1171 – Pirates of Navarroribbean | Mandaborian on Mandalorian Chapter 21 S3E5
A slow sleepy journey from one former covert to another, with a Saturday night stopover with a principal and his pal Elia Kane aka KOB aka TK2755.
Episode 1171 – Pirates of Navarroribbean | Mandaborian on Mandalorian Chapter 21 S3 E5
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SCOOTER: Friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s time for the podcaster…I’m coming to you from my car. Well, actually not my car; I’m coming to you from someone’s garage in their car. Tomorrow, hopefully, I’ll be in my car in the same garage while they’re at work. You may not…this may be your first time listening to Sleep With Me, but yeah, I’m on a backup recorder recording in a car, and it’s a long, meandering story. Maybe it’ll come up in the intro. But this is Sleep With Me, the podcast that’s here to put you to sleep. You never knew cars could sound so sleepy. If you’re new to the show, it does take a few tries to get used to. Sleep With Me is a podcast to keep you company, to be your friend in the deep, dark night while you fall asleep. So, just kinda see how it goes. It takes two or three tries just 'cause it’s a very different show than what you might expect. What we got coming up is support; that’s how the show is free twice a week, then a long, meandering intro meant to ease you into bedtime.
I don’t want you to miss out on that. It’s kinda…introduces to the show and helps you wind down. After that will be our Mandalorian coverage. I think we’ll be talking about Episode 5, which is 16…Chapter 21? 16 plus 5 is 21, right? 5, 6…yeah, I think I’ve…yeah, that’s…Chapter 5, holy cow. It’s not called Chapter 5: Holy Cow, 'cause it would be called Holy…you know. But if you say, this is not the way to make a sleep podcast, I say, well, this is the way to go off topic and not make any sense. I’m really so glad you’re here. I really hope I can help, 'cause I make the show, I know how it feels in the deep, dark night, and I really believe you deserve a good night’s sleep, and I’m here to help. So, I’m so glad you’re here. Thanks again for coming by, and thanks for making all this possible, my patron peeps.
INTRO: [INTRO MUSIC] Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing? Trouble getting to sleep? Strouble…trouble pronouncing things or 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 try to do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you could set aside whatever’s keeping you awake. It could be thoughts about the past, the present, the future. It could be feelings, anything coming up for you emotionally. It could be changes in time, temperature, routine. You could be dealing with something, you could be just getting over something, you could be traveling, you could have guests, you could be going through something tough.
Whatever it is, I’m here to keep you company and take your mind off of stuff so that you could fall asleep. I’m also here to let you know even though it feels that way, you’re not alone in the deep, dark night. The reason I kinda go through all that stuff is so you know…I might not know exactly what you’re going through. I may have never been through it, but I can guess…I can probably relate to how it feels, and there’s probably someone listening right now that can strongly relate to how it feels or been through something very similar. That’s why I make the show, 'cause it’s like, I know it’s not easy, right? It’s tough. So, that’s one reason I make the show. The other reason I make the show is because not only have I been there, but I really believe you deserve a good night’s sleep.
You deserve a bedtime you could look forward to or at least feel neutral about, a bedtime you don’t have to dread. Especially for people like me…start dreading it on Friday night or dreading Sunday night, trying to go to sleep. So, that’s why I make the show. If your life is better because you’ve got the sleep you need or your life’s more manageable, that’s a huge victory and it’s important. If you’re out there able to live your life a little bit more fully, that’s important to me, and I really do believe it makes our world a better place if you’re out there operating. You can be yourself and you don’t even have to be at your best. No pressure. That’s why there’s no pressure to fall…no pressure…Sleep With Me; no pressure to be your best. No press…you could say, well, I would like to think about being my best.
Sleep With Me; the podcast where you don’t have to be at your best. Can you…? That’s kinda actually one of the things that works about the show, is…imagine if someone said, I’m coming over, but you don’t have to be at your best. I’m gonna come over to your place; you don’t have to host me and you don’t have to be at your best. I’ll just…I’ll come…there was a song Nirvana had, Come as You Are, right? I don't know what that meant, but…come as you are, come as you were. So, I better…well, it’s too late now. But you’d say, I’ll come as you are to your place. Then in this sense, I’m here to take your mind off of stuff and keep you company so that you fall asleep, so you don’t even have to entertain me. Luckily, I’m just a digital being in this situation. So, there’s no crumbs.
You don’t have to wonder, did I close all the doors? Did I turn out all the lights? Yeah, no, I did. I’m just here to talk to you and keep you company while you fall asleep. As I said before, this podcast does not work for everybody, and most people dislike it on their first couple tries, or just the majority of people, because it is so different. That’s one reason. Another reason is you probably are skeptical. You’ve probably tried tons of different stuff to help you fall asleep. You’re probably frustrated. If you’re like me, you’ve spent a ton of money on different things and tested out gadgets and methods and all those things, and nothing has worked consistently. I guess I’ll be honest with you, that’s what it means, you don’t have to be at your best. What I’ve found is having a good bedtime routine.
Having a good bedtime routine, it works most of the time for me. Not all of the time. Hopefully Sleep With Me could be a part of that for you, but it does take some getting used to, 'cause you say, this doesn’t sound very sleepy. This is more…a little bit…I’m not…this isn’t what I expected. I thought you would be more Zen…Zen-like or relaxed. I say, oh boy, if I was relaxed, I wouldn’t make a sleep…I mean, I’m relaxed right now. Actually, I’m sitting in a car. This may be…this is a fairly relaxed position. My hand I’m holding the mic with is on the armrest. I’m in the driver’s seat and I’m left-handed, which works great for recording in a car that has a left armrest on the door. Then my right hand is on that…the thing that’s on the left-hand side of the car that you use to hold on.
You know, so you can pretend like you’re on a bus or a subway or something? Yeah, I’m just sitting here. Oh, what was my point, though? Relax…oh, most people don’t like the show just 'cause it’s very different, and some of the things that are different about the show…one, this is a podcast you don’t really listen to. You just kinda barely listen, just like I’m your guest. You don’t have to be at your best, you don’t have to greet me. You don’t even have to pretend to listen. You could pretend to listen and say, uh-huh, Scoots. I hear you talking. I’m not…I’m kind of listening. I know you’re in a car. Why are you in a car? Well, I could explain that, maybe, if we get to it. But don't worry; you just…okay, I forgot…yeah, you’re in a car, probably a pillow…Cloud-based car, anyway.
