|Hellhounds for Hire (Part 1)|
|Alternate Title||Tactic Understanding 1|
|Romaji||Ishindenshin sono ichi|
Hellhounds for Hire (Part 1) (以心伝心 其之壱, Ishindenshin sono ichi) is the third episode of Samurai Champloo. It originally aired June 10, 2004 and aired May 28, 2005 in the US.
Mugen and Jin, annoyed with Fuu's domineering ways, disband the group at a fork in the road, each taking separate paths and separately arriving at a town where an inn is located, unknowingly joining the ranks of two gangs involved in a conflict. Mugen and Jin are hired as bodyguards, and Fuu arrives in the same town. Fuu is captured by yakuza and turned into a harlot and dice dealer, supervising the dice game between Mugen and Jin that ultimately reminds them of their promise and duty.