Synopsis: The Mandalorian braves the high seas and meets unexpected allies and the Heiress to Mandalore.
Picking up from where last week left off. Din Djarin has fulfilled his mission of transporting the Frog Lady and her eggs to Trask. As they get to the moon planet. Din Djarin is forced to deal with a Quarren sea Captain. The sailor says he can take Din Djarin and the child to other Mandalorians, but it is a trap. Luckily Bo-Katan and two other Mandalorians arrive in time to save him and the child.
Din Djarin is initially resistant to Bo-Katan because she removes her helmet. But as they work together to capture a cache of weapons from an Imperial transport. Trust develops as Bo-Katan makes good on her deal to direct Din Djarin to a Jedi.
Katee Sackhoff plays Bo-Katan for the first time in a live-action context and remains consistent with what we saw of the character in both Clone Wars and Rebels. Many thought that Sasha Banks was going to play Sabine Wren, but it turns out that she was playing a character we have never met before called Koska Reeves. Much of the dialogue between the Mandalorians is handled by Sackhoff and Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin.
With a running length of a little over a half-hour. This is the shortest episode of the season thus far. That said. A lot of action is packed into the story as well as a little backstory with regards to the Dark Saber. For those that didn’t see either Clone Wars or Rebels. Bo-Katan, who is the Heiress to the Planet Mandalore was the last person to wield the Dark Saber before it was stolen by Moff Gideon.
The action sequences in this episode where Bo-Katan leads her group, which includes Djarin are brilliantly executed. Seeing a small group of Mandalorians take down wave after wave of imperial stormtroopers is always impressive.
Overall. Another solid episode, which makes clever use of a much-loved character from both Clone Wars and Rebels. I look forward to seeing Ahsoka Tano’s introduction in next week’s episode. If indeed we do see her next week.
- CGI & Stunts9.8
- Incidental Music9.5