I'm a bit late to the party as I watched Episode 6 yesterday.
Thrawn's reveal was pretty satisfying. Cold & calculating, exactly as he should be. The Kintsugi or Undead troopers (whatever they are) were cool AF & totally unexpected, as well as seeing his pieced together Chimaera destroyer. Thrawn is not described as round faced & beer bellied in the books. But since they wanted to cast the Rebels cartoon voice actor in the role, this is what we're getting for live action. Remains to be seen if Lars Mikkelsen can fill the role on camera.
As far as the reveal that the Nightsister witches are from another galaxy, well I guess it makes more sense now, because the introduction of witchcraft & magic into the Star Wars universe during the Clone Wars cartoon was a pretty big leap in lore.
Quoted from Jason43:
why is Thrawn wasting resources to follow and kill Sabine/Ezra? Just leave them. They're in another fucking galaxy
He was pretty clear. Use the Dark Jedi mercenaries to follow & then kill Sabine/Ezra. Ultimately all of them are expendable & inconsequential. Priority is leaving returning to SW galaxy ASAP. That's essential Thrawn thinking. I was just surprised that Thrawn had no knowledge of the Dark Jedi working with Lady Morgan.
Quoted from Jason43:
That is quite possibly the dumbest thing I've ever heard, in a franchise that's been pumping consistent dumb shit for decades.
The concept of undead zombie stormtroopers is actually from a very popular extended universe novel. This show really is not for the casual SW fan, and the show is not making any apologies for it. They don't care if the casual fan is lost. They are taking popular EU concepts that fans have been asking decades for & turning them into live action cannon. Show is picking up steam now, hopefully it continues without getting sidetracked. But with that said....
Quoted from kvan99:
Again, this type of dull writing, and I mean dull in the strongest way, is ok for cartoons but for live action they leave a lot to be desired. Anyways, I haven't watched the last episode yet, but after reading your comments I'm really looking forward to seeing Thrawn's powerful mystique destroyed.
This is what's in the back of my mind as well. How long before Filoni makes Thrawn look like a damn fool & ends up destroying 30 years of mystique.
It's just that Filoni's cartoon-style writing just keeps stumbling. Case in point....
Ezra & Sabine are reunited. He's been shipwrecked & abandoned on a strange planet in another galaxy for a decade, with practically zero hope of rescue. It would have made sense if he was completely hysterical & crying upon seeing Sabine, and she would be overwhelmed with emotion upon finding him. Nope. Instead we got a smooth laid-back "Hey Wuzzzup" greet & hug. Come on. And then he when asked how she got there, Sabine is like "yeah lets not worry about that right now, let's just chill". HUH??? Bad writing, dumb characters, or both. These are the moments where the show fails badly.
Spoiler for everyone: Sabine & Ezra are awful characters. Now that they are reunited, it won't take long for viewers to start cheering for their deaths every week.