Sympathy for the Devil
Cowboy Bebop Series 1

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Titled after the Rolling Stones' tune of the same name, "Sympathy for the Devil" is one of the darker episodes, opening with a series of flashbacks from Spike's past. While going after the bounty of a criminal known as Giraffe, Jet and Spike go to a club where a little kid, Wen, is playing blues harmonica. Giraffe goes after Zebra, Wen's companion, and is thrown out of the window of a high-rise building. Spike catches Giraffe, who gives him a gem and a message. Spike holds on to the gem, tries to figure out the message, and battles Wen.


Steve Blum
as Spike Spiegel

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Critic Reviews for Sympathy for the Devil

Man, is there anything this show CAN'T do?

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a storyline that works as a mild in-between episode (not quite filler) and one that succeeds largely because of the animation and yes, once again, music.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

I love Sympathy for the Devil because it staunchly defies our need to have every action motivated by some easy-to-digest reason or another.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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