Written by Mr. Mouseburger 23rd Jan 2006
Kindly submitted by ARRGH!
An invisible presence in the first of the Kill Bill films, Bill - an elite martial artist and the leader of 'The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad' - is at last confronted by Beatrix Kiddo in his Seaside estate.
Kiddo has killed her way through the members of her former team, and now all that remains is to kill Bill, her former lover who, with the Deadly Vipers, once stormed Kiddo's secret wedding, killing Kiddo's groom and family, shooting Kiddo in the head, and (so Kiddo believes) killing Kiddo's unborn child.
Having dispatched Bill's henchmen and women, Kiddo finally confronts Bill, only to discover her child is still alive, and loves her father. Bill reminds Kiddo of her own violent ways, and the fact that love and violence are far from exclusive. Kiddo, who has heretofore operated as a machine-like instrument of vengeance, is shaken but ultimately undeterred.
After a brief sword fight, Kiddo taps Bill in the center of his chest, using a secret "five-point-palm exploding heart technique" that was taught to Kiddo (and not to Bill, or anyone else) by the great Kung-fu master, Pi Mei. Bill understands the significance of this move and that he will meet his death from an exploding heart once he takes five steps from where he stands.
"Well," he smiles, "How do I look?" "You look . . . ready." Kiddo tells him. As Kiddo cries just a little, Bill steps into the darkness of his backyard and collapses - Kiddo's vengeance collected at last.