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The Mandalorian season 3 episode 6, Chapter 22 "Guns for Hure" is a weird one. Jack Black and Lizzo make for strange star wars cameos with a noir detective story–but the season does coalesce behind Bo-Katan as the future leader of Mandalore. There are lots of easter Eggs connecting to Star Wars, the Simpsons, and many more.
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Now I know this is probably going to be one of the most controversial episodes of the mandalorian. It seems like a pointless side quest, it’s got some distracting cameos, and some very distracting cameos. I’m sure all of you have thoughts we’d love to see down in the comments. For me, I thought it was a lot of fun, and it did a solid job moving forward the season. But first, let’s get into these easter eggs.
The episode was directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, and it’s kind of sequel to her last episode, which introduced Bo Katan and her mandalorians back in season 2. That episode also featured quarren and mon Calamari, who begin this episode.
Back to the episode. We open with a ship belonging to the quarren. So the quarren are an aquatic species who share the hopeworld of Mon Cala with the mon calamari–you know, this guy [it’s a trap]. The quarren are always, always the bad guys, and the Mon cala are always shown as the good guys. The mon cala supported the republic in the clone wars, and then the rebellion in the galactic civil war.
And they’ve always been at odds with the quarren. There’s even a great clone wars arc about the prince Lee-Char becoming king of his people and leading them through the clone wars–all great stuff. Lee-char was in power until well into the rebellion, and in the Star Wars allegiance comics we see that the Mon cala monarchy is still alive and well decades into the future.
I’m bringing all of this up because there is a Mon cala prince in this episode, and I’m wondering if he might be the future king Ech-Char, who Leia meets with just prior to the rise of skywalker.
Anyways, I love the design of the quarren ship. It is shaped like the head of a queen but it also has the bulges on the outside. These are like the design of the mon Calamari capital ships that we saw in Return of the jedi. So the planets’ two species share some design techniques.
And the interior is also very cool. I love how, since this is an aquatic species, the captain’s chair has the option to be underwater. And they bring her this like fish martini in a nice glass, just so they can dump this fish in the tank. It’s the kind of detail that makes the world feel rich and lived in, without having to explain every corner of the galaxy.
The ship is going to Trask, that’s the planet from the season 2 episode the heiress which like I said was directed by bryce dallas Howard and introduced us to live action bo katan.
Doug: Oh yeah, the one with the frog lady.
Yes, the one with the frog lady. And the happiest moment is Star wars. [how do I live]
So they’re taking trade routes to Trask. And you might remember the taxation of trade routes being mentioned in the opening crawl; to the phantom menace. Basically, there are hyperspace lanes all throughout the galaxy that kind of work like highways. Just like we use turnpikes for shipping goods, the hyperspace lanes are used for trade between planets.
So then they run up on an imperial star destroyer that has been seized by Bo Katan’s mandalorians. This is not the same ship that took in the heiress, but we do see that ship parked at the end of the episode.
On the ship we see Axe wolves and koska reeves, who we also met in that episode. But Koska Reves is played by Merceds Varnado, aka snoop dogg’s cousin, aka mercedes mone, aka sasha banks [bank statement clip]. And notice that she bars the symbol of the night owl on her pauldron. That’s the sect of female mandalorians that traditionally follow bo katan.
The captain’s name is shoggoth, which is probably a reference to the HP lovecraft squid monster the shoggoth. Kind of on the nose for a squid face, but a cool homage to the creatures that inspired the kinds of monsters e we see in Star Wars.