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The Mandalorian S1E8 - Season Finale

Discussion in 'The Mandalorian' started by LadyMusashi, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. LadyMusashi

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    THE EFFING BLACK SABER?! THE EFFING BLACK SABER?!

    All right, I'm calm. Discuss the finale here.

    That was a fantastic finale, I thought I watched an hour and half movie. I called IG's sacrifice but I liked how he was used.

    The entire episode made me emotional. Taika did a great job. I'll come back later when the impressions settle. But, it's safe to say that they hit it out of the park. They hurt me a bit with TROS, they healed me with The Mandalorian. :D
     
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    I was so surprised! Before the season aired I was thinking we might get the Darksaber but then I forgot about it and when it came I was totally shocked. Oh and Mando's gonna look for Yoda- species planet! How cool!
     
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    Some highlights...



    ^ This was Taika through and through.




    ^ Now it realy becomes the Lone Wolf and Cub.




    ^ Did I say EFFING DARK SABER?!
     
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    Wow... that was a jaw dropper, huh?

    That the Darksaber made it in there gives us a lot to work with in guessing the direction of the series. This is a big, beautiful deal.

    I almost puked- somebody HIT Babyoda!!! ...and at first, due to voice and mannerisms, I really thought it was Seth Macfarlane.

    The Favreau/Filoni + team is doing a tremendously splendid, damnedfine job of stretching out the SWU into new directions.

    Love, love, LOVE it!


    More later...

    (but... WOW!)
     
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    What a great excuse to rewatch Rebels again between now and season 2!!

    Sabine gave it to someone last time we saw it, but I can't remember who, that would have been before the purge though is that right?, so Gideon would have got it during that I assume.

    I loved those first few minutes of 'a day in the life' with imperial biker scouts, hahaha, brilliant. And not being able to shoot an object from 20 yards.. maybe its been the guns fault all this time they've been getting a bad rep lol, I could have watched a whole episode with just those two then IG11 has to come along and spoil all the fun...
     
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    She gave it to Bo-Katan and, yes, that was before the purge. Yet another reason for Moff Gideon to die a painful death.
     
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    Soooo good! This is the way a season should end. Hit all the right notes and left me uplifted and excited! (Thank the Force that the bad guys don't have my green baby son until season 2, like I was dreading!)

    I knew Moff Gideon couldn't be dead but I was not expecting the Dark Saber! (I'm not even a Rebels fan but as soon as I saw what looked like a saber piercing the Tie wall, I was like, With this connection to Mandalore, they didn't..... THEY DID!!!!)

    I loved, loved, loved this shot (copied from above, thanks, @LadyMusashi!):

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    Such a touching parallel to lil' Din Djarin flying away with his Mando foster parent in the flashback.


    I loved that when the Mando's helmet comes off, it's for a hated droid...who saves his life. That's some good Star Wars stuff right there.

    So much more good stuff to talk about, but I have to rewatch first!
     
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    Bo-Katan actually fits the profile of our mystery Mandalorian Female. Also note that Bryce Dallas Howard would be an excellent Bo-Katan
     
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    I actually love the way they are threading different stories together, most of my friends love this show but none of them watch rebels.

    They will all be scratching their heads wondering what the hell is going on when they see Gideon with a 'black lightsaber'.. lol

    But for the people who have followed all the other shows and read the books it feels like more than ever before that you are being rewarded for that, and not just with a cameo appearance here and there like we saw with Rogue One and the Ghost, as cool as that was, what we got with the Jedi in TROS and now this feels like a real connection between the different stories.
     
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    I heard a rumor that the voice actress for Bo-Katan in TCW might have done some work for season 2...



    Anyway, speaking of the Armorer. I loved the symbolism of her taking out those stormtroopers with only her hammer and tongs. <3

    Humor was great in this one. I thought the scout troopers sitting around talking went on for a bit too long, but the missing every single shot thing was funny. Of course I knew they were both going to die for hitting Babyoda. :mad: Then the jawa bargaining with the two troopers who get shot and it's like "Huh?" And Greef downing drinks before he thinks he's going to die.

