Friday, November 20, 2020

What I’m Watching: The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian: Season 2, Episode 4 “Chapter 12: The Siege” (B+)

I wrote yesterday in my analysis of the Best Ensemble in a Drama Series race for AwardsWatch that this show might be a popular choice, but it would be a strange inclusion since most of the cast that is credited as regular players appears on such a sporadic and inconsistent basis. This episode was a welcome return to the people we know best, with Greef and Cara operating a pretty strong operation that seemed to be actively bettering their community. They were more than happy to have his ship fixed for free, but of course his visit would be timed to when they needed a big favor for which he was perfectly suited. There was a lot of exciting action most reminiscent of the original movies, with the Mandalorian showing up just in the nick of time to take out some of the TIE fighters after he jet-packed back to rescue Baby Yoda when it became clear that Moff Gideon was still alive. We also saw both Mythrol and Dr. Pershing again, with the latter likely to reappear in the future given his involvement in the project that has now advanced thanks to Gideon’s planting of a tracker. I’m starting to come around to more of the comedy featured in this show, specifically involving Baby Yoda, who didn’t listen to the Mandalorian’s instructions about red wires early on in the episode and then later got just what he wanted by using the Force to take the snack his new seatmate didn’t want to share with him.

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