The Mandalorian brings fan favorite back in style, again.
The Mandalorian S02E06:
In this week’s episode of “The Mandalorian” titled “The Tragedy”, Mando (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu travel to the planet Typhon, where Grogu must reach out in the force to attract a Master Jedi. Don’t let the jedi talk fool you though, as this episode has much more to offer than just the lightsaber wielding heroes.
This episode is FULL of reveals, even more than last week’s episode “The Jedi”. In perfect Mandalorian fashion, the chapter wastes no time getting you excited. As soon as Grogu and Mando reach the jedi structures, we get a nostalgic and fanfare deserving shot of Boba Fett’s Slave One reaching Typhon’s atmosphere. From this point on, the episode is nothing but raw action and butt-kicking, and its spectacularly filmed and paced.
After the initial reveal of Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in this season’s first episode, fans have been anxiously waiting to see if the fan favorite Mandalorian would return, or if he was just a mere tease. But, rest assured, Boba Fett is no tease in this episode. Grogu, finally in touch with the force (meditating just like Yoda!), surrounds himself in a shield as he searches for answers. Meanwhile, Mando meets Boba Fett and previous enemy Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) in order to strike a deal: Boba’s Mandalorian armor for protection. The deal gets cut short, and this begins the next 25 minutes of “Star Wars” action! As stormtroopers raid Typhon seeking Grogu, the three defend Grogu from dozens of troopers in a scene that feels reminiscent of the Rebel’s raid of Scarif in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. The highlight of this scene though, is obviously Boba Fett.
Seeing Temuera Morrison back in action after the many years since “Attack of The Clones” felt like a spice dream, and seeing Morrison in the classic green, yellow, and red armor was enough to make me giggle in excitement. Jon Favreau is giving Boba Fett’s character justice after his decanonization from the Legends novels, and I couldn’t be anymore grateful. After the stormtroopers retreat, we get a taste of what is my favorite “Star Wars” easter egg yet, showcasing Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) new Dark troopers