Hard Luck Woman
Cowboy Bebop Series 1

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Episode Info

Titled after the Kiss ballad, "Hard Luck Woman" opens with Faye watching a video, looking for clues about her past. Faye drags Ed along with her to Earth, in search of some locations from the video. Instead, the girls run into Ed's old caretaker, Sister Clara, and Faye has a run-in of her own. Meanwhile, Jet and Spike are after the bounty of Appledehli, who is attempting to make a map of the ever-changing Earth while it is consistently pummeled with meteors. Drawing to the close of the series, this episode contains some dramatic turning points as well as an ending scene reference to the Paul Newman film Cool Hand Luke.


Megumi Hayashibara
as Faye Valentine
Wendee Lee
as Faye Valentine
Unshô Ishizuka
as Jet Black
Aoi Tada
as Edward
Koichi Yamadera
as Spike Speigel

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Critic Reviews for Hard Luck Woman

This is what makes the series so great; there is an actual and definite stoppage to the action. The show doesn't go on as-is in perpetuity; there are no more adventures to be had in the exact same way. Yeah, it's a bit sad.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Hard Luck Woman is a cinematic venture - one that feels longer than its run time - but in a positive way, because every second mattered.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, there isn't a sense of urgency to the two competing plotlines in Hard Luck Woman.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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