Golden Wind - Episode 6
A flashback is shown detailing the events leading to Abbacchio joining Passione. In the present, Abbacchio must use his Stand Moody Blues to investigate how his teammates keep disappearing and solve the mystery of the enemy's ability.
Leone Abbacchio was once a dedicated policeman and committed to his mission to help the people and fight for justice. However, his crime-ridden city, the ungratefulness on the people, and the fact that all criminals bribed officials to get away with their crimes eroded his enthusiasm. One night, he finally accepted the bribe of a pimp, telling himself that he was only keeping the peace. Later, Abbacchio investigated a robbery and was forced to arrest the robber, the same pimp he'd taken bribes from, and whom had just killed a man. Destabilized by the pimp's threats to reveal their deals, Abbacchio couldn't see the criminal draw his gun and was only saved when his partner jumped out of the dark at the last moment, taking a fatal bullet meant for him. Dishonored and thrown out of the police, Abbacchio became a destitute and hopeless man until he met Bruno Bucciarati.
Back to the present, a recap of the last episode is shown, as Giorno Giovanna gets attacked by the enemy, Bucciarati dashes to help him, but Abbacchio stops him, seeing that the fly Giorno has created is still there and therefore that Giorno isn't dead yet. However, when Bucciarati tries to zip out the ceiling of the interior, he sees that no one is hidden underneath them, the mystery of the enemy's modus operandi still remains.
Summoning his Moody Blues, Abbacchio begins to investigate the question. Moody Blues turns into Narancia and begins to rewind, copying everything that Narancia was doing minutes ago. Fast-forwarding to the moment Narancia disappeared, Leone and Bucciarati see that Narancia was stabbed, deflating like a pierced balloon and dragged down a drain. Yet, despite Moody Blues tracking the enemy's movements and Bucciarati's ability to zip through walls, they cannot find the enemy. Understanding that their foe has another trick in play and piecing the clues together, Abbacchio morphs his Stand back to its original form and hits the nearest walls. Despite his efforts, Abbacchio is stabbed and taken by the enemy.
Bucciarati now finds himself alone and in a rage punches everywhere with Sticky Fingers. Mario Zucchero thus begins to intimidate the team leader, threatening to kill his companions if he doesn't reveal where Polpo's treasure is hidden. However, Bucciarati has found out his foe's secret. Abbacchio has purposefully made his hands bleed by punching the walls, but his blood is nowhere in sight inside the boat, thus there is a second boat hidden somewhere. Bucciarati has opened the yacht's hull with Sticky Fingers, purposefully sinking it and forcing Zucchero to reveal a second yacht (registered as "Lagoon 2") that was deflated and used to cover the first one ("Lagoon 1") and thus providing a hiding spot. Having revealed himself, Zucchero resorts to pointing his Soft Machine's dagger at Abbacchio's throat, but Bucciarati is faster as he extended Sticky Fingers' arm, punching Zucchero from afar by detaching his arm and disabling him for good.
Abbacchio returns to his normal self and is satisfied that they have won the battle.
In an after-credits scene, another flashback details how Bucciarati convinces Abbacchio to join his team.
|Golden Wind Episode 6: Moody Blues Strikes Back|
In other languages
|Japanese||ムーディー・ブルースの逆襲||Moody Blues Strikes Back|
|English||Moody Jazz's Counterattack|
|Spanish||El contraataque de Moody Jazz||Moody Jazz's Counterattack|
|Portuguese||O Contra-ataque de Moody Jazz||Moody Jazz's Counterattack|
|French||Moody Jazz contre-attaque||Moody Jazz Strikes Back|
|German||Der Gegenangriff von Moody Jazz||Moody Jazz's Counterattack|
|Hebrew||מתקפת הנגד של מודי ג'ז||Moody Jazz's Counterattack|
|Arabic||هجوم مودي جاز المعاكس||Moody Jazz's Counterattack|
|Italian||Moody Jazz al contrattacco||Moody Jazz's Counterattack|
|Russian||Муди Блюз наносит ответный удар!||Moody Blues Strikes Back!|
The station that appears in the episode references the current Napoli Centrale. Keeping tourism in mind, Director Takahashi used the current layout of piazza in front of the station. "But be careful," he warns, "because the tour guide told us that area's a gateway to seedier parts of town!"
2. Moody Blues
Moody Blues does not have much screen time in the series, so Takahashi put special care to its depiction on screen. "Since Moody Blues deals with past events, we wanted that theme apparent as it manifests. Paired with after effects and sound effects, it ended up cooler than I imagined. It's one of my favorite Stands."
3. There were Two Boats All Along!
Soft Machine has one of the most confusing Stand abilities in Golden Wind, so Takahashi and scriptwriter Kazuyuki Fudeyasu wanted to make it as painless as possible. Takahashi recalls, "I had vented to Director Kimura and Producer Nobutaka Kasama while doing the storyboards, but I'm satisfied with the results."
4. The FlyThe sequences with the fly are Director Takahashi's favorite. As he read the manga, he felt that the fly was talking to him. He was entertained by how the post-production staff's improvised colors and effects made Bucciarati seem even more cornered. "Shinya Takahashi, who voices Zucchero, was also terrific, and I'm glad the scene turned out exciting"
- Golden Wind Director Yasuhiro Kimura revealed that Abbacchio's police station is modeled after the "Commissariato di Polizia - Ufficio Sezionale Dante," a real-life police station in Naples.