Recap: Cowboy Bebop Session 8 Waltz For Venus
Short SummaryWhile doing a bounty bust, Spike comes across a man named Rocco who is awed by his fighting moves. After pestering him for a brief training session, he leaves Spike with a mysterious plant which he needs to help his blind sister. However the mob boss he stole it from is hot on his tail.
- Bittersweet Ending: Rocco dies before he can see his sister cured of her blindness which Spike does in his place, albeit having to tell her that her brother is dead.
- Bowdlerise: In one of the funnier examples of this trope, the scene where Faye busts in on a gangster in the middle of having sex with a man. His partner was edited out of the scene in the [adult swim] version (making it look like the gangster was humping the Invisible Man, as Adult Swim didn't mute out the second man's whimpering).
- Comic Book Fantasy Casting: Piccaro is modeled after Biggie Smalls aka The Notorious B.I.G..
- Helium Speech: Said to be a side effect of Venus's atmosphere unless one take a special pill for it. This is how Rocco manages coax Spike into training him.
- Knockout Gas: Faye manages to knock out the female hijacker with a little spray of this.
- Too Soon: [adult swim] held off on airing this episode as it coincided with the 9/11 attacks, as it featured a plane-like spaceship getting hijacked by terrorists.