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The Mandalorian | S02E05: The Jedi

The Mandalorian journeys to a world ruled by a cruel magistrate who has made a powerful enemy.


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  1. [8]
    dubteedub
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    I really liked this episode. It was super lore heavy but still helped further the plot along. I thought Rosario Dawson did an amazing job as Ahsoka and was so happy to see her in live action. She...

    I really liked this episode. It was super lore heavy but still helped further the plot along.

    I thought Rosario Dawson did an amazing job as Ahsoka and was so happy to see her in live action. She really got the mannerisms and feel of the character down imo.

    The Thrawn reveal was pretty sweet. I know he has been a fan favorite villian for awhile and it is neat that the show is not just focusing on Moff Gideon as the big bad, but continuing to expand the universe and scope of this story.

    I am excited to see the show get a bit more cosmic-y with whatever Jedi temple that Mando and Gorgu(?) are heading to next. The only downside for me this ep is that baby yoda's name is kind of lame.

    It seems like I should probably go back and finish watching Clone Wars sometime soon. Has anyone seen Rebels here and is it worth checking out? I get the impression that a lot of the Ahsoka / Thrawn stuff was really fleshed out more in that show.

    7 votes
    1. [2]
      hamstergeddon
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      Oh my goodness, I know this is an insane expectation, but I wouldn't watch anymore Mandalorian without watching TCW and Rebels in their entirety. Every single episode of Mandalorian seems to find...

      Oh my goodness, I know this is an insane expectation, but I wouldn't watch anymore Mandalorian without watching TCW and Rebels in their entirety. Every single episode of Mandalorian seems to find a way to reference something from one of those two shows (and not in a bad way at all, imo). Bo'Katan, Ahsoka, and Thrawn are featured throughout TCW/Rebels (Thrawn only in Rebels though) and there's a lot of in-depth exploration of Mandalorian culture throughout both shows.

      7 votes
      1. Good_Apollo
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        While I like the McQuarrie influence in Rebels, the production of that show is pretty bad and TCW...the random chronology of the episodes, garbage filler, and wooden marionette character designs...

        While I like the McQuarrie influence in Rebels, the production of that show is pretty bad and TCW...the random chronology of the episodes, garbage filler, and wooden marionette character designs take me so far out of it. Everything else about TCW production-wise is top notch though. It's got some moments for sure and the show just looks so expensive.

        2 votes
    2. [4]
      senko
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      I am a teeeny bit disappointed that Ahsoka would refuse to help with Gorgu (agree on the name not seeming a fit), but then deciding to pass the buck to some other Jedi. From the rest of the lore...

      I am a teeeny bit disappointed that Ahsoka would refuse to help with Gorgu (agree on the name not seeming a fit), but then deciding to pass the buck to some other Jedi. From the rest of the lore (which I'm not terribly familiar with, tbh), I could understand why she would be hesitant, but this still looks kinda...lazy, dunno.

      Haven't watched Clone Wars (never got in the mood for it and it's been on my todo list for ages), but I loved Rebels. I think for the fact that (at the start) it's completely separate storyline that stood on its own two feet, slowly buildt the world and starts intertwining in interesting ways with the rest of Star Wars canon. Heartily recommended - if Clone Wars is half as good I'll be a very happy fan.

      Not to spoil, but there was a decent amount of Ahsoka in it. Thrawns involvement was significant but relatively small show-duration-wise. As a fan of pre-Disney SW...ahem, I mean Legends... it was fun seeing the old/new Thrawn in action.

      4 votes
      1. hamstergeddon
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        If you liked Rebels, you'll like TCW. The one issue with the show is that there is a lot of filler, which some folks hate. You can find watch lists online that tell you what episodes to skip if...

        If you liked Rebels, you'll like TCW. The one issue with the show is that there is a lot of filler, which some folks hate. You can find watch lists online that tell you what episodes to skip if you want.

        3 votes
      2. tomf
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        it took me a few episodes to get into Clone Wars, but if you do it, make sure you use the absolute / chronological order -- S01E003 is the movie. If you're downloading and using Kodi, scrape them...

        it took me a few episodes to get into Clone Wars, but if you do it, make sure you use the absolute / chronological order -- S01E003 is the movie.

        If you're downloading and using Kodi, scrape them using TVDB and in the options select 'Absolute Order' and it'll pull everything correctly.

        It's a fun series.

        3 votes
      3. Sand
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        It's actually a reference to the 1961 film Gorgo, which features a green baby creature who has some similarities to baby yoda. EDIT: Apparently baby yoda's name is actually "Grogu."

        Gorgu (agree on the name not seeming a fit)

        It's actually a reference to the 1961 film Gorgo, which features a green baby creature who has some similarities to baby yoda.

        EDIT: Apparently baby yoda's name is actually "Grogu."

        1 vote
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      1. cfabbro
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        Hmm... if that's the case maybe I should give Rebels a try again and just suffer through the first season. I absolutely loved Clone Wars and have watched it all the way through more than once now,...

        but it finds it's feet at the end of the first season/ beginning of the second.

        Hmm... if that's the case maybe I should give Rebels a try again and just suffer through the first season. I absolutely loved Clone Wars and have watched it all the way through more than once now, but quit watching Rebels about midway through the first season because it was so lackluster in comparison.

        4 votes
  2. Good_Apollo
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    It would have been cooler if it hadn't been spoiled so early. It was still really good. I was wary of S2 splicing in a lot of broader Star Wars characters and storylines but I'll be damned if I'm...

    It would have been cooler if it hadn't been spoiled so early. It was still really good.

    I was wary of S2 splicing in a lot of broader Star Wars characters and storylines but I'll be damned if I'm not like "YES SHOOT IN RIGHT INTO MY VEINS" every time I actually experience it in this show.

    This show really rescued Star Wars for me as a fan, I never gave up on it but it's been on life support for me after the Disney acquisition. There'd be little blips of life like in Solo or Rogue One and moments in the sequel trilogy and shows like Rebels but they're were largely just not up to par for me.

    Nothing else in outside material has worked for me either except for Fallen Order and a couple comics. The Battlefront and Squadrons games, along with the various books, were disappointments IMO.

    3 votes