So, I’m not really…I didn’t…I was really only asking to be…and I say, oh, don't worry, you don’t have to be polite with this show. So, this is a podcast you just kinda barely listen to. There’s no pressure to listen. There’s also no pressure to fall asleep. This show’s over an hour, so you have plenty of time, and there’s over 575 free episodes in the archives ready to go, on-demand. So, you could listen to a bunch in a row or as you become a regular listener, you could pick which…oh, I like this style of episode the best. That’s why we always have a variety of episodes coming out, so you say, oh, okay, I’m just gonna make a playlist of these ones that work for me. But the other reason there’s no pressure to fall asleep…'cause there’s people out there who can’t sleep. I’m here to keep you company and not put you to sleep.
I’m here to keep you company whether you’re awake or asleep, or you need a break during the day. So, I’m here talking for you and for some other people that are listening, too. Yeah, that’s, I think, what works. Some people are listening, but you might eventually stop listening to me and fall asleep, and you might not know when. That’s what hopefully will happen. ‘Cause I’m really here to be a friendly voice in the deep, dark night, to be your bore-friend, your bore-bae, your bore-sib, your bore-bud, your bore-bestie, your neigh-bore, your bore-bor, your bore-bruh. If we were going on a road trip, it’d be a bore-trip. It’d be like a Sunday drive that lasts…I don't know, I’ve never been a fan of Sunday drives, even though I make a podcast that is like a Sunday drive.
But I guess if I went on Sunday drives, I could record them as podcast episodes. Once they get those self-driving cars, especially if they were Cloud-based, I could get to work on that. But so, oh…what else do you need to know? A podcast you don’t really…oh, structure of the show is very different, but it’s structured in a very specific way. So, the reason the podcast is structured the way it is, is…it starts out with a greeting; friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, so you feel seen and welcomed in and you say, oh, okay, I could check this podcast out. I’ll see how it goes. Then there’s support for the show so it can be free and come out regularly twice a week, and then there’s a long, meandering intro which is separate from the support, but for some reason, when people…I don't…they don’t like the support, but then they lump the intro in with the support.
The intro’s about twenty…somewhere between fifteen and twenty-five minutes of me rambling that’s meant to go…it’s kinda like the transition period, right? The intro, it’s different every time for regular listeners. It follows the same structure where I try to introduce the podcast that I made for, I don't know, is this my tenth year making the show…over almost 1,200 episodes? But I still have not gotten a succinct way…it may be the first time I’ve said ‘succinct’ on the podcast, and I think…but…yeah. Succinct. What do you call a suspended sink? Sussink. What do you call a suspended sink full of tea? Succinct. But, that…oh, you’re right; I guess it would be…well, if it was full of…just one letter T. Not tea. Okay, crickets within my head.
Oh, structure…oh, the intro goes on and on and on because the intro is meant to ease you into bedtime, to be part of your wind-down. Now, there are some listeners that we’re so happy for that are asleep or falling asleep, and a lot of people have partners that are asleep. Oh boy, are we happy for those partners. Really, seriously, we’re so happy for you. My fingers are not crossed, but that’s only…my legs are not crossed symbolically like my finger…they are, though. Then there’s some listeners, about 2% of people, that start the show at twenty, twenty-five, or thirty minutes to skip the intro, but for the majority of listeners, the intro’s the transition from being awake to asleep. So, a lot of people are doing some sort of other relaxing activity, getting ready for bed, or they’re in bed getting comfortable, and that’s what the intro does.
That’s just like I said earlier; that’s what’s been shown to work in most studies and has what’s worked for me personally, is just having a time that I look forward to every night. Right now, I’m back with Tommy and Tuppence. I think it’s the last Tommy and Tuppence book by Agatha Christie. So, tonight it’ll be Tommy and Tuppence time. Tuppence Time, how Scoots…what do you call a suspended sink with Tommy and…full of Tommy and Tuppence mysteries? Succintuppence…Tommy…oh, but it could be in a bathtub; Tubbence. What do you call Tommy and Tuppence in a tub? Tubbence. Okay, these jokes don’t make any sense, but that’s fine. That’s what Sleep With Me’s…so, that’s what the intro is for.
I understand that people get mixed up with it 'cause some people just have a strong reaction to the idea that the show needs support and that there’s a ton of work that goes into the show to make it sound free and easy, but the intro is separate from that. Then there’s support after the intro, then we’ll talk about The Mandalorian. If you’ve never seen The Mandalorian, don’t worry about it. Or if you have, this is gonna be…I’m recording two episodes this week, so I’m trying to think which…what happened in the last episodes. But I don't even know right now even though I’m…I have to go…I work out of a notebook. That’s why this podcast works so well. My mind retains…my mind’s like…it’s a bit like Swiss cheese.
If there was ever a Swiss cheese made of one of those mold-based cheeses, that…you’d say, that’s…that looks like…that’s probably what I imagine the inside of your…and I say, yeah, that’s what it’s like between my ears. It’s like a blue…it’s like a…I don't know if…what Roquefort is, or a cambret, but Gorgon…it’s like Swiss Gorgonzola. I cannot spell that. Okay, so…oh, that’s what the intro is. Yeah, then we’ll talk about The Mandalorian, and then we’ll talk about…oh, then we have some thank-yous at the end of the show. So, that’s the structure of the show, that’s why I make the show. Why I’m in a car? Well, we had…so, I make the podcast from my apartment, and my apartment is a upstairs, downstairs, upstairs, upstairs, downstairs apartment where the downstairs is where the bedrooms are.
It’s kinda built into the side of a…not a hill, but the downstairs has windows, but the back-half is built into the ground. So, kinda like a half-basement? I don't know what you call it. Upstairs, downstairs is what I call it. So, the bedrooms are downstairs and then the kitchen and the bathroom and the living room is the upstairs. While I was out of town, some…and it wasn’t weather-related, which is the ultimate irony here in California…some…a little bit of water-pooh got in the downstairs, or more than a little water-pooh leaked in from a old pipe. I think it was a rose…not a…some sort of rose-like pricker bush went down…well, I saw everything that happened when they dug it out, and then they found the pipe and they found that it had a crack in it.
