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Episode 381 – Is it Better to Resist or Futile to Resist?

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This week on the podcast, Brian and Darryl are talking about the penultimate episodes of Picard and The Mandalorian, Ted Lasso, and Supes and Lolo.

Episode Index

Intro: 0:07
Superman and Lois:
The Mandalorian:
Ted Lasso:
Picard:

Superman & Lois (Season 3, Episodes 5)

Out of 5 I’m Not Enjoying This Seasons
Darryl: **/5
Brian: 2.10/5

Title: “Head Ons”
Directed by: David Ramsey
Written by: Andrew N. Wong
Aired: April 11, 2023
Summary:
Jordan brings Matteo to see Natalie. Kyle offers Jonathan a weekend job at the fire station. After being angrily confronted by Dean’s son, Lana learns that some people in Smallville still do not trust her and Chrissy offers to expose Dean’s actions. At Hob’s Bay, Clark chats with chemo patients and Lois runs into Mannheim who is willing to treat her cancer as long as she doesn’t stop him from helping his community after no one else would. At a Valentine’s Day dance, Natalie runs off when Matteo tries to kiss her, but Sam convinces her to return. Candice tells Jonathan that she’ll be moving to her aunt’s house in Topeka and that they can only meet on weekends, but convinces him to take the job anyway. Meanwhile, Superman defeats Jason Distefano / Deadline, but not before he sends the locations of several D.O.D. facilities to Intergang. Kyle and Chrissy spend the night together. The next morning, Lana asks Chrissy not to expose Dean, believing that the town needs closure after Sarah interacted with George Dean Jr. Sam tells Clark and Lois about the raids and Mannheim recovers the Inverse Superman’s body.

The Mandalorian (Season 3, Episode 7)

Out of 5 Wasted Deaths
Darryl: **/5
Brian: 2.91/5

Title: “Chapter 23: The Spies”
Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa
Written by: Jon Favreau & Dave Filoni
Aired: April 12, 2023
Summary:
Moff Gideon is informed by Elia Kane of the Mandalorians’ intent to retake their planet. Gideon relays this information to the Shadow Council, a group of Imperial remnant warlords. He requests reinforcements from Commandant Brendol Hux and questions Captain Pellaeon on the absence of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Reassembling on Nevarro, Bo-Katan unites the Mandalorian clans and prepares a recon party to explore the surface of Mandalore and locate the Great Forge. Before leaving, Greef Karga presents Din Djarin with IG-12: a rebuilt version of IG-11, which is able to be controlled by Grogu. On Mandalore, the group meets another surviving clan, who is loyal to Bo-Katan. Bo-Katan admits that she surrendered to Gideon shortly after the Night of a Thousand Tears, hoping that her people would be spared from further harm. The party finds the Great Forge but is ambushed by beskar-enhanced stormtroopers. Djarin is captured by Gideon, who reveals his intent to complete the Great Purge of Mandalore. He attempts to kill the search party, but Bo-Katan uses the Darksaber to make an escape for the group, with Paz Vizsla staying behind to buy time. Vizsla fights off the stormtroopers but falls to Gideon’s Praetorian Guards.

Ted Lasso (Season 3, Episodes 5)

Out of 5 So Long Zava We Hardly New Yas
Darryl: **/5
Brian: 3.35/5

Title: “Signs”
Directed by: Matt Lipsey
Written by: Jamie Lee
Aired: April 12, 2023
Summary:
Richmond lost 4-2 against Newcastle United adding to a seven-game winless streak since their loss to West Ham, leading Leslie to suggest perhaps it’s time to sack Ted. Rebecca visits a fertility clinic after noticing another of Tish’s premonitions coming true, only to learn the test came back negative. Ted learns his son got in trouble for bullying another student, but is reassured when Henry shows remorse. Keeley fires Shandy after her antics lead to the firm losing a client. She and Jack grow closer and end up getting drunk and having sex in the office. Nate takes a famous model on a date to A Touch of Athens, his favorite restaurant, but she leaves out of disinterest; Nate later bonds with the receptionist, Jade. Zava fails to show for the Manchester City game forcing the team to play without him, which they ultimately lose. Following the game Zava announces he has retired via a social media video, leading Ted to make a speech suggesting his departure will benefit the team as it will encourage them to regain their belief in themselves.

Picard (Season 3, Episodes 9)

Out of 5 It Was the Borg All Alongs
Darryl: **/5
Brian: 4.75/5

Title: “Vox”
Directed by: Terry Matalas
Written by: Sean Tretta & Kiley Rossetter
Aired: April 13, 2023
Summary:
Troi realizes Jack is connected to the Borg, the source of all the voices he hears. Jack takes off to deal with them, resulting in his capture by the Borg Queen. As the Titan races to the Starfleet anniversary celebrations above Earth, Data, Geordi, and Beverly finally discover why the rogue Changelings stole Picard’s corpse: they were working with the Borg. The Changelings copied Picard’s Borg-altered DNA and tricked the transporters into implanting the alterations in all users, effective in those whose parietal lobes are still developing–until age 25 in humans. Picard informs fellow Admiral Shelby of the developments but is too late as the Borg triggers the entire fleet’s assimilation, including Geordi’s daughters, and kills Shelby; Seven remains immune to the assimilation signal. Shaw sacrifices himself to defend the Titan from the Borg and hands over command to Seven who remains behind with Raffi. Geordi leads the crew via shuttlecraft to the Starfleet Museum where he reveals that he secretly rebuilt the Enterprise-D after its destruction; it is now the only operable starship without Borg-designed swarm intelligence enhancements. The Enterprise’s old crew presses her back into service to save the Federation from the Borg.

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