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Supplies are running out, and Faye is even reduced to eating Ein’s dog food. The boys are chasing a hoodlum who turns up mortally wounded, pressing a strange gemstone into Spike’s hand. The key to the mystery lies in the terrible gateway incident that wiped out so much of the world’s population fifty years earlier… though in the case of one individual, it had an entirely different effect…
Due to the content of this episode, "Sympathy for the Devil" did not air during the first run of Cowboy Bebop on [Adult Swim]. It would air during the series' second run on the network.
|Artist||Song Title||Played When|
|The Seatbelts||Digging My Potato|| |
|The Seatbelts||Spokey Dokey (Alternate Take)|| |
|The Seatbelts||Meteor|| |
|The Seatbelts||Guitar Melody A|| |
|The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane||Don't Bother None|| |
Wen: I'm not a kid.
Spike: Sure that's what all kids say.
Wen: I know what I look like, but I've been around long before this colony was an outpost. Get the picture?
Spike: I don't like this set up Jet. I don't like it at all.
Jet: Betrayal may come easily to women, but men live by iron codes of honor.
Faye: You believe that?
Jet: I'm trying to real hard.
Wen: I can finally die at last.. I feel so heavy...but I feel...I finally feel at ease... Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you?
Spike: Yeah, I understand...as if.
Spike:(throws the harmonica in the air) Bang.
The episode title "Sympathy for the Devil" comes from the Rolling Stones hit, "Sympathy for the Devil".
Some people speculate that the Hyper-Gate accident that is mentioned is the same one that Chessmaster Hex is supposed to have blown up and also the cause of Faye's accident. Though producers haven't commented on this.
The beginning of this episode deals with Spike having a flashback of an operation. We never find out what his accident is, but during this episode we can see that he has had an artificial eye inserted. Though it seems of little relevance, its importance will later be learned.