1163 – The Mines Of Mandalore | Mandaborian on Mandalorian Chapter 18 S3E2
Splash, splish a sleepy wish as Mando and Oso head off for a bath, with a stop off at very different build a bear workshop just in time for Bo-Katan to save the day.
- Felonian Favreau
- Glowing-Eyed Friends (GEFs)
- The Stuffing Fluffer
- Webelo Scouts
- Amy Sedaris
- Build-A-Bear Workshop
Notable Talking Points:
- The Pre-Podcast Digital Era
- 9/10 Pram Action this episode
- What if Animal was also a fish and had great abs?
Episode 1163 – The Mines Of Mandalore | Mandaborian on Mandalorian Chapter 18 S3 E2
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SCOOTER: Friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s time for the podcaster that’s so happy to be here, talking…the…they don’t…no one’s called me the Mandoborian before, because it’s…that’s a mouthful. Talk about…I’m not kidding; I have trouble spelling Mandalorian. Then they say, by the way, it’s The Mandalorian. I said, okay, don’t…like I said, I think I could probably…I don't know if I could spell Mandalore. The other thing is don’t know where I go wrong, either. That’s why I need…’cause Spell Check says, what…it…well, sometimes…I don't get it. But if that’s not…I’m…this is the kind of podcast where that’s what I talk about towards the beginning of the show. So, it’s time for Sleep With Me, a podcast made by a person that can’t…can sometimes successfully spell Mandalorian.
Sometimes I can’t or sometimes I misspell it. I don't know which…it’s an A or an O, probably. I don't think I spell it Mondalorian, but…so, I don't…I really…even now, I can’t tell you where I go wrong. But I could tell you that this show is here to keep you company and take your mind off of stuff while you fall asleep. So glad you’re here. If this is your first time, I’m glad you’re here. You deserve a good night’s sleep. That’s why I make the show. A lot of us know how it feels in the deep, dark night. The only thing I could tell you is give this show a few tries. It is very, very different than most…I mean, listen, you’ve listened for two or three minutes. You say, already…okay, there’s something…this person…I’m being perfectly honest, but I can’t spell Mandalorian all the time.
Some of the times…I just can’t look at it and know it’s correct. But so, that’s the kind of relationship if you become a regular listener…but if you’re looking for…you say, well, I thought this was a sleep…I’m a keep-you-company-and-put-you-to-sleep podcast. So, just see how it goes. Over a million people have said to me, it takes two or three tries to get used to the show, or said it in reviews or posts. So, just see how it goes at first. But I’m so glad you’re here. I really hope I can help you fall asleep. Thanks again for coming by.
What we got coming up is support; that’s how the show comes out free twice a week, then there will be a long, meandering intro meant to ease you into bedtime. Don’t miss out on it. Holy cow, it is…I don't know what I’ll be talking about, but I’ll forget what I’m talking about and go off topic, probably. Then there will be the…then we’ll have some support and then we’ll talk about the episode…Season 3, Episode 2 of The Mandalorian. Yeah, that’s…what else can I say other than the…other than what popped in my head is that Filoni and Favreau, that’s some nice alliteration. Holy mackerel. It’s time for Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. Thanks for making it possible, my patron peeps.
INTRO: [INTRO MUSIC] Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing? Trouble getting to sleep? Trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press Play. I’m gonna do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you could set aside whatever is keeping you awake, whether that’s thoughts, things on your mind from the past, the present, the future, all…sometimes I don't know the difference with my thoughts. It could be feelings, anything coming up for you emotionally related to those thoughts, or it could be physical sensations, changes in time, temperature, routine, change…I was just thinking about time…’cause there’s a time change coming up when I’m recording this.
I’m trying to…I don't know if I could talk about a time change without my feelings getting in the way of it, keeping it sleepy, you know? But it could be…have…come…you have travel coming up, you could have guests, you could be going through something. Whatever it is, I’m here to keep you company and take your mind off of stuff so that you could fall asleep. The only reason I run through all that stuff is ‘cause I want you to know that you’re not alone in the deep, dark night. When I say that, I realize that this is a podcast; it’s digital or whatever. No one’s ever…here’s the funny thing; I say that a lot, but no one’s ever said…people use much more complicated words than that to say that instead of saying, like, it doesn’t make any sense; it’s just a digital podcast.
No one’s…Digital Podcast; if I time traveled into the past or something, maybe that would be…that would be a good name when only…when podcasts didn’t exist but digital did. Say, I’m Digital Podcast, man. You’re a 4-bit; I’m a 8-bit. That’s why I’m a digital podcast. You say, you’re not making any sense. You say, you know…what’s the cube root of…? Don’t embarrass yourself. Okay. Just introduce the sleep podcast? Okay. I was trying to think if someone…a snarky line the different-bit characters would say. Well, I’m 16…I’m 32-bit. But I don't know what a square root of something is. I think that would be a 32-bit…a 4-bit would say that to a 32-bit or something. So, how did we start talking about that?
What I wanted to tell you is I make this show because I know how it feels in the deep, dark night; trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep, tossing, turning, mind racing. Got all those. I’ve gone through various periods where I’ve dreaded bedtime, and I’ve started dreading bedtime on…for Sunday night on Friday evening. It definitely has hit me on Saturday at some point, where I’m like, oh my goodness, I still gotta go to bed Sunday night. So, if you’ve ever felt that way or even if you feel a mild version of that, that’s what I mean when I…I don’t want you feel alone. Whatever it is that’s keeping you awake, even if someone says it’s small and not a big deal, it’s probably a big deal to you.
The thing is that people listening right now can relate to how that feels and that someone listening right now may have been through something similar to what you’re going through, whatever’s keeping you awake. I don't know, I mean, from what I hear from listeners, that’s important to point out because it’s something we share and it is important to remember. It’s like, hey, I know how that feels. It’s not easy and it’s not easy when someone says that’s nothing or whatever they say…well, you should be grateful. What do you mean…for which part? When I can’t…trouble getting to sleep or trouble staying asleep or the…? Well, you know, all of it. Put it on your gratitude list.
