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Kaubôi Bibappu: Real Folk Blues (1)

The Red Dragon Syndicate is in chaos as the old guard battles the new guard in an internal war. Vicious seeks to overthrow the Van, and when he fails, is sentenced to death. The Van put a mark on the head of anyone who could be related, and both Spike and Julia are on the list. Faye runs across Julia who tells her to relay a message to Spike for her, that she will be waiting for him "there".


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x12
Production Number: CBB25
Airdate: Friday April 16th, 1999



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Guest Stars
Gara TakashimaGara Takashima
voiced Julia
Recurring
Miki NagasawaMiki Nagasawa
voiced Judy
Recurring
Nobuyuki HiyamaNobuyuki Hiyama
voiced Shin
Recurring
Norio WakamotoNorio Wakamoto
voiced Vicious
Recurring
Tsutomu TarukiTsutomu Taruki
voiced Punch
Recurring
Yuzuru FujimotoYuzuru Fujimoto
voiced Doctor
Recurring
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
SeatbeltsRoad to the West 
The SeatbeltsSpace Temple 
The SeatbeltsRoad To The West 
The SeatbeltsWaltz for Zizi 
The SeatbeltsMemory 
The Seatbelts featuring Emily BindigerAdieu 


Episode Quotes
Vicious: A serpent's venom poisons slowly after the bite.

Vicious: And you will shed tears of scarlet.

Julia: Tell him I'll be waiting for him there. That's all. He'll know what it means.

Jet: So what's she like?
Faye: Ordianry. A dangerous, beautiful ordianry. Like a devil from paradise, or an angel from the underworld.

Van: A snake cannot eat a dragon.

Jet: Find what you lost and get it back!

(Flashback during Jet's operation)
Spike: When this is over, I'm leaving the syndicate.
Julia: They'll kill you. You know how they work.
Spike: Huh. Let them say I'm dead... I'll be waiting at the graveyard. By the graves, not in them.
Julia: Spike... I can't come with you.
Spike: Yes you can. We'll leave, get out of this.
Julia: And go where? Do what?
Spike: Live...and be free. It'll be like watching a dream.

Vicious: So, you were going to betray me?
(Julia shrugs)
Vicious: Did you really think you could just leave?
Julia: Vicious...
Vicious: Keep dreaming, Julia. It's never going to happen.
Julia: Are you going to kill him?
Vicious: I'm not. You're going to do it for me.
(He lays a gun on the table in front of her)
Vicious: Either you kill him, or else both of you die. Those are your only options.

Vicious: The Syndicate doesn't need corpses that can't fight.



Cultural References
Jet makes a refrences to Ernest Hemingway's, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" in this episode.

There is a billboard of Bruce Lee outside the doctor's office.

The title of this episode, "Real Folk Blues", comes from the song "Real Folk Blues" by Muddy Waters.



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