Final scene between Spike and Jet

This is one of the last scenes of Cowboy Bebop, and the last with Spike and Jet. (Spoiler) Julia has just been killed by a Syndicate hit squad, and Spike is going to try and kill Vicious (his former partner when he was in the Syndicate,  and now the leader of it.) aware that he’ll die in the process.

He comes back to the Bebop (the ship) one last time, and Jet cooks him up some of his famous Bell Peppers and Beef, without the beef.

I think its an amazing scene, all the more so because they both know its they last time they’ll see each other.

Hope you enjoy it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si7-GBpm1vU

 

Here is the follow-up scene with Faye.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSLfBR4D0Hg

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