The Mandalorian S2E03

Pirates!

At least 1 familiar face shows up and gets Mando to help with their quest. Baby Yoda gets more snacks too.

Next week looks to be where we see another familiar face. 
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  • edited November 13
    And another great cameo! 
  • I didn’t need any light saber porn, but looks like we’ll be getting it next week.
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    is it safe to assume we can include spoilers in an episode-specific thread? I don't want to give away the farm.
  • Up to @Peeps but I usually assume people have watched the episode the thread is discussing. 
  • Yeah I'm cool with it. 

    Usually the thread gets started early so I don't want to post any spoilers that soon.
  • Boy pretty interesting if the cult angle is true and not just an angle from the "queen" to try and further her agenda. Excited for next week.

    Have to say, though, what's the point of that fancy suit if it doesn't have an air source? 
  • Just to be safe...

    Great to see Bo-Katan! Looking good for a woman who's probably in her mid-50s by now. 

    Thought for a second we might be getting a Sabine appearance, too, but it seems not. Though if she's still hanging around with Ahsoka... maybe.

    It won't surprise me if Mando's rendezvous with Ahsoka gets delayed to the season finale, though.
  • edited November 14
    “The Watch” as they’re calling it here is a significant part of the Clone Wars, although they seem to be taking some liberties with the lore and changing it up a bit from the animated show.

    If you’re interested in learning more about their whole deal, there’s two pretty great 3-episode Mandalore arcs in Season 2 and Season 5 where you should start.

    Season 2
    Episode 12 - The Mandalore Plot
    Episode 13 - Voyage of Temptation
    Episode 14 - Duchess of Mandalore

    Season 4
    Episode 14 - A Friend In Need (Stand-Alone episode, first appearance of Bo-Katan Kryze)

    Season 5
    Episode 14 - Eminence
    Episode 15 - Shades of Reason
    Episode 16 - The Lawless




    Peepsadobo1148CoryA_Ron_HubbardMurderbear
  • Moo RyanReeseman said:
    “The Watch” as they’re calling it here is a significant part of the Clone Wars, although they seem to be taking some liberties with the lore and changing it up a bit from the animated show.

    If you’re interested in learning more about their whole deal, there’s two pretty great 3-episode Mandalore arcs in Season 2 and Season 5 where you should start.

    Season 2
    Episode 12 - The Mandalore Plot
    Episode 13 - Voyage of Temptation
    Episode 14 - Duchess of Mandalore

    Season 4
    Episode 14 - A Friend In Need (Stand-Alone episode, first appearance of Bo-Katan Kryze)

    Season 5
    Episode 14 - Eminence
    Episode 15 - Shades of Reason
    Episode 16 - The Lawless




    Thanks for this I’ll check these out for sure 
  • CoryCory New Scotland
    “The Watch” as they’re calling it here is a significant part of the Clone Wars, although they seem to be taking some liberties with the lore and changing it up a bit from the animated show.

    If you’re interested in learning more about their whole deal, there’s two pretty great 3-episode Mandalore arcs in Season 2 and Season 5 where you should start.

    Season 2
    Episode 12 - The Mandalore Plot
    Episode 13 - Voyage of Temptation
    Episode 14 - Duchess of Mandalore

    Season 4
    Episode 14 - A Friend In Need (Stand-Alone episode, first appearance of Bo-Katan Kryze)

    Season 5
    Episode 14 - Eminence
    Episode 15 - Shades of Reason
    Episode 16 - The Lawless




    Thanks, anymore?
  • Some Rebels episodes that deal with Mandalorians and history

    Season 3
    Episode 15
    Episdoe 16

    Season 4
    Episode 1
    Episode 2
  • Im calling it, Baby Yoda will get a new floating cradle outfitted with a lightsaber and there will be a scene where BY makes mince meat out of a dozen Storm Troopers. It would be the most Gonzo move the show could make I would enjoy every damn second. Favreau, make this shit HAPPEN. 
    PeepsA_Ron_HubbardMurderbear
  • kuman07 said:
    This is the coolest goddamn thing ever!
    adobo1148
  • The cable knit sweater that the dock worker mon calamari is wearing was a delightful little touch. Could've been a fishermen in Gloucester, MA.




    RyanReesemanMurderbear
  • “The Watch” as they’re calling it here is a significant part of the Clone Wars, although they seem to be taking some liberties with the lore and changing it up a bit from the animated show.

    If you’re interested in learning more about their whole deal, there’s two pretty great 3-episode Mandalore arcs in Season 2 and Season 5 where you should start.

