I couldn't stand last week's episode much... didn't even pay it much attention while it was on, actually. This show loses me at times, and at other times it holds my attention, but I have to say it's lost me more than kept me this season.
Tonight's (Ryloth stuff) episode was different though... Better than a lot of this season for sure. It actually involved some Rebellion type stuff, and some warring in the stars type stuff.
I liked the Imperial Carrier... The concept already existed, but this was an interesting different design to Escort Carriers, which IIRC aren't hyper-capable. It's interesting too that the Alliance wants one. Makes sense. They also carried over the notion that Twi'Leks are enslaved by the Empire, for whatever reason, and so I've enjoyed them keeping that narrative going beyond Wookiees. That some species just are getting the shaft, for whatever reason it may be.
The first sighting of TIE's in racks was nice too.
I'm curious how they'll be going forward from here... When they're doing actual Rebellion-type stuff, it's a little more interesting. I can't say the characters have evolved to where I care about them much though. Except Chopper. I love Chopper, and his design.
There's a lot of better stuff this episode though. It's definitely cooler than the last one. Much more fun and interesting. And seeing Syndulla's crew using CW era hardware still interests me a lot. Could this be a good way for the Alliance to get some Y-Wings in their arsenal finally?
As the show progresses though, I hope they pay attention to the EU narrative on some things... I'd hate to see them show the X-Wing's arrival without giving nods to the previously established EU. The show seems to integrate things well enough in that regard, but that's the kind of thing I could see them rewriting, and not doing a good job of it.
Time to get some Z-95's and Y-Wings in there though.
Let's get moving on that, hah.