Ep 11 – “Toys in the Attic” / “Yamiyo no Hevi Rokku” (闇夜のヘヴィ・ロック)
A strange blob-like creature with a venomous bite infiltrates the Bebop and incapacitates Jet, Faye and Ein. With half the crew out of action, it’s up to Spike and Ed to destroy the creature and find out where it came from.
This episode makes reference to the movie Alien, with Spike using a motion tracker and a flamethrower and by having the characters slowly attacked by an unknown alien one by one. The scene where Spike ejects the refrigerator into space was inspired by the scene in Aliens, where Ripley gets rid of the Alien queen. The episode’s use of “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker is reminiscent of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey’s use of well-known classical music.