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Recap / Cowboy Bebop Session 16 "Black Dog Serenade"

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Short Summary

An old assassin named Udai Taxim, who cost Jet his arm during his police days, is part of a takeover of a prisoner ship. Jet's old partner, Fad, informs of this and requests that the two go bring him in. While reluctant at first, Jet agrees to the mission.

Main Summary

  • The Atoner: Fad, who let Jet kill him for betraying him in the past.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How Fad kills Udai, largely to shut him up.
  • Dirty Cop / The Mole: Fad who turned out to be on the syndicate's dime and was the one responsible for blowing Jet's arm off.
  • The Last Dance / The Last DJ: Both Jet and Udai are people from a bygone era struggling to live in the current one. They know this encounter is settling old scores and will be their last which will end with either one of them dead.
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  • One Last Smoke: Fad as he dies, ironically he was trying to quit which he lampshades as his final words.
  • Prison Riot: Well prisoner transport riot, but same thing.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Fad.
  • Scary Black Man: Udai.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Udai who tries to contact his old syndicate. But they reject him outright claiming things have changed.
  • Welcome to Hell: Said by one of the inmates as Jet and Fad begin their attack.

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