Cowboy Bebop sessions/episodes summaries
Small-time hoodlum Asimov Solenson and his girlfriend Catalina are
on the run from the mob with a priceless shipment of the illegal drug
Bloody Eye. Theres also a bounty on their heads,
and freelancer Spike Spiegel is determined to get it. The couple twice
elude Spike in a chase across the surface of Mars, but his Swordfish
II speedster is a tough craft to outrun. A tough, uncompromising opening,
considered too hot for Japanese terrestrial TV, and only
shown on the serials satellite run.
STRAY DOG STRUT
Notorious pet-thief Abdul Hakim is on the run with a stolen experimental
creature, but Spike and Jet have a lead. Thanks to a tip-off from
a disgruntled plastic surgeon, the boys are the only ones who know
Hakims new face, and plan on bringing him in before anyone else
finds out. Except Hakims lost his pet to another thief, and
the super-intelligent creature has given them both the slip.
HONKY TONK WOMEN
Legendary gambler Faye Valentine is on the run with a six million
woolong price on her head. Casino-owner Gordon makes her an offer
she cant refuse help a special client to
lose all his money, and hell pay off her stupendous debts. The
prize: the best code-breaking program in the history of mankind, hidden
inside a special casino chip
a chip that falls into the unsuspecting
hands of Spike Spiegel
Ever since escaped convict Twinkle Maria Murdock took over, the Space
Warriors ecological group have become increasingly militant. Theyve
moved on from merely saving the Ganymede sea rat now theyre
holding eight million people to ransom with the deadly simian-rabies
virus Monkey Business. The government is ready to admit
defeat, until Faye takes a package from a dying astronaut in a drifting
(Not shown on the original broadcast run).
BALLAD OF FALLEN ANGEL
The Red Dragon syndicate is trying to go legit, but mid-ranking mobster
Vicious is killing off all the moderates. Nobody can stop him
the one man who could have, is missing, presumed dead. His name was
Spike Spiegel, whose former gangster past is something of a surprise
to his current associate, former cop Jet Black
(Not shown on
the original broadcast run).
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
Supplies are running out, and Faye is even reduced to eating Eins
dog food. The boys are chasing a hoodlum who turns up mortally wounded,
pressing a strange gemstone into Spikes hand. The key to the
mystery lies in the terrible gateway incident that wiped out so much
of the worlds population fifty years earlier
the case of one individual, it had an entirely different effect
(Not shown on the original broadcast run).
HEAVY METAL QUEEN
There seem to be more cowboys than civilians hanging around
everybody wants a piece of the reward on explosives expert Decker...
everybody, that is, except no-nonsense lady space trucker V.T., who
hates bounty hunters. But Spike thinks that V.T. protests a little
too much, and offers her the hand of friendship. When another trucker
gets hurt, its V.T. and Spike who join forces, before Decker
and his cargo of solid nitro blow everything sky-high.
WALTZ FOR VENUS
Its open season on bad-guys in the beautiful cities of Venus,
and the crew of the Bebop have had a run of good luck. After he thwarts
a hijacking attempt on a Venus-bound liner, Spike even gains an apprentice
would-be martial artist Roco. But Roco has stolen a priceless
sample of the Grey Ash plant the only cure for an allergic
reaction to genetically-engineered Venusian flora that has left his
sister completely blind. Does Spike have the heart to turn him in?
Or will Rocos former buddies get to him first
JAMMING WITH EDWARD
A world-class graffiti artist is drawing on entire continents, etching
patterns on the Earth with orbital lasers. Suspecting a computer hacker,
the police put out an 8 million woolong reward on the culprit, and
the Bebop crew leap into action. Except the culprit is an artificial
intelligence, and the hacker is its only friend, a child
prodigy who insists on calling herself Edward Wong Hai Pepelu Tivrusky
IV, or Radical Edward.
It should have been a routine trip to drop off a captured felon, but
this latest mission finds the Bebop landing on Ganymede, for the first
time since Jet left his past behind eight years before. He tries to
patch things up with Alisa, the girl who broke his heart, but instead
walks into a crisis of loyalties, when her new boyfriend turns out
to be a man wanted for murder. Does Jet help out the woman he once
loved, take his revenge for a broken heart, or stay true to his cops
code of honor
TOYS IN THE ATTIC
With no criminals to hunt, the crew of the Bebop have nothing to do.
Jet loses his shirt at dice with Faye, Spike tries some blowtorch
cookery, and Ed tries to convince them all theres an alien intruder
wandering the ship. One by one, the crew fall prey to a critter in
the ventilation system, and Spike is forced to do the unthinkable
clean out the fridge. The episode was originally planned as a soliloquy
by Ein the dog.
JUPITER JAZZ (Part1)
Jet is hunting an escaped convict a wartime spy on the run
on Callisto. But Faye cleans out the safe and goes AWOL, hiding out
in the men-only Callistan town of Blue Crow
which just happens
to be the place where the Red Dragon syndicate are planning the systems
biggest Red-Eye drug-deal, and where Vicious old war buddy Gren
is going to double-cross him.
JUPITER JAZZ (Part2)
Spike thought he was a dead man, but it would seem his former Red
Dragon buddy Lin is not as loyal to Vicious as he pretends. In the
sleet-driven streets of Blue Crow, Jet is chasing Faye, Faye is hunting
Gren, Gren is gunning for Vicious, Vicious is after Spike, and Spike
just wants to find his lost-love Julia. Spike discovers that he and
Gren have a lot in common they both loved Julia, and were both
betrayed by Vicious.