Children Of Dune - Season 01
Paul's and Chani's children Leto II and Ghanima are now young adults; Princess Irulan has protected their interests as her own. Now married to Duncan, Alia is still regent of Paul's empire and official guardian of the children. Irulan's sister Wensicia yearns for a return to power through her son, Farad'n. After a long absence, Paul and Alia's mother, Lady Jessica arrives on Arrakis to visit her family, but Alia fears that Jessica has resumed her allegiance to the Bene Gesserit and may be plotting against her. An individual known as "The Preacher" has surfaced in the capital, speaking against the decline of Muad'Dib's religion into empty rituals; Alia resists having him killed because she shares the popular belief that he may be a returned Paul.
Children of Dune - Season 01
Children of Dune is perhaps the most divisive Dune book, but it builds Dune up to be the epic series that it is. Paul Atreides plays a nearly non-existent role as the series shifts its focus to his children, Leto II and Ghanima. Dune's melange drug in utero combined with Paul's Kwizatz Haderach influence made Leto and Ghanima pre-born, connecting them to millions of past lives. More is discovered about the sandworms and the purpose they serve in creating melange, which launches much more fodder into the series, especially in the later books. If nothing else, Children of Dune is worth reading to see Leto's fascinating character arc. Children of Dune's influence on the series grows more upon reflection and may make for a better re-reading experience.
"Chapter 5: The Gunslinger" is the fifth episode of the first season of the television series The Mandalorian. The episode was written and directed by Dave Filoni, and was released on Disney+ on December 6, 2019.
When they reach a mound, the Mandalorian dismounts and tells Calican to also get down. Calican tells the seasoned bounty hunter that he sees a dewback and that the rod is still attached to an unconscious figure. When Calican asks if it belongs to their target, the Mandalorian says that he doesn't know and will go. He orders Calican to cover him and to stay down. The Mandalorian rushes to the dewback to investigate. He finds a deceased figure, who turns out to be a masked man.
The episode was written by Dave Filoni, and it is the first The Mandalorian script written by someone other than Jon Favreau. It is inspired by the episode "Hand on the Gun" from the series The Westerner. The episode was filmed from January 9 to February 12, 2019, making it the last episode shot during the first season's production schedule.
Who is Din Djarin? The central character of the series, Din Djarin is a lone gunfighter, whose nickname 'Mando' is derived from his upbringing by a group of Mandalorians after he was made an orphan. He is a devout follower of their ways, which include never showing your face to another living being. That said, he has breached this rule on a couple of occasions, which has landed him in serious trouble with his sect. In season 1, Din was hired to retrieve The Child (later known as Grogu) and hand him over to nefarious forces, but he decided instead to rescue the mysterious infant and protect him from harm. They have since developed a bond not dissimilar to father and son.
What else has Pedro Pascal been in? Pascal has recently been wowing audiences in the cast of HBO's post-apocalyptic drama The Last of Us, where he plays popular video game character Joel Miller. He rose to prominence playing Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones and Javier Peña in the first two seasons of Netflix's Narcos. His film projects include Kingsman: The Golden Circle, If Beale Street Could Talk, Wonder Woman 1984 and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.
In season 2, Ahsoka Tano explains that Grogu was being trained at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, just prior to Order 66 and the catastrophic fall of the Republic. Din emotionally sends him away to continue his learning under the tutelage of Luke Skywalker, but the duo were reunited when it became clear the infant wanted to be with his adoptive father.
Who is Moff Gideon? Moff Gideon had been an officer of the Imperial Security Bureau prior to the destruction of the second Death Star and is now leading the efforts to restore the oppressive power of the regime. For a time, he was in possession of the Darksaber, a legendary weapon from Star Wars lore that is highly sought after by Mandalorians, as the holder becomes heir to the planet's throne. In season 2, Gideon was defeated in battle by Din Djarin, who seized the blade, but this risks conflict between himself and Bo-Katan Kryze, who wishes to lead Mandalore. Gideon is currently in custody.
Who is Dr Penn Pershing? Dr Pershing is a scientist who initially worked under The Client and has since joined forces with Moff Gideon. He is conducting research on Grogu's blood in an attempt to transfer the child's force powers into another body. Though captured when we last saw him, Dr Pershing returns in the third season, now living a new life on Coruscant under the eye of the New Republic. However, Pershing is eager to continue his works.
