Ballad of Fallen Angels
Cowboy Bebop Series 1

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One of the most visually striking episodes, "Ballad of Fallen Angels" sets a narrative standard for the episodes to come. Spike and Jet are arguing, both refusing to reveal important events of their past. Jet is apprehensive about going after the bounty of Mao Yenrai, but Spike has personal reasons. Faye goes after him herself and gets captured, calling the Bebop for help; what follows is one of the most beautifully rendered sequences in the series. This episode contains references to John Woo's action classic A Better Tomorrow.


Steve Blum
as Spike Spiegel
Beau Billingslea
as Jet Black
Wendee Lee
as Faye Valentine

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Critic Reviews for Ballad of Fallen Angels

This seems like a game changer episode - one that takes the ideas of the series and makes it a tangible reality.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Its cynical, grandiose melodrama is worthy of Brian De Palma, particularly the episode's climactic church shoot-out.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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