Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop has finally hit the streaming service and has taken viewers by storm. While it has tons of callbacks to the original anime, it does a great job of carving out its own story and feel. But, of course, as the credits rolled on the final episode, we were left with quite a few cliffhangers and unanswered questions. We decided that the best idea would be to share all of the questions we have right here! Now, as of this moment, Netflix has not announced that we will be getting a second season, but we are putting positive vibes out into the galaxy. So, grab some noodles and let’s dive in!

DISCLAIMER: This post will have spoilers for Cowboy Bebop, so if you haven’t seen it, we suggest going to check it out first!

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Will the crew get back together?

As the credits rolled on the season finale of Cowboy Bebop, we watched as Spike (John Cho), Jet (Mustafa Shakir) and Faye (Daniella Pineda) went their separate ways. So what does that mean for these ragtag bounty hunters? Now, I can’t imagine that they will stay separated for long. But the real question is, how will they do it? Will the new addition of Ed (Eden Perkins) be the catalyst that brings them back together? Or will we need something more significant to help Jet forgive Spike for lying and draw Faye back from her mission?

I hope they don’t spend most of the second season playing the “will they won’t they?” game. One of my favorite themes of the series is the fond family and these bounty hunters need each other whether they want to admit it or not. Imagine all the fun chaos they can cause together! But I understand that Jet might not be willing to forgive Spike so easily, and I can’t wait to see how their partnership plays out.

Will Faye uncover her past?

Faye has gotten the first real clue about her past when she uncovers a video from her youth. And in the final episode (after saving the boys), she heads out to follow up on a lead. But will she find what she is looking for? Or will we see Faye go on a wild chase to uncover more bits of her past? And will those take her back to the Bebop to seek out help? And will we get the chance to see fake mom (Christine Dunford) again?

We also got to see how Faye has been dealing with not knowing who she really is throughout season one. I hope that while she is uncovering her past, we will still see more character growth for where she is currently throughout season two. Netflix hasn’t been afraid to change parts of the story and I imagine that we are going to see some new content featuring Faye as we dive into her past.

Danielle Pineda as Faye Valentine in Cowboy Bebop.

Danielle Pineda as Faye Valentine in Cowboy Bebop. Image courtesy of Netflix.

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Will Jet’s family ever forgive him?

The most heartwrenching moment of Cowboy Bebop‘s season finale was watching Jet’s daughter Kimmie (Molly Moriarty) call someone else dad. After everything Jet has tried to do throughout season one to piece their relationship back together, it seems like one terrifying event has undone it. Everything Jet has done until this point has been for his daughter. Taking bounties to get woolong to buy her a birthday present or making sure he had a connection to watch her play. It’s all for her.

But I don’t blame Kimmie for her reaction to Vicious (Alex Hassell), basically declaring that he is going to kill her and Jet after kidnapping her. She is just a kid, after all. I imagine that season two will dive into Jet’s journey to repair this relationship with Kimmie and the rest of his crew. However, I can’t imagine that Alicia (Simone McAullay) and Chalmers (Geoff Stults) will be forgiving any of them any time soon.

What is Julia going to do now?

One of the biggest plot twists of the live-action adaptation was where Netflix decided to take Julia’s (Elena Satine) character. In the season finale, we see her shoot Spike out of the cathedral window and lock Vicious away before taking over the Syndicate in his place. But what now? Will she take over the Syndicate with the idea of tearing it down? Or does she plan to rule and continue what Vicious has started?

I really like that they are taking Julia in a different direction in the live-action adaptation. It took me entirely by surprise in those final moments of the battle. I had a feeling that they were giving Julia a revenge arc against Vicious, but I didn’t expect this. However, I am completely here for it. But, if she is head of the Syndicate, does that put her against Spike? And will she be the big bad girl for season two?

Will we see Vincent and Spike face off in season two?

In the final scene of Cowboy Bebop, we are introduced to Ed, who has a vital mission for Spike. As Ed goes on and on about the new bounty, we hear the name Vincent Volaju. This character appeared in Cowboy Bebop: The Movie as the main antagonist who faces off with Spike and the Bebop crew. If you haven’t seen the film, I highly suggest checking it out. It is a serious work of art. 

I wonder if this is just an easter egg for fans or if Spike will have to deal with Vincent in season two. And if so, will this be the catalyst that brings the Bebop crew back together? Because I can’t imagine that Spike will be able to handle him alone. I would love for Netflix to weave the film’s story into the show and then continue to follow the other leads they have set up as well.

What questions do you want to see answered in season two of Cowboy Bebop? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!

This article was originally published on 11/22/21.

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