“John and Sun-Hee” is a gorgeous-looking episode with beautiful animation, while also being a bloody good time.
This recap of Amazon’s The Boys Presents: Diabolical season 1, episode 7, “John and Sun-Hee,” contains spoilers.
The Boys Presents: Diabolical season 1, episode 7 recap
Terror is licking a lonely piece of weed coming out of the city sidewalk. A shadow rises above the wall behind the English Bulldog as he does so. He then barks and growls.
This is a beautifully animated episode. An older adult Asian couple, John and Sun-Hee, are in a hospital. The man looks at his wife in a hospital gown and bed. The doctor pulls him aside and into the hallway. She tells him that it will not be long — she only has another day or two. He looks at his wife, and little yellow petals begin to fall from the plant perched near her bed.
The older man is at home now. He is numbing his pain with alcohol in the dark, sitting at the side of his bed. John cries but looks like he has made an important decision. He walks to his job as a janitor at Vought towers. As he pushes his cart floor to floor, he reaches the top one. He asks the security guard to turn the sink handle in the closet because he cannot anymore because of his arthritis. When the guards perform the task, he turns around and asks him if he is losing a step because it was so easy to hang.
That’s when the mourning husband shoots him with a stun gun. He grabs the guard’s security pass and enters the testing lab.
Later, he gives his wife a vial of the good blue stuff we saw in previous episodes. Or, that’s what we think. Is it that sweet relief of Compound V? It may be even better because then three agents, who we can only presume are from Vought, storm the room and try to kill the woman who already has a bird’s eye view of those pearly gates. As the guard holds down the pillow, a searing blue light appears, and soon, all three armed men are dismembered and beat her to death’s door. John sees a bright blue spot on her stomach.
When they leave the hospital, they are confronted by a dozen or so armed men. They shoot a couple of dozen pieces of burning hot lead at the older couple. To John’s surprise, he wasn’t killed. After closing his eyes, he sees a blue mass has extended out and stopped all the bullets. Then, like those lightning strikes that kill all the Nazis in Raiders of the Lost Ark, it extends to each lousy guy, impaling all of them and dragging them into what must be Sun-Hee’s cast-iron stomach.
It turns out the Sun-Hee has inoperable cancer, and that blue stuff now has taken over her tumor. When they hit the open road, she tells her husband to stop, and she falls out of the ambulance. As she rolls down the hill, the tumor falls out, I’m afraid. It starts to grab any living creature it can find and consumes them. We are talking squirrels, deer, and bears, oh my. As it gets bigger and bigger, it starts to come under heavy gunfire from Vought associates. The thing kills them all immediately.
When they make their mistake, Sun-Hee convinces him to go back because this is their fault. So, John zaps it with that trusty stun gun right after Sun-Hee was booted by Mr. Tumor a couple of football fields back into the ambulance. The tumor shrinks a bit but is still beating. When Sun-Hee, now able to fly and glow, tells John to go, she handles the rest.
The end of the episode concludes with Sun-Hee chasing Mr. Tumor as the earth below is blanketed with those yellow leaves.
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