to fans.

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Kripke also confirmed that the final entry to the series will finally resolve the conflict between Butcher and Homelander, stressing it’ll be the most fun way to conclude things. As for who would win, we’ll have to wait as being the show’s writer, he can’t answer it.

The Boys is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

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Written by Santanu Roy

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Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with The Everly Brothers, Billy Joel, and The Platters. Having expertise in everything related to Batman, Santanu spends most of his time watching and learning films, with Martin Scorsese and Park Chan-wook being his personal favorites. Apart from pursuing a degree in animation, he also possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a writer at Fandomwire with over 1500 articles.