Ep 26 – “The Real Folk Blues (Part 2)” / “Za Riaru Fōku Burūsu (Kōhen)” (ザ・リアル・フォークブルース(後編))

Reunited, Spike and Julia pick up where they left off in their plans to escape the Red Dragon syndicate, but Julia ends up being shot and killed. Spike returns to the Bebop for a meal with Jet and Faye, and then storms the Red Dragon’s headquarters to confront Vicious for one last battle. Shin helps him, but is killed, managing to reveal that if Vicious is killed, Spike will be the new leader of the syndicate. Spike fights his way to the top floor of the Red Dragon syndicate skyscraper, but is badly wounded, and then fights Vicious, getting wounded during the battle. The pair manages to get the other’s weapons and they trade, with a brief struggle, in which Spike manages to shoot Vicious in the chest, killing him. As Spike stumbles down a set of stairs and faces the syndicate members that rushed to the scene, he makes a gun with his fingers and says “Bang” before collapsing.