Cowboy Bebop

Season 1 Episode 19

Wild Horses

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Nov 04, 2001 on Cartoon Network
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Wild Horses
Jet and Faye are after Starship Pirates, while Spike is bringing his ship to be overhauled. After Spike's return to the Bebop, he finds out that Jet and Faye didn't capture the bounty heads. The Starship Pirates have a virus that they transmit by harpooning ships. As long as they avoid getting harpooned, they'll be OK. If they do get harpooned, Jet's solution is to turn of their ships' computer systems and fly them manually. One misstep on Spike's part, and he's a dead man.moreless

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    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]

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Ruth's monitor as it sends virus to Bebop
        Black Hell
        Virus Mixing System Ver. 13.31
        (list of different virus names including highlighted: AntiChrist, Black Monday, Do Nothing, Evil, Holland Girl, Magnituguru 2048, and MGTU )
        Let's Go to Hell!!!
        (picture of syringe)

      • The mechanic Doohan has a hobby of restoring "classic" aircraft of the 20th century including a Russian MI-24 Hind helicopter, a F-14 Tomcat fighter jet, and the Space Shuttle Columbia, the last of which had been completely destroyed during re-entry on Feburary 1, 2003 due to a piece of foam shedding and damaging the wing. The English dub also mentions tiles falling off on re-entry.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • (Spike calls the Bebop.)
        Faye: Hello? Oh, it's you. The mysterious missing guy. Where have you been hiding out?
        Spike: I'm still at Doohan's shop. So where's Jet?
        Faye: He's got his hands full right now. He said he was working on some kind of bacteria or something.
        Spike: Bacteria?
        Jet: No, it's a virus, Faye. A computer virus.
        Faye: Well it's the same thing.
        Ed: Uhhhh? Uh-uh.
        Jet: Starting with the mono-system orbit calculator, navigator, engine control, communications circuit. They're all gone.
        Spike: I don't get it. How about using English huh?
        Ed: The computer's kaput, and we're drifting through space towards certain oblivion.
        Spike: (sighs) Definitely got that.

      • Spike: (sighs in relief) Doohan, you saved my ass. (pulls out lighter.)
        Doohan: Not yet.
        Spike: Huh?
        Doohan: Most of the heat resistant tiles have peeled off. The temperature is rising.
        (Spike lights his cigarette.)
        Miles: The landing wheels aren't retracting!
        Doohan: Yep, and the #2 nozzle won't work either.
        (Spike smiles as he puffs his cigarette.)
        Miles: What? Are you for real? We can't land without them. I knew I shouldn't have come up here.
        Spike: Oh well. Whatever happens, happens.
        Miles: I'm only 18. I don't wanna die yet. I've never even been with a woman! Somebody help!

      • Spike: (about to crash into the planet) Oh, well. Whatever happens, happens.

      • Doohan: Spike. I know you can do it, boy. I didn't give you the Swordfish for nothing, you know?
        Spike: Yeah, don't you go and crash either, old man.

      • Miles: Hey, uh, do people ever tell you that you don't talk much?
        Spike: Hey, well, do people ever tell you that you talk too much?
        Miles: Huh, I guess so.

      • Miles: (flicking on switches) Maximum propulsion.
        Doohan: There's still time to change your mind and leave, Miles.
        Miles: Negative! Blue Sox fans never leave the game early!

      • Ruth(talking about the Bebop): Man, what a piece of crap.

    • NOTES (4)

      • English Voice Talents
        George Ribeiro, Johnathan Charles, Gary Michaels, Jack Hammer, Simon Issacson, Billy Regan, Simeony Pichnik, G. Gordon Baer, Wendee Lee, John Billingslea, Melissa Charles, Samantha Margritte, Peter McGlynn, Bull Whizins, David Lucas

      • Original Japanese Airdate (WOWOW): March 5th, 1999.

      • The name of the virus in this session is called Black Hell.

      • The Bounty Information
        5 Feet 11 Inch

        5 Feet 11 Inch

        6 Feet 00 Inch

        Description under each person is a bunch of text gibberish with mostly letters from G through L.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • The starship mechanic in this episode is named Doohan. This is a reference to James Doohan, the actor who portrayed Scotty, the engineer, in the original Star Trek series.

      • The three "space pirates" in this episode are named after George Herman Ruth, Jr., who is better known as legendary baseball player Babe Ruth. Before joining the Yankees, Babe played for the Boston Red Sox.

      • The title "Wild Horses" comes from a Rolling Stones song of the same name.

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