New Trailer for Anthony Bourdain's Last 'Parts Unknown' Episode Begins the Goodbye
It's still tough to come to terms with the fact that Anthony Bourdain—a guy who so many looked up to—passed away just last June. He was in the middle of making a new season of his hit show, Parts Unknown, when it happened, and CNN will be releasing six episodes from that season later this month.
The first of those episodes features a trip to Kenya, with fellow TV personality W. Kamau Bell. This was also the last episode that Bourdain himself narrated and was fully involved in. “This was his life’s work,” Bell says in the trailer. "Everybody who's had dreams of traveling with Tony—it's exactly as cool as you think it is."
But the trailer's real emotional haymaker is a cut-up of what seems to be a off-camera conversation between Bourdain and Bell: "The idea that I'm sitting here with you, doing this, now, knowing where my life and career have come—it's pretty cool," says Bell. Bourdain then replies, "Seventeen fucking years. As soon as the cameras turn off, the crew and I will be sitting around, we'll be having a cocktail. I fucking pinch myself. I cannot fucking believe that I get to do this." It's a poignant note on which to begin saying goodbye.