Cowboy Bebop (2021) s01e09 Episode Script

Blue Crow Waltz

1 Hmm.
I can see the blade now.
Steel glistening wet as it pulls across the flesh.
Knowing that with a simple flick of the wrist veins will open.
Blood will flow.
It's ecstasy.
Let me get this straight, you let a woman shave your balls with a straight razor.
- I wasn't gonna let a man do it.
- It wasn't my point but You have to use a straight razor.
Electrics are like bloody chainsaws.
Who shaves you? This'll come as a shock to you, but most people don't like sharp blades near their dicks.
Tell me you trim, at least.
- Please stop.
- Oh, you savage.
I prefer a more natural situation.
That's just uncivilized.
At the very least, you could braid it.
- Braid it! - Although they're not long enough.
Look, just tell him to wait.
Judge Bradley agreed to sign the warrants.
Yeah, it's actually happening.
We're taking down The Syndicate.
Can you Lee, are you okay? Answer me.
Are you What the hell? Look at me.
Look at me! How does it feel? Pretty sure it doesn't feel like ecstasy.
Hard to tell, frankly.
Look at this mess.
This is why I was using a garrote.
Well, you looked like you were struggling.
Besides, I, I felt inspired.
Clean up the blood.
Find something to Why should I clean up? I did all the work.
Are you kidding me? I am not cleaning up any blood.
You are doing all It'll only be a minute, sweetie.
I just left some Don't.
Come back.
What's your name? - Brenda.
- Brenda.
You didn't see anything here.
Nod if you understand me.
Run! What is the matter with you? She could ID us.
No kids.
That's the code.
You're such a candy apple, Fearless.
Mercy is for the weak.
You take care of our little problem at the courthouse? Can you believe it? Turns out the judge never got the paperwork from the DA.
You'd think something that important you'd follow through.
- It's just lazy.
- Mm.
So Come on, you stupid piece of Fucking synth beef.
I mean, seriously, how hard would it be to breed a couple of cows? Everything is so goddamn phony these days.
I've got another job for you two.
If you want us to breed cows, it's gonna take some time, sir.
Sit down, wise guys.
You're making people nervous.
So, the Elders are looking to negotiate a deal - with the Neptune cartel.
- Those animals? For what? For the fact that it rains diamonds on Neptune, you believe that shit? The Syndicate wants a piece in exchange for distribution.
And you two are gonna broker the deal with their man Ka-Ching.
Us? Well, him, really.
Isn't that more your job? Damn straight it's my job.
Then again, it's also my job to groom the likes of you.
Brokering a deal of this magnitude is what Capos do.
And the sooner you learn how, the sooner I get to pass the torch.
Live out the rest of my days on a fucking boat somewhere.
Eating what I can only hope is a real goddamn steak as God intended.
So, don't fuck this up.
Your future and mine hinge on it.
Here's what you do You open at 40%, you settle at 25.
I'll get the 40.
Mm-hmm? A Kudo for my friend here, I'll have What are you doing? Excuse us.
This is a Capo's table.
You wanna drink, drink at your own table.
You stay.
My life's not hard enough, I've gotta bring up an Elder's kid.
- Not everyone's a people person - Oh, please.
I know your type, but don't pretend you didn't see it.
There's something rotten in him.
He's all right.
That's only 'cause you clean up after him.
This Neptune thing is a ripe deal.
That's why they want you on it too, to make sure, to make dead bang sure he doesn't blow it.
You hear me? Yes, sir.
Else it's all our heads.
I'll take care of him.
Serpiente and a Kudo.
Thirsty night? I'm working up the courage to ask you to dance again.
I keep telling you you're too skinny for me.
Too skinny? That hurts.
Things looked pretty serious with Stax.
- Yeah, it's all good.
- Uh-huh.
Still won't let you drink with him, will he? Everybody knows the cool kids sit in the back anyway.
- Who's on the tray tonight? - Kiki.
Kiki? God knows why, but all the girls fight over your table.
- Me? - Mm-hmm.
Well, I only have eyes for you.
- Ah - Listen, you, me, dancefloor, tonight.
No more lame excuses.
- Lame? - Always.
Wait, what was my excuse last night? - Last night? I was too young.
- Mmm.
Night before that, I wasn't rich enough.
Well, what can I say hotshot? I like 'em old, rich and fat.
Oh, I'll start eating then.
- Gotta run.
Have fun.
- All right.
Oh, it's okay.
You're gonna be okay now that you How is she? She'll be - She's next up.
- Shit.
- Seems to me you better get ready.
- Love that.
What? - No.
- Yes.
- Oh, I can't - You can.
No, no, seriously, I can't.
- Get her ready.
- Mm-hmm.
Ana, please.
Ana, you can't be serious.
You're all smiles.
I'm finally getting the respect I deserve.
It's about time.
The Syndicate is gonna be mine one day.
You know that, right? I do.
And I'm really happy for you.
For me? No, no, no.
Where I go, you go.
You'll be right there by my side.
The two of us together.
- Here's to us, brother.
- Brother.
Shōnen, shōjo, and all you dirty, dirty folks in between.
