Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 8 (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー その⑧ Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā Sono 8), originally It's Fine Unhealed!! (直さないからいい!! Naosanai kara Ii!!) in the WSJ release, is the forty-ninth chapter of Diamond is Unbreakable and the three hundred fourteenth chapter of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga.
Joseph's boat has arrived within 50 meters of the marina and Koichi informs Jotaro of Akira's defeat through Echoes. In Joseph's cabin, Okuyasu guards the old man and has difficulties conversing with him due to Joseph's deafness. Joseph is eager to meet his son, but when he asks Okuyasu what Josuke thinks of him, Okuyasu answers that they don't talk about this, saddening Joseph as a Speedwagon Foundation employee comes to take Joseph's baggage. At the same time, Josuke is not thrilled to meet his father and apprehend the awkwardness of the meeting. However Koichi cuts short the conversation when he notices that Akira has disappeared. When Echoes warn Jotaro, the latter looks around and sees Akira's clothes. Another Speedwagon Foundation employee barges into Joseph's cabin to announce the danger, but looks at the previous employee, who was in fact Akira in disguise. On the verge of being discovered, Akira takes the initiative and accuses the other Speedwagon Foundation employee of being an impostor. Okuyasu prepares to punch the genuine employee but the latter says that he wouldn't have warned Joseph of the impostor if he was the impostor, confusing Okuyasu. Soon Okuyasu, who always relied on his brother to make decisions, is totally flaggerblasted and sees Red Hot Chili Pepper sneaking behind Joseph for the kill. He suddenly announces that he knows the enemy's identity and punches Akira which also disables Red Hot Chili Pepper and breaks Joseph's cane when Akira falls on it. Confused, Akira asks how Okuyasu guessed right, only for him to say that he planned to punch both anyway.
Joseph and Josuke finally meet, and the moment is tense, until Joseph trips and Josuke catches him. Joseph then complains that his cane is broken thus Josuke tells him to simply hold onto his hand. Okuyasu has the idea of using Crazy Diamond to fix it, but Koichi stops him, moved to see the father and son walking away together.