I've seen that too. I don't think the timeline would work though, and it's already got enough issues really. I also think it's too much of a coincidence to accept.
Hopefully it's on purpose. I know I'm cynical but to me it just feels like "cool dialogue". Then again, the speeder chase in episode 3 definitely feels like it was supposed to be funny. Then you have Boba Fett grabbing a wee droid by the throat and demanding, "Do you know who I am?!" So maybe there's a lot more that is intentional than I'm giving them credit for.
I got a hint of that from some reactions to that first episode, and a lot of those same posters reacted to this episode with "this should have been the first episode" and now I get what they meant after your suggestion. I get why they didn't but have the flashback episodes were way too clunky so doing a linear thing might have been smarter.fac wrote: ↑Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:42 pmIn retrospect I think the flashback format hurt the show. If the first episode had been 45 minutes of Sarlac to how he got on the throne, and ended with the same shot of killing Bibb and taking over that was the tag from the Mandalorian, then we would have had the backstory to move ahead with the main plot of Boba trying to become a crime boss with less confusion.