The Mandalorian

Overview: A Mandalorian bounty hunter is hired to retrieve "The Child," but has a change of heart and goes on the run in order to protect it.
The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal), Greef Karga (Carl Weathers), and Cara Dune (Gina Carano)

overall... not a spectacular ending like season 1, and I dont remember season 2, but at least there was closure.
Hehe. I have spoken.
For the best, he doesn't seem the best. He seems lucky to be alive. He does show some talent though.
I thought the request was to have the target be alive. Maybe the droid got a different request.

The Mandalorian (S1E1)

hehe the Child eats the frog-like creature
it is interseting to have your parts stolen and have to trade to get them back...
wow. force lift the huge rhino-like creature. not sure if I'm impressed since it's a 50 year old child... hahaha
how does this person have so much skill. ability to repair a spacecraft. [his name is Kuiil]

Kuiil (voiced by Nick Nolte)

"It's not a toy."
Is he implying that the Beskar comes from melted down armor?
Watching these Beskar armor upgrades, I feel like this is a game just waiting to be made.
Lol great stealth elements. "Check the perimeter."
How do the whispering birds know what to target?

The Mandalorian in new gear (S1E3)

Literally everyone has a tracking fob for the Child. Thought Greef Karga was exaggerating.
Hah! I was thinking that his flamethrower must have finite fluid in such a small capacity and sure enough he runs out in that moment.
What does this mean: "We're going to have to relocate the covert." [it's where they were hiding]
Hehe. Saved by the Beskar.
Smile. "I gotta get one of those" (jetpacks); again, very fitting in a game that one of the upgrades be a jetpack.

The Child sipping some soup (S1E4)

I suppose for cinematic purposes raising the basket makes sense.
Smile. "Stop touching things." Proceeds to touch something.
Hehe. Sipping soup. (So much for the bartender watching him/her)
I'm glad that other fighter didn't die. That would have been sad.

Cara Dune and The Mandalorian stop to look at The Child

Smile. Another frog.
Hmm. That doesn't make sense to leave the Child here. I thought they're specifically tracking the Child...
How exactly do those tracking fobs work? How do they track a specific living being?

The Mandalorian on a speeder bike

Quite a maneuver... And "that's my line" hehe
Smile "and then I'm gonna charge him extra for watching you"
How does Mando know that the tracking fob wasn't really for the Child.
This kid isn't half dumb... though I feel as if his chance against Mando is low. He shouldn't have been so greedy. He should have just taken the free ticket into the Guild.
Huh. What is that ending about?
I love these end credit drawings of scenes from the film

Xi'an (Natalia Tena), The Mandalorian, Burg (Clancy Brown), and Migs Mayfield (Bill Burr) (S1E6)

Whoa. It's Bill Burr.
Hehe. It backfired on them.
Hehe. A second door? Is that common?
Haha. He looks at his hands thinking he may have killed droid.

The Child looks at his hand

Whatever happened to the homing beacon. Their time must have already been up but no one came... [it's kind of answered later; time did seem stretched out]
Oh, he managed to keep this guy Qin alive.

The Child chokes Cara.
The Child heals Greef.

The Child executes a force choke

Oh no! Quiil!
The end credits depict some scenes at angles that wouldnt be seen during the show.

This conversation between troopers is hilarious.
They miss the object several times. And never succeed.

Greef Karga meets up with Kuiil, The Mandalorian, and Cara

What overkill. Why didn't he (Moff Gideon) just have them just storm in
What's with this pile of helmets?
Signet: [Oh it's a mudhorn]
Hehe the armourer gets a little fight sequence.

IG-11 (voiced by Taika Waititi)

Interestingly Mando seems upset about the droid....
I feel like... maybe they could have pulled the bomb out and throw it...
Haha. "Do the magic hand thing" "Hi"

The Child closes his travel pod
Hehe. "That wasn't part of the deal."
It's like riding into a town one would see in an old Western movie, somewhat empty, and all the people staring
Okay, this bartender and the marshal are playing into this theme
How would that have worked. If they were going to attack each other, why would there be any pause involved?
He references the explosion of the second death star
"I guess every once in a while both suns shine on a womp rat's tail." - Cobb
Hehe. Oops. So much for the bantha (the krayt dragon ate the Tusken Raider)
Oh wow. Acid
Wow. Smart creature. It repositioned to spit acide from up high
Maybe aim for the eye?
Did he choose to get eaten too?
Lol. He did choose to get swallowed. What a gutsy move
Ooo. A krayt dragon pearl

I loved how Mando was able to react and land on his feet
The Child's mouth gapes open wide
Would that person have lived had they chosen a less valuable item? (well it's possible he/she is just unconscious depending on the height of the drop)
Oh no. The Child nabbed an egg and ate it
Holy moly. He was able to lose them.
Wow. Resourceful (and apparently she underestands English)
Hehe. Yucky (the Child opening the egg sac and eating one of the eggs)
Did the Child trigger the other eggs hatching or was it just a coincidence?
Hehe. She switches to leaping
Would it make sense for a spider-like creature to be so persistent to pursue its fleeing prey?
Mando wants to trade his bounties of the the three criminals in exchange for getting his ship fixed. But the New Republic pilot refuses the offer and simply requests that Mando fix his transponder.
HA! The Child somehow managed to swipe an egg and pops it into his mouth as the episode cuts away to the credits.