You say, okay, well, Scoots was already feeling not that great about the time change, and it sounds like the part of his brain that’s bringing this up…and you say, well, okay, I get it; you don’t…but here, we get it. We say, yeah, we know what that feels like. The other people, they just don’t know ‘cause they haven’t experienced it before. Maybe they could reframe things in a much…they say, wow, that seems tough. I don't know what it’s like, so I wish I could…so, that…but what we say here is someone’s nodding along because they know what it feels like in the deep, dark night. So, that’s one part. But the other part is that you deserve a good night’s sleep. You deserve a bedtime you don’t have to dread, a bedtime you could feel neutral about or even look forward to.
I really do hope this show can provide that for you, so that’s why I say give it a few tries and see how it goes. But if it does not work, this podcast doesn’t help you, go to…or you just don’t like the show already, that’s fine. Go to sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou and check out the other podcasts on there. There’s other sleep podcasts out there and other sleepy stuff you could try. So, give that a try ‘cause it doesn’t change the fact that you deserve a good night’s sleep, right? The sleep you need so your life is more manageable and the sleep you need on a regular basis so you could be out there flourishing. So, that’s important. So, that’s why I make the show; I’ve been there, I know how it feels, and I know you deserve better, and I just really hope this podcast could be a part of that for you where you say, well, at least I got that podcast guy.
He’s gonna talk about Baby Oso, AKA Grogu, so that’ll be nice. So, that’s why I make the show. What I do is I send my voice across the deep, dark night. I’m gonna use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents. So, I’m gonna go off topic, I’m gonna get mixed up, then I will backtrack. You’ve already seen a bit of it. So, the podcast is just very…it’s a podcast you don’t really listen to. That’s what pointless meanders and superfluous tangents mean. It’s a podcast you just almost listen to or you kinda listen to or you could listen to it, kinda like…even though this is a total change in subject, I got a lot of stuff that I’m gonna one day read, right? Or, oh boy, I’m gonna…and I could read that, right? I could read that at some point. But maybe there’s some benefit to that.
You say, one day, holy cow, once I have that floating pram…and especially if it’s self-guided…the pram does seem to have some spatial awareness, right? Or the…Grogu’s stroller thing. I know I’ve talked about it before, but it’s…not in this way. I say, well, then I’ll be reading all the time. I’ll be sitting there or lay…maybe I’ll have an adjust…I wonder if I could get one…I mean, who are we kidding? It’s probably out of…you say, well, maybe if I meet the Mandalorian…I’d say, could you work on one of those for me, please? I’ll help…whatever you need me to do within reason…I’m not very good at much, but I could narrate for you in your ear. Oh, and then he’s…now he’s grabbing that thing. It’s like a crescent. It’s not a crescent…and now Baby Oso’s…it’s Baby Grogu. It’s also not Baby Grogu; it’s Grogu. Now he’s moving to another table.
I would say it’s not a desk, it’s not a table, it’s a workbench. Now, with an icy steel gaze, he grabs the icy steel thingamajig in his vice…he takes his vice…in a vice-like grip and he looks over his shoulder at a man talking and wishes he wasn’t there, but he’s hired me until…or I…as soon as you get this adult-sized floating pram with an adjustable reading bed, I’ll be right out of your hair. Beautiful hair, by the way. Don’t worry; I won't tell anybody…you didn’t have your mask off, just your helmet part. Who came up with that idea, right? I don't want to take credit for anything but I did say, do you have a copy of those Mandalorian rules, the rules of Mandalore? He said, it’s called the way. I said, okay, but do you have…? He said, no. I said, well, could we get our hands…?
‘Cause I said, I think you could take…if you could…you just take your helmet part off. That was a big breakthrough for us, right? Now, behind his mask, he’s rolling his eyes with his icy steel gaze. I can sense it behind the visor. I know it’s not a mask, or maybe it’s not even a visor. But as soon as he gets back to work on that adult-sized floating pram, I’ll finish this sleep podcast intro and I’ll stop narrating every moment of every second. He’s not known as the Mandalorian. Only in legend is he known as the Mandalorian. But if I tried to say his name, I would probably mess it up, and I could never spell his name and I won't even try to say it, because I know when I get ready to do it, he starts to giggle behind his…and he says it’s not a visor. I say, are you sure it’s not a visor?
I say, where do you…who…if you had to go to someone to get ideas about buying a visor, would they be your advisor? Your advisor advisor? Now he’s giggling. Din Djarin…okay, sorry. What was I saying? Oh, it’s a podcast you don’t really listen to? Oh yeah, just kinda barely listen, just like that. You say, okay, I could see that. I could see the floating pram…adult-sized idea that you brought up last episode, now a little bit more…now I have a way to get it done. My solution to everything is just to be a pest, do…use my natural skills for…if…this is what happens during the daytime. This is why the thing I hear so much at social gatherings is, excuse me, I’m gonna be…I’ll be right back. I’m gonna use the restroom. Or excuse me, I’ll be right back. Do you mind? Excuse me.
But in this situation, luckily it’s in my imagination, so the Mandalorian can’t get away from me. Also, I’m standing on his cape. That’s really why, right? He’s not laughing. So, okay, so, this is a podcast you just barely listen to. No pressure to listen. You could just kinda barely listen and say, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. I mean, here’s the thing; are you sure he has a cape? I don't know, but I wouldn’t recommend standing on his cape. Plus, he’s probably smart enough to keep his cape at a trim level where it’s not standable, and he doesn’t have those cape droids that we saw in the first episode. So, talk about…did some droids win a contest? Not to totally go off-topic once again, but I say, what happened? Did some droids win a contest?
