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The Mandalorian The Mandalorian 2.08 - Chapter 16 (Season Finale!!) - Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Current and Future Shows' started by Todd the Jedi , Dec 17, 2020.

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Grade the episode

Poll closed Jan 1, 2021.
  1. 10

    65.2%
  2. 9

    18.9%
  3. 8

    9.0%
  4. 7

    2.6%
  5. 6

    2.1%
  6. 5

    0.9%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
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  1. Generational Fan

    Generational Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Fat Fortuna, R2D2 and so on. Completely emotional and over-whelmed right now and struggling to articulate words.

    As soon as I saw a solitary X-Wing, hope was building. Then watching that black-robed figure (with a gloved right hand) cause absolute carnage in the hallways, I was still in a state of disbelief. And then the hood comes down.

    The technology to de-age him back to Return of the Jedi levels is beyond amazing.

    They did a great job with Carrie in Rogue One, but it was still not quite there. Even Tarkin, not quite there. But that was near faultless.
     
  2. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    All hype aside, the deaging effect is still not quite 100% there. It didn't quite throw me off as much as Leia's did in either Rogue One or The Rise of Skywalker, and I think this was a bit more seamless than Luke's in TroS, but there's still an element of uncanny valley here.
     
  3. Jamtia1

    Jamtia1 Jedi Knight star 1

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    May 27, 2019
    I have no words at all.
    As soon as I saw the XWing. I lost it. I was watching with Star Wars Theory. We were crying.

    With everything that happened with Luke's character and all of this talk over the years, this scene just totally made up for it, at least for me. Thank you Lucasfilms. And they de-aged Mark Hamill!!!!

    Lost it again when R2 showed up.

    Loved the episode, loved the ending after the post credits. I am so excited for the future of it all!!!!
     
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  4. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I cannot even put into words how unbelievably cool that entrance from Luke was. The minute the single X-Wing showed up we all knew who it was and Dave and Jon knew we would know. This was Luke Skywalker in his prime and he was an absolute force to be reckoned with. Those Dark Troopers didn’t stand a chance! Amazing. Everything I had been dreaming of since the end of ROTJ. Simply amazing. I’m crying.
     
  5. Lobot's Wig

    Lobot's Wig Jedi Knight star 4

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    Dec 13, 2020
    So is that it now, no more Mandalorian? Is his story done?
     
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  6. DarthFixxxer

    DarthFixxxer Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oct 20, 2018
    We are obviously getting both.

    The guy at the beginning of the Disney stream mentioned 10 new shows.

    They announced 9 shows and 2 movies.

    Boba Fett will be the 10th show.

    Seasons 3 and 4 will focus on reclaiming Mandalore.
     
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  7. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview Host/Teh Mole Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Feb 18, 2014
    Yep I noticed that as well getting better though
     
  8. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Sep 2, 2012
    Hahahahaha
    Gideon outplayed Bo-Katan.
    Mando has the Darksaber. Hahahahahahahhaahhha
     
  9. reyvision

    reyvision Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Dec 12, 2017
    That. Was. Incredible.

    The Jedi was so freaking badass. He reminded me so much of Daddy Vader in Rogue One, only on the opposite side, fighting all the Dark Troopers instead of the Rebels.

    And now he has Grogu! Gaah.

    I cried like a baby when Din removed his helmet and said goodbye to Grogu. :_|
     
  10. Darth Buzz

    Darth Buzz Jedi Master star 4

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    Jun 25, 2018
    Props to Lucasfilm for not letting that get spoiled. Thank god I stayed up till 3am
     
  11. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I can't even begin to describe my feelings regarding this episode.

    I was expecting Luke to show up, but like, as a small teaser. Was not expecting that epic action scene. Was certainly not expecting Grogu to go with Luke at the end. And Artoo was there too! :_|
    This was beautiful. 20/10

    And I'm also thinking this was the series finale - or at least, this was The Mandalorian going on hiatus. Bring on The Book of Boba Fett.
    Oh, and...
    RIP Bib Fortuna. @};-
     
  12. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Nov 12, 2012
    Post credit scene folks! Don't touch that dial!

    also Luke went full Darth Vader on a Dark Trooper! And other stuff happens too!
     
  13. Shadao

    Shadao Jedi Master star 4

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    Oct 31, 2017
    Curiously, I thought Bib Fortuna died on the Sail Barge along with Jabba. I guess that's another retcon for the franchise. Ah well, at least he dies to Boba Fett here.

    Luke Skywalker is truly awesome! Especially when he mows down the Dark Troopers like they were nothing. Further proof that Battle Droids are deadly to regular humans but pushovers to Jedi. The way he walks in is like Darth Vader in Rogue One. He's a one man army that you do not want to mess around with. Truly the son of Skywalker/Vader! And R2D2 was there! And apparently, Mark Hamill reprised the role (with some de-aging effects...

    And I do love that Din reveals his face to Grogu. There's any time where his face must be revealed, it's to his adopted son.

    This is truly a worth series finale in my opinion.
     
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  14. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview Host/Teh Mole Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    This was some amazing ****. I knew it was Luke the moment we saw the X-wing but that didn’t mean I wasn’t excited
     
  15. The Senate

    The Senate Jedi Knight star 3

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    Feb 12, 2020
    Why did Bo Katan accept the darksaber from Sabine but not from Din?
     
  16. IG_2000

    IG_2000 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Aug 5, 2008
    My review of the episode is I need the bad batch right now or I’m gonna be depressed until December 2021
     
  17. dsjericho

    dsjericho Jedi Knight

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    Mar 2, 2016
    Same reaction when I saw the X-Wing.

    Wow.
     
  18. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview Host/Teh Mole Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Shhhhh. They probably forgot
     
  19. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Apr 11, 2003
    To be fair, the show is called The Mandalorian, not Din Djarin
     
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  20. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't think it was ever canon that he died on the Barge, but I might be wrong. In Legends he survived, only to be turned into a brain in a jar.
     
  21. The Senate

    The Senate Jedi Knight star 3

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    Feb 12, 2020
    Dave must have a reason he doesn’t let small stuff like that slide.
     
  22. Disciple-of-Tython

    Disciple-of-Tython Jedi Master star 4

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    Sep 12, 2006
    Ahhhhh! What an episode! Awesome to see, which is to me, the real Luke Skywalker after all these years. Plus, Boba now boss of the underworld? Absolutely loved it! :luke::greensaber:

    Now the long wait until S3 hehe (oh and hopefully they’ll retcon what happened to Luke’s students, if Grogu stays with him that is [face_thinking])
     
  23. DarthFixxxer

    DarthFixxxer Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oct 20, 2018
    Sabine is not a warrior.
     
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  24. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview Host/Teh Mole Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    People will cite it as another example
     
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  25. ArtemusGordon

    ArtemusGordon Jedi Knight star 1

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    May 30, 2015
    He looked good in TROS too. I think actually having Hamill there makes the difference.