The Mandalorian S2E04

edited November 21 in The Mandalorian
Some real fun side quest action and super cute baby yoda. I also like the seeds that are planted in this episode for future episodes  

This episode was directed by Carl Weathers 


Comments

  • Are they making a connection to the Knights of Ren in this show?
  • Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, but does Gina Carano and the conversation about her political beliefs affect your experience of the show? I’m not trying to debate her specific opinions, but I do find myself distracted from her performance. 
  • I can separate myself from actor's politics. I just ask them to entertain me during the show/movie. 

    Episode was a fun one, but I really wanted them to get to Ahsoka. 
    rkcrawfCory
  • ... so how long did this mission take? It feels like the 2 dudes working on the Razor Crest took it from hunk-of-junk to showroom ready in a long-ish afternoon.
    blue_sleevejluzania
  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    ... so how long did this mission take? It feels like the 2 dudes working on the Razor Crest took it from hunk-of-junk to showroom ready in a long-ish afternoon.
    Yea but also seeing it come out at full strength at that moment was awesome so maybe they're just really good mechanics.
  • rkcrawf said:
    Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, but does Gina Carano and the conversation about her political beliefs affect your experience of the show? I’m not trying to debate her specific opinions, but I do find myself distracted from her performance. 
    I thought about it when she first appeared in her opening action scene and then it faded to the background of my mind. I probably thought more about Honest Trailer's observation about her range of emoting. Not sure what that says about me. 

    I did laugh a little when, after mowing down a couple dozen stormtroopers, the non-Mandalorian trio gets pinned by two stormtroopers for about five seconds and Mythrol quickly shouts "We're trapped!"

    Was this the first time in live action Star Wars we've seen a TIE fighter blow up and they cut to the interior to show the pilot dying as they've often done with Rebel pilots in the past?

    I've been trying to figure out for a few years why I've been a little annoyed with the Filoni era Stormtrooper combat. Between Rebels and this show, they seem just a little easier to kill, even compared to the OT's infamous history of their lack of marksmanship and high death rate. I thought it was because they never take cover, but then I realized they don't do so all that much in the OT either. I think this week made me realize that for much of this episode and the last (and I'm sure for many of this show's preceding weeks), our heroes just run through and mow them all down without much effort.

    In the OT, the main stars would ultimately win the firefights and kill a lot of troopers, but it was often in these running, retreating firefights. If you think about the Death Star or Bespin, they're constantly being chased, so even as they're blowing stormtroopers away, there's still a sense of danger because they're running from a constant stream of bad guys. Plus, the fights tended to last a few minutes, like in the detention center or when they're escaping onto the Falcon and Artoo buys them a few seconds with some tactical steam; they're not just turning every corner, clearing out half a dozen guys, and moving on. The one time in the OT they're assaulting something, Endor, they have plenty of nameless Rebel and Ewok cannon fodder to make the stakes seem higher, plus that's a special enough battle that both Leia and Artoo take a hit. 

    So yeah, it's a show targeted at a younger audience, the good guys are going to win, and they'll take out plenty of bad guys on the way. I just wish they'd work on making the Imperials a little more of a challenge again. 
    rkcrawf
  • edited November 21
    We’re absolutely getting Ahsoka next episode. Dave Filoni is directing, and there’s no way he’s letting anyone else bring his creation to the screen. 
  • edited November 21
    Possible spoiler for next week 

    S2E05 leaked title is “The Jedi” and supposed to have a runtime of 45 minutes. 

  • Going to be a little weird going from Eckstein's voice to Dawson after so many years. Though I'd imagine the same will be the case if Sabine ever makes an appearance. 
    Peeps
  • Ashoka will have aged about 20-25 years so it makes sense. Im wondering if Rosario has honed some sword craft assuming we’ll see some lightsaber porn. 
  • jluzaniajluzania Denver
    edited November 21
    Though only about a decade since her Rebels appearances. 

    By the way, I may have missed it, but why was this episode called "The Siege"?
  • Jim and A Ron, just to clarify (and I’m not an expert in Rebels or Clone Wars by any means) but it’s pronounced “a-soke-ah” there are apparently a few times characters have said “ash-oke-ah” but most likely by mistake, or because they just don’t know how to pronounce it.

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  • edited November 22
    jluzania said:
    Going to be a little weird going from Eckstein's voice to Dawson after so many years. Though I'd imagine the same will be the case if Sabine ever makes an appearance. 
    Yeah, part of me wishes that Eckstein would have got the Sackhoff treatment but I get wanting an established actor to play the role in live-action, and Eckstein has very few physical acting roles, and none in the last several years.

    This is a big time character that they can’t really afford to miss on and you want that screen presence to work. Someone did this mock-up that I thought was amazing. If she looks half this good then I’m going to be thrilled.


    blue_sleevejluzaniaPeeps
  • jluzania said:
    Though only about a decade since her Rebels appearances. 

    By the way, I may have missed it, but why was this episode called "The Siege"?

    I think even less, wasn't Sabine and her going to look for Ezra post-ROTJ? So Mandalorian would only be a few years after that.

    I was also wondering about the episode name, but I think it implies our group doing the siegeing, not under siege where the term would normally be used?

    I just wish they hadn't gone with 'the Force as a blood disease' route. I know that's oversimplifying it but ugh, Midiclhorians has to be by far my least favorite prequel idea. I'm kinda surprised Filoni and Favreau went there.
  • redlancer said:
    jluzania said:
    Though only about a decade since her Rebels appearances. 

    By the way, I may have missed it, but why was this episode called "The Siege"?

    I think even less, wasn't Sabine and her going to look for Ezra post-ROTJ? So Mandalorian would only be a few years after that.

    I was also wondering about the episode name, but I think it implies our group doing the siegeing, not under siege where the term would normally be used?

    I just wish they hadn't gone with 'the Force as a blood disease' route. I know that's oversimplifying it but ugh, Midiclhorians has to be by far my least favorite prequel idea. I'm kinda surprised Filoni and Favreau went there.
    Filoni has said that whatever Lucas has created is the gospel. He builds on things that Lucas created, he doesn’t tear them down. Unfortunate as it is, that also includes midichlorians. 
  • On Baby Yoda taking a kid’s lunch, Hunger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering, eat a snickers 
    CoryFreddyTulipblossomjluzania
  • This has made the rounds today... apparently a crew member made it into frame this episode...


    jluzaniaTeresa from Concord
  • CoryCory New Scotland
    This has made the rounds today... apparently a crew member made it into frame this episode...


    Probably just making a delivery from Starbucks.
    JoshuaHeter

  • looks like he's canon now, he got his own character poster...



    Teresa from Concord
  • redlancer said:
    jluzania said:
    Though only about a decade since her Rebels appearances. 

    By the way, I may have missed it, but why was this episode called "The Siege"?

    I think even less, wasn't Sabine and her going to look for Ezra post-ROTJ? So Mandalorian would only be a few years after that.
    I thought about that, but I didn't think she had a line in that scene. Wasn't Sabine narrating or something?
  • edited November 24
    I'm not sure if anyone else noticed but when the rebel/new republic guy puts his medal on the table for Cara, the music that plays was definitely a reference to some movie music. I expected it to be something from the OT, but I'm quite sure it's actually a highly remixed version of something from TFA, the Resistance theme, (starts at 14s). I was a pretty surprised that it wasn't from the OT since they're talking about Alderaan and such, I'm not sure what to think of it. Is the implication that Cara has something to do with the future Resistance? Anyone else agree that this is the theme they're playing?
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