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The Mandalorian The Mandalorian 2.03 - Chapter 11 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Current and Future Shows' started by Todd the Jedi , Nov 12, 2020.

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  1. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Episode 2.03!!
    Chapter 11
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  2. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    I assume the frog lady finds her husband, looking at the still.
     
  3. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    How to summon the Mandos

     
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  4. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm really hoping Ludwig has worked in some nautical themes into this episode. Perhaps there will be a group of Quarren belting out sea shanties.
     
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  5. Verbal21

    Verbal21 Jedi Master star 2

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    I'd LOVE that but I'm not expecting it.

    Also, Sasha Banks is totally Night Owl material, right?
     
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  6. Alien Vanguard

    Alien Vanguard Jedi Master star 3

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    Looking at that picture from the trailer, it looks like there are only two or three eggs left in the frog's tank ;).

    Anyway, after watching the trailer again I'm inclined to believe that the flaming Razorcrest in the atmosphere may be during the "landing" on the ocean world. He "lands", Frog couple meet up and all is well. Frog papa points the way to whoever Din needs to talk to as payment for his better half returning with the eggs. What happens during the ocean journey is the million dollar question but I have a hunch he and the crew will be met with resistance at some point. Barge is destroyed, Din clings on to some flotsam, Baby Yoda bobs up and down in his little egg compartment. Someone from the Mandalorian enclave saves the day (perhaps the hooded woman?)

    I don't predict Boba appearing, but Din may mention the armor. He might also give it to the enclave which at a later point may be destroyed by an "unknown assailant" or some such, which could be Boba.
     
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  7. Verbal21

    Verbal21 Jedi Master star 2

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    I actually would love if they literally dangled that Boba helmet like a carrot in every episode. Just a visual representation that they know that's the main thing people wanna see[face_laugh]
     
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  8. The Chalk Jedi

    The Chalk Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    I don't think we'll see Boba this episode. He probably won't pop up until Episode 6 or so.
     
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  9. Master Cado Afu

    Master Cado Afu Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Must resist the urge to make a prediction or two for the episode, but...

    1) The husband will play an important role. Granted that's an easy one, but still...

    2) We'll see Bo-Katan. That's a risky one. If it happens that'll be the biggest thing of the season for me thus far, outside of seeing Ashoka Tano, naturally.
     
  10. Boba Fett.

    Boba Fett. Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Not so risky ;)
     
  11. Reepicheep775

    Reepicheep775 Jedi Knight star 2

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    I'm hoping there will be more to Baby Yoda eating the eggs because I was one of those weirded out by the whole thing. Maybe he functions as an incubator or something? I dunno lol

    Fingers crossed for Sabine and/or Bo Katan, but after last week's episode, I'm going to keep my expectations down.
     
  12. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    Boba is just an old hermit tramping about the Jundland Wastes, eating Womp Rats and stealing water from vapor spires. His appearance was just a fleeting cameo, we won't see him again this series because if he met with Din that would throw the intended story arc completely off course. Boba simply knows too much, Din is on a journey that will lead him to meet the characters from Filoni's stable, not those of the movie saga.
     
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  13. Generational Fan

    Generational Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    I love the fact that 3 Chapters into this season, there will be a 3rd planet with a different terrain. Furthermore, more alien species (in the Quarren ) rounding out this change in location and the Galaxy keeps becoming a bigger place.

    The same thing happened last season with the many variations of location and terrain and I really love Favreau's commitment in keeping up with this in this season.

    Please keep doing this Jon, please keep making these places / this galaxy far from being Earth-like as possible; which was my biggest criticism of Doctor Who in the end. Its Sci-Fi / Fantasy, reflect this in your terrains and citizens and creatures.
     
  14. Aah Fisto

    Aah Fisto Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Yep me too! My own excitement and expectations made the last episode come off as a bit of a damp squib for me.

    But that may very well work in favour of this episode as I’m now going in with less excitement and will probably end up blown away
     
  15. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Everyone get a good sleep schedule in to hit the 3 AM drop? I've been loving my CTVSci-Fi Star Trek Discovery 1 AM to Mandalorian 3 AM Thursday late night schedule. Discovery goes from 1:15 AM to 2:30 AM today so I need a whole half hour to kill in between, may jump into a few Star Wars Adventures comics
     
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  16. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Don't know, this could be an awesome episode. The first season started off with a 3 episode arc. This could be the end to another.
     
  17. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    "Baby Yoda" will eat an adult Ithorian in this episode.
     
  18. The Chalk Jedi

    The Chalk Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    Baby Yoda will eat him.

    Why do you believe that Baby Yoda must be perfectly innocent and good? He's a little scamp surrounded by violent adults. The show repeatedly tells us that Mando has little idea about what it means to be a responsible parent.

    Also, many people have pointed out that the egg was unfertilized. It's still gross but it wasn't murder.
     
  19. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    About due for the Admiral Ackbar cameo.
     
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  20. nilzo antonio

    nilzo antonio Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm surprised with the negative reactions about the eggs thing. Do you remember BY tried to murder Cara Dune last season ? Also he killed a stormtrooper in the last episode. Was the egg eating thing more depicable/evil than force choking Cara ? I'm curious cause people seem to forget other doubtfull things the Child made before.
     
  21. Verbal21

    Verbal21 Jedi Master star 2

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    It was pretty obvious that while people enjoyed last weeks episode, there was no doubt that was just the filler to rest people’s excitement. I have no doubt this will be an action filled episode to end this arc.
     
  22. Daxon101

    Daxon101 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That certainly wasn't a fleeting cameo. even the music tells us something is up.
     
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  23. Reepicheep775

    Reepicheep775 Jedi Knight star 2

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    I'm 100% down for dark side Baby Yoda. That actually sounds awesome. I think the reason it rubbed me the wrong way was that it was played for laughs. I didn't get a dark side vibe from it at all...it just seemed like infanticide not being taken seriously.

    However, that's a fair point about the eggs not being fertilized. Was that confirmed anywhere?
     
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  24. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    I think Yoda being cute, but potentially really really dangerous is part of the fun. He isn't a passive McGuffin to protect. He will do stuff on his own accord, and often it'll be something that messes things up.

    I was fully expecting him to eat all the eggs, and then the story would be about Mando dealing with the consequences of that. I would have been fine if that's where it went.
     
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  25. The Chalk Jedi

    The Chalk Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    The entire plot is that the Frog Lady wants to have her eggs fertilized by her Frog Man.

    Yeah, I hear a lot of folks assuming he's just a cute plot device, but despite being a baby, he's a character in his own right. I think one reason a lot of people aren't getting this episode is for this very reason -- Baby Yoda having any complexity or danger is not something they have considered a possibility. Or that an episode might actually focus on his desires and motivations, since he doesn't even talk yet. But that's what this episode was, and I think once you realize that, it's no longer filler and Baby Yoda becomes much more interesting than before.
     
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