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I, too, get the impression that Dyn Jarren lost his parents during the Clone Wars and that explains his distaste for droids. The "Purge" otoh, is almost certainly referring to what happened to most Mandos after the events on Rebels.
The Clone Wars show expands a lot of the socio-political situation on Mandalore and how it fractured into sub-groups. The Rebels picks up with some of those factions aligning with the Empire and others with the Rebellion.

I highly recommend both shows in general, but they are also the primary canon source for most of Mandalorian stuff.

Regarding IG-11, I wonder if he'll pop up again. I could easily see the writers dipping into Legends lore from IG-88. The droid we saw was but 1 of many IG-11s. The "body" itself is expendable, hence his lack of hesitation to initiate self-destruct.
If one IG-11 is destroyed, another activates and takes its place.

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 nels1031 wrote:
My girl Gina Carano better be in the next episode, or I’ll call the police. Figured we’d have seen her by now, given that she’s in the banner for the show.


Per the Vanity Fair piece that dropped today (which includes such hits as chronicling Werner Hertzog falling in love with baby yoda), Gina's character makes their entrance in this week's episode.
   
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I just did the math, and if the release schedule stays the same. The 7th episode of the Mando will "air" the same day as the Rise of Skywalker releases. That would be ideal to leave some kind of cliffhanger for the last episode and 1 week to watch the movie before concluding the last episode of season 1

While I don't think there is likely to be a huge tie-in, the timing is quite convenient, which makes me think there is something to it.
Maybe the reason the Imperial remnant want baby Yoda is to make a force sensitive army of clones, of which Rey may have been?
Maybe their efforts are a directive from Palatine to make a powerfully force sensitive clone body for him to inhabit?

There's other possibilities, but it seems all too perfectly timed

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Stubborn Hammerer





Really cool show. Not perfect but
Spoiler:
when he's holding the ball in his hand, remembering probably the first time he saw a Mando helmet and how they took him in and gave him a family... and baby yoda saw HIS helm first and "didn't know he was my enemy".

How can he live with hinself if he betrays a more emotionally vulnerable being than he himself was?

This is the way.
   
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 Scrabb wrote:
Really cool show. Not perfect but
Spoiler:
when he's holding the ball in his hand, remembering probably the first time he saw a Mando helmet and how they took him in and gave him a family... and baby yoda saw HIS helm first and "didn't know he was my enemy".

How can he live with hinself if he betrays a more emotionally vulnerable being than he himself was?

This is the way.


This is the way.

 
   
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 Galef wrote:
I just did the math, and if the release schedule stays the same. The 7th episode of the Mando will "air" the same day as the Rise of Skywalker releases. That would be ideal to leave some kind of cliffhanger for the last episode and 1 week to watch the movie before concluding the last episode of season 1

While I don't think there is likely to be a huge tie-in, the timing is quite convenient, which makes me think there is something to it.
Maybe the reason the Imperial remnant want baby Yoda is to make a force sensitive army of clones, of which Rey may have been?
Maybe their efforts are a directive from Palatine to make a powerfully force sensitive clone body for him to inhabit?

There's other possibilities, but it seems all too perfectly timed

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they're releasing that weeks episode on a wendsday instead of a friday.


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The red eyes were maybe a tad over the top.

 
   
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Just watched today’s episode and...

Spoiler:
why the feth didn’t they use those bombs on the powered down AT-ST and blast all the baddies? Hell, strafe the whole place with those huge cannons on your ship. “Nothing on this planet can take down an AT-ST” my arse. fething teddy bears did it with rope and logs on Endor.

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 Nostromodamus wrote:
Just watched today’s episode and...

Spoiler:
why the feth didn’t they use those bombs on the powered down AT-ST and blast all the baddies? Hell, strafe the whole place with those huge cannons on your ship. “Nothing on this planet can take down an AT-ST” my arse. fething teddy bears did it with rope and logs on Endor.


Thought the same. I enjoyed it, but it felt like the weakest episode so far.

When

Spoiler:
He talked about leaving Baby Yoda, I was legit worried. All that asskicking that's been in this show and he's what I look forward to the most.

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That episode felt weird to me, like dissonant from the rest. When the season is finished it might end up being the one that feels off in the bunch.

 
   
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 AduroT wrote:
The red eyes were maybe a tad over the top.


Except that's exactly the sort of thing raiders would do to intimidate and cow their victims. It's the ATST equivalent of painting your face with a skull.

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 Thargrim wrote:
That episode felt weird to me, like dissonant from the rest. When the season is finished it might end up being the one that feels off in the bunch.


I hope so.

It was like a bad reel of western tropes

Spoiler:
widow with a kid who grows attached to the hero quickly.

Town down on their luck that can't fight back until the protagonists come and train them.

Elaborate plan that uses successful first strike capability to rile the nest instead of solve the problem. (Maybe take that AT-ST?)

Overhyping the enemy who actually fold pretty easy. (The two coward greenhorns with sticks kill the warband leader).

Equally matched contemporary who buddys up with the hero long enough to give some timely quips.

Training montage with holding weapon wrong moment.



Some pretty cringe moments here fellas. Westerns done wrong/lazy.
   
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“I know how to shoot”

Proceeds to lay waste to the training targets and that plot hook is never mentioned again.

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They should have made armor out of their pots and pans as they are clearly impervious to blaster fire.

Anyway, yeah. Why didn't they just commandeer the AT-ST? It wouldn't be hard to find it and it was clearly unpowered when they arrived.

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We'll find out soon enough eh.

 Nostromodamus wrote:
“I know how to shoot”

Proceeds to lay waste to the training targets and that plot hook is never mentioned again.


