Well, that was interesting. I think the staged attacks in the first act were too obviously staged, as was Death Watch coming to the rescue. I really didn't like how quickly the people warmed to Pre Vizsla, and I wasn't won over by his betrayal of Maul, that scene didn't really work for me. However once we got into the second act I think things picked up a bit. I liked the conversation between Satine and Almec, and Maul and Savage's escape, and I very much enjoyed the brief exchange between Maul and Satine, it was very amusing. "He's as corrupt as you." "Really? Thank you for being so co-operative." Obviously the stand out bit was the Maul-Vizsla duel. That was a good fight and I liked how Vizsla's use of his entire arsenal of gadgets evened the playing field. But I do think the guys who immediately knelt before Maul were a bit much, there should have been a bit more hesitation before realising they were obliged to serve, as well as a bit of hesitation before Pre Vizsla charged into the duel. Unless Pre predicted this betrayal just as Maul was counting on Vizsla to betray him, and the duel was supposed to be both parties' ways of executing the other and seizing total control. I liked seeing Almec again, that slimy bugger. But my god the Mandalorian people are so dense to go along with everything. I thought the people siding with Death Watch at a snap of a finger was bad, but the end with Almec accusing Satine of killing Vizsla was ridiculous. No-one thought to question that? This is a serious accusation and a huge political scandal, in our world there would be countless press and other investigations into this. But they go along with the words of Almec. Really, you believe everything Almec says? This guy was in ****ing jail for corruption until five minutes ago! Why aren't you asking how come Almec is out of jail and somehow is back in charge of Mandalore? **** me these people are the most amenable, thickest populace I've ever seen. Satine must have been having a right old laugh in charge, she could get away with anything if her people are this dumb. So, the usual issue that 22 minutes isn't enough to allow for exposition as well as progressing the plot. The pacing was too fast and as such there was no natural flow to it, everything felt like it was on a scripted conveyor belt. This happens, then this happens, then this. Every scene felt set up and rigid. It wasn't like I was watching this story unfurl naturally, and as such I think it fell flat. It's difficult to put into words. It didn't feel believable. I guess it felt like they had some extra plot they needed to finish with so they could get to the big spectacular finale next week, so they decided to rush through it and cram it all into one episode. Definitely the weakest of the arc so far, even though it covers possibly the most crucial plot points. At least Randy had some killer moments. Eh. I reckon next week should make up for it now that we've got that plot out of the way.