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Cowboy Bebop, episodes 14-18

More half-watched Bebop episodes.

"Bohemian Rhapsody," episode 14: In which a chess genius gets revenge, and the three old guys are back.

I was completely not paying attention at the start, so I don't even know what defects were built into the gateway system. Filler, was my impression.

"My Funny Valentine," episode 15: In which we get Faye backstory.

Faye is a cryogenically frozen amnesiac who was betrayed by her Prince Charming. Which is what you get for falling in love with someone who says he fell in love with you when you were asleep.

"Black Dog Serenade," episode 16: In which we get Jet backstory amid a Con Air plot.

Another episode about betrayal, though this one was fundamentally more interesting to me. Which is a good thing, since Chad fell asleep at the beginning and so I got to listen to it twice.

"Mushroom Samba," episode 17: In which the Bebop is the victim of a hit-and-run and Ed drugs the rest of the (human) crew.

There was a lot of Ed in this episode. However, there was also a drugged-out Ein *poing*ing, which makes up for quite a bit.

Also, having just read Thud!, I had to say: there's my cow!

"Speak Like a Child," episode 18: In which Faye gets a video from her younger self.

I spaced out through basically all of this, finishing a booklog entry, and only paid attention when they watched the tape, which was just barely on the bearable edge of twee.

Also, Emmy did not like Ein doing the preview. You should've seen her ears twitch . . .

Ep. 14: Okay, remember the gate accident from episode 6? Well, the reason it happened was because of known flaws in the gate. That's why Hex decided to plant the booby traps.

Ep. 15: There's sort of a "what may have been" point in this ep, when Faye initially fled the hospital, she encounters a Hammerhead (the small craft that Jet pilots) on the road.

Ep. 17: Hey, this is a great episode, as it pays tribute to two great cinematic forms from the 70's - the blaxploitation film and the drug comedy.

Off topic, I just picked up We Love Katamari, which goes to show that pharmaceutically altered reality is good for game development.

Thank you for making the 6-14 connection for me.

I'm of the wrong generation to have appreciated those 70's genres, so while I recognized the tribute to blaxploitation, at least, it didn't have much resonance for me. Glad to hear it worked as a tribute, though.