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Small-time hoodlum Asimov Solenson and his girlfriend Katerina are on the run from the mob with a priceless shipment of the illegal drug “Bloody Eye.” There’s 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 serial’s satellite run.
Spike and Jet float through space in Jet’s ship, the Bebop. Spike is irritated that Jet told him that they were having bell peppers in beef, and to Spike’s dismay, there is no beef. He asks Jet how it is bell peppers and beef, if there isn’t beef. Jet responds that it is when you’re broke. Spike asks about the money they made off their last bounty, and Jet angrily lists all the accidents that Spike caused catching the bounties. ..Read the full recap
There is a Playstation in Running Rock's tepee.
The three old men's names are Antonio, Carlos, and Jobim. They get their names from Antonio Carlos Jobim, a famous Brazilian songwriter.
The handgun Jet Black uses throughout the series is a Walther P99. Spike almost always carries an Israeli Jericho 941.
The SDN (Space Designation Number) for the Bebop is: 268170.
Name: Asimov Solensan
Bounty: 2,500,000 Woolongs
Height: 6' 2''
Weight: 174 lbs
Criminal Record: Bank Robber, Murder
|Artist||Song Title||Played When|
|The Seatbelts||Memory|| |
|The Seatbelts||Spokey Dokey|| |
|The Seatbelts||Felt Tip Pen|| |
|The Seatbelts||Guitar Melody A|| |
|The Seatbelts||Elm|| |
|The Seatbelts||Rush|| |
|The Seatbelts||Road to the West|| |
|The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane||Don't Bother None|| |
Jet: Hey Spike! It's Ready!
Spike: I'm just about finished. What's cookin'?
Jet: Special, Bell Peppers and Beef.
Spike: Your boyfriend is sick, he’s a small fry; I don’t bother with his type.
Asimov: (Choking Spike from behind) Now who’s the small fry?!
When Spike knocks over Katerina 's grocery bags...with the exception of the hot dog he swipes all the groceries are some form of chocolate/cocoa product.
At the very end of the episode, when Jet comes to tell Spike he has finished dinner, Jet is holding a ciggarette that is almost finished, but when he sends it floating to Spike and Spike catches it, the ciggarette has gotten much longer.
Spike is shaped after Lupin from "Lupin The III" and is also dedicated as an allusion to Johnny Woo, and Bruce Lee.
The characters of Asimov and Katerina were shaped after two moives, "Desperado" and "Bonnie and Clyde".
Did Bull really foresee Spike's death in the first episode? Bull's prophecy was, "You will meet a woman. The woman will hunt you. And then death."
There were a number of things that this could have meant. The three major things would be:
1.) Katerina (episode 1)
2.) Julia (episode 26)
3.) Julia (prior to show)
Possibility 1: Katerina is the most likely possibility because she was in the episode with the quote. Let's break down the quote further. You will meet a woman (Katerina). The woman will hunt you (Katerina had a thing for Spike). And then death....(Katerina dies). Note, the quote never said that Spike would die.
Possibility 2: This quote could be referring to the demise of Julia and Spike. Spike spends the whole series searching for Julia only to find her in the end. In turn, Julia was hunting for Spike throughout the duration of the series. And in the end, they both died.
Possibility 3: This prophecy could have also been referring to an event that had already happened. This possibility is less likely than the first 2, because it had already taken place by the time the quote was made. The question in this lies in the last part of the quote, "and then death...". The series is talking about Spike's purgatory on the bebop. Was he or was he not alive? So depending on how you view that question, you can see the prophecy being fulfilled in that sense as well.
Another important thing to bring up is the different levels of this show. Nothing simpily means what they say. There is always more depth behind it. It is very likily that Bull could have been referring to all 3. In the end, its unknown how much Bull knows, but it is apparant that he knows more than he tells.