Right from the off, from the moment this title appeared on the screen, I knew it was going to be rough. But damn!
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Screenwriter: Jon Favreau
Starring: Pedro Pascal, Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen
Genre: Sci Fi, Adventure
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by: Pearl
Taking the advice of Ahsoka Tano, Mando takes Grogu (See me attempting to get used to NOT calling him Baby Yoda) to the old Jedi Temple, so that he can try and contact other Jedi. After they arrive they are met by another Bounty Hunter and an old enemy. After striking a bargain, they think that everything is settled. Until the Empire arrive with a contingent of Dark Troopers, intent on taking the child back to Moff Gideon.
Guys, thirty minutes was not enough time for me to deal with everything that was happening in this episode. I couldn’t believe it when the end credits ran. I know that we are gearing up to the finale, and the stakes are going to get raised higher and higher until then, but the end of this episode had my stress levels hitting peak. What a cliff-hanger to leave this episode with. We can make assumptions about what is coming in the final two episodes of the season. Mine include Mando and his allies storming the Imperial Cruiser to get his little green buddy back, and the final scene with Cara Dune seems to confirm this. If so, damn am I getting excited for that.
I imagine Star Wars fans everywhere had a near ecstatic experience in this episode when we finally get the return of Boba Fett, in his armour, in all his glory. And even as a slightly more than casual fan, I was really excited to see his return, and see him team up with Mando and Fennec Shand. If these three, together with Cara Dune and Greef Karga can’t take down an Imperial Cruiser I don’t know who can.
I do think the runtime was a little short. It’s clearly meant to whet our appetites for the forthcoming episodes, and to be completely honest, I can’t tell you what needed to be added to this episode to make it better, I just know that I needed more of this episode, and it went by far too fast. OK, So that isn’t a proper critique, just a frustrated opinion, but I stand by it!
If you haven’t checked this series out yet, you certainly should! The Mandalorian Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming now on Disney+