Brain Scratch
Cowboy Bebop Series 1

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Episode Info

While flipping through channels on TV, Spike, Ed, and Jet see the missing Faye on an advertisement for Scratch, a religious cult that believes the soul should reside out of the body. It seems Faye has enlisted herself in hopes of capturing the huge bounty on leader Dr. Londes. Spike goes after her, while Ed hacks into the Scratch website and Jet purchases a Brain Dream. After finding the site's location in a hospice, Jet and Ed sneak in to find out who the real Dr. Londes is. The Scratch cult is seemingly based on the real-life Heaven's Gate religious cult.

Cast

Megumi Hayashibara
as Faye Valentine
Steve Blum
as Spike Spiegel
Beau Billingslea
as Jet Black
Unshô Ishizuka
as Jet Black
Aoi Tada
as Edward
Koichi Yamadera
as Spike Speigel
Wendee Lee
as Faye Valentine
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Critic Reviews for Brain Scratch

The episode shows off one of the series' finest abilities, which is to make us sympathize with the villain.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not really an anyone-centric episode, though there's plenty of fun to be had, and some social commentary as well, which didn't happen all too often, or this blatantly, on the show before.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

A thoughtful episode that's expressly about the mystery of the week's protagonist... Another high-quality entry in the Cowboy Bebop canon.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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