    Season 2
    Episode 12 - The Mandalore Plot
    Episode 13 - Voyage of Temptation
    Episode 14 - Duchess of Mandalore

    Season 4
    Episode 14 - A Friend In Need (Stand-Alone episode, first appearance of Bo-Katan Kryze)

    Season 5
    Episode 14 - Eminence
    Episode 15 - Shades of Reason
    Episode 16 - The Lawless




    Yeah, I may have to rewatch some of those. Did Bo-Katan pretty much leave Death Watch because they decided to... follow the new guy? 
    Murderbear
  • jluzania said:
    “The Watch” as they’re calling it here is a significant part of the Clone Wars, although they seem to be taking some liberties with the lore and changing it up a bit from the animated show.

    If you’re interested in learning more about their whole deal, there’s two pretty great 3-episode Mandalore arcs in Season 2 and Season 5 where you should start.

    Season 2
    Episode 12 - The Mandalore Plot
    Episode 13 - Voyage of Temptation
    Episode 14 - Duchess of Mandalore

    Season 4
    Episode 14 - A Friend In Need (Stand-Alone episode, first appearance of Bo-Katan Kryze)

    Season 5
    Episode 14 - Eminence
    Episode 15 - Shades of Reason
    Episode 16 - The Lawless




    Yeah, I may have to rewatch some of those. Did Bo-Katan pretty much leave Death Watch because they decided to... follow the new guy? 
    Yes. She was like “Hold on I thought we were doing this to put a Mandalorian on the throne.” 
    jluzaniaMurderbear
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    edited November 15
    Seeing Stormtroopers always reminds me of this beauty

    https://youtu.be/xV7Ha3VDbzE 

    edit: don't know why my videos only share as a link. 
  • calebthrowercalebthrower South Carolina
    Seeing Stormtroopers always reminds me of this beauty

    https://youtu.be/xV7Ha3VDbzE 

    edit: don't know why my videos only share as a link. 
    Get the embed link from the share tab of the YouTube video. Then from the desktop site on the forums, toggle HTML view and copy and paste the embed link you got from the video. That should work.
    Teresa from Concord
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    calebthrowerPeepsSchluppbizmarkiefader
  • edited November 16
    Finally got around to listening to the pod, bummer that the guys were so subdued about an episode that the Internet lost its shit over.

    I think it’s probably different for those of us that love Clone Wars and Rebels, because this was easily the best episode of the whole series for me. I mean all it took was for the Nite Owls to drop in wreck shit and Bo-Katan name-dropping Ahsoka to get my eyes moist, and if you don’t know shit about those characters then I can get why it would have very little effect. But the full confirmation that The Mandalorian is indeed a continuation of all things CW/Rebels is huge.

    In the podcast Jim criticized the show for just having Mandalorians drop in out of nowhere with no real indication of how they got wind of him in the first place. There’s a very obvious focus shot on Koska Reeves standing on the docks in a hood watching Din before “Cool Guy Disappearing” behind a crowd of people. This was even brought up in the podcast so I’m not sure where the confusion is. They just trailed him from that point forward.
    PeepsMurderbear
  • edited November 16
    This is an even more detailed guide from my earlier post, but weirdly doesn’t mention that Season 4 episode of Clone Wars that introduces us to Bo-Katan.

    PeepsCory
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    @Jim and @A_Ron_Hubbard I very much enjoy this season but starting to worry that NOT knowing the clone cartoons is going to reduce my enjoyment and understanding of the show. Shouldn't the writers explain a backstory if it's important to the current story and not assume we already know it or will watch a video of someone else explaining it? I honestly don't see myself watching the episodes listed above but I find the info about Ahsoka, for example, very interesting and would hate to miss out.

    What's the answer here?
  • As someone who is familiar with Clone Wars and Rebels but not obsessively so I can sympathize with you.  I will throw out a different way of looking at it that may help, however.

    If I think of properties that are starting fresh, where there are not days/weeks of programing to watch to be caught up to speed, we often tolerate a good amount of authors throwing us into the deep end.  Of dropping hints that there's a larger world without explaining everything up front, and give them runway to draw us in and color in the rest of the picture to varying degress.

    Could part of the problem be that knowing the material is out there, but not having consumed it makes you feel behind vs being excited to see where the story goes if this was something brand new?

    I'm not asking this to say the Mando writers should get a free pass, or that they won't write themselves into a corner where it only works if you've watched everything, but at this point in the arc I'd at least hold out the potential that they will fill in the other details we need to know in the way a brand new show would, while also throwing Easter eggs to people that are obsessively familiar.