Who is Peli Motto? A docking bay attendant and ship mechanic on Tatooine, Peli Motto first crossed paths with Din Djarin when he entrusted Grogu into her care during a mission. She has since become a friend to them both and returns in the third season.
What else has Emily Swallow been in? Swallow's most prominent on screen roles have included playing Kim Fischer on CBS series The Mentalist and Amara in the 11th season of Supernatural. She's also appeared in guest roles in a string of other well-known US shows including NCIS, The Good Wife and Elementary.
Who is Ahsoka Tano? Ahsoka Tano was the Padawan learner of Anakin Skywalker who fought alongside him during the prequel-era conflict. She was able to survive the Jedi purge (also known as Order 66), as depicted in the final season of The Clone Wars, while her actions during the original trilogy era have been chronicled in follow-up series Rebels. Din Djarin tracked her down in season 2, seeking answers about Grogu's origin and what best to do with him, which she was indeed able to provide. A spin-off live-action Ahsoka series is in the works at Disney Plus, with Dawson returning.
Who is IG-11? A droid who works as a bounty hunter, IG-11 had originally been trying to kill The Child before he is reprogrammed by Kuiil. He sacrificed his life to save Din and Grogu in season 1.
Who is Mayfeld? One of Malk's crew, Mayfeld is also a former Imperial sharpshooter. He entered an unlikely alliance with Din Djarin in season 2 during a particularly dangerous mission.
Who is Elia Kane? A former Imperial communication officer serving under Moff Gideon in the second season, Kane returns in the third season living on Coruscant under the eye of the New Republic when she crosses paths once again with Dr Pershing.
While many other shows might merely extend the Regency-era drama into the last seconds of the finale, sending viewers to angrily tweet about needing a second season right this instant, Bridgerton is the rare series that gives us answers to pretty much every unresolved question (though that won't stop us from angrily tweeting about needing a second season right this second (opens in new tab)). Will Simon get over the grudge against his father and agree to start a family of his own? Answered. Does Anthony buck his high status and begin formally courting his illicit lover? Answered. Do Eloise and Queen Charlotte ever figure out who Lady Whistledown is? Very much answered!
FYI, everyone: If your partner has spent decades holding a grudge against their father and vowing never to sire any children so that the Hastings dukedom dies with them, all it takes to reverse that lifelong promise is donning a dreamy pastel-colored dress (opens in new tab) and proclaiming your doe-eyed love for them despite their childhood traumas. The more you know!
In the finale, Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) is shown giving birth to the future Duke of Hastings (that is, unless Simon, played by Regé-Jean Page (opens in new tab), finds a way to renounce the title completely before his death) with her husband by her side. It's a blissful moment for the couple, who spent the entire season veering wildly between moments of intense passion and seemingly deal-breaking arguments, and seem to have finally found peace in a relationship that, like any good one, began as a farce and blossomed into a betrothal only to avoid a deathly duel.
Marina (played by Ruby Barker) had a rough go of it this season. First, she was sent to live with her distant and mostly terrible cousins, the Featheringtons, to arrange a shotgun wedding that would cover up her disastrous "condition," a.k.a. premarital pregnancy. She set her sights on Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton), only to have those plans crumble when said "condition" was exposed by Lady Whistledown (much more on her later). As if that wasn't enough for one young lady to deal with, shortly after a failed attempt to induce an abortion by ingesting a truly gnarly concoction of herbs and spices, Marina found out that the father of her child had died in battle.
In return, Anthony vows in the final moments of season one to find himself a viscountess as soon as possible, and preferably one who is the most sensible choice, rather than a romantic match. Sounds like a recipe for a great marriage!
Because of the disturbingly patriarchal rules of the Georgian era, Featherington's death and lack of a male heir means that the family estate will pass not to his wife or daughters, but to some man whose identity is discovered by Lady Featherington (Polly Walker) and her trusty maid Mrs. Varley (Lorraine Ashbourne). They don't reveal the man's name to the audience, so we'll have to wait until season two to see whether the estate goes to a distant family member, a local nobleman we've already met, or one of the bookies to whom Featherington bet the deed to his house. 041b061a72