I don't think that was so much a plot hook as a way of indicating to the audience why Mando would be interested in Single Mum Glowy Shrimp Farmer Lady beyond simply her looks.

I also don't think it's fair to hang the episode for Western tropes, when the reality is it's more a Kurosawa highlight reel

For me, it was probably a bit less enjoyable than it could be because there's a very similar episode of Clone Wars(based on the same source material), but that has Hondo in it and, sorry Yodling, you ain't Hondo. I can see why they decided to do the episode though - it shows the audience just how committed to The Way the titular character actually is, even passing up his own wee slice of the good life to hold to his beliefs, and it puts Mando himself squarely on a path that can only end in confronting the people behind the pursuit of the Yodling, or else they'll simply keep tracking him. That said, it wasn't quite as...elegant? as the first three. Still good stuff though.

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 Scrabb wrote:
 Thargrim wrote:
That episode felt weird to me, like dissonant from the rest. When the season is finished it might end up being the one that feels off in the bunch.


I hope so.

It was like a bad reel of western tropes

Spoiler:
widow with a kid who grows attached to the hero quickly.

Town down on their luck that can't fight back until the protagonists come and train them.

Elaborate plan that uses successful first strike capability to rile the nest instead of solve the problem. (Maybe take that AT-ST?)

Overhyping the enemy who actually fold pretty easy. (The two coward greenhorns with sticks kill the warband leader).

Equally matched contemporary who buddys up with the hero long enough to give some timely quips.

Training montage with holding weapon wrong moment.



Some pretty cringe moments here fellas. Westerns done wrong/lazy.


The entire series has been a string of western tropes. It executes them rather well though.

 
   
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Dublin, Ireland

Quite enjoying this so far. Has a snappy feel to it, production values are high and some nice little touches of humor.
Plus Carl Weathers showed up.

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The entire series is INTENDED as a western trope.

Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau LOVE WESTERNS.

I'm 50.
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

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It's also not that far from where Star Wars started. Han Solo is just a hat away from being a cowboy.

 
   
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Stubborn Hammerer





I know its westerns all the way down fellas.

Just poorly executed in this episode. Also this one had all my least favorite elements (widow, training townspeople) and took me out of it.

Like I said, westerns done "wrong."
   
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Oklahoma

I wouldn’t be surprised if the widow shows up again in the future. She just feels like she was there for the same reason as Mando, and she seems to know a lot about his culture and customs.
   
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 Grey Templar wrote:
They should have made armor out of their pots and pans as they are clearly impervious to blaster fire.

Anyway, yeah. Why didn't they just commandeer the AT-ST? It wouldn't be hard to find it and it was clearly unpowered when they arrived.


Well, if the raiders are a little bit smart the AT-ST is in the middle of their camp surrounded by guards and it's even possible for the pilot to actually sleep in it (it's big enough). Sneaking in the middle of a camp to destroy a vital target is pretty much impossible for just two persons. You will gget caught before that. That's why they only attacked the first tent they could enter (some sort of food depo). There were something like 50 raiders at the very least. They can't possibly kill that much by themselves. As for not using the ship to attack a camp hidden in the middle of the woods, visibility would have been a concern and I can get why a person would not like to risk it's only way of leaving the planet in a fight against a hidden AT-ST. which can damage or destroy it.

All in all, the episode was a huge Western cliché that had already been done in other Star Wars media, but it was still well done in my opinion.
   
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 d-usa wrote:
I wouldn’t be surprised if the widow shows up again in the future. She just feels like she was there for the same reason as Mando, and she seems to know a lot about his culture and customs.


Oh... yeah, I could see that. Thanks for the perspective dose.
   
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There were about 4-5 samurai short I enjoyed it.
   
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Its always fun to see Star Wars go back to its source material.
   
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Also interesting, Jango Fett isn't a real Mandolorian. He took off his helmet ALOT. Which makes Boba not a real mando. Just a clone of a disgrace or a clone of a pretender wearing someone elses armor.


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 Lance845 wrote:
Also interesting, Jango Fett isn't a real Mandolorian. He took off his helmet ALOT. Which makes Boba not a real mando. Just a clone of a disgrace or a clone of a pretender wearing someone elses armor.


Correct. This was already established but I don’t think many people realize it.

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 Lance845 wrote:
Also interesting, Jango Fett isn't a real Mandolorian. He took off his helmet ALOT. Which makes Boba not a real mando. Just a clone of a disgrace or a clone of a pretender wearing someone elses armor.


Not all Mandalorians follow so rigorously the code by which The Mandalorian and the Tribe lives. If you watch Clone Wars and Rebels, plenty of Mandalorian remove their helmet, but even in those series Jango Fett is described as "not Mandalorian" so probably a thief or poser of some sort.
   
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The first three episodes had me hooked.
The fourth one? Not so much.
It has been so far the weakest link in the series, and had it started off with the same tone and feel, I doubt I would have watched past the pilot.

Overall it was an all right episode but certainly not as compelling, nor well written as the first three.
I’m hoping it doesn’t follow this pattern for anymore of the series.
It needs suspense, mystery and stakes to keep me interested, and the last episode had none of that. Here’s hoping 5 is better.

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 Lance845 wrote:
Also interesting, Jango Fett isn't a real Mandolorian. He took off his helmet ALOT. Which makes Boba not a real mando. Just a clone of a disgrace or a clone of a pretender wearing someone elses armor.


I think the premise behind the code is that it allows for the mantle to be passed around Dread Pirate Roberts style. Feels like they're setting up for him to take the helmet off at some point and someone else to put it back on.
   
 
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