The Mysterious Passenger
Gin and Vodka are at the "Polestar", a high end bar with a live music act. They just wrapped up a meeting with an unfortunate client who walked out with a happy face, not knowing he just had his final drink. Vodka notices that Gin seems enamored by the songstress onstage and praises her voice. At that moment, a waiter delivers two dry martinis to their table, stating that they were from the diva. Vodka accepts them with pleasure, but before he can drink, Gin snuffs his cigarette out in the martini and demands to know what kind of game the waiter is playing. Before the waiter can reply, Gin slams the waiter's head to the table and attempts to spear him with an icepick. The waiter jerks out from Gin's grip, leaving his latex mask behind. The waiter is actually a woman in disguise: the Black Organization agent Vermouth.
Vermouth explains that she was just teasing the two men who were besotted with the singer. Vodka worries that the commotion might have attracted unwanted attention because Vermouth is also a famous actress going by the alias Chris Vineyard. Vermouth reassures him that everyone is too focused on the diva to notice them.
Gin then asks Vermouth if she found "the one" she was searching for, and Vermouth replies that she hasn't. Vodka tries to ask for clarification, but Gin tells him it's useless because Vermouth loves keeping secrets. Her catchphrase is "a secret makes a woman, woman" because a touch of mystery gives a woman her allure. Gin finds her secret-keeping habit repulsive. In return, Vermouth asks if Gin has found Sherry. Gin says that no traitor can hide from him, and that soon enough he will make both Sherry and the man who protected her at the Haido City Hotel taste true fear.
Meanwhile, Conan and the Detective Boys are taking the transit bus to a ski resort where they meet Araide and Jodie aboard the bus. Conan felt bored and awaited encounters with Black Organization. Immediately afterward, a suspiciously looking man approached the back seat, but Haibara disregarded, saying the Black Organization members carry a unique smell, which prompted Conan to smell on Haibara herself and earned an annoyed look from her. However, afterwards, Haibara is able to sense that Vermouth is on the bus and hides herself to prevent her from being found. Soon after, the bus is hi-jacked by two armed men who use the passengers as hostages.
Conan tries to coordinate with the others and use his gadgets, but is caught by the busjackers every time. He then realizes that one of the three passengers in the back seat is an accomplice of the armed men and is somehow informing them about the passengers' behavior. Conan observes them and notices that one woman is chewing bubble gum, the middle man has some sort of ear piece, and the final man is wearing a mask and coughing often.
|Hijackers' Undercover Accomplice: Informant|
The bus hijackers demanded the police to release their boss Kunio Yashima, who was previously arrested from a jewelry robbery case. To project the hostages, the police conceded.
Conan investigates the ski bags the robbers placed in the center of the bus and realizes they contain explosives. Conan then tries to call the police with the earring phone but the spy robbers catch him and take it away. Conan was surprised that the robbers notice and that robber couldn't have notice him with something would cover the view realize that the passenger in the back must be a accomplice.
Manga to anime changes
- In the manga version of the jazz club scene, Vermouth never actually says the phrase "A secret makes a woman woman" out in English like she does in the anime version. Later, she propositions Gin. The anime changes the conversation to avoid the sexual references.
Vermouth: (to Gin) So, how about tonight? Want to make some martini?
Vermouth: Don't you know? It's gin and vermouth mixed.
Gin: Heh. Mixing black and black will only give you black.—Chapter 287 pg 5
Vermouth: (to Gin) Hey, let me ask you one thing. Have you found the kitty that got away?
Gin: No, but I certainly will. My nose can always detect the scent of a traitor. I'll make her taste true fear... and it'll be the same for the guy she is with.—Episode 230
- When Conan ran back into the bus to save Haibara, he broke the bus window with a hijacker's gun in the manga. The gunshot was replaced by a kicked fire extinguisher in the anime to reduce gun violence.