Hahahaha. Almost made it to the landing pad
In the first episode there was a man that was watching. In this episode there's a woman watching.
Wow. Having Beskar armour is supposed to be helpful and yet it puts a big red target on your back
Hmm. So... different clans and paths of Mandalorians? [Bo-Katan] told Mando that he was part of the Children of the Watch.
An egg hatched!
"At least ten, maybe more."
I love how they briefly flash their use of heat vision (I wish the equivalent of this was done in She-Hulk for Daredevil)
Smile. Haha. "Cargo control area"
Ooo. Ahsoka Tano.
Awww. The Child giggles when Mando catches the "starfish"
The Child slurps down a tentacle

Ha. Smile. Cute. At first I thought it wouldn't make sense that there would be sections of the ship not easily serviceable to a person. But then I thought about a car, and how it must be the case that certain parts can only be serviced if the car was first dismantled. In any case, it's interesting that the Child partially understands.
The repairmen gave Mando a look
Haha. Stole the snacks (with the Force).
Mythrol gave them a shifty look on the way over
Huh. The Troopers aren't such bad shots when it comes to hitting Mando who's armored and standing in plain site...
I thought that craft was falling vertically and somehow it managed to level out?
The caption is "The Child giggles excitedly"
Very cute (the Child's responses during the dogfight).
I'm guessing the ship is bugged ["tracking beacon"]
20230116 AM

A: After watching S3E5, I returned to this episode for Ada to see Ahsoka and the magistrate (Morgan Elsbeth)
1: For the most part, this live action version of Ahsoka looks the part with the exception of the lekku which looks too much like a headdress as opposed to being a part of her head.
1: Is the tracking beacon in the replaced knob? The Child wants it
1: Hehe. He's beginning to unscrew it with the Force
1: Whoa. Her light saber didn't cut through his armor.
1: Ahsoka reveals to Mando that the child is named Grogu.
1: Take out the knob...
1: Huh. Morgan Elsbeth disarms one of Ahsoka's blades. That would seem unlike the ability of a Jedi versus even the most skilled combatant. But for the sake of the tension of the battle, sure. [I read an article on screenrant which gives different reasons for why Ahsoka seemed to struggle against the magistrate
A: hehe, Ahsoka loses one of her blades
A: Ahsoka disarms Elsbeth (interesetingly, the same two set of events happened in Ahsohka)
1: How foolish of this guy. What did he have to gain from killing Mando as opposed to just surrendering?
A: "Tell me where is Grand Admiral Thrawn"
1=20230116 AM, A=20231022

Whoa. Grogu is like... in the zone.
Boba Fett. He was the one in the other episode. Apparently he's come for his father's suit - the one that Cobb was wearing. Though how did he track Mando and why didn't he just intercept Mando sooner? [oh, he was also the one who saved Fennec]
Ha. "Nice shot. "I was aiming for the other one."
Holy moly. (Mando's ship gets blasted)
Hahaha. Grogu is Force pushing the two storm troopers around
And a Force choke.
20230116 AM

I guess walkers look cool. But would they have any advantages over wheeled vehicles?
I didn't mention in the other episode. But I was definitely looking forward to Bill Burr's reappearance.
There was reddit post where the OP opined that viewers should refer to Mando by name. I would counter and say that the viewers should refer to Mando in the same manner that others in the show refer to him. I think it is implied that people refer to him as such, because that's how he wants to be addressed, and as a viewer, we are allowed to call the character as such. Of course, being a ficticious character, I think that it's ultimately appropriate to call the character whatever one pleases - unless the creator of the character explicitly states a preference.
I love how these tanks don't have locked doors (similar to how spaceships never seem to require keys)
This character is so fit for Bill Burr. The way he reasons about Mandalorians vs the Empire and then reasons about "Showing face" vs "Taking off helmet".
The blaster runs out.
Hehe. He tries the scan with his helmet on. But then due to the system shutdown he takes his helmet off and we get to see it for the second time.
Mayfeld gets the pleasure of seeing Mando's face
What's Mayfeld's strategy here. Just talking straight or does he have a purpose. Does he want to kill this guy?
Okay. And there it is. Lol.
Smile. "We all need to sleep at night"
Huh. He's just gonna find his way around starting from whatever planet he's on with absolutely no money? I would have thought at least they keep him around and drop him off somewhere