It was leaking down actually through a hole in the foundation or whatever into the basement, where the rooms are. The stairs…it’s not…it has one of those half-staircases, 'cause it’s not a huge place. I call it the house-boat. So, it has a half-set of stairs, and that was right where the leak went…it’s tough to describe. But it went under the stairs, too, and that’s where I usually record the podcast. I call it the climb-in closet. That was the second climb-in closet that I’ve recorded in — this is gonna be a long intro — and it got filled with water. There was carpet, and…I don't know what…I haven’t had a chance to test out the podcasting equipment yet. The good news is it was prosumer podcasting equipment. I have renter’s insurance, so not a huge loss as far as financially.
Now, I did…there was also two mattresses that I used to…'cause it’s a apartment, to shield…the climb-in closet does not have a door. So, I had two old mattresses in front of the climb-in closet. That’s what I would climb into to get into the closet. I would kinda shove my body between these mattresses through the doorway under the stairs. There was moving blankets and curtains and stuff; that’s why the podcast sounds so sleepy, or one of the reasons, and…so, right now, we’re just in a transition phase. I do have a very responsible landlord, so the carpet already got torn up or all removed, and then the floor…I don't know if it’s the slab or the cement is being dried. So, everything’s being dried out. Then they’re gonna put in flooring instead of carpet, which is smart.
So, then once that happens, then I’ll try to re…I’ll test out the podcasting equipment and then I’ll probably…I have a old rug that I’ll put in down there, and then I’ll start to reassemble things. So, yeah, that’s why I’m recording from a car, and…these things happen. It was a surprise to me. I got a…but it wasn’t…it was one of those things — really, I can tell you from the sleep podcast — I learned from all the listeners and from some of the fiction on the show; all will be well. Because I would have thought…I got home at like, 1:00 in the morning. I got ready for bed upstairs where the bathroom is, and then I had my Kindle; I had Tommy and Tuppence ready to go, and then I went downstairs and discovered this. It was…nothing I could do about it.
I checked everywhere to make sure there was nothing in my place leaking, and there…and I said, well, I guess I’ll go to bed. My bed’s not on the floor, so…and I’ll get ahold of my landlord in the morning, and all will be well. There’s nothing I can do about it. Honestly, if you had told me that was gonna happen, I’d be like, yeah, I’m not resilient enough to handle that. I’d be too tired and too…that sounds like too much. It really wasn’t too much, and I’m not just telling you this to kinda soothe you or put your mind at ease. It’s like, really, the things I learn from listeners who tell me their stories of what they’re dealing with…and I said…and it’s not like I’m saying to myself, oh, it’s not a hassle or a big deal or anything. It is, but it’s not always as bad as it seems to my Gorgonzola Swiss brain, and that’s refreshing.
I’ve only learned that by making the show and from hearing from listeners and stuff like that. So, I could tell you…and that’s why I share that there’s a bunch of people listening right now who might have gone through what you’re going through…because I had heard from a bunch of other listeners that…places got flooded out and stuff. It’s like, yeah, it’s tough, but it’s not the end of the world and it’s something that’s like, okay, I got a lot of other stuff; I have a responsible landlord, which is…in this place, I’ve lived for about four or five years…if it was another time, I would have had a tough time getting ahold of somebody. So, I’m really lucky. I can tell you…yeah, I don't like saying all will be well or you gotta be at your best or…stuff. But Emma Otter can say…fictionally, the characters say, don't worry, all will be well.
I think that’s where it comes through a little bit easier, in the subtext, which I’m not using right now because I’m just being direct with you, and that’s why I’m recording in a car. I’m lucky to have somebody whose place I could stay at for a little while, and I’m lucky that I’m able to come record in their car or park my car in here tomorrow while they’re gone and record the show, and try to figure out…and be flexible with equipment and stuff like that, figure out what’s going on with this, and go from there. So, thank you so much for listening. This is why I love making the show. I don't know if you could hear that. I love being able to make this show and being able to make it from a car right now.
I love The Mandalorian, I love talking about The Mandalorian, I love writing sleepy stories, I love paying attention and saying, huh, could this be material for the show? I love being able to help other people who are going through something I can relate to that’s not easy, that might feel lonely in the deep, dark night. That’s why I’m honored to be here, and I really do appreciate you coming by, and maybe I’m a little bit more vulnerable 'cause I’m off my routine. It’s always good, man. A little bit of…what was that big word? I used a big word earlier. Not synchronicity, though. Whatever it was. But I’m glad you’re here. I really appreciate you coming by, and here’s a couple ways I’m able to do this for you for free twice a week.
Alright everybody, Scoots here. We’re talking about Chapter 5…no, no, Episode 5, Chapter 21, The Pirate. The Pirate. The last time stuff comes up with a scene I don't remember from…I don't know…I guess it was from last season with the Mandalorian, Paz Visala, and then maybe the armorer talking Darksaber, and the Mandalorian’s not holding it, though. Oh yeah, the armorer is holding it. Talks about taking it from Moff Gideon, that Moff Gideon was sent to the New Republic to face justice. Paz Visala didn’t like that. Then we see the kinda thing from the last episode of getting the birds out, baby birds. Bo-Katan Kryze, you have the highest honor. You helped a foundling. Then they go to…we see Nevarro, the construction boom, hot springs…almost like a stool boom. Hey, Mando, come work here.
What about the New Republic? Nah, we don’t need their help. We don’t…you know. Then we see some pirate activity and then Mando says, is there a problem here? The pirates say, well, there’s about to be one. Is there a problem here, Magistrate? ‘Cause there won't be, 'cause I’m the Mandalorian. I guess these fellows forgot that. The one guy runs off, then Mando and Baby Oso take out the pirate planes. We see the big pirate ship, we see Gorian Shard, who is some sort of…I don't know if he’s covered in…what is that stuff called? Not confetti, but that stuff like…kinda the stuff…it looks like it could be either stuff from under the sea, like seaweed, or the stuff you make pom-poms out of, but green.
