Cowboy Bebop Episode 2 Recap and Ending, Explained


In its second episode, Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ makes it clear that it desires to broaden and flesh out the world initially depicted within the fashionable namesake TV anime (1998-1999) and the 2001 anime movie ‘Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ by introducing new characters and storylines. Spike Spiegel (John Cho) and Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) search for a fanatic bomber. A Syndicate murderer pays Spike a go to, resulting in a reunion between Spike and an previous pal. Meanwhile, Vicious (Alex Hassell) and Julia (Elena Satine) face the Elders, and the previous learns that he should pay a steep value for insubordination. Here is every part it’s worthwhile to know concerning the ending of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ episode 2. SPOILERS AHEAD.

Cowboy Bebop Episode 2 Recap

Episode 2, titled ‘Venus Pop,’ opens with a prologue the place Punch and Judy, hosts of the general public program about bounty searching, announce that the authorities have issued a two million Woolong bounty on a deranged bomber who has been terrorizing Venus. He has destroyed three public buildings within the final ten days. As he leaves his bombs inside teddy bears, he has turn into generally known as the Teddy Bomber.


Deciding to catch Teddy, Spike and Jet attend a marriage. Jet believes that although the explosions occur at night time, the bomber leaves the explosives through the day when the amenities are accessible. In the washroom, Spike encounters Gunther, the murderer that the Syndicate has despatched to kill him. While Gunther appears to be exceptionally skilled, Spike nonetheless bests him. And when Gunther refuses to disclose who organized the hit, Spike places three bullets in him.

Meanwhile, as Jet predicted, the Teddy Bombers seems, however Jet fails to catch him with out Spike backing him up. The companions later argue about this, however Jet notices that Spike appears distracted. Telling Jet that he’s going out for noodles, Spike visits an previous pal, Ana, who owns and runs a jazz membership, and asks her to seek out out who ordered the hit on him. She does, and it’s Vicious. It is at Ana’s that the viewers is launched to the present’s model of Gren (Mason Alexander Park).

Cowboy Bebop Episode 2 Ending: Who Are the Elders?

The Syndicate appears to have an influence hierarchy. At the highest, there’s a group of veteran members operating the group. This makes Vicious mainly center administration. He is a younger and formidable member testing the bounds of his energy. He was dealing in Red-Eye behind the Elders’ again, however they’ve inevitably discovered about it. He and Julia are subsequently introduced earlier than them via holographic photographs to reply for his insubordination.

Vicious is then given a gun and ordered to shoot Julia. He initially pleads to the Elders to spare her, even providing his personal hand in alternate for her life. Realizing that the Elders’ resolution is remaining, Vicious reluctantly goals the gun at Julia and pulls the set off, solely to seek out it empty. One of the Elders then warns him to not make them query his loyalty ever once more.

There are apparently three Elders, all of whom cover their faces behind masks and use characters from Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ as codenames, Caliban, Prospero, and Miranda. The approach Julia appears to each loath and concern Caliban, she probably has some historical past with him. From Vicious and Julia’s dialog after this, we will even speculate that Vicious and Caliban is likely to be associated. When Julia accuses Vicious of not being “man enough” to guard her when she wanted probably the most, he almost chokes her to dying. This demonstrably proves that Julia isn’t joyful in her marriage, although Ana tells Spike in any other case. Another factor that this incident reveals is that Vicious, at his core, is petty and insecure.

Who Is the Teddy Bomber? Does Spike Tell Jet about His Past?

While researching the bomber, Jet discovers that their goal likes to create a circle of fireplace that appears like an angel’s halo through the explosion. He additionally figures out the deranged bomber is utilizing a compound referred to as Vaxium Nitrate on buildings made out of Venusian quartz to get the halo impact. He and Spike deduce that the bomber’s identify is Theodore Clark, who provides Vaxium Nitrate to native development websites. The authorities have been inadvertently fairly correct once they named him Teddy Bomber.

Spike and Jet monitor Theodore right down to his freighter. While they handle to subdue him, Jet mistakenly steps on a booby entice. But Spike takes the opposite man’s place in order that his companion can go and get assist. Throughout this episode, Spike mulls over the concept of telling Jet about his previous with the Syndicate. He is aware of that the previous ISSP officer won’t take the information nicely and finally decides that it’s not the time to inform his companion about Fearless.

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