Cowboy Bebop

Season 1 Episode 14

Bohemian Rhapsody

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Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Oct 14, 2001 on Cartoon Network
8.9
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Bohemian Rhapsody
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Spike, Jet and Faye are each out catching a bounty. The bounty they were after, the mastermind behind a gate hack scam, wasn't among the bounties they caught. They have only one clue to help them find their man: four chess pieces, all kings.

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  • From chess to major hacks , this episode has it all!

    9.3
    "Bohemian Rhapsody" brings you the strategy of chess, a major hacking scandal, and, the inevitable bounty head.

    The Bebop crew find themselves chasing several mini bounty heads leading up to one of the biggest hacking scandals of their time..well, sorta their time.

    Spike, Jet, & Faye head out to do the muscle work, while Ed unknowingly plays chess with the criminal mastermind online.

    After a little bit of investigation, they manage to uncover the elaborate trap that had been years in the making.

    With a brilliant plot, full of confusion and laughs alike, this is one of those refreshing episodes that really gives Cowboy Bebop it's secondary appeal.moreless
  • Again with the Ed:

    8.6
    I really like this one not just because it had Edward in it but because of the story line. The old guy just wanting to place chess was great. I loved it how at the end faye asked if Ed was playing another game of chess and Ed answered that it was the same game. This is the next best episode in my opnion; I mainly watch anime for the comedy but the little part about the old chess king was beautiful and a bit of a tear jerker.moreless
Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Jet Black

Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Faye Valentine

Steven Jay Blum

Steven Jay Blum

Spike Spiegel

Melissa Fahn

Melissa Fahn

Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV

Kouichi Yamadera

Kouichi Yamadera

Spike Spiegel [J]

Unshou Ishizuka

Unshou Ishizuka

Jet Black [J]

Michael McConnohie

Michael McConnohie

Head Gate Corporation Executive

Guest Star

Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter

Chessmaster Hex

Guest Star

Yukimasa Kishino

Yukimasa Kishino

Johnathan [J]

Guest Star

Tsutomu Taruki

Tsutomu Taruki

Punch [J]

Recurring Role

Miki Nagasawa

Miki Nagasawa

Judy [J]

Recurring Role

Jin Hirao

Jin Hirao

Antonio [J]

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (coming episode)
      Faye: Love... is to believe in everything!
      Spike: Wait a minute, are you serious?
      Faye: Love... is the heart that gives to all!
      Jet: C'mon! That's what this story's about?
      Faye: Love... is the heart that accepts everything!
      Spike: You know I'm not buying this.
      Faye: Whitney, you loved me that much.
      Jet: You really can't trust the previews on this show.
      Faye: A romantic love story for all you lovers. Next episode, My Funny Valentine.
      Spike: Its gotta be a lie.
      Jet: Yeah, she's makin' it up.

    • Spike: Hex is no longer here. There's no one left but an old man who loves to play games.

    • Ed: One, two, three, fo-our! Ed's gonna score mo-ore! Play ball!

    • Faye: You played the same game for a week! Well, good luck Ed.
      Chessmaster Hex: Checkmate. Checkmate.
      Ed: Ahh, oh he got me.

    • Spike: Whatever happens, happens.

  • NOTES (2)

    • English Voice Talents
      Rachel Davies, Devon Michaels, Steve Kramer, Chip Nickey, George C. Cole, Lia Sargent, John Billingslea, David Umansky, Frank Buck, Wendee Lee, David Lucas, Michael McConnohie, Melissa Charles

    • Original Japanese Airdate (テレビ東京 - TV Tōkyō): June 5th, 1998.
      WOWOW Airdate: January 29th, 1999.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • When Spike says, "Whatever happens, happens." He is actually referring to the Latin Phrase "Que Sera, Sera" which is one of the parts of existentialism. Existentialism is philosophical movement that generally boils down to finding meaning in existence.

    • The title "Bohemian Rhapsody" comes from a Queen song of the same name. Episodes named after popular American songs is a common theme in Cowboy Bebop.

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