- Jodie and Conan each compared the other one to James Bond after the incident was over.
|1||恋はスリル、ショック、サスペンス||Koi wa Suriru, Shokku, Sasupensu||Love is Thrill, Shock, Suspense||Koi wa Thrill, Shock, Suspense|
|2||(Unreleased Sound Effect/BGM)|
|3||古城のテーマ||Kojō no Tēma||The Old Castle's Theme||Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack|
|4||蘭のテーマ||Ran no Tēma||Ran's Theme||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1|
|5||忍び寄る影||Shinobiyoru Kage||Creeping Shadow||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|6||ターゲット サスペンスＣ||Tāgetto Sasupensu C||Target Suspense C||Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack|
|7||古城の探索||Kojō no Tansaku||Exploration of the Old Castle||Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack|
|8||赤い光のスナイパー１||Akai Hikari no Sunaipā 1||The Sniper's Red Light 1||Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack|
|9||緊迫||Kinpaku||Tension||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|10||怪人包帯男２||Kaijin Hōtai Otoko 2||The Mysterious Bandaged Man 2||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|11||犯人の謎||Hannin no Nazo||The Mystery of the Culprit||Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack|
|12||次のターゲット！||Tsugi no Tāgetto!||The Next Target!||Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack|
|13||トリック||Torikku||Trick||Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack|
|14||古城のテーマ||Kojō no Tēma||The Old Castle's Theme||Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack|
|15||Start in my life||Start in my life||Start in my life||Start in my life|
|2||謎解き （その２）||Nazotoki (Sono 2)||Riddle Solution (Part 2)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|3||怪人包帯男２||Kaijin Hōtai Otoko 2||The Mysterious Bandaged Man 2||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|4||犯人の謎||Hannin no Nazo||The Mystery of the Culprit||Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack|
|5||陰謀||Inbō||Conspiracy||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|6||推理 （オリジナルver.）||Suiri (Orijinaru ver.)||Deduction (Original ver.)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|7||謎解き （その１）||Nazotoki (Sono 1)||Riddle Solution (Part 1)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|8||緊急指令||Kinkyū Shirei||Emergency Orders||Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack|
|9||緊迫||Kinpaku||Tension||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|10||殺意||Satsui||Murderous Intent||Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack|
|11||ターゲット サスペンスＤ||Tāgetto Sasupensu D||Target Suspense D||Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack|
|12||犯人からの電話||Hannin Kara no Denwa||Phone Call From the Culprit||Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack|
|13||名探偵コナン・メインテーマ （摩天楼ヴァージョン）||Meitantei Konan・Mein Tēma (Mantenrō Vājon)||Detective Conan Main Theme (Skyscraper Version)||Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack|
|14||時計じかけの摩天楼||Tokei Jikake no Mantenrō||The Time-Bombed Skyscraper||Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack|
|15||哀のテーマ （TVヴァージョン）||Ai no Tēma (TV Vājon)||Ai's Theme (TV Version)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~|
|16||蘭のテーマ （優しさver.）||Ran no Tēma (Yasashisa ver.)||Ran's Theme (Gentle ver.)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|17||対決のテーマ （落ち着きver.）||Taiketsu no Tēma (Ochitsuki ver.)||Showdown Theme (Calm ver.)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|18||Start in my life||Start in my life||Start in my life||Start in my life|
|19||古城の探索||Kojō no Tansaku||Exploration of the Old Castle||Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack|
In other languages
|Catalan (Catalan dub)||El viatger misteriós||The mysterious traveler|
|Chinese||神秘乘客（shén mì chéng kè）||The mysterious passenger|
|Catalan (Valencian dub)||El passatger misteriós||The mysterious passenger|
|Galician||O pasaxeiro misterioso||The mysterious passenger|
|Italian||Il dirottamento dell'autobus||The Bus Hijacking|
|Spanish (American dub)||El pasajero misterioso||The mysterious passenger|