    I love Cara and Mando's loyalty to each other. But Cara's not sticking around to do the "baby thing" with Mando...that made me laugh. Fortunately I know from outside sources that she filmed for season 2. And Caracynthia is Alderaanian!!!! (She knows Leia! Well, at least she knows of her.) Now we know why she hates the Imps so much.

    Still lots of mystery in Mando's backstory though. What planet is he from? What were his fancy red robes about? What exactly happened to Mandalore when they "resisted" the Empire? The ancient stories of Mandalore fighting the Jedi that the Armorer speaks of... What?

    About the Dark Saber...I need to go back and watch TCW it's in (season 2, right? And season 4? I haven't seen all of season 4 so I need to get on that Mandalore-Maul arc.) Wasn't its origin from the first Mandalorian Jedi?

    IG-11...what a way to go out. It was genuinely touching. The way he talks about not being alive was to my mind more effective and thought-provoking than much of the previous droids-rights stuff we've gotten.

    Gaah! Still so much good stuff I'm sure I've forgotten. Still, in closing...

    Babyoda joyriding:
    Baby joyrides.gif
     
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    Just a reminder, all.

    No spoilers in profile posts or spoilerific avatars, ok? No Gideon w/Darksaber avatars, for instance, until starwars.com or whomever eventually spoils it for the non-US fans :)


    I'm under no illusjon that the Darksaber is going to remain unspoiled for the non-Ams for 4+ months, but let us be cool and considerate and not ruin people's days here, ok? :cool:
     
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    This thread has a spoiler prefix.
     
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    Indeed it does, which is why I specified that we shan't spoil anything in profile posts or with spoiler-image avatars.
     
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    Just finished (as in, the ending credits are still playing in the background - great music that I now appreciate)!!

    Great finale! IG's sacrifice was well done and meaningful, Moff Gideon is easily the most imposing villain in the Disney era (Second Sister is second place...pun partially intended).

    The transition from climax to denouement was a little jarring, but I can live with that.

    Everything else in the episode was just really well done! I like the Mandalorians as a culture and creed here FAR more than I ever did in Rebels. This and TCW have done a great job in exploring them.

    AND THE DARK SABER!?! THE FREAKING DARK SABER!?! Yeah, this show just became EPIC. Does this also mean we'll get to see a grown up Sabine? Because it could fit the timeline of the end of Rebels...oh, SO MANY POSSIBLITIES!!

    And we can't not talk about the signet Baby Yoda was given at the end. The same one the Fetts use. Season 2 will be fun.
     
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    The purpose of a spoiler thread is for people to discuss spoilers which is why the big red prefix box is placed in front of the thread title so those who choose to avoid spoilers will be given a heads up by the prefix and avoid the thread entirely. The first post in this thread is by @LadyMusashi - Staff member whos first two words of her post are spoiler oriented, hence, SPOILER thread.
     
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    I think there maybe a bit of miscommunication going on here
    @Angelman isn't talking about this thread he is asking those that have seen the Mandalorian finale not to spoil it for those that haven't in there profile posts & avatars we had a similar policy in place for Baby Yoda until LFL put it all over the net :D.
    Hopefully this clears things up a bit.
     
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    @Lord Phanatic, you are not understanding what I am writing. I am reminding people not to enthusiastically put Mando S8 things, from this or related spoiler threads, in their PROFILE POSTS or to take spoilery images from the episode and use as PROFILE AVATAR pics. This has been a problem with earlier episodes (as well as with RoS), where members forgot to not move information out of the spoiler threads and into their profile posts/avatars. My post was to remind people to keep spoilers contained to this (and other) spoiler thread.

    A profile avatar is the picture assosiated with your account while profile posts are the non-thread/forum messages posted by you or others on your profile page, and which are visible to everyone on the Cantina's front page.
     
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    Jesus have mercy lol. My apologies @Angelman. I TOTALLY misread the bold printed words lol. Ok coffee time. Time to wake up now.
     
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    Just got my new debit card after bank card muck up and I arrive in time for this; WOW!!! I screamed, laughed, clapped, cheered and cried all the way through. What a terrific ending to Season 1. A Merry Christmas from Disney. Season 2 can't be too soon for me.
     
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    No problem :) This happens to the best of us, even you :D
     
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