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The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19



Episode 5 Synopsis:
The Mandalorian helps a rookie bounty hunter who is in over his head.

(looks like a 35 minute run time)

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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

It was good seeing Ming-Na Wen and Amy Sedaris but the episode was probably my least favorite, so far.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

Definitely piled a lot of Star Wars New Hope references into one episode.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

This one gave me an almost Kung-Fu vibe. Mando meets people and gets into adventures -- didn't know he was that altruistic. It was an ok episode. It was about 29-30 minutes without credits.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

While I enjoyed the episode and ALL the Star Wars references, I could also understand how some people may find it annoying. This is precisely why I don't have a hard on for Filoni and his stupid hat as most other Star Wars fans do. He's got too much Lucas baggage under there. All of his projects feel like a passion project for GL instead of his own ideas. "Look George! Look at what I'm doing for you!"
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

Yeah, this one falls under the too much fan service banner for me. With all the places in the galaxy far, far way why keep going back to Tatooine?

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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

I'm quite surprised that this thread is pretty dead. Usually any Mandalorian episode thread is jumpin'.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

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I'm quite surprised that this thread is pretty dead. Usually any Mandalorian episode thread is jumpin'.
People have jobs and canít watch during the day...
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

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People have jobs and canít watch during the day...

Riiiiiight. They were able to watch the first 4 episodes with no problem at all. Just saying. If folks want to say that this episode was the most pedestrian of them all so far then they should do so.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

I havenít watched it yet. Iím off Fridayís but still tend to be busy throughout the day.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

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Riiiiiight. They were able to watch the first 4 episodes with no problem at all. Just saying. If folks want to say that this episode was the most pedestrian of them all so far then they should do so.
Yes, right. Go back and look what time most people starting commenting. It was at least after 5pm eastern. It is only 7:20 eastern. Youíre reaching.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

I enjoyed the episode, but it was one that sort of felt like it would play better in a binge watch than a standalone. The nice thing with the shorter runtimes is this will be a very easy show to rewatch. That said, I donít mind Tatooine stuff when it focuses on it being a wretched hive of scum and villainry, which this did.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

I didn’t care much for this one. Very uneven.

Not surprising to see it was written and directed by Filoni because all the Sedaris scenes were terrible and felt like they were from a bad episode of the cartoons.

Bobby Cannavale’s kid is not a good actor.

I hope these last 3 episodes advance the story.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

Yeah, not my favorite of the five, but it was still pretty good.

I really hope that that is not the last we see of Ming Na's character... but I think it might be.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

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I didnít care much for this one. Very uneven.

Not surprising to see it was written and directed by Filoni because all the Sedaris scenes were terrible and felt like they were from a bad episode of the cartoons.

Bobby Cannavaleís kid is not a good actor.

I hope these last 3 episodes advance the story.

Agreed.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

Agreed on all counts regarding Filoni.

This episode is exactly why he shouldn't be anywhere near a feature film or leadership at Lucasfilm. He isn't a filmmaker, and it shows here. Let him do some tv episodes but that should be it until he can show significant artistic improvement. (preferably something non SW) Favreau has to share some of the blame for approving/giving the go ahead on this Episode also.

A step back, but let's hope the final three match the first three.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

Don't agree. But yea they did go overboard with it. However it does all make sense. He's keeping low , so outer rim might as well be tat he goes to, it's nice to see it modern like. But there shouldn't have been so many other call backs. I just felt it was well done well and least made sense.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

I thought it was just fine. Not great, but good (same as last weekís).

i didnít mind the nods to the films.

We were very happy to see Ming-Na Wen show up.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

Why is nobody asking the important question; who are Mando's parents?
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

Another great episode in my book. Not sure I really understand the complaints about too many references. Yes, the episode takes place on Tatooine so we see some of the common things associated with it: Tusken Raiders, Banthas, Dewbacks, and some familiar droids (though in this universe those droids could be anywhere). It didnít seem like overkill to me. Thereís a difference between references for the sake of having them and things that exist in the established universe.

Storyline was good overall I thought. Could kinda tell that the other bounty hunter was going to turn on Mando. Seems like the end and whoever that was checking on the target may be part of the next episode(s). Maybe that will lead to the introduction of Espositoís character.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

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why is nobody asking the important question; who are mando's parents?
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

Just added another name to the "People I never thought I'd see in Star Wars" list.

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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

I assumed that was Mando going back for her body to cash in on the bounty?
Nice to see Richard Simmons getting some work
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

I think if that was Mando weíd have just seen him in the shot. Instead we didnít get a clear look and it cut to credits fast. Guessing it was a setup for a new character.
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Re: The Mandalorian: Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (S1E5) - 12/6/19

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I assumed that was Mando going back for her body to cash in on the bounty?
Nice to see Richard Simmons getting some work
Um they intentionally obscured who it was. Why would they do that if it was Mando? Also if he wanted her body he would have put it on the dewback when he found her.

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