Synopsis: The Mandalorian joins a crew of mercenaries on a dangerous mission.
Review: The Mandalorian’s past catches up with him as he continues to try and keep his distance from the guild.
The Mandalorian reconnects with his old friend Ranzar Malk who has need of the bounty hunters ship. It turns out that Ranzar has an audacious plan to break a prisoner out of a New Republic Prison Barge, which is totally manned by droids, but a modern ship would not be able to get close enough to it without being detected. Our favorite Bounty Hunter is set the task of working with some untrustworthy mercenary who are led by a former Imperial special force soldier. An ex-girlfriend and some horned oath of a guy that wants to kill him. And worst of all is the fact that his ship is being piloted by a droid. As we know. The Mandalorian hates droids.
As the story progresses. The Mandalorian’s steel is tested to the max as he helps the mercs break into the barge. Only to have them all turn on him.
We get a fun appearance from Mark Boone Junior (Sons of Anarchy) as Ranzer Malk who is an old friend of the Bounty Hunter, but the term friend is a tad much in this situation given that Ranzer is not expecting the team to return. British star Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) did a superb job of providing the voice for the robot member of the crew Zero, who has some tension-filled scenes where he tries to catch and kill the baby Yoda. I was also impressed with Bill Burr who was fairly sinister and leery as Mayfeld. The ex imperial soldier that led the group.
A fun episode with some nice action beats and plenty of tension. I particularly enjoyed the sequence where Mandalorian takes down a small group of the robot soldiers.
The only downside was that there wasn’t much in terms of the baby Yoda. What we did get was good, but there were not really many cute moments like we had when he was playing with the kids on the planet a few weeks back. That said. It is intonated that there is a definite relationship of sorts forming between Mandalorian and the little guy.
Overall. A fun outing, but I still think that the best is still to come with this show.
- CGI & Stunts9.6
- Incidental Music9.5