Not in-world, like in our world…like, we’re gonna pick two droids to appear in Episode 1 of Mandalorian. Send us your essays and we’ll cast you as…we’ll give you…not…lines in digital languages or binary, whatever. But send us your essay of why you deserve to be a droid on The Mandalorian. Those two won. That’s not well-known information, and that’s…’cause you say…I’m sure there’s been…maybe there hasn’t been discussions. I’ve been on…I’m not reading anything yet. So, okay, so this is a podcast you don’t really listen to. That’s made abundantly clear. It’s also a podcast that doesn’t put you to sleep. I keep you company while you fall asleep. I’m here to take your mind off of stuff, to be your your bore-bud, your bore-bae, your bore-sib, your neigh-bore, your bore-bestie, your bore-bor, your bore-friend, your friend in the deep, dark night, to keep you company and talking while you fall asleep.
No pressure to fall asleep ‘cause there’s people who are listening who can’t fall asleep or who need a break during the day. So, I’m here to the very end for them and for you. That’s why the shows are over an hour. So, you say, oh, okay, yeah, don’t gotta worry about it. Scoots is gonna be here to keep me company. I just fall asleep whenever that is. Then maybe tomorrow you’re at breakfast; you’re like, wait a second, that’s not possible. There’s no…we don’t have droids yet, so there couldn’t have been a contest. I’d say, it was on the back of a cereal that droids eat, Blue Planet Puffs. You’ve seen it in other shows and heard me mention it before. It’s Blue Planet Puffs, and…or Puffed Blue Planets. You know it’s on the…East of the Mississippi it’s known as Puffed Blue Planets, but west of the Mississippi, Blue Planet Puffs.
So, a podcast you don’t really listen to, it doesn’t put you to sleep; just here to keep you company. No pressure to fall asleep. Not really…most people don’t like the show on their first three listens. What else do we need to know? Well, structure of the show also throws people off, but it’s very…designed in a very deliberate way. So, I’ll just explain it to you and then you could kinda see how it goes. Show starts off with a greeting; friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, so you feel seen and welcomed in and you say, okay, I could check this show out. Then there’s support so the show could be free, then there’s a long, meandering intro that we’re like, fifteen minutes into. It’s somewhere between ten and twenty minutes long, normally. It’s a show within a show.
It’s most people’s favorite part of the podcast, or maybe the…not…yeah, the major…I’d say it’s the majority. Maybe not most; majority. So, it is separate from the support, so I don't want you to miss out on it ‘cause sometimes people…I don't know, they don’t like the support, then they start skipping around on the show. But the show is kind of…I don't know, it just rolls one part into another. But the intro, for regular listeners, they say, holy cow, we walked…Scoots didn’t know what he was gonna talk about and now we know he doesn’t know what he can…he doesn’t even know what he’s talking about in the best way possible. I mean, have I made the Mandalorian…?
I don't know if we’ve have the Mandalorian on in a intro before, but I know if you’ve watched the show and other shows with…you say, I could see that person giggling behind that visor or mask. Also, you’re right; how come you only…and you say, no, they specifically said ‘helmet’ in like, fourteen episodes. Okay, yeah, I just didn’t remember that part, but which they may have. You may be totally right. What is that called, the continuity brain? My brain…continuity? I don’t even have coherence. So, oh, structure of the show. So, that’s…the intro is here to ease you into bedtime. For regular listeners it’s like a familiar friend that talks about something different every time. The reason the intros are different every time is because for me and a lot of other people, those parts of us adjust.
That’s why other stuff didn’t work for me and why I decided to make Sleep With Me. Like I said, well, I can’t listen to something more than three times before my brain adjusts. Even rain on a camp shell or whatever or the recordings from within the Mandalorian’s helm. That’s pretty nice, rain on a Mandalorian’s helm. That was a…I don't know if that was a bluegrass song. Was that a…? I don't know that names of those band members. I don't know. Were the Webelos ever a…? Or, no, that’s from Cub Scouts. I said, is that one of the bands? Zobe Webelo and the…or somebody and the Webelos? Or Weeble Wobbles; those were an…those aren’t Star Wars bands, though. Is…? No, that’s from…that was from a book. Just thinking of strange names now. Okay, so…oh, the intro, it’s like a familiar friend who’s different every time.
But for everybody, it’s part of people’s bedtime routine if it works for you. So, 2% of people skip ahead, but for most listeners, it’s part of the wind down, whether you’re getting ready for bed, you’re in bed falling asleep, you’re in bed getting comfortable, or you’re doing some other chill activity, the intro is like a twilight time. Then there’s support between the intro and the show, again so the show could be free, and then we’ll talk about the Mandalorian, Season 3, Episode 2. Then there will be thank-yous at the end. So, that’s the structure of the show, that’s why I make the show. I’m really glad you’re here. I work really hard, I yearn and I strive, I really hope I can help you fall asleep. Thanks again for coming by, and here’s a couple ways we’re able to do it for you for free twice a week.
Alright everybody, we’re back with more Mandalorian. Holy moly. This was a episode I really liked. Especially they talked about the apostate and seeing this kinda play out this episode and thinking about the believer. I don't know. So, this is Season 3, Episode 2, Chapter 18. Is it The Mines of Mandalore? Yeah, The Mines of Mandalore, which I think has a nice ring to it, too. As someone who has titled their episodes, I say, The Mines of Mandalore. Only thing is with…the difference between a streaming show that’s on a paid platform and stuff versus as a podcast, usually we get rid of ‘the’ because for podcasts, the search works differently. Obviously if you’re…you know where to go. You only go to one place to watch Mandalorian, where Sleep With Me podcasts are distributed freely, so any podcast app can use the…grab the show.
So, I mean, I don't know if I’ll…it’ll…I guess…will I take out Mine…The Mines of…? No, because it’s the title. Huh, good question. You know the answer before I do, ‘cause I’m just recording it. You’re listening to it. So, let’s see where we start. We start off with the Disney stuff and the…this one did not…oh, we do the recap first. There’s green stuff, Oso looking at it, the armor…if I visit the planet and bring you proof…if I take a bath in the Living Waters, I would be redeemed. This is the way. Previously…we see the songs of eons past foretold of a Mythosaur rising up to herald a new age of Mandalore. Actually, I think this is an important piece. I don't know how…I would think that they’re fairly involved, the show-runners of the Mandalorian, but I’m just taking a guess.
