Almost the Best Cameo moment I have seen in long, long time, this was a fantastic conclusion, to a truly awesome season.
Director: Peyton Reed
Screenwriter: Jon Favreau
Starring: Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Ming-Na Wen
Genre: Sci Fi, Adventure
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Pearl
Review Contains some MINOR Spoilers, but no MAJOR plot points are discussed.
Enlisting the help of Bo-Katan and her fellow Mandalorians, Mando assembles a team and makes a plan to infiltrate Moff Gideons Star Cruiser to rescue Grogu. Bo-Katan agrees to help on the condition that she can claim a weapon that Gideon stole from her. Arriving on the Cruiser, they have to take on a platoon of Storm troopers and face off against Gideons ‘Dark Troopers.’ During the final face-off, when things look dire, they receive help from a VERY unexpected, and totally awesome person.
Well, as season finales go, that one was pretty damn awesome. I was a bundle of nerves the whole time. I knew that Mando had to have a final show down against Gideon, but I wasn’t sure how the assault on the Star Cruiser was going to go. I expected this to be the last time we saw some of the characters, and that certainly doesn’t seem to be the case. No major character deaths happen, so I guess we can expect to see most of them return for season 3.
Mando’s face off with Gideon was great to see, but a little sort for me. He seemed overpowered far too quickly. I much preferred the fight with the Dark Trooper, that at least had a sense of real danger to Mando, and provided a challenge for him. Either way, Gideon got his ass handed to him and he deserved it for kidnapping the internets favourite little green dude. Poor little Grogu.
No major spoilers, but I am going to just say here that we do find out who Grogu was able to contact at the Jedi temple, and while it was spoiled for me (thanks a whole lot Youtube! What a Knob!) it still didn’t make that hood lowering moment any less freaking awesome, I squealed like a child when I saw who it was. Never in a million years did I think that was going to happen. And I never knew the sound of a lightsabre could make me so happy, but it did.
The end scene was beautifully done, bittersweet and a little emotional, I even welled up a little bit. Just a fantastic way to end what has been a truly amazing season and I cannot wait to see where they take the story next.
‘The Mandalorian’ is streaming now on Disney+