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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Episode 8



Warning: The following contains full spoilers for The Boys Season 3, Episode 8, "The Instant White-Hot Wild," which aired on Prime Video on July 8, 2022. To refresh your memory, check out our review of last week's episode.




Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Episode 8



Although, this isn't a wish for The Boys to abandon its dildo-chucks or phallic punishment. Girls still get it done this episode as superpowered Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) blasts "Maniac" through her headphones and starts pumping her feet like in Flashdance before tearing through Vought Tower guards, and Starlight (Erin Moriarty) harnesses the mighty power of Vought News' lighting rigs to stun Soldier Boy. Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) finally lands thunderous blows on Homelander, causing the meta-god to bleed his own blood Zoolander style. In an episode where the men are dealt crippling psychological haymakers (atop physical pain), it's the women who stand tallest and battle ultimate evils no matter the bumps, bruises, and scars left as reminders. Starlight's "I told ya so" moment to Hughie is so freeing and cathartic, much like the final scene Maeve appears in this episode.


Now to the darkness, because The Boys still has storm clouds swirling above. "The Instant White-Hot Wild" could simultaneously be the most hopeful and the evilest episode of The Boys yet. That [redacted] scene with Black Noir is gutting given how his imaginary cartoon friends react, and A-Train's been ousted by his paralyzed brother for being a disgusting murderer. While Butcher's gang seeks redemption, the Seven are tortured under Homelander's supremely unstable reign. Whatever progress Homelander makes by finding out Soldier Boy is his biological father and playing the Grandpa card with Ryan by his side incinerates like the liberal protestor who fries in his laser beams. Trump parallels are in full force when Homelander congratulates mock Proud Boys who gather like it's January 6th to protect him from corrupt media stations and woke agendas. Homelander's smile after the crowd roars at the sight of outright murder is despicably fantastic. It's the same as Ryan's future arc becomes apparent when the supe offspring cracks the slightest smirk standing next to his father, who just got away with first-degree manslaughter. America is rotten from inside its government to its impressionable masses, and The Boys only intensifies its "patriotism as terrorism" commentaries.


Cyberpunk: Edgerunner episode 1, "Let You Down""After a night of streaming illegal braindance, David wakes up to reality: a rundown apartment with a broken washing machine and an overworked mother."


Cyberpunk: Edgerunner episode 2, "Like a Boy""With his newly enhanced body, David heads to the Academy seeking revenge on his bully. Later, he meets a mysterious woman who wants to recruit him."


Cyberpunk: Edgerunner episode 3, "Smooth Criminal""Surrounded by a group of rowdy edgerunners, David makes a plea to join their team. Meanwhile, sinister forces plot to lure him back to Arasaka Academy."


Cyberpunk: Edgerunner episode 4, "Lucky You""Eager to learn the edgerunner ropes, David pesters Maine for another mission. Instead, Maine tasks Lucy with training him."


Cyberpunk: Edgerunner episode 5, "All Eyez on Me""David makes a clever suggestion when the team strategizes for their next mission. However, he soon learns that their target can't be underestimated."


Cyberpunk: Edgerunner episode 6, "Girl on Fire""Maine doesn't seem to be himself. But the team has bigger fish to fry: they must race against time to extract vital information from their prisoner."


Cyberpunk: Edgerunner episode 7, "Stronger""Now an all-star edgerunner enhanced with more cybernetics, David leads his team into a new mission. An old contact reaches out to him for a big job."


Cyberpunk: Edgerunner episode 8, "Stay""Faraday finds himself stuck between Arasaka and Militech. Lucy and Rebecca confront David about his change in behavior, but he refuses to listen.


Cyberpunk: Edgerunner episode 9, "Humanity""Lucy's captors learn about her secret mission and dark past. David and his team head out to complete Faraday's job but realize that something is off."


Cyberpunk: Edgerunner episode 10, "My Moon My Man""On the edge of cyberpsychosis but determined to save Lucy, David storms into Night City as Arasaka plots to deploy their ultimate lethal weapon." 041b061a72


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