Because these seem to be…the recaps do seem to be not just tied to the episode, and again, I don't listen to any Mandalorian podcasts or read anything because I learned my lesson a long time ago. Not with Mandalorian; with other shows. But so, they show the Beskar staff or stave or thing that the Mandalorian had way back at the end of Season 2 that he dealt…that…what he used to win the Darksaber. I do think that’s shown intentionally or I’m projecting intention onto it because, I don't know, I haven’t seen any of the other episodes. But I would think that…there’s just a couple obvious things in this episode about the Darksaber, or maybe they’re not obvious. I don't know. But they seem like…and I don’t know what happened to that thing. It was made of Beskar. I wasn’t paying close enough attention.
But oh, so the…this is just the recap. Tale of a Mythosaur rising up to herald a new age of Mandalore. Then we see that staff…Bo-Katan Kryze or something. I wrote it out. Bo-Katan, though…yeah, she once laid claim to rule, but…with that sword you now possess. Her rule ended in tragedy. Then we see the Mandalore go visit Bo-Katan. Hey, I’m going to Mandalore. No good; it’s plundered or ravaged there. Nothing left. Then it goes…the screen goes to black. We see the Lucasfilm thing. I’m pretty sure we get the do-do-do…the start of the music or the start of the Star Wars music that comes next. Normal music, then we see a party. Racing cars, fireworks, and not a fireworks display; like, individual fireworks. We see bunting…it’s festive.
Then we see a Greedo-like character talking to one of our favorite characters on the show. Says, hey, don’t…let’s get rid of this vehicle. Can’t fix it, I guess, if you’re not gonna pay me. So, a little comic relief. I don't appreciate your tone of voice, but I’ll fix it. Very festive garb on the Greedo-like being. Yeah, I gotta order parts from the Mid Rim. Probably be two months. What? You gotta be kidding me. Settle your snout; I’ll put a rush on it, but you gotta pay me half for parts upfront. Now I gotta work Boonta Eve. See you. I do have a life…big holiday. I got plans. I don't just sit around here and work all day. I’m popular. Then we realize she’s running a little scam because she calls in…I don't know what scam. I didn’t understand it. Jawas come in. We see this astromech droid.
They bring in an engine for the car, same color…put it back on the speeder. Oh, so maybe she’s got a deal where they strip the vehicle and then she buys the parts back from them. Oh yeah, that is it. So, it only took four times to figure it out. I was like, is she gonna go racing? But then, yeah, she goes to this…go strip another speeder. It’s Boonta Eve; it’s ripe. Then the Mando comes in in the new ship. Oh, boy. You hear that? Purring like a nuzzle shrew. Mando says, yep, faster than I know what to do with. Well, we’ll tune her up. Don’t worry. Where’s my guy? So cute. Grogu pops up, flips into her arms. Says, you’re leaping like a Lurmen. Grogu’s…was that his first word? I think he’s talking to me. He said, Peli. He says, I’m here, I’m working. I need a droid part. Oh, as the Hutts know, boring droid part.
Go get the Jawas and…we need…get them before they start drinking. People really drink during Boonta Week. I need a IG memory circuit. She goes, okay, grandpa. The Jawas come in. She says, yo, we need a memory circuit for IG. They say, we got nothing. No chance cubes? Does…that what she said? She goes…he goes, well, I need a droid rated for spelunking. She goes, spelunking? What in the heck? She goes, what are you spelunking? He goes, Mandalore. Goes, I need something that can check stuff out. He goes, this astromech’s perfect for it. We got a Nervous Nellie of a droid. Scaredy-droid, she calls it. It’s a R5 astromech, built for adventure. The droid even questions her right in front of Mando. You’re supposed to pilot star fighters…anti-tyranny.
He goes, this thing’s falling apart and I got no room for it on the N1. It’s R5-D5. It’s from the Rebellion. I’ll put your droid port back in. This little baby here can co-pilot with you. Then she tells the droid to settle its bolts. She goes, I’ll give it to you for half off with a free oil bath. Then we see the droid in the droid port, Oso and Mando up front. She goes, you’re a astromech; act like one. Don’t be a scaredy-cat. I won't rely on it too much, though. He goes, I thought it was built for adventure. She goes, can’t hear you. The fireworks are going off. I did…I do have to pause it here because I do have to say…then she says, may the Force be with you. Again, I’m not exactly clear on history, but I would say, is the Force catching on?
Because I don't know if that’s why she says it, right, because it did get said at…towards the end of the last episode…or the end of the last season, right? There’s supposed to be some time elapsed between now and then. So, I don't know, just a thought. So, Mando and Oso take off. May the Force be with you. Who sang it? Katy Perry, Fireworks? No, it wasn’t Katy Perry. Was it Miley Cyrus? But yeah, it makes you go, oh, oh, oh, so, Baby Oso, Chapter 18, Mines of Mandalore. We see space, and the ship is going in towards the planet, and Oso’s watching. I was trying to track Oso’s ears…or Grogu’s ears better. We see a cloudy planet, some storms, lightning, but green. Mando says, this is our…home of our people. I know it looks scary but the songs once sang, come here and take a bath, this is the place to bathe.
Green and beautiful when the songs were written. Now it’s just green and crystallized. He goes, every Mandalorian can trace their roots back to this planet and the Beskar mines deep within. You know what? I’m…never even been there. This is a first for me, bud. I grew up on that moon over there, Concordia. Then he points out Kalevala; that’s where Bo-Katan lives. Same system. He shows Grogu the map. You have to understand maps and know your way around if you’re gonna be a Mandalorian. That way you’ll never be lost. Grogu does…Grogu’s ears have stayed at midpoint most of this time, but he’s very vocal. Then they go through the clouds. There’s a bit of storm…they go through rainy clouds. The power goes down. Mando even notes, yeah, this is the gen…the interference on the planet.
