We spend episode 249 breaking down The Mandalorian season three’s final episode. We assess what worked for us, ways in which this chapter could’ve been stronger, and how it’s emblematic of this season’s goals and overall approach.
We open this week’s show with a discussion of some of both our feelings about The Mandalorian season three as well as some of the backlash to it before spending the rest of the episode analyzing Ch. 23, “The Spies.”
Ryan and John spend most of this episode discussing the exciting Star Wars movie news coming out of Celebration 2023. We break down what we’d like to see in Rey’s next adventure, why we’re excited for James Mangold’s Jedi-origins film, Dave Filoni’s Mandoverse movie, and more.
Ryan and John break down The Mandalorian chapter 17, “The Apostate.” We discuss the recap of it all, this episode’s thematic implications for the season as a whole, the show’s incredible visuals and effects, and more.
Ryan and John are joined by longtime friend and sometimes guest Dan to discuss Bad Batch episodes “The Clone Conspiracy” and “Truth and Consequences” plus a Lucasfilm Learning educational software release from the Phantom Menace era.
We discuss the possiblity of Daisy Ridley returning to Star Wars soon, Avatar overtaking TFA at the box office, Ryan’s recent retro Star Wars game purchases, and friend of the show Dave Hackerson’s reflections on 2022 and thoughts on Bad Batch season 2.
We look ahead at the big Star Wars projects on the horizon in 2023 including The Bad Batch, Jedi: Survivor, Celebration, Ahsoka, and Skeleton Crew before breaking down the Mandalorian season three trailer immediately after its release.