    Ultimately, if you're not enjoying something no amount of philosophizing will MAKE you enjoy it.  But speaking purely for myself, I know I'm picking up some stuff others may miss while missing stuff others may pick up on, but whenever I find myself wondering if the writers aren't doing their job when it comes to hints to Clone Wars or Rebels I also ask myself if that is because I know there's other material out there vs the writing itself.  Does that make sense at all?

    Teresa from Concord
  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    @Jim and @A_Ron_Hubbard I very much enjoy this season but starting to worry that NOT knowing the clone cartoons is going to reduce my enjoyment and understanding of the show. Shouldn't the writers explain a backstory if it's important to the current story and not assume we already know it or will watch a video of someone else explaining it? I honestly don't see myself watching the episodes listed above but I find the info about Ahsoka, for example, very interesting and would hate to miss out.

    What's the answer here?
    I'm sure they'll explain anything relevant to Mando's quest. They did a good job explaining what the deal is with the other Mandalorians this episode even if you don't know Clone Wars. The Jedi they mentioned might as well be any Jedi, anyone who hasn't seen the other shows knows as much as Mando does at this point. That there is a backstory to a character doesn't mean you need to know it to enjoy the show you're watching, but it's kind of a bummer cause I was hoping it would be its own thing with only the most basic references to the world rather than specific characters who show up in other Star Wars stuff.
    Teresa from Concord
  • @Jim and @A_Ron_Hubbard I very much enjoy this season but starting to worry that NOT knowing the clone cartoons is going to reduce my enjoyment and understanding of the show. Shouldn't the writers explain a backstory if it's important to the current story and not assume we already know it or will watch a video of someone else explaining it? I honestly don't see myself watching the episodes listed above but I find the info about Ahsoka, for example, very interesting and would hate to miss out.

    What's the answer here?
    I think the show will give everything necessary to understand the characters in relation to this story. 
  • edited November 17
    Yeah I definitely think they’ll give more backstory and not force people to watch those shows or explainer videos or anything like that. 

    I actually have a working theory going right now that Din is going to hand Yodes off to Ahsoka Tano, and it’s going to be announced during Disney’s big December investor call that an Ahsoka series has been in development, and then The Mandalorian will re-join Bo-Katan and the series will become about taking back Mandalore, and we’ll get some quality mom time with the kid where she actually trains him in the force.


    Peepslengmo
  • Yeah I definitely think they’ll give more backstory and not force people to watch those shows or explainer videos or anything like that. 

    I actually have a working theory going right now that Din is going to hand Yodes off to Ahsoka Tano, and it’s going to be announced during Disney’s big December investor call that an Ahsoka series has been in development, and then The Mandalorian will re-join Bo-Katan and the series will become about taking back Mandalore.
    That would be a bold choice to take away the defining character from The Mandalorian. I'm not against it, as it could be a way to really drive interest in an Ahsoka series. 
  • calebthrowercalebthrower South Carolina
    Yeah I definitely think they’ll give more backstory and not force people to watch those shows or explainer videos or anything like that. 

    I actually have a working theory going right now that Din is going to hand Yodes off to Ahsoka Tano, and it’s going to be announced during Disney’s big December investor call that an Ahsoka series has been in development, and then The Mandalorian will re-join Bo-Katan and the series will become about taking back Mandalore, and we’ll get some quality mom time with the kid where she actually trains him in the force.


    They could go the divorced parents route and trade Baby Yoda back and forth. One season he's with Mando and the other he's with Ashoka..jk. But interesting theory
  • redlancerredlancer Seattle
    edited November 17
    Mando is our POV character for this show, so anything he needs to learn to move the story forward we will learn also. 

    That being said, the Clone Wars and Rebels really are quite good as a whole and should be on the watch list of any casual SW fan. That feeling you get when watching The Mandalorian of "this feels like Star Wars" that was missing from a lot of the prequel/sequel movies you get from both of those shows. A lot of the creative team is the same people. I'd argue with anyone that the Twilight of the Apprentice episodes in Rebels is possibly the best 45 minutes of SW put to film.

    Beyond that, Ahsoka probably has the best character arc in all SW. She goes from annoying kid to a wise beyond her years bad-ass over the course of 12 years of content and 30 some years of in-universe time passage.

    As far as the podcast, I kinda wish Jim and ARon had some more working knowledge of those properties. It feels a little bit like listening to a podcast on Better Call Saul when the hosts haven't seen Breaking Bad. Some  "I feel like I should know this character, but moving on...". The coverage as a whole is lots of "wasn't it cool when..." which is fine since this show is meant as a fun lighthearted ride, but I think there's some plot analysis and theory crafting being left on the table that the show is leaving the breadcrumbs for.


    MurderbearRyanReeseman
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