They come out of the clouds…fusion stuff. Magnetic fields are all out of whack, but there is clear…so, he says, there’s not gonna be any communication off-planet. We see the crystallized earth. Very dramatic. R5…so, they land eventually and he says, yo, R5, get sampling, yo. R5 says, no thank you. Mando goes, by the way, that was not a request. That was an order. Then Oso is worried and he says, don't worry, the droid will be fine. Then he tells R5-D5 or whatever, don’t be a baby. Oso’s still concerned. Oso’s concerned as soon as they land. His ears are…or Oso’s…their ears are slightly rising and going down. But yeah, so he’s talking to R5 right now, but he says, don't worry, we could watch on the scope. There’s a little beep, beep, beep. Of course, it disappears. He goes, don't worry, it’s just a…he sets power cycle…let me do a reset.
Then he goes, okay, well, maybe it’s some inter…I don't know. I’ll go check it out. Oso doesn’t like it. By the way, I gotta seal…get in your pram. This pram is really, really getting a lot of pram action here. Say, the pram action on this episode is like, nine out of ten. Only thing…would be more if there was lasers on the pram. But he says, get in your pram; seal it up. I gotta get out and pressurize my helmet and stuff. Then we have a underlying sound of breathing effects. Oso’s ears are down at that point. He says, don't worry. So, then his ears go back to kinda midpoint. Yeah, then we go into this cavern. But let me see, we’re looking at the readout right now. Droid vanishes…power…oh, the power cycled on its own. He didn’t even have to do a reset. He goes, don't worry, it’s just interference. Oso’s ears are pointing down…or Grogu.
Sorry, Mandalorian. He goes, normally this is droid work. You don’t want to go out there. But I’ll do it; be right back. Brb…he doesn’t say brb. Great shot of moving clouds in the background. Or maybe the camera’s moving. Can’t tell; I guess both. So, Mando’s out of the ship, seals it back up. We can hear him breathing. We see him walking, looking around. Kinda gray skies. Seems like it’s getting close to sunset, maybe. But I mean, I don't know anything about…there’s thunder. Don't worry, I’ll be right back. So, Mando goes into this cavern or entrance to a cavern. There’s even a skylight. Then he looks over the city, I guess the underground city. I don't know if it was originally underground ‘cause of the civic center we see later, which…I think we even see a…that it was originally a domed city. But Mando looks over at it.
It’s going down below him as he gets deeper in this cavern. Then these Muppets appear, and they’re not Muppets from the Muppet Show, but they do look like they’re the same Henson-level Muppets. They’re kinda like if Animal, the Muppet, was crossed with some sort of large fish-based being with…also with great abs. They do want to play the drums, but they think…so, they think that the Beskar armor is drums. So, they’re trying to play the drums on the Mandalorian. The Mandalorian first tries a bunch of moves, but eventually he goes to the Darksaber, which he doesn’t…he doesn’t really have a very good ability to wield it. He’s having trouble lifting it, he just…he actually has to use his other moves. I mean, he uses it a little bit, but mostly relies on other stuff.
But he’s…tells them, basically…he cuts their drum sticks up. That simple. So, once they realize their drum…without their drum sticks, they just go home. Then Mando finds RD-5 or whatever, RD…R5-4D? Is that his…is that their name? Oh, boy. I don't know, R5 is the shorthand. D4; R5-D4, maybe. R2-D2, right? Okay, so Mando and R5 go back to the ship. He goes, are you alright? But before they get back to the ship, they…he goes, yo, check the…give me an air report, ‘cause Mando…or Oso wants out. Actually, R5 did that, so it does a laser projector…six…we hit sixty-four green, then we’re up to ninety-five green. So, that’s good. Bo-Katan’s right; Mandalore not cursed. So, then pram…Mando and Oso head off, leave R5 behind. Oso’s sitting up straight in the pram.
I don't know if…how it’s piloted, but I’m noticing the right hand of Oso is…does seem to be on something. Not sure if it’s a controller. I would think it’d be mentally controlled, but who knows? Trying to look…I can’t see. But Mando’s looking around. Oso’s looking around. Oso’s ears are slightly down to mid. He goes, that’s the civic center down there. That’s where Bo-Katan said to go for me to take my bath. So, they do a feather-fall, that spell. They don’t use feather-fall, but they don’t…no falling; they’re just…and they stop at one platform. Here’s a question, I’m not kidding, either; were Yoda’s ears that big? He says, mine should be further down. We’re on our own. Or does…will Oso’s ears remain the same size, but their head will be bigger?
I’m just not remembering…but I don't know, I didn’t pay close enough…no, I guess you’re right; Yoda’s ears were big. I don't know why I thought they were smaller, but I think I’m wrong. Okay, so now they’re down in the depths. We see some glowing-eyed friends. You’d call them baby dragons. They look around. Eventually they turn on…Mando has on a…what do you call that? A head…what are those called? Headlight? Not a headlight. It’s called something else, but Oso has a headlight on the pram, a single one. Headlamp; that’s what they call them. We see some green-eyed friends, glowing green eyes. Oso picks up his speed in the pram and says, yo, yo, yo, there’s weird beings down here, small Muppets, swampy small Muppets.
A headlamp…goes, by the way, these waters must flow to the mines that I’m gonna take a bath in. Then they find a passage that goes down…and says, let’s check this out. They go into a bigger area, like a big chamber. There starts to be some new-age music. This one single part I didn’t totally understand. I mean, I understood it, but it’s like, how long was the person…being waiting? But Mandalorian finds a helmet and says, let me clear this thing off. This is a Mando helm. Then there’s sound effects or music, but then there’s a WTF sound effect moment with a ‘wow!’, explanation point, ‘cause there’s a crab-robot with a robot voice. But it’s only partially a crab. It’s also…it’s only partially a robot. It’s a mechanical being, mechanical-organic. But it somehow wraps Mando up in a hug and marches off with him. So, it was waiting.