Oh the recap refers to an "M-count" - the midichlorian count. I totally miss that
I don't understand how coordinates work. Can't Moff Gideon just move away from that location? [I did some searching and it took a while before finding an answer. The screenrant article first notes that Mando's warning message doesn't make sense strategically. Which I would say implies Gideon could have indeed decided to evade. The article, however, goes on to explain how Gideon clearly had a plan and thus intentionally decided not to evade.]
Son of a mudscuffer.
What I don't understand is why Mando can't just give Bo-Katan the Darksaber [it is explained soon enough]
Haha. "I yield. It's yours." Funny, but true. What truly defines combat? After all, Moff Gideon could have just pretended to battle and lose. Pretending to battle is really no different than not battling.
What kind of metal are their hands made of that allow them to break down a blast door without taking damage in return.
Hehe. The look on Gideon's face ("A Jedi?")
Is Bo-Katan alive after that? I would imagine so, but it also looked like some of those shots might have pierced her armor
Wow. He was ready to shoot himself.
Why did the droids stop? Despite the Jedi approaching, shouldnt they have continued trying to come in?
I guess the reveal wasn't exciting because I already knew.
Aww. He takes off his mask for Grogu.
The credits role without the usual music and drawings
After the credits we see Boba Fett and Fennec Shand enter Jabba the Hutt's palace. Fett kills Bib Fortuna. Fett takes the seat. The Book of Boba Fett. Coming December 2021.


it's interesting that he still believes in the ways... to try and redeem himself. speaking of which, while the waters have theoretically been destroyed, I feel there should have been a replacement... kind-of silly not to make up new rules to adapt with events
how does Grogu's hover pod work? how much weight can it lift?
she saw a real sea creature (how can such a creature survive?) [Mythosaur]

Grogu babbles after Mando and Bo Kitan said "This is the Way."
Hehe. Grogu closes his pod.
Travel biscuits
Hmm. I feel like perhaps this woman helping Dr. Pershing must have been planted there to facilitate/egg Dr. Pershing into continuing his research
Huh the look on her face seems to indicate possibly betrayal. But that would be a weird direction. ("Good" she replies)
Hmm. I don't remember this woman [Elia Kane] who betrayed him. And clearly she has some additional motivation to turn the machine up and fry Doctor Pershing's brain

hermit crabs flee
hahaha. strapping on darts onto his tiny arm
haha "he doesn't know how to fire darts?"
"one doesn't speak unless one knows"
why would the creature keep its capture alive?
hehe gotta go away to take off helmet to eat food... (so taking off means taking off in front of others... I think that was clear from earlier in the series but I forgot)
hehe he says as the leader of the war party she gets to stay by the fire
Bo Katan loses a piece of armour
the Armourer notices Katan's missing armour
Katan requests to wear one Mythosaur
she asks the Armourer about seeing a real Mythosaur... the Armourer seems not to believe her but ends with "This is the way"

hmm... this bad person
interesting. this Captain [Captain Teva] sees all the events as related and worth looking into
huh... Armourer asks her to remove her helmet
she mentions the Mythosaur
while beskar alloy does associate with Mandalorian... could easily be anybody in the universe. Mandalorians don't have a monopoly on beskar, right?

"taken control of the ship" the amount of compatibility required...
is that Lizzo? [yes]
snort. "he doesnt take kindly to strangers" + jumps
oh that's Jack Black.
whoa. Christopher Llyod. what is this episode? the celebrity spree episode?
"any of them look suspicious?" yeah, all of them. (that was my response, soon after Din says "They all look suspicious")
I'm waiting for the barkeep to say "we don't serve your kind here" [Star Wars: A New Hope: "Hey! We don't serve their kind here."
smile. "I don't think they get many of our kind here"
hehe Grogu helps
hmm. I never get that trope. person A spares life of person B, expecting person B to yield, but person B struggles out of it. typically person A gets the upperhand again and still wins, but why doesn't person B respect the situation? From an entertainment point of view, it makes for an exciting and drawn out fight. But realistically I see it as lacking honor
lol... crazy Mandalorians (Din points out the series of defeats... it's like the wandlore in Harry Potter)

he mentions Grand Admiral Thrawn
Moff Gideon doubtful of Admiral Thrawn returning... hasn't heard anything
huh. Moff speaking in the center... how would that work? what does the call look like for everyone else? [20231122: I found a Stack Exchange post that questions the same problem. The one answer given suggested that it could just be software based. For example, if Person A looks at Digital Person B, then the software will show for everyone else Digital Person A looking at Digital Person B or Person B. The answer is convincing enough to believe.]
so serious and tense
"bad baby. no squeezie"
hahaha "no" "no" "yes" "no"
Grogu has really good instinct on operation
repeatedly pressing yes
well it makes Grogu more mobile without the cradle... but less protected
hehe didn't see that coming: Grogu jumps in and repeatedly presses "no"
uh... I... recommend don't follow cause this is a trap
okay... so before I asked why don't other persons in the galaxy use beskar. it seems Gideon here is smart to take advantage [I just read that beskar is extremely rare and heavy; as such, most beskar comes in the form of being handed down families][but what use would the great forge be if beskar was rare?]

huh. how did Grogu get to Din?
I just realized... do projections in midair make sense... like when in shows of light, I think it requires water or glass
destroyed Moff Gideon clones
Gideon explains the clones were for using the force
Grogu "no no no"
Grogu jumping around
Grogu begins using force to assist
Grogu force shield [I told Ada that Grogu used the shield before but this one seems more powerful. I later read that he used it in the Season 1 finale to protect himself, Din, and Cara, but indeed this one was stronger]
I wonder if there were any easter eggs I'm not aware of in the helmets
Grogu playing with frog

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