The Real Folk Blues
Cowboy Bebop Series 1

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Episode Info

In the first part of the final two episodes of the Cowboy Bebop series, "The Real Folk Blues, Part 1," Vicious, the dangerous loner from Spike's past, tries to take over the Red Dragon crime syndicate, but is caught by the elders. Soon, Spike and Jet are shot at by syndicate gangsters, but Shin helps them escape. Meanwhile, Faye accidentally meets Julia, who relays a message for Spike just before Red Dragon fighter planes attack the Bebop. This episode reveals many of the dangerous secrets that have haunted Spike about his past connection to Vicious and Julia.


Steve Blum
as Spike Spiegel
Megumi Hayashibara
as Faye Valentine
Unshô Ishizuka
as Jet Black
Beau Billingslea
as Jet Black
Koichi Yamadera
as Spike Speigel

Critic Reviews for The Real Folk Blues

At the end of the series, it was brought further into focus that this was a show about people on the constant run from their past, with varying degrees of success.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's such a perfect set up to the finale. If you thought there would be anything like a happy ending here, you were sorely mistaken, folks.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

We get an excellent, self-contained finale that just happens to be composed of two parts.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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