It said, I want a…I think the confusion lies in the end with…it think it’s…it has some association with stuffed animals to hug and hold, and Mandalorians. It’s an area of confusion. It doens’t see Mando…or Oso. So, the crab goes off, and it’s a bit of a collector, so it says, okay, I’m gonna hold this Mandalorian…or, what we think…what I think is…it says, well, I’m gonna put this Mandalorian here on my work table or something, my stuffed animal work table. There’s really, really cool sound effects and visual effects. It actually looks like a centrifuge. So, what my theory is, is it’s somehow related to some sort of Mandalorian planet-based Build-A-Bear-type workshop, but for mechanical crab beings or something. Because it sets Mando up…it gets out of the…it’s a mechanical being a bit like Darth Grievous or whatever that dude’s name is.
General Grievous, but different. I don't know if…the same background. It gets out and it says, I gotta get my prep for Build-A-Bear. Now, I’m just using Build-A-Bear, though I’m sure there is like…I don't know what on Mandalore. Maybe those animal Muppets that I forgot what their names are. Bo-Katan says it later. But it starts booting up all these machines, which…I have never gone to a Build-A-Bear workshop. I’ve been outside of one. But I think they have something like a cotton candy machine, and I think that’s what it starts up at first, but the Mandalorian’s hooked up to this…so, some sort of centrifuge. It also takes away Mando’s Darksaber and laser, or whatever, the squirt gun. Meanwhile, Oso’s watching this whole thing stealth mode, stealth Grogu, and saying, what in the heck is going on?
So, this is a hybrid being. Yeah, we see everything…Mando’s groaning and says, this is not comfortable. I was embraced by a giant…a mechanical crab. So, Oso tries to sneak up on this thing while the…this hybrid being’s working on getting stuff prepped. There’s some tension ‘cause you say, what is…how does the Mandalorian fit in with all this? ‘Cause the Mandalorian is not a stuffy or a plush being. Oso tries…or Grogu tries to use their powers to free the Mandalorian but it ends up just making a noise, which gets the attention of this hybrid being…shoots some lightning bolts. Oso flips into the pram, bumps it up to full pace, and flies outta there at top speed before that thing could even react. Two lights, and it has a headlight. I mean, I’ve never seen a pram go this fast. There is a baby dragon that tries to kiss Grogu.
This is what happens when the planet…people try to find comfort, so the baby dragon and this hybrid being, they’re just trying to find comfort. Then a puppet, one of the animal Muppets, jumps in front of Grogu. We don’t see what happens; we only see the reaction is that the Muppet gets tossed out of the cave by a Force power. So, we get a general idea that Grogu’s got some serious Force power. Grogu flips into the ship, seals it up, points at…points…looks at R5 and then points at the star readout, but at Bo-Katan’s planet, I’m assuming, because that’s where they end up next. Grogu’s in the driver’s seat, then we go to the castle. Bo-Katan’s droid is there. I’m gonna pause it here, ‘cause I was trying to see…so, Bo-Katan’s sitting on the throne, no longer lounging, hands folded, arms on knees, leaned over.
Does have a pretty sweet blanket and pillow setup for when Bo-Katan lounges on the left side, so I don't know if Bo-Katan’s left-handed, ‘cause I am not that observant, but right now I am. Helmet and the blanket and pillow are on the left side of this throne. The right side’s clear. Also, while the throne is made from some sort of stone or cement or hard thing, there are…there is a soft chair built into it. Okay, so, the droid says, yo, somebody’s coming into the atmosphere, a unscheduled visitor. Bo-Katan looks out the window, gets up. We hear a ship entering the atmosphere. We get a great…looking out the win…a real window and rain. We see the S1 or whatever that thing is. Let’s get rid of them once and for all. But you think that means one thing, but it really just means a very stern talking to.
So, when Bo-Katan says let’s get rid of him for once and for all, it means I’m gonna give this Mandalorian a very stern talking to. I’m not even kidding. At first I thought it meant something else. She has her helmet on…under her arm. She goes out to the ship as it lands and she starts her speech before the window opens. Maybe I didn’t make myself clear. I said leave…I’m solo. Not like Han Solo; totally solo. Then Grogu pokes out. Bo-Katan tilts her head. What happened? Grogu’s ears go backwards. Download the astromech droid. Find out where they were. Grogu babbles, then we see Bo-Katan’s ship take off from a different space port at the castle, go into outer space, and then we go in towards Mandalore.
We see Mandalore from afar, go through the clouds again, the storm, and we even get a jet trail after we come out of the storm into the clear skies for…on…for Mandalore. We see wreckage of the civic center, we kinda hear Bo-Katan’s nostalgia. She tells Grogu, didn’t…it used to be pretty here. It didn’t used to be like this. This used to be a pretty sweet place. Grogu’s kinda trying to be empathetic but quiet, moving ears…get a pursed lip face of Bo-Katan. Hard to read. There’s great music, some kind of haunting music, and the ship lands. We turn off the power. She says, okay, kid, you gotta guide me to him. Can you do that? Grogu says, you better believe it. Great acting. I don't know if there’s a…and Grogu’s the first off the ship, in the pram. Then Bo-Katan…helmet on behind Grogu…or Oso, you know.
They go…sun’s in a similar position. Sky’s a little bit more clear, so again, I’m not sure on the time of day. Then R5’s like, I gotta watch this. So, R5 puts it up on the screen. There’s great wind sounds. They go into the cave, there’s tension…so, obviously Grogu can’t explain to Bo-Katan that this was full of strange Muppets that want to play the drums on armor or a pram. Ears are down, kind of, to low or medium. Then Bo-Katan looks over the city, takes helmet off, and looks down and is kinda…breath’s taken away. Oh, even a grimace. Once a beautiful civilization, and my family was ruling it. Now, yeah, not great. Better for a D&D campaign than a history lesson. Let’s go. So, they head down feather-fall style. Grogu’s ears are flapping in the wind as they go down. They go lower, lower, lower.