He was the Pirate King, King Gorian Shard, king…I guess probably somewhere they sang songs about him, king of the pirates. The episode opens with a ship landing at the Nevarro spaceport. Music playing…we only see part of IG-88. Then we get a cool shot of some planning. Trade District…let’s move the Trade District closer to the…what is this called, urban planning? It’s Greef Karga, another droid that I don’t recognize…not that I recognize any of them, but a very slim model. Shiny, though. Then to…urban planning; is that what it’s called? City planning, urban planning? Outer…I guess village planning. But yeah, they’re…they have a 3D model. Let’s move the Shipping District, or Trade District…shipping terminals…where’s the rail spur? Well, we gotta put it…a bit like playing the game, The Sims.
Let’s put a rail spur in there. We got a lot of cargo. Then there’s a bunch of noise and yelling outside. He goes out on his balcony. Clamor, it says in the things. Then we see a shadow come over the town and it’s Gorian Shard’s ship, stripes and all, bird-like. He says, what in the heck? A droid says, it’s a pirate corsair, airspace of the population zone. Shall I negotiate? No, no, no; we’re not setting a precedent, here. No negotiations. You’re being hailed, sir. Okay, get everybody to safety. I’ll deal with this. Engineers, good work. We’ll talk later. There’s also another droid making a bunch of noise. Gorian Shard comes in in 3D FaceTime, extra-large. Hey, I thought that was your ship, Shard. What up? I don't believe my eyes. Greef Karga dressed up. I thought you were in the Guild. Now you’re all fancy. You’re dressed in fancy pants.
A pampered nobleman dressed for the pomp of his wedding feast. Greef says, believe your ears if you don’t believe your eyes. You don’t mistake my hospitality for weakness. He goes, what about my helmsmen? He goes, yeah, they started it, dude. He goes, well, I’m about to start something else. It’s a patchy signal even though they’re right overhead. Maybe you need some more Wi-Fi. He says, Nevarro is under the protection of the New Republic. Shard says, I heard you were independent. You’re not under the protection of Moff Gideon anymore. He says, the [inaudible] patrol comes through here. Gorian Shard just laughs. He says, they can’t even protect the Mid Rim, man. You think I got time for the Outer Rim? No way. This isn’t Sabacc. You’re bluffing.
By the way, I could…you can’t see through my seaweed face, but I could see through you. Then he goes back out, Greef Karga. Looks…he says…he calls another droid over, some sort of astromech droid, now that I’m…I mean, I think. He puts some secret thing in there, then we see the pirates. They start dropping water balloons on the town. Everybody’s like, are you kidding me? This is disturbing our…especially if you were counting money or doing something with paper. It really messes you up, so everybody tries to get outta there. ‘Cause people were like, I’m doing paperwork. The droid comes and says, your escape pod’s ready. He says, take this…we gotta leave this droid. We’re gonna go with the people of the city, though. We’re not getting outta here. Everybody’s leaving town. It’s getting wetter and wetter.
More and more…and I’m not talking regular water balloons; these are seriously big water balloons. Everybody’s running outta there 'cause they say, wait a second, my clothing’s not…I just dyed my clothes. They’re not fully dry. Great effects, by the way, holy cow. Title sequence, The Mandalorian, or The Mandalorian. Chapter 21, The Pirates. Then we see some sea. We see…this is…we get a little bit of Top Gun action, or I mean, we get this tropical base, and I don't mean…I mean a base for ships, New Republic ships, on the beach. It’s got rocking music playing. What else do I got here from my notes? Let me just take a look here. But yeah, it looks like a cool base. It’s even got a bar where people are hanging out. Don’t hail me again. Oh yeah, by the way, Gorian Shard hangs up on Greef Karga. Help is on the way.
Greef Karga’s speech…help is on the way…march out of town…binocs…okay, this is…oh no, this is coming up. Huh, where’s the base, then? Oh, here it is on this other page. Okay, Chapter 21. Captain Teva…that’s coming up here. Oh yeah, tropical planet, Top Gun style. Hangar bar…chill time…message for you. Can I use…? Let’s get to it here. I hit Play…forget one of those…everybody’s happy here. Different style uniforms; blue or orange. But they call these ex…these pilots Blues, I guess. Lively chatter, it says. Everybody's drinking. I don't know if they’re drinking that stuff they make on that planet. Message for Teva…Captain Teva. He doesn’t have a reader at that moment. Can I use your viewer? Sure. Why don’t you do it publicly? You can only watch your messages out on speakerphone.
Nobody’s reading at the bar, so it doesn’t bother them. Or they say, can’t you use headphones with that, dude? Says, Greef Karga, we’re dealing with Gorian Shard. You offered help if I reached out, and I’m reaching out. New Republic…we need some patrolling out here. I don't ask for your aid lightly. This is not a great situation, so can you get out here? You don’t want pirates running our planet. It’ll be a base, Shard base. Teva looks…some other dude comes up. Too bad. I thought Nevarro was a chill town, man. He goes, I’m gonna forward it to Coruscant. Can I have your permission? So, I guess that’s his officer. He goes, yeah, they’re a swamp; they’ll never get back to you. So, Teva says, what if I go there myself? I don't know how long that would take with hyperspace. I’ll do it face-to-face.
The commander says, I like your attitude. Good luck; you’re gonna need it. He strolls outta there. Now, Teva we saw rescue the Mandalorian at one point on that ice or frog planet. You know, some of the…the planet with…where Grogu was trying to eat the frog eggs. Then we see Coruscant, and his X-wing’s going in. Then we see one of those New Republic towers. He’s strolling right up. I don't know where you park an X-wing within…but must be a nice walking distance. So, plenty of parking on Coruscant, it seems like. Then we see another office with cubicles. Teva goes in and we get a famous face, Tim Meadows, but we also get another famous face. KOB is in the house. But Tim Meadows says, hey…these astromech droids get the hardest time. A lot of disks.
