This week on the podcast, Brian and Darryl gush over the Picard finale, have more questions than answers to the Mandalorian finale and Ted Lasso! Plus the plot thickens with Jonathan Majors’ accusations.
Jonathan Majors: 3:00
The Mandalorian: 15:47
Ted Lasso: 35:24
Out of 5 So His Surname is Dins?
Out of 10 Lost Momentums
Title: “Chapter 24: The Return”
Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa
Written by: Jon Favreau
Aired: April 19, 2023
Bo-Katan and her reconnaissance squad retreat from Moff Gideon’s base. Upon returning to the Mandalorian flagship, Axe Woves sends the remaining Mandalorians to reinforce the planetary troops, while he defends the ship from Imperial TIE squadrons. With assistance from Grogu, Din Djarin escapes from captivity and seeks out Gideon. Djarin and Grogu discover cloning tanks filled with clones of Gideon who can use the Force, and Djarin destroys them. After a lengthy skirmish between the Mandalorians and the beskar-enhanced stormtroopers within the base, Bo-Katan, Djarin, and Grogu make a final stand against Gideon and his Praetorian Guards, in which the Darksaber is destroyed. Woves rams the Mandalorian capital ship into the Imperial base and Gideon is consumed by the resulting blast; Grogu protects Bo-Katan and Djarin from the blast with a force bubble. After the battle, the Mandalorians restart the Great Forge at the heart of Mandalore and Djarin formally adopts Grogu. Afterward, Djarin takes up honest contract work with Carson Teva and moves into a cabin on the outskirts of Nevarro’s capital, as previously offered to him by Greef Karga, while IG-11 is rebuilt by the Anzellan mechanics to serve as Nevarro’s new marshal.
Ted Lasso (Season 3, Episodes 6)
Out of 5 Come On Who Was Surprised Trent Was Gays
Directed by: Matt Lipsey
Story by : Joe Kelly & Jason Sudeikis
Teleplay by : Brendan Hunt
Aired: April 19, 2023
After losing an exhibition game against AFC Ajax in Amsterdam, Ted declares no team curfew in order to lift Richmond’s spirits. Keeley leaves for Norway to see the aurora borealis with Jack. Higgins and Will go to a jazz club in the red-light district. Roy immediately pushes Jamie to start training; after tiring Roy out by leading him on a tour of the city, Jamie teaches him how to ride a bicycle. Rebecca is accidentally knocked off a bridge into a canal and spends the night with a man on a houseboat. Colin heads out to a gay bar where Trent finds him and relates his own struggles with coming out. The rest of the team argues trying to decide where to go that night and ends up staying at the hotel to have a pillow fight. Coach Beard gives drugs to Ted before heading out to perform as “Piggy Stardust”. While watching an old Chicago Bulls game at an American restaurant, Ted has a vision that inspires him to create a new strategy inadvertently based on Total Football. The next morning the whole team leaves Amsterdam energized and their morale boosted.
Picard (Season 3, Episodes 10)
Out of 5 Now This is Podracings!
Out of 10 Q-sistance is Q-tiles
Title: “The Last Generation”
Directed by: Terry Matalas
Written by: Terry Matalas
Aired: April 20, 2023
Picard and the Enterprise crew find a Borg cube hiding in the clouds of Jupiter. Seven liberates the Titan from the assimilated crew, engaging the fleet. Worf and Riker infiltrate the cube, while Picard plugs into the hive mind to rescue Jack from the Queen’s influence. The Queen reveals that Kathryn Janeway’s pathogen attack crippled the Borg. The compromised fleet destroys Earth’s planetary shields and targets major cities. The Enterprise locates the beacon controlling the assimilated crew members and destroys it. Picard succeeds in freeing Jack from the Queen. Enterprise beams up Worf, Riker, Picard, and Jack, escaping the exploding Cube. With the Borg destroyed once and for all, the assimilated Starfleet personnel return to normal. The Enterprise is returned to the Fleet Museum. Crusher devises treatments to remove the Borg DNA and transporter modifications exposing the Changeling infiltrators. In 2402, the crew reminisces over drinks and a game of poker, having been pardoned for their actions. On Shaw’s posthumous recommendation, Tuvok promotes Seven to captain of the Titan, rechristened the USS Enterprise-G, with Raffi as her First Officer and Jack, now a Starfleet ensign, as Counselor. Jack receives a visit from younger Q, revealing his trial has just begun.
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