The Boys Star Tomer Capone Says Frenchie And Kimiko Are 'Soulmates'

There aren't very many couples you can really root for on "The Boys," save maybe for the always adorable Hughie (Jack Quaid) and Starlight (Erin Moriarty) or the rough-and-tumble will-they-or-won't-they romance between Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) and Frenchie (Tomer Capone). 

While Starlight and Hughie have faced their ups and downs, Frenchie and Kimiko have never quite taken their fledgling feelings further than a quick kiss, and in episode 7 of "The Boys" season 3, there's finally a resolution to question of their potential romance. It might not be the one some fans wanted, as Kimiko and Frenchie are adorable together and fans are quick to "ship" characters with such great chemistry, but it's actually kind of refreshing that their relationship ends up being incredibly deep, sans romance. 

In an interview with Variety, Capone explained that while Frenchie and Kimiko are absolutely "soulmates," sometimes we assign ideas to that word that don't always need to be there. 

Spoilers for "The Boys" season 3, episode 7 ahead. 

There are many kinds of love

Frenchie and Kimiko have kissed twice now, with each of them instigating the kiss once, and both times in unusual circumstances. Frenchie kissed Kimiko while under the influence of drugs in season 2, and she kissed him in season 3, episode 5 shortly before being kidnapped by Little Nina (Katia Winter). When they finally get the chance to process what happened, Kimiko tells Frenchie that the kiss felt weird, and he's "family." Capone explained that sometimes people can be too eager to only thing of love in romantic terms:

"From day one, it was obvious to me and to Karen ... we talked about it a lot and we read about it ... what is soulmates? Does soulmates have to be someone you're in love with, or you have an intimate relationship? And the answer is no. A soulmate is just someone who complements you in the best way possible and that sees your flaws as your best things and teaches you and wants to make a way with you. So I think that was our jumping start.

"Those two are so innocent, in a way. Learning about Frenchie's life — till the point that he met Kimiko, he was a drug addict. He was running away constantly from his past. And when these two met, something very interesting happened. And they both find themselves throughout the season in this, 'I'm here, you're there,' up-and-down thing. And now, even with the signing, there's something equal. And it's a very interesting place to explore."

There aren't very many relationships like Frenchie and Kimiko's depicted in media, where sex ultimately sells, even if it's only being hinted at. Deep friendships between men and women are unfortunately all too rare, and theirs feels like a breath of fresh air. They deserve happiness together, whatever that looks like, and if there's one nice thing to come out of this intense, brutally funny season, it's that they've realized that they'll never be alone again. 

The season finale of "The Boys" premieres Friday, July 8, 2022 on Prime Video.