Cartoon Network (ended 2005)
Not only do I believe the ending is perfect, but better yet, I think the final song, Blue, just brings the ending up to a whole new level. If you actually listen to the lyrics, you can get a better understanding for the characters (Spike especially) and the series as a whole. I was sold on the finale, and Blue was just the icing on the cake.
|Cowboy Bebop is one of those series that stays with you forever, both because of its flaws and virtues. I'm disspointed that the series had to end so abruptly. I wanted to know more about the characters, to see what their lives could have been like. But the ending was incredible. Seeing the family torn apart was tragic, I got teary-eyed the first I saw the finale and still get a bit choked up whenever I do. When you look at it, there's no other way it could have ended. Ed is a wanderer who never stays in one place too long. When she left, Ein, who's closer to Ed than anyone else, went with her. Spike loved Julia and when she died there was nothing more to live for, hence he went for a final showdown with Vicious. Besides, Vicious was insane and if he didn't kill him there's no telling how many innocent people would have been killed. What makes me sad now is thinking how lonely Faye and Jet will be aboard the Bebop now that their friends are gone. |
I'd love to see another series that takes place within the Bebop universe if just for a chance to see them again. Perhaps something dealing with the ISSP or a syndicate, or hell even one of those space truckers. The unvierse of CB to me is fascinating, like one that can really happen. Someone has to go back and explore it again.
Its true that Spike went to fight Vicious because Julia died but he also did it to protect his friends. I get pissed when people say he had nothing to live for because that means you dont understand the story. The whole point of the series was to show how Spike was able to feel again and become close to people.
I have to disagree. The point of the series was not to show how he was able to feel again. Sure he was able to come close to people but he was never trying to save them, as they were never in any danger (regarding vicious). I say this loosely because they did tend to get unlucky and meet up with him from time to time, but the only one Vicious was truly after was Spike. I agree with you when you say he had something to live for. He was living to find Julia. He was living to take her and him to safety. However, if he could not find her and if he could not be with her and take her to safety, then he would live to kill Vicious. And this is where I have to say, once he killed Vicious, he was ready to die. He lost all reasons to fight.
|The ending was one of the best of any T.V series , nothing needed changing, sad and beautiful- also no bull **** happily ever after tone to it (although still a happy ending -peace 4 him, just not a blatant one where they walk of into the sunset holding hands) in laymen terms really **** good.|
I agree it was a great conclusion to a great series with no fairy-tale everything works out fine ending. It was deeply emotional and action-packed, just like the series as a whole.