|Spanish (Castilian dub)||El pasajero misterioso||The mysterious passenger|
|Thai||ผู้โดยสารปริศนา||The Mysterious Passenger|
|Vietnamese||Vị hành khách bí ẩn||The Mysterious Passenger|
|Bahasa Indonesia||Penumpang misterius||The Mysterious Passenger/The Bus Hijacking|
|Episodes of Season 9|
|Episode 217 • 218 • 219 • 220 • 221 • 222 • 223 • 224 • 225 • 226 • 227 • 228 • 229 • 230 • 231 • 232 • 233 • 234 • 235 • 236 • 237 • 238 • 239 • 240 • 241 • 242 • 243 • 244 • 245 • 246 • 247 • 248 • 249 • 250 • 251 • 252 • 253 • 254|
|High ranking||The Boss • Rum • Gin • Vermouth|
|Other agents||Vodka • Kir (undercover) • Chianti • Korn • Bourbon (undercover)|
|Deceased agents||Akemi Miyano • Tequila • Kenzo Masuyama/Pisco • Atsushi Miyano • Elena Miyano • Calvados • Rikumichi Kusuda • Ethan Hondou (undercover) • Hiromitsu Morofushi/Scotch (undercover)|
|Former agents||Shiho Miyano/Sherry (Ai Haibara) • Shuichi Akai/Dai Moroboshi/Rye (undercover) • Ki'ichiro Numabuchi|
|Extended canon||Yoshiaki Hara (movie only) • Irish (movie only) • Masaaki Okakura (movie only) • Arrack (special manga only) • Generic (special manga only) • Blackbeard (special manga only) • Antonio Gomez (shogakukan learning series only) • Two men (shogakukan learning series only) • Kate Lauren (playstation only) • Curaçao (movie only) • Stout (movie only) • Aquavit (movie only) • Leona Bucholz/Riesling (movie only) • Man in bar (tv special only) • Drama assassin (drama only)|
|Related articles||Black Organization timeline • APTX 4869 • Nanatsu no Ko • Scar Akai • List of Black Organization related characters • Vermouth timeline • Suguru Itakura • Kohji Haneda case • Karasuma Group • "The Criminal" • Night Baron • Crow|
|Manga||Roller Coaster Murder Case • ¥1,000,000,000 Robbery • Bullet-Train Bombing • Game Convention Case • Missing Older Brother Case • Murdered Professor Case • Hotel Party Murder Case • Bus Hijacking Case • Kaitou Kid and the Murder • Escalator Message Case • Golden Apple Case • Footsteps of Darkness • Meeting with Vodka • Four Porsches Case • Bathroom Murder Case • Halloween Party Case • Black Organization vs. FBI • Mysterious Job Case • Kir Transport Case • Foreign Suspect Case • Department Store Bomber Case • Online Client • Mystery Train • Tennis Meetup • A Shrine to Remember • Elementary Teacher Assault • Scarlet Showdown • Girls Band Murder Case • Soul Detective Murder Case • A song named ASACA • Missing Maria Higashio Case • Sisters' Birthday Party Murder Case • Yusaku Kudo's TV Show Case • FBI Serial Murder Case|
|Anime||Roller Coaster Murder Case • Game Company Murder Case • The Black Organization: One Billion Yen Robbery Case • The Girl from the Black Organization and the University Professor Murder Case • Reunion with the Black Organization • The Gathering of the Detectives! Shinichi Kudo vs. Kaitou Kid • The Mysterious Passenger • The Secret Rushed Omission • Shinichi Kudo's New York Case • On the Trail of a Silent Witness • Contact with the Black Organization • The Four Porsches • Hidden Bathroom Secret • Head-to-Head Match with the Black Organization: A Dual Mystery on a Full Moon Night • Black Impact! The Moment the Black Organization Reaches Out • The Shadow of the Black Organization • Clash of Red and Black • The Crisis Beckoned by the Red Omen • Detectives' Nocturne • The Jet-Black Mystery Train • Conan in a Locked Room • Jodie's Memories and the Cherry Blossom Viewing Trap • The Scarlet Return • The Shadow Approaching Amuro (TV original) • The Unfriendly Girls Band • Soul Detective Murder Case • The Betrayal's Stage • Search for Maria-chan! • The Birthday Party of Divine Punishment|
|Movies and Specials||Countdown to Heaven • Time Travel of the Silver Sky • Black History • The Raven Chaser • Shinichi Kudo Returns! Confrontation with the Black Organization • The Darkest Nightmare • Movie 26|
|Special Manga||The Wish Put on the Airship • The Black Organization...Revealed • Protect the Luxury Liner from the Virus|
|Playstation||Remembrance Treasure Case|