We have a unique treat for you all tonight.
A virgin.
Innocent and demure, anointed and oiled.
And tonight she will submit herself to the volcano of your approval and pleasure.
She's one of my favorite people, homegrown right here in Ana's, so be nice to her or there will be spankings.
Willkommen Julia.
Swath me In honey Wrap me In stars This world has teeth, my love And I bear the scars Wrap me In honey, dear Bathe me in stars This world has teeth, love But with you I'm on Mars This world has teeth My love, my love, my love But with you I'm on Mars I'm on Mars I'm on Mars Some voice.
Some woman.
You were magnificent.
- Oh.
I can't believe it, Ana.
That was - It was perfect.
Oh, you didn't have to.
I didn't.
An admirer sent it back.
Really? Hmm.
I brought it despite my better judgment.
- Handsome? - Syndicate.
- And you know my feelings on them.
- Mm-hmm.
They're like bears, fun to look at, but don't roll down the windows.
Enjoy the glow.
Just be careful with this.
This is quite the picnic.
Well, I'm not a blanket-on-the-ground kind of guy.
I may not be the first man you ever went out with, or kissed, or loved But I want to be the last one.
You speak Russian? I learned a little, knowing it was your native tongue.
So, it's serious.
It's evolving.
Evolving? A dozen dates and more on the horizon, that's serious.
I stipulate to serious.
And to think she's seen parts of the real you and she's eager for more.
That's mind-boggling.
We're going out later, you should join.
Uh Why would I do that? She finds you funny somehow.
You talk about me on dates? - During sex, actually.
- Of course.
Neptune Cartel's papers just kicked up at the Martian Gate.
It's time to deal.
They do have rules of negotiation though.
Which are? No iron.
Are you joking? Not even.
Take the team for backup, but you two go in naked.
That's the plan.
That's great.
We were born nudists.
He said no iron.
We don't answer to Stax.
I do.
You worry too much.
You don't worry enough.
Hang on to this.
It's absolutely stunning.
I know, right? He gave it to me on Saturday.
I am so sorry.
I just heard.
- Heard what? - Ana.
She fired you.
What? Where is she? She's backstage.
Gren just told me I was fired.
You know, there is one thing I cannot abide by.
Ana, is this about my seeing People disobeying my rules.
Wait, what? I thought you really fired me.
She did when I pointed out that you were double-dipping.
No more collecting the check for doing hair and makeup.
As of today, you only collect as our new headliner.
Oh, wow.
You tried to cut off his fucking hand? That inbred animal insulted me, insulted The Syndicate.
Did you think this was just about diamonds? You did, didn't you? This was about The Syndicate getting a foothold in the outer planets.
- We can fix this, sir.
- I haven't even started with you! You're lug nuts! The both of you are fucking lug nuts! The fix will come down from the Elders.
You two will do nothing, you will sit on your fucking hands and wait until they tell me what to do, then I will tell you what to do and you will goddamn do it! To hell with Stax.
To hell with all of them.
The Elders will see.
They'll say I've done the right thing.
We need to put the fear into those Neptune savages.
Whatever happens, happens.
For you, maybe.
For me, there are expectations.
Fucking Ka-Ching! Hey! I made it.
Where were you? Ah, there was a ship jam at the gate.
Took forever to clear.
Everything okay? Yeah, just tough day at the office.
This place is amazing, by the way.
Sarcasm doesn't suit you.
Hey, I was being serious.
Everybody loves a dive bar.
How you doing tonight? - Excellent, thank you.
- Yeah.
Ana made me a headliner.
Well, celebrations are in order.
Cheers! - Cheers.
Thank you.
- Yeah Congratulations.
I love the Jupiter jig.
Come on, dance with me.
I don't think so.
Dance with your girl.
It'll cheer you up.
You go, if you like this place so much.
I love places like this for getting shit-faced.
Which I prefer doing over dancing.
All right, I guess it's on you.
It's on me? All right.
Just to be clear, I'm no dancer.
You have feet, you can dance.
I do have feet.
- All right.
- Hey.
Is he okay? I've never seen him so intense.
Him? Oh, I've seen him intense, that's not intense.
That's That's almost playful.
So, how did you two end up partners? We met when we were kids.
He saved me.
He convinced his father to take me in, build a life for me.
We became brothers that day.
I grew up on the streets, no family, no prospects, no chance for survival.
So I'm sorry.
Don't be.
Don't be.
Never thought there was any use in denying the past.
- You sure about this? - Yeah.
It's easy.
Come on.
- What do I do? - Keep your eyes on me.
Excuse me, I'm sorry.
Switch side.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
Switching sides again.
Getting the hang of it.
Getting the hang of it.
- Hey! - Hey! - Ooh! - Oh.
Fun memories.
- Wanna get out of here? Yeah.
- Yeah.
I know a nightclub in Tharsis where he'll be much happier.
You're a good friend.
And then what happened? I go to shake the guy's hand and that's when I see he's got no arms.
- No.
- I don't want to be rude.
My hands are already out.
So I shook his head.
- No, you didn't.