They go into the underground subway-style area, and she follows Grogu at first. Going slow…there’s some steam. Grogu’s making noises, looking for glowing-eye beings, which there are some. Grogu does…I know…I don't like. Grogu can’t say that; just with sounds. Bo-Katan looks back. Hey, I know this isn’t easy. This is frightening, huh? But I need your help. Grogu’s ears are down at that, really down. Now they go up. Okay, let me turn on my light. Bo-Katan headlamp on, and they start…they continue on their mission. There’s even a small…there’s a little small talk time as they go through. Bo-Katan says, you know, I knew some Jedi. We used to work together, believe it or not. Not sure what they said about me, but we used to be side by side. You must be pretty good with the Force, huh?
Because you got all the way back to me. Then Bo-Katan hears something and it’s more of these Muppets, but they’re on the roof. She pushes Grogu to the side, in the pram, and actually surprises them. Like, somehow hears through the crystal them moving around. ‘Cause these ones are…I guess they’re a bit of bumblers. They come down…how many do we got? Three? They say, oh, drum time. We see Bo-Katan’s ability to deal with Muppets is a totally different style than Mandalore…the Mandalorians, but very effective. Also has a glowing shield, a wrist shield, some sort of force…Grogu watches…think your dad was the only Mandalorian, dude? I got some power. Oh, those are Alamites, by the way. Yeah, that makes sense; they’re fans of animal…Alamites.
Then we go to the…back to this robo dude who’s kick-starting the stuffing…I guess it would be something that kind of fluffs the…the stuffing fluffer. So, it’s a machine to fluff stuffing before you put it in a stuffy. Now, the confusion lies with the fact that this being believes the Mandalorian is a stuffing-based being, which the Mandalorian is not. So, eventually it says, well, I’m gonna use your stuffing to stuff my stuff…re-stuff my stuffy. So, the Mandalorian just groans and says, this is not good. Then all of a sudden Bo-Katan shows up; says, this must cease. Shut it down. At first, it looks like the hybrid being’s gonna be pretty effective, but then Bo-Katan finds the Darksaber. This is what I mean; once Bo-Katan holds the Darksaber, it’s over.
Has the shield…I mean, at first, Bo-Katan shuts down the first hybrid thing but doesn’t realize that it’s also a mini-crustacean helm. So, the being makes a movement with its crustacean helm and she goes, Din, can you hear me? He goes, behind…she goes, by the way, it’s Bo-Katan. I know you’re not a teddy bear. He says, behind you. Then the being has gotten into the giant crab but again, the giant crab, even, is no match for Bo-Katan with the Darksaber. None of this has…is…this is all action…exposition through action, but it’s pretty good exposition, holy cow. She just took apart the crab piece by piece, then gets…oh, we don’t even see it. We just see a close-up of Mando. She walks towards…the screen goes to black. When it comes back, she’s making what I thought was tea, but it’s pog soup.
Grogu’s kinda reaching out for it. There’s also what looks like a…oh, I guess it’s a grill. I thought it was a silverware organizer, but it’s a portable grill. He goes, what happened? She goes, your kid came and got me. Quite the navigator. The Mandalorian says, thank you for rescuing me. He says, I feel awful. But you were right; this place is not cursed. She goes, really? Yeah, it’s…take a look around, buddy. A great society now a memory. Grogu wants the pog soup, but she gives it to Mando ‘cause he needs it. This was once a great society. Now it’s gone. Nothing to cling to. He goes, what is this? She goes, didn’t you get raised on pog soup? He goes, no, I lived on a moon. She goes, the irony.
Any Mandalorian worth their armor…Mandalorian raised on pog soup…which again shows this other thread, maybe, of…then he gives the pog soup to Grogu. She goes, okay, let’s go back to my ship and get outta here. He goes, no, I gotta take a bath. That’s why I’m here. I gotta get back to the mines of Mandalore so I may be redeemed. She goes, that’s adorable that you’re following these children’s stories, but there’s nothing magic about the waters. You could take a bath anywhere. He goes, without the creed, what are we? What do we stand for? We’re scattered around like stars in the galaxy. This is how we got through stuff, with the creed. You rescued me, I’m always in your debt, but I still have to take a bath. It’s my obligation. She goes, I’ll go with you. He goes, to the Living Waters? She goes, yeah.
I’ll help you…you’ll never find them. I’ll help you get to your place to take your bath. He again says thank you. She goes, don’t thank me ‘til you see the water, dude. Grogu’s watching and making little comments every once in a while. We get down to the base level again. Bo-Katan pulls out some sort of floating glow ball. Or maybe that’s later, but…says, man, this used to be nice here. Mandalorian’s like, it looks like it’s been centuries. She goes, no, it’s just the Empire. Punished us, wipe away our memories for…and he goes, it must not be easy being here after seeing how beautiful it was. She goes, well, you know what hurts more, is the fact that some people have…some people broke away from us, weakened our power, and that…we couldn’t stand up to the Empire then because we were fighting each other.
She goes, here’s the way, the entrance to the Mines of Mandalore. Then she’s…I think now she uses the glow ball. So, in addition to all the headlamps…pretty cool. Pretty handy. Yeah, these mines have been here thousands of years. Living Waters are below. He goes, have you been there? She goes, yeah, when I was a child. I took the bath, I took the creed, just like in Episode 1. Or, I mean, ep…the first episode of this season. I was…but I was showered with gifts, you know. A different time. Rituals are theatre, by the way. They just want to see the princess recite the tenants with her father looking on. A heartwarming spectacle. The Mandalorian says, I don't know, maybe your dad was proud. She goes, yeah, he was, ‘cause I behaved. I didn’t want to embarrass him. The Mandalorian says, your father sounds like an interesting man.
I would have liked to known him. Just so robotic in a good way. She goes, yeah, he was. He was a great man. There’s this heartwarming moment here ‘cause she goes, yeah, he had to give it up to protect Mandalore. Mandalorian stops walking, gets choked up, and he goes, this is the way. Obviously she’s touched, and then Oso’s staring at her, or Grogu, so she goes, what are you looking at? This is a moment of vulnerability for us two. Okay, so then we go into this…another chamber, and she goes, there it is, the Living Waters, same as regular…back side of water like they say on that ride. She goes, here’s…I’ll give you the full tour. There’s a big landmark sign right here; the mines date back to the age of the first Mandalore. According to folklore, the mines were a Mythosaur lair.
Mandalore the Great tamed the mythical beast, and that’s where our signet was developed and the symbol of our planet. She kinda tilts her head. That’s it. The Mandalorian’s just kinda staring at the water. It’s kinda like a temple. She goes, are you okay? He’s totally…he’s in a…he’s having a moment. Helmet…or, no, he takes off his cape, takes off whatever’s gonna…whatever can’t get wet, and goes down so at least some water could touch his skin, maybe? I don't know. I mean, I don't know if that’s necessary, but he starts to slowly go down these steps that go into the water. She doesn’t realize it ‘til it’s too late; she says, the last step’s a doozy. So, he goes down the steps, but there’s a drop-off.
He goes, I swear on my name — he’s saying the thing and the names of the ancestors — that I shall walk the way of the Mandalore. Dips his hands in. Bo-Katan’s touched. And the words of the creed shall be forever forged in my heart. Then he drops off the last step, under…and she dives in to catch him. She has to use jets, ‘cause he was not ready or something, and she actually manages to turn her lights off to find him. So, a very dirty bathtub, I’d say. But she dives after him, heads to the bottom, finds him, grabs him. It’s a pretty deep dive, but it was cool, especially the fact she turned her light off ‘til she found him. Glowing…his headlamp was still on, luckily. She scoops him up, but as she heads to the surface, she sees a Mythosaur swimming around down there…kinda make eye contact with it, and then it swims off.
She’s kinda totally stunned. Like, that was just a Mythosaur. Kinda looks a bit of a…like an elephant…and just looks at her and then swims away. She get…comes out. Oso says something. Everybody’s out of breath. Mandalorian’s getting…he says, thank goodness. Oso comes and checks on him. We zoom on Bo-Katan who’s catching her breath. That’s the end of the episode except for the art, of course, which comes up next. First, the planes of Mandalore with the ship coming in, then Mando walking on the planes with some of the wreckage of the civic center in the background, then the Animalians or whatever they were called, Muppets, then down…getting ready to go down into the city, then Oso in the cockpit with the baby dragon, then Bo-Katan looking off from her castle, the parapets.
I don't know, is that the…what they’re called? Then Bo-Katan’s ship landing, and walking…her walking with Oso, then her and Oso going down, and there’s actually a steam effect on this photo to give it some movement. Then the robot crab with Mando holding it, then Bo-Katan versus the robot crab, an action pose, then Bo-Katan making tea and Mando resting, and then the temple with both of them standing side-by-side with flashlights, it looks like, in their hands, and Oso in the middle. Then the episode comes to a close. Yeah, so, let’s see what else…I was gonna look some stuff up, here. Okay, let’s start with Boonta Eve. What do we got? A lot of listings on it here. Boonta Eve…Boonta Eve Classic, Boonta Eve Cantina…oh, that’s a real event. Okay, this one’s on Nerdist. Let’s see who wrote it. It’s loading.
Boonta Eve, what’s it all…what to know about it. Does take place on Tatooine. Wendy Marstrap’s not here yet. This is by Michael Walsh. Came out March 8, 2023. What to know about the important Star Wars holiday…okay, the…Boba Fett…I don't know about all this ‘cause I didn’t see everything, but…the best…the Hutts were the ones that gave them Boonta Eve, the celebration, even without the Hutts in charge. What is Boonta Eve? A major holiday. It got stretched into a week-long celebration of drinking and revelry and fireworks. It was originally secular in nature to honor one of the Hutt’s family members’ rise to godhood. Boonta Hestilic Shad’ruu; it was somebody…I don't know. Modern canon…we know technically very little about them other than they rose to a godlike status.
The Boonta Eve Classic is the most famous event. It’s held in the Grand Arena. Flag parade, then a race or entrance…to 700 kilometers per hour. We didn’t see any of that. Oh, in one of the movies, though, that’s…so, it’s pod racing, I guess. So, yeah, that’s it. It’s a big celebration to celebrate somebody. Okay, now…figure out astromech and Greedo. Greedo, how do you spell that? E-E-D-O, right? Greedo. I keep put…hitting I instead of O. Greedo, Star Wars. So, Greedo Tetsu Jr. is a fictional character, a Rodian bounty hunter from the Tetsu Clan who worked for Jabba. So, Rodian; that’s what I was trying to…Rodia is a…according to the Wikipedia, home planet of the Rodians, including Greedo. A remote, swampy planet. It was part of the Galactic Senate during the Clone Wars. That’s all we know.
What else do we need to know about Greedo? Oh no, that’s a list of Star Wars planets. Here we go, Greedo dealt with Han Solo, that whole thing. What else we got? Appearances, betrayal…was in the…Greedo was in the holiday special and The Phantom Menace and Clone Wars. Wow…and in Star Wars II, Marvel Comics, Legos…so, I don't know, that’s…so, we didn’t…I mean, I guess I knew enough. Okay, astromech droid, according to Wikipedia…or not. I’m having trouble finding Wikipedia in this list. There’s Wookieepedia, a lot of Star Wars…I guess we’ll go to the Wookieepedia…that’s like a…if we get there. Let’s see, here. Well, here’s the dork side of the Force…seven droids every Star Wars fan should know. Astromech droids; here we go. Who wrote this article? Brianna Alers from one month ago.
Astromechs are a diverse group of droids whose main purpose is to repair ships and be a co-pilot. Some of them can do other stuff, but they communicate using beeps and whistles in a language called binary. One of the popular…most popular types is the R-series droid. Like, R…similar…there’s also a C-series which is similar to the R-series. They’re older, though, with a boxier shape, and then BB-8 is part of the BB-series. So, BB-8 is a astromech. Cool. Then C-3P0 is a protocol droid. There’s also a RA…RI protocol droid, but that can also do other things. C-3P0…so, yeah, that’s a little bit about droids. Yeah, that’s everything. Goodnight, everybody. I will see you…may the Force be with you. Goodnight.
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