The Mandalorian 1x06 "The Prisoner" 12/13/19

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  1. martinp13

    martinp13 Roller coaster addict :)

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    Wow... her face was familiar but she played it more like Bellatrix. :) I didn't recognize her.
     
  2. Craigbob

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    IMO, Xi'an came across too much like Harley Quinn. I half expected her to call Mando "Puddin'" or have some Star Wars equivalent to a large hammer.

    Besides that, the episode was a fun one. The stalking was very well done and right out of so many horror/thriller movies.

    Nice to see the Republic step in and do their job.

    I just wish we'd find out more about the child and why he/she/it/ where it came from, why is everyone after it (aside from the Maguffin aspect and the fact that Mando took it like he did.

    The last two episodes are going to be either very packed or a big disappointments.
     
  3. morac

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    Remember that the next episode airs, tomorrow (Wednesday) instead of Friday.
     
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  4. martinp13

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    And watch thru the credits.
     
  5. martinp13

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    So, what happens if Ranzar doesn't double-cross him at the end of the episode? Mando has an innocent man killed, since the beacon remote was already going off. I know it was likely, given all the chit that had gone down in the episode, but that was harsh. :) Did I miss something that would put "chance I need to kill him before he kills me" at 100%?
     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

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    Just this week's, or has there been something post-credits in the past?
     
  7. EWiser

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    Just the trailer for Star Wars Rise of Skywalker.
     
  8. ehusen

    ehusen Geek not Nerd

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    And consider how contradictory that is to his actions earlier in the episode when he does not kill the other three team members who were actively trying to kill him. Why show them mercy and then proactively take out only a potential enemy?

    Although maybe they didn't get killed, the Republic was only targetting the ship flying out and the resulting blast did not appear to destroy the station.

    My thinking is that Mando pretty much knew that the rest of the crew must have been acting on this guy's orders. Thus he decided to make sure they were all neutralized and the Republic was a perfect option to do this for him.
     
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  9. dcheesi

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    It's not clear what would have happened if they hadn't been prepping the "gunship" for launch against Mando. Would the X-Wings still have fired upon the station immediately, or would they have offered the chance to surrender first? My guess (is that Mando's guess) is the latter, meaning that everything that happened to the station and its people comes down to their own choices. Mando just turned them in, same as the three in the cell.
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Exactly my thought. The X-Wings fired because they saw a threat launching from the station. Had that gunship not been launching, then maybe one of the X-Wings lands in that bay and the pilot arrests Ranzar.

    One thing I found a bit odd is that the distress signal got triggered relatively early in the episode, yet Mando and the rest of the gang were able to carry out the rest of their mission, and Mando was able to drag all three of the others into a cell, and yet still had time to get away. But then once he got back to Ranzar's station, the New Republic fighters were there in minutes. If they could get to Ranzar's station that fast, why did it take them so long to get to the prison ship? And how did Mando know he'd be able to get to Ranzar's station, deliver the prisoner (and the beacon) and then leave before the New Republic showed up? What if the NR fighters had intercepted him before he got back to Ranzar?
     
  11. dcheesi

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    A couple of thoughts:

    1) It would take longer for the ships to scramble initially than it would for them to jump to another system while already in flight.

    2) It seemed pretty clear that the NR ships let his ship pass (actually swerving to miss each other), which implies that he had already made a deal with them. Otherwise I can't imagine them letting a ship go that had obviously just left the target station, without so much as a request for identification.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Possibly. But the NR ships were homing in on the beacon, which was still on the station. So they wouldn't have any reason to interfere or intercept his ship.
     
  13. dcheesi

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    Remember that the beacon wasn't designed to be attached to the prisoner; it was distress call from the human guard on the station. So even if the prisoner was their main concern (or if they didn't yet know the guard was dead and were looking for him), they couldn't safely assume that their quarry was still with the beacon. They'd want to stop and search any ships in the vicinity to make sure that the person(s) they're looking for hadn't transferred to them, before those ships had a chance to leave the area.

    EDIT: Now obviously Mando didn't talk to them in person, or they'd have insisted on taking the prisoner back then. And maybe not even in real-time; he could have beamed them information letting them know what to expect when the beacon reappeared in normal space[1] in that location. And of course making sure that they didn't mistake his ship for a conspirator...

    [1]Tracking in hyperspace being supposedly impossible
     
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  14. UTV2TiVo

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    I'm a fan of Bill Burr so I immediately recognized him and couldn't see the character, only the comedian. Kind of took me out of the show.

    For Clancy Brown, I didn't recognize him until he spoke, then immediately. For him though I could get into the character because the actor has played all kinds of different characters in the past.
     

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