Cowboy Bebop: Season 1, Episode 3

Honky Tonk Women (9 Sep. 2001)
"Kaubôi bibappu: Cowboy Bebop" Honky Tonk Women (original title)

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Faye Valentine, a woman with a mysterious past is forced by Gordon, the head of a powerful casino to do an illegal exchange. She is told to work at a roulette table and retrieve a casino ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Spike Spiegel (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Jet Black (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Faye Valentine (voice)
Jin Hirao ...
Antonio (voice) (as Jinsho Hirano)
Toshihiko Nakajima ...
Carlos (voice)
Hiroshi Naka ...
Jobim (voice)
Tsutomu Tareki ...
Punch (voice) (as Tsutomu Naruki)
Miki Nagasawa ...
Judy (voice)
Kazuhiro Nakata ...
Man 1 (voice)
Isshin Chiba ...
Man 2 (voice)
Shinji Ogawa ...
Gordon (voice)
Spike Spiegel (voice) (as David Lucas)
Jet Black (voice) (as John Billingslea)
Wendee Lee ...
Faye Valentine (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Selma Boiler ...


Faye Valentine, a woman with a mysterious past is forced by Gordon, the head of a powerful casino to do an illegal exchange. She is told to work at a roulette table and retrieve a casino chip with a microchip inside of it from one of the players. If she can do this successfully, her debts will be eliminated. Written by Anonymous

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9 September 2001 (USA)  »

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JPY 20,000,000 (estimated)

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Casino in which Spike and Jet meet Faye is called "The Spiders From Mars", in reference to the famous David Bowie album "Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars" (1971). See more »


The Real Folk Blues
Ending theme (episodes 1-12, 14-25)
Lyrics by Yûho Iwasato
Music by Yôko Kanno
Performed by The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane
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31 July 2006 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Sorry, I had to use that old cliché.

In the third episode of Cowboy Bebop, we meet the woman who will become the third member of the bounty hunting crew: Faye Valentine.

She's got a mysterious past, immense debts, and is wanted for 6 millions woolongs. She is so deep in debt, a casino owner forces her to work the blackjack tables and pull off an illegal exchange involving a chip that has, well, a very valuable (micro)chip inside it.

Although the whole setup that leads Faye to getting captured by Spike and Jet is a little far fetched in how it unfolds, it's still very entertaining, very funny, and it provides a great introduction to Faye as a character, whose backstory becomes a major part of the story's plot.

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