They have a lot of disks on this plan…on…and the New Republic loves…almost floppy disks, or SD cards. So, they don’t store anything in the Cloud, apparently. I mean, which I guess makes sense. Keep your information secure. But Teva storms in, says, I need to talk to you. He says, you scoot…I said, like Scooter? He scoots the droid outta there, sits down. Carson Teva…who are you? Carson Teva, Adelphi Base. Whoa boy, Adelphi; that’s way out there. What can I do for you? Yeah, I need some backup for Adelphi Squadron. We got pirates in Nevarro. Nevarro? Yeah, never heard of it. Outer Rim. High Magistrate…the main city sent this message. So, he puts it in his viewer, and he’s got a little smaller viewer. Says, yeah, we got Gorian Shard, pirates…he said you’d help. Can you send…Tim Meadows says, I’ve seen enough.
I get the gist. Yeah, it’s concerning. Then KOB comes in, Katie O’Brien. She says, hey, you need anything from the commissary? He goes, oh, wait, you’ve been at the…have you ever heard of Nevarro, KOB? Yeah, I have. I know I’m a numbers person, but…yeah, they didn’t sign the charter, so they’re not really in the New Republic. He goes, uh-oh, that’s no good. Teva goes, what’s the matter? They’re under…they’re dealing with pirates. Yeah, I got…we got a backlog here, dude. Members…I don't have a Members Only jacket, but if I did…and he says, yeah…he goes, this is weird. There’s stuff going on there. Moff Gideon occupied the town. Now a pirate gang. Don’t you think this is strange? This could all be connected. He says, that’s a bit of a leap. He goes, I heard Moff Gideon got away.
Colonel Tuttle’s that guy’s name. He goes, by the way, there’s…this is requisitions, so let’s focus on requisitions. What do you need? He goes, authorization and backup for dealing with pirates. KOB says, maybe they should become a Republican signature…Republic signatory. He goes, that’s very Imperial. So, he goes, what, do you got a chip on your shoulder, Teva, about the Empire? Katie O’Brien says, don't worry, I can handle it. Guy just doesn’t understand. I’m reformed. I see the light. He goes…oh, G-68. She goes, no…he goes, yeah, no, you got busted. She goes, no, I got liberated. They go, anyway, Teva, thanks a lot. We’ll see what we can do. Maybe…who knows? We’ll file a report in triplicate. He says, there’s something going on out there. This is not a coincidence. By the time we know about it, it’ll be too late.
Then he glares at everybody. Tim Meadows just stares him down with a nonplussed look, I guess. But Katie O’Brien, whatever, G-68, she follows him with a bit of a look, like, this guy is up to trouble. Then we see a little exodus from Nevarro, getting away from the water balloons. They get to a clearing and Greef Karga says, alright, time for me to make a speech, and I’m the leader here. First, he uses his binocs, looks at the pirate ship, looks at town. Water…there’s water on everything. Shakes his head. Everybody’s setting up. He goes, okay everybody, it’s me. Don't worry, I sent a message. We’ll just camp here for a little bit, and then help will arrive soon, very soon. What? Who’s coming here? How do you know? Oh, I got a message to the New Republic. New Republic? They’re a joke. They’re not gonna help us.
He says, don't worry. Then we see a X-wing entering the atmosphere. Land of lakes, the lakes we know, mountainous, desert lakes. Teva…Carson Teva, he’s following some sort of signal. The man who…once again, we find out who cannot keep a covert secret. It’s our main character. Teva sees Bo-Katan’s ship. He sets in for a landing. But it’s not Bo-Katan; it’s the droid…spoiler; the droid that Mandalorian bought on…what was that? What was it, Tatooine or something? But yeah, he gets out of his ship. We see some Mandalorians hiding. He’s got a R2 unit with green instead of blue. He goes towards the cave where the covert is and he puts his arms out. He says, hey, by the way, Carson…Captain Carson Teva, Adelphi Rangers. I come in peace. I wouldn’t come here, but I got a pressing matter. They call him Blue Boy.
Paz Vala…Visala or whatever says, hit the road. We don’t want any New Republic. He goes, well, if I called first, you would have left. So…then the Mandalorian comes out. How did you find us? Your droid, by the way. That droid you bought two weeks ago? That droid. I’ve been following it. It’s a spy. First, the Mandalorian’s like, who’s the spy? Oh, my droid is. What? Well, good thing…thanks, R5. Good thing Mandalorian’s the dominant…he goes, by the way, we’re gonna have to relocate. They go, well, we could keep this guy here as one…you know. The Mandalorian goes, this guy saved my rear end, so clear out, Blue. He goes, oh, your friend gave me a holo-message. Now I have a viewer; I borrowed one from somebody. It’s a portable one, one of those palm-viewers that you hear about.
I got a two-year lease on it, so I gotta bring it back. The Mandalorian puts it in his pocket. He goes, they’re…he goes, there’s pirates on Nevarro and no one in the New Republic cares. So, you’re gonna have to do something. It’s your friend. Mando goes, what do you want, anyway? Teva says, this is weird, man. Gotta watch out for the Empire. This pirate could be involved in it somehow. Something’s not right. He goes, I just came to let you know your friend’s in trouble, so…and then Bo-Katan struts out…struts up to the Mandalorian as Teva gets ready to leave. He goes, I know you’re gonna have to relocate, but…he goes, don't worry, I’m not gonna tell anybody where you are. Sorry to intrude. He takes off. So, we see liftoff. Bo-Katan says, what are you thinking? Mando says, well, technically I gotta help him.
He’s one of my best friends. She says, you can’t do it alone. So, then we go to a meeting where you hold the sharing hammer, and he says, everybody’s…I owe everybody a favor; Greef Karga, that dude that just left. Even though we had to…we got kicked off of Nevarro, all of us, and probably some…he goes, we still…I gotta go rescue him in Nevarro. Even though they weren’t accepting of Mandalorians and they battled us, they did try to catch me. He goes, that’s 'cause I saved this cute little baby that they were trying to give away to the Empire. But they’re good people. He goes, I’m gonna go there. However…he goes, it wasn’t them that did it. It was the Empire, not the people of Nevarro or Greef Karga. He’s the High Magistrate. He’s got coat droids or something. Maybe we could get some land there.