- I did.
- He did, that he did.
- Oh, my God! What did he do? He kicked the shit out of me.
You let him kick the shit out of you.
Of course I let him kick the shit out of me.
It was the least I could do! The guy had no arms! Son of a bitch.
What? - What is it? - It's Ka-Ching.
That Neptune scum.
Vicious, wait.
- Vicious, Stop! - Vicious, what are you doing? Stop! - Vicious, stop! Stop! - Vicious, stop! Don't.
Vicious! You wanna fuck with me? You wanna fuck with The Syndicate? Stop! You're gonna kill him.
Vicious, stop.
Take her home.
I'll deal with him.
My hands.
They're shaking.
I can't make it stop.
Look at me.
You're safe now.
You're safe with me.
I know.
Please, no! Please! Yes.
What? All my life I've tried not to feel anything, to not care about anything 'cause if I did, I'd have something to lose.
Something to be afraid of.
And right now all I'm afraid of is losing you.
Is this a dream? Is that him? Worse.
Were you with him? What are you talking about? I call you at 3:00 in the morning and you're gonna fuck with me? Were you with your partner when he killed Ka-Ching? It wasn't him.
It was me.
We ran Spare me.
He did it in the goddam street! As if nobody was gonna see.
I know you think you owe him.
But a sane person would wonder, "How long are you gonna pay that debt?" I can fix it, sir.
You just give me 24 No.
No, no, no, it's over! Vicious crossed the line.
There are consequences! The Neptune cartel wants him dead.
- And if we don't comply - It's gonna be war.
It's worse, it's last man standing.
Everybody fucking knows if there are survivors the war never ends.
His father, he's not gonna allow it.
You'd think.
Actually, Caliban sanctioned it.
And he wants you to do it.
- What? - He wants you to do it.
No, I won't.
You don't want to? Somebody else will.
He figured at least you'd make it quick.
All my life whatever trouble I got myself into if I couldn't buy my way out, you'd talk us out.
If I failed my father's name My fucking father.
You know, he made me watch the night my mother jumped.
Nine years old.
I watched as she contemplated her mortality while standing on the roof.
I could barely comprehend it.
My father, my fucking father didn't move a muscle to help her.
He just kept whispering in my ear how weak she was.
Over and over.
And then when I cried as I saw her step off that ledge he started telling me how weak I was for shedding a tear.
He's right.
He's always been right.
Like her I am weak.
Killing that animal It was weakness.
You shouldn't be here.
Any second they'll be coming for me.
I'm not gonna let that happen.
Hey! What the fuck? What the fuck? Don't shoot me, please! Find the motherfucker! Get in there! You didn't see anything here.
This never happened, do you understand me? Run.
Run! I can't keep doing this.
This life.
This madness.
I don't want this to be who I am anymore.
I'm leaving.
Run away with me.
We, we can't.
Yes, we can.
- We can.
- No.
We can go someplace where we can just be us.
He'll never stop looking for us.
I'll make sure he never finds us.
I promise you.
- Fearless - Julia I love you.
I have since the moment I saw you.
Under the bridge.
I'll be there.
I need your help.
I need new papers, a new name.
New everything.
You know you can't run.
- Nobody can outrun The Syndicate.
- I need papers for Julia, too.
No, no, no, no, no, don't do this! Not with her.
Her chances with me are better than with Vicious.
You know that.
Promise me you will keep her safe.
You have my word.
I wish I could say I was happy for you, but I'm not.
May I? Where did you get these? You think you're the only ones that can fall in love? Gren'll make good on the papers.
Thank you.
Quite the celebration you've had.
I should've come to you.
I apologize.
Apologize? No.
I've come to congratulate you.
What you and Fearless did Who thought it possible? Two men against an entire cartel.
I may have underestimated you, boy.
I'm proud of you.
Well, they disrespected The Syndicate.
They disrespected you, I couldn't let that That's enough! Worthless! And worse, you are a fucking liar! You're an embarrassment.
A meaningless slug! Whose only achievements come from the doings of others.
Oh, how I dreamt that one day you would prove yourself to be man enough.
But alas.
I should've ended you long ago.
But here you still are by some miracle.
- Fearless - Yes, Fearless.
Fearless is a wild card in the deck.
I'd anticipated his loyalty to be singular to The Syndicate, but you believed it was to you! And the irony for both of us was that he was only ever loyal to himself.
While you were neck-deep in the bottle, your brother was stepping out with your whore! - He wouldn't.
- He did.
And papers were processed.
They're not just running around on you, they're running away from you.
Where are they? You want to be a capo? Capos don't ask questions.
They find answers.
Hello, Ana.
What do you want? Where is Fearless taking her? I don't know what you're talk How would you like these next few moments to go? Piss off, cunt.
Everyone thinks they're so strong.
Until they're not.
Where is he? Vicious wants me to bring you to his penthouse.
What? - No, I-I'm - The streets are dangerous tonight and he wants to keep you safe.
So, please just leave that here and come with me.
Well, she's not coming.
Not tonight.
Not ever.
She chose me.
Think you're fast enough?
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