The Real Folk Blues (Episode 26)
Cowboy Bebop Series 1

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The story line for the final episode of the Cowboy Bebop series, "The Real Folk Blues, Part 2," offers a poignant realization that all things come to an end. Just as Spike has united with Julia after three years, Vicious takes over the Red Dragon crime syndicate. Spike and Julia run to Annie's store to rescue her, only to be attacked by syndicate gangsters. One of the saddest, most beautiful entries in the series, the episode ends with Spike finally confronting his past to the tune of the Beatles' "Carry That Weight." See you space cowboy...


Steve Blum
as Spike Spiegel
Megumi Hayashibara
as Faye Valentine
Unshô Ishizuka
as Jet Black
Paul St. Peter
as Vicious
Aoi Tada
as Edward
Koichi Yamadera
as Spike Speigel
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Critic Reviews for The Real Folk Blues (Episode 26)

The show was smart to end on Spike delving into his past and finding both Julia and Vicious there, his light and dark, and ending it all.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

I never said this was a happy ending, but it was a completely satisfying one.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

We learn that moving on is overrated. Sometimes, we have to face the end and recognize that there is an order to things and that, yes, everything must end.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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