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premiere air date: September 30, 2001
summary: Edward is introduced. And who is Edward? Edward is Edward. "Jamming
With Edward" starts out with a satellite carving strange designs on the surface
of the Earth. The ISSP, supposing it to be the work of a hacker, puts a huge bounty
on the head of the culprit. Is there any question of what follows? Faye and Jet
are eager to capture the bounty, but Spike passes on it, claiming boredom. Faye
and Jet, therefore, go to the earth to search for clues, Faye examining the transmitters
in the area, Jet investigating local hackers. After a lot of work with no returns,
they go back to the Bebop exhausted. Unbeknownst to them, however, the hacker
"Radical Edward" has also been investigating the bounty head for their sakes.
Edward gives them all the pertinent information in return for a favor. "Jamming
With Edward" is one of the great comic episodes of the series, owing mostly to
the bizzaro character of Ed. Admittedly, some people hate Ed, but I would not
be one of those people. ;) Besides the comic weirdness, there's also a nice, action-filled
space scene. It's all good.