Perhaps it’s time for us to live in the light again on a planet where we are welcome so our culture may flourish and our children may feel what it’s…to play in the sunlight. We zoom on Oso, who likes the speech. Papa’s giving a speech. So, Oso’s one proud baby. Mando says, okay. Then the armorer stands up; says, anybody else got a speech to make? Who wants to hold the sharing hammer? Anyone? Anyone wish to hold the sharing hammer? Mando says to…I think it’ll work out. Then Paz Visala stands up…says, I wish to hold the sharing hammer. She says, you now have the sharing hammer. It is your time to share. He goes, yeah, I was there on Nevarro. He goes, I can’t believe you’re asking us to help Greef Karga and the bounty team. He goes, and there was the Empire there.
They chased after us and…for this one, little cute little baby, Oso, we lost our home. Now we have to sacrifice again? Everybody starts chattering. He says, I have the sharing hammer, by the way. He goes, the question we should be asking ourselves; why? Why get involved in this? Why should we put our life…whatever, water balloons, the whole nine yards. Everybody goes, good point, good point. Why is always a good point. He goes, the reason why? We’re Mandalorians. M-A-N-D-O…M-A-N-D-O-D-A-L-O-R-I-A-N-S, Mandalorians. But it’s M-A-N-D-A. He goes, Bo-Katan Kryze helped my kid get away from the bird nest. He goes, this is a brighter future, today, if we help them. So, I say with my sharing hammer, we do it. This is the way. Everybody says, this is the way. I think the armorer says, this is the way.
Okay, so then they go to Bo-Katan’s ship. We’ll drop a couple teams in. I’ll be the leader. We’ll have two ships in the atmosphere. We’ll do a little distracting. We have a element of surprise. So, then they go through hyperspace. I don't think we see any hyper-whales. Then they talk about the ship…snub-fighters, air…water balloons. N1 will be the distraction. I’ll drop you in; you liberate. Yeah, they’re not under protection of the Empire or the New Republic, so…this is the independence. Maybe they’ll let us settle. You already lived there once in the sewers. Maybe now you can be heroes every day. So, they come out of space, hyperspace. We see the planet, we see Nevarro, and then…okay, so what time is this at? Okay, so if you don’t watch this episode for some reason, it’s at twenty minutes.
If you’re a fan of theme parks and Disney World or Disneyland, there’s a sequence now that is absolutely spectacular, which is…it’s gotta be a tribute to Pirates of the Caribbean. So, it’s…starts off showing Nevarro, and it’s smoking, and then pirates are…it’s just like Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s so good. I mean, a little bit different, but…yeah. They kick over food, they’re drinking, they’re bugging droids, they’re bugging shop-keeps, they’re arguing among themselves. Yeah, they’re giving high-fives and jugs of drinks to one another. They’re drunk on this doorstep, two of them, and laughing it up. Then they…there’s the tree animals; they bug those tree animals, then they see the M1 in the sky and they just laugh, 'cause it’s just the Mandalorian. But they don’t expect him, so they say, there’s a starfighter off our port bow, Shard.
Mando takes out one of their engines right away. He goes, it’s the Mandalorian. Man the gunwales. So, the pirates hop into action. That’s the thing with the…they say, hit his ship with a water balloon. The Mandalorian just laughs. Then he says, launch the snub-fighters. We’ll have to figure this out. We could follow in our ship. Oso and Mando are in there. That other pirate says, oh, Mandalorian…and they try to take the Mando out, but…one down. Greef Karga watches it; says, Mando, what’s up? Taking us up on our offer, eh? Be careful, my friend. Ten to one. So, that was eleven, I guess. Now we’re down to nine. Oh no, ten. So, now we’re down to eight. Then Mando moves…they try to chase him. I don’t see anything else go down yet. Corsair’s on me…coast is clear for Bo-Katan’s teams.
So, Bo-Katan calls in; approaching drop point. Get ready. Everybody gets ready, and one team jets down, the first team. They surprise the pirates who were acting like Pirates of the Caribbean, so they’re surprised. We even see the Anzaleans, who can’t believe it. At first they deal with some pirates pretty quick, but then we realize…then Team 2 gets there. They say, Team 2, what up? They say, yeah, we’re moving towards the courtyard. Then we see the Mandalorian. Three snub-fighters…oh, now we’re down to seven. They say, we’re on an…on the N1. Mando…one, two, three, four, five, I saw. Mando says, alright, I’m gonna pull them away from the ship. You go towards the big ship. So, she does, Bo-Katan…they see a Kormak fighter transport. She takes out an engine. Maybe that was the first one that gets taken out.
Tell Vane and the others to get away. He says, they’re after the Mandalorian. Bring them back. It looks like he has a little clover in his hair. Okay, so then there’s two ships chasing the Mandalorian. Vane is one of them. They say, Vane, you can’t…you gotta stop chasing the Mandalorian; it’s a decoy. He says, I don't care to listen to you. Regroup the corsair. So, they actually do listen. Okay, then we see Mandalorian’s looking for pirates. Slowly, the pirates are…then the pirates are kinda setting them up, but the tree cats or whatever, they say, they’re over there, hiding. The pirates weren’t nice to us. Maybe you Mandalorians will be. Okay, then we have everybody chasing each other and shooting lasers. Just like in Phish, they say, I hate laser beams. But the Mandalorians are kind of cornered. It kinda worked, temporarily.
I can’t remember what happens next. They say, yeah, we’re boxed in. Caught in a crossfire. They lay low, but…I think Team 2 shows up? Oh no, Paz Visala shows up. He’s got that serious…oh no, that’s Team 2, yeah. They show up. First…oh wow, this is some cool moves. But yeah, they make quick work out of them, but then they head towards the main town…oh, actually, yeah, towards Greef Karga’s office. But the pirates have a total thing set up, like one of those big water cannons on…out of Greef Karga’s office. They don’t even need the water balloons. So, the Mandalorians are kind of like, holy cow, this is a serious water cannon. Then we go back to space. A little too nimble…there’s five snub-fighters there. Is that how many I had left? I don't think so. I thought I had seven left.
But so, Bo-Katan heads…there’s three or four on her tail. Then one more goes down; the Mandalorian takes it. Then he takes down another one, he takes down another one, which also takes down another engine. They say, we can’t believe this. Dank farrik, you know? Nothing like smoking some dank farrik, I guess. Then the armorer shows up where they have the…what do you call that thing? The big water cannon. But they don’t know she’s there 'cause it makes so much noise. So, she uses her tongs and she says, by the way, these tongs are made for tonging, and that’s just what they’ll do. Today’s the day these tongs are gonna tong all over you. She tongs them right outta there, and then the Mandalorians say, okay, let’s retake this town.
The remaining pirates start to run, but they end up running right out of town, right into the people that had left Nevarro who haven’t…then they have them surrounded, led by Karga, and then Team 2. So, it’s like, oh boy, we’re in trouble, here. So, the pirates that are left actually give up and they say, yeah, we got you. Then we see…I don't know who this was, but there’s somebody that’s riding on a spaceship and they jump off. I think it was the Mandalorian, I guess. Then Vane bails on…oh yeah, he does have clover on his face. I would have liked to get to know Gorian Shard a little better. He’s like, I’ll steer my own ship in a pig puffer’s eye. We’re gonna take this town out. Vane’s like, dude, I’m bailing on you. So, he turns towards town and he tries…he’s trying to wreck the buildings and stuff with water balloons.
Mando says, we’ll just take out his other engine. I’m sure it’ll work out. So, Mando and Bo-Katan, they help take out the engine of the ship. Gorian Shard says, oh no, not my ship. You sunk my corsair. That’s another really good effect, or…that I enjoyed. I thought it was really realistic. Everybody cheers and…even the droid mechanics. Then we have the Nevarro facing-off with the people, the Mandalorians…and the pirates are getting busted. Greef Karga says, time to make a speech. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Everybody’s cheering. Oso likes it. Thanks for our Mandalorian liberators. We’re forever indebted to you. You’re all a mystery. He goes, I know we’ve been on opposite sides in the past, but hoping we could work together. That’s behind us now, right?
From this day forward, I, Magistrate Greef Karga…High Magistrate, one of the droids says. Everybody laughs. High Magistrate, I know. He goes, I see to all land from the western lava flats to Bulloch Canyon to the people of Mandalore. Does that include the secret base? I don't know. He goes, you have a home even though you don’t have a home planet. So, happy to do it. Welcome. Everybody cheers. Everybody’s happy. Welcome. Thank you. That’s great. Head nodding, cheering, applause, and clapping. Yeah, everybody’s pretty pleased. Then Paz Visala says to Bo-Katan, armorer needs to talk to you, a little one-on-one. Well, almost one-on-one time, but I’ll be there. Then we see Paz Visala leading…or whatever it is, leading Bo-Katan down the stairs…spiral staircase.
They go into the…I guess…oh no, they go through a tube room. Oh yeah, this is where the old forge was back when they were running the show, here. Bo-Katan puts her arms behind her back. The armorer is looking at the forge. Says, yeah, this was once our covert’s forge. Now it’s all busted up. There’s a forge on Mandalore, too. I’ve seen it. But Bo-Katan says, yeah, I’ve seen it, too. Cleans off their hands, the armorer…was the one-on…Mandalore was large and ornate. A hundred hammers at a time. Bo-Katan says, uh-huh. Here was the simple forge, right? Just a simple, basic forge. Do you get what I’m trying to say? Both were forges and both forged things. They served the same purpose; forging. Do you understand? Bo-Katan just kinda nods. This is random; says, take your helmet off. Remove your helmet.
She said, what? The armorer says, do you respect my station? Yeah. Okay, well, then…not a trick. This is not a test. Remove your helmet. Not a test. It’s a test if you’ll listen to me. Right, but I’m not sure which test…you know what I mean? Just take your helmet off, please. Okay, I’ll take it off, then. Are you sure it’s not a test to test me? Takes her helmet off, moves the head a couple times. Says, okay, I took it off. Really…was that a trick test? The armorer says, we strayed from the way. We gotta find a new way to walk it together. Together, this is the way. Yeah, this is the way. Okay, we gotta walk the way together, all Mandalorians. Are you with me? Bo-Katan says, yes, I understand the metaphors and actually what you’re saying. I was taught the Mythosaur was only a legend, right? The armorer says that. But you saw it.
By the way, that means you’re probably the one to lead us. The next age is upon us if someone sees it. Mandalore must all come together. Got me? You, Bo-Katan, have walked in both worlds. You’re the one who can unite us. Bo-Katan says, that’s not a lot of pressure. She goes, just wait for the social pressure that’s about to happen. So, they stroll out to the Nevarro spaceport, and everybody’s doing basic work. First, Grogu goes, what? Then the Mandalorian goes, what are you what-ing about? Then the Mandalorian says, Bo-Katan has no helm on. They say, remember what Scooter said about helmets and crumbs and helms and visors? Turns out, he was right, kind of, inadvertently. You could see the awkwardness…social pressure. Bo-Katan is gonna go off and bring other Mandalorians to us so we may join together again.
They say, but she’s got no helmet on. We can see her face. What’s up with that? The armorer says, Bo-Katan walks both worlds, so keep it to yourself. She’s the one that’s gonna bring us together. Oso says, okay. Paz Visala just looks at the Mandalorian, or Viz Pizala or whatever. It’s time to retake Mandalore. Everybody got me? We do a slow zoom on Bo-Katan, who clearly says, I’m ready…breathing through the nose…a little bit of breeze, and the episode comes to a close. Oh no, it doesn’t; holy cow, I forgot. We fade to black, fade back in. Stars…X-wing coasting, beeping, and we see Captain Teva is coming up on a Imperial shuttle that’s not operating. It’s got some cracks in it. This is a nice kinda slow space sequence. He calls in to his boss or whatever, starts recording.
Puts on a flashlight…says, we need information about this ship. Anybody got it? Anyone? Teva to Lieutenant Reed. Go ahead. Yeah, there’s a derelict Lambada shuttle. Hull breach. Something happened here. They say, there’s no record of any craft like that in the region. Oh wait, no, there is; it’s classified. Teva says, classify this. R5, launch probe. So, R5 has a built-in space probe in his…in R5’s head. R2 had something similar. I don't know if it ever flew, but it’s kinda like a flying…he goes, okay, I’m sending you this by signal. Bounce it on the flight logs and see if you can track anything down. They shine the camera around. Okay, this is a New Republic transport. Looks like some people were on board. When did it depart? Was it the one with Moff Gideon? Yeah, this is it. This is the ship Moff Gideon was on. I knew it.
He never got busted. That’s terrible news. They go, yeah, there’s nothing else…there’s only one more shady thing that’s tough to comprehend. They say, what is that? He goes, well, this is some kind of distraction…extraction, not distraction. They say, really? Okay. But yeah, we’re gonna do some…we’re doing some scanning with laser lights, kinda like concerts, and…yeah, there’s something in the wall, something metallic. It looks like Beskar armor to me, or Beskar something. Beskar? That would mean Mandalorians are involved. He says, uh-huh. Fragment of Beskar alloy. You telling me Mandalorians let Moff Gideon go? That’s where it comes to a close, and then we got the first painting is of the corsair…pirate corsair. A nice one; it’s moving.
Then a shot of Gorian Shard on the throne or the helm, just sitting, then tropical base…looking tropical. Then inside a tropical base people playing games and drinking, hanging out, chatting. Then a Republic building, then the hammer share session…share hammer session with a nice bonfire. Then everybody that had left Nevarro with the pirate ship in the sky in the distance, then over Gorian Shard’s shoulder watching his ship move into action, then action on Nevarro with snub-fighters and the ship, water balloons…then the water balloon launchers. That’s a pretty cool shot. So, water balloon launchers, then snub-fighters trying to catch Mando unsuccessfully, clearly. Then I guess inside Nevarro, making a speech…Greef Karga saying you succeeded, and then the X-wing with the Imperial fighter.
That’s the last thing we see, eh? Yeah, that’s the last painting. Let me see what else we got in our notes here to look up. Oh wait, the next episode’s starting. I’m doing this on my computer 'cause I’m in a…my car recording, 'cause the…well, you probably listened to the intro, so…or you’re sleeping. Okay, what else do we need to know here? We could look up Teva. Why are they called Blue Boys? Okay, so, I’ll be right back. Okay, Carson Teva; this is on Wikipedia. Rebel…served in the Rebel Alliance, then was in the Adelphi Rangers of the New Republic. Flies a T65BX-wing…meta…oh, is also a New Republic pilot, Trapper Wolf. Met up with the Razor Crest and then saved Din Djarin.
Oh, Wolf was one that…oh no, wait…Wolf…Mandalorian eventually transmitted reluctantly…oh yeah, then Wolf realized, wait a second, you were the one that probably was at the…that thing, the breakout one. Then they try to catch Mando, but they don’t, but they learn that he was doing good stuff. Later, they find the Razor Crest when that whole frog thing happened. They say, okay, you’re not that bad. Then they go to Nevarro. They meet Greef Karga about…oh, this all happens in that one. Yeah, let’s see. I guess there was more than one…a couple other times they crossed paths. Pursuing the Razor Crest, moving on…ice…the ice frog thing. Oh yeah, he offered Cara Dune a job.
I forgot about that part. Encounter above Tatooine…oh, that was…let’s see, sometimes later they were patrolling above Tatooine and they found the N1. Then Teva connected…said, wait a second, do you have something to do with…oh, pirate matter. Here we go. Yes, but we know what happened in this episode. Personality and traits; human, five foot nine…equipment…we don’t need anything else. Great character. Paul Sun-Hyung Lee. You’ll know who Captain Teva is if you’re a fan of Kim’s Convenience Store. If you’re not, you should definitely check that show out. I’m sure it’s on streaming. Okay, so we got Teva…what else do we got? Oh, should we look up Gorian Shard? Okay, Gorian Shard was a pirate king. Gang of pirates including Vane…Gorian Shard…green hair…they say it’s hair.
I’d say…there’s a lot of articles about Gorian Shard. But yeah, Gorian Shard…Cumulus Class Corsair ship. Maybe we could read about that next. Yeah, tried to deal with it and…that was it. Very…was the king of the pirates, though. A male pirate king…commanded several pirates including Vane, and his name was familiar to people in Nevarro’s sector…and a puffer’s pink…pig’s eye. That was it. Okay, Cumulus Class Corsair. Oh, now I just remember what happened to the Razor Crest. I didn’t even have to look it up. The Razor Crest; that was what…when he was on that planet with Boba Fett and…who was that…said that? The other bounty hunter. I don't know, but that was when…I remember that he was like, oh, get on my ship. Who’s the person who…behind all of it? I can’t think of it now.
Anyway, Cumulus Class Corsair is a type of corsair ship used by Gorian Shard. What’s a corsair ship type? It’s a type of ship. Leonin Regime used them, and during the New Republic, Shard had one. That’s it. It’s appeared in a couple audiobooks and two episodes of The Mandalorian. Looks like that’s it. Oh, what was I trying to look up, though? Well, we know what happened…where did Mando get the M1? Do we know the answer to that? I don't know. Did…M1…man…my spelling’s off. M-A-N…there we go. Okay, Din Djarin’s N1…it’s not M1. That’s what it is. Oh, this is from Esquire. Everything you need to know about…this is by Brady Langmann, January 26, 2022. Okay, I guess it happened in another episode of a show? Naboo N1 Starfighter…Sedaris talks about it. When is this?
All nostalgia aside…maybe it happened in a episode of Boba Fett, 'cause I didn’t see the whole thing. I actually only saw one episode. Queen Amidala had a N1 starship. Young Anakin hopped in it and dealt with a trade ship. Peli Motto says, it’s so ancient that it’ll be undetectable to other flying vehicles. Plus, it has hyperdrive and it’s very, very fast. So, yeah, people are…I guess Esquire said…that’s cool. Okay, so that is that. What else do we got here? Anything else? No, I guess that’s it for tonight. We’ll be back with another episode of The Mandalorian soon. But thanks for listening, everybody, and goodnight.
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(Transcribed by Leah Hervoly)
- Mold-Based Cheese (MBC)
- The Sharing Hammer
- Cumulus Class Corsair
- “Come As You Are” – Nirvana
- Tim Meadows
- Kim’s Convenience
Notable Talking Points:
- The Perfect Digital Houseguest
- These tongs are made for tongin'
- Please share the sharing hammer