“Cowboy Bebop”: ending explained of the Netflix series

BEWARE, SPOILER ALERT. Developed by André Nemec and Jeff Pinkner, written by Christopher Yost and starring John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell and Elena Satine, “Cowboy Bebop”Is a live action adaptation of the Japanese anime series of the same name that has been available on Netflix since November 19, 2021.

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This ten-episode fiction is set in 2071 and follows three bounty hunters who try to leave the past behind. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel, Jet Black and Faye Valentine form a badass and sarcastic team ready to hunt down the most dangerous criminals in the solar system, for the right price. However, the past will not take long to catch up with them.

Cowboy BebopIt also focuses on the rivalry between Spike and Vicious, who were former friends and members of the Syndicate, the most powerful criminal organization in the solar system. Their problems started when they both fell in love with Julia, whom they meet at Ana’s nightclub.

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To start a new life with a new identity, Spike, who was known as Fearless, fakes his death. Later, he joins Jet and while chasing the Syndicate defector Asimov and his girlfriend Katherine meet Faye, a woman who suffers from amnesia since she woke up from cryogenic sleep.

Spike ,, Jet and Faye are part of the starring crew of “Cowboy Bebop” (Photo: Netflix)


Throughout the first season of “Cowboy Bebop”, Vicious murders all of his competitors and superiors, including his father Caliban, to finally become the undisputed leader of the Syndicate. But upon learning that Spike is still alive, he focuses on assassinating him.

After confronting his wife Julia, Vicious kidnaps Jet’s daughter, Kimmie, to force Spike to surrender. This is obviously a trap, which Spike and Jet only escape with the help of Faye. Although he has the option to escape, the former Syndicate member prefers to stay to resolve his unfinished business.

The confrontation between Spike and Vicious occurs in a similar way to the original anime, with the difference that in the Netflix series Julia interferes, who shoots at her husband and despite Spike declares his love for her and confesses that he has been dreaming about her, He also shoots him and the protagonist falls from one of the windows of the cathedral.

Julia plans to control the Syndicate on behalf of Vicious, who survived the shooting and is a prisoner of his wife, who apparently intends to play Russian roulette every day in revenge for all his abuse.

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Vicious and Spike facing off at the end of the first season of "Cowboy Bebop" (Photo: Netflix)
Vicious and Spike facing off at the end of the first season of “Cowboy Bebop” (Photo: Netflix)


At the end of “Cowboy BebopIt is revealed that Spike also survived the gunshot and fall. When he returns to the Bebop he discovers that Faye went to find his biological mother and Jet, who feels betrayed after learning the truth about his partner’s past, warns him that the next time he sees him, he will kill him.

In the last scene, as Spike leaves a bar, a red-haired girl appears who claims to have a job as a bounty hunter. This is Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, also known as Radical Ed, a 13-year-old androgynous girl who joins the crew.

The person they must capture is the Butterfly Man, known in the anime as ‘Volaju’ or Vincent Volaju, a war veteran turned terrorist. Although Netflix It has not yet renewed the series, everything indicates that it will have a second season.

Ed appeared in the last scene of the first season of "Cowboy Bebop" (Photo: Netflix)
Ed appeared in the last scene of the first season of “Cowboy Bebop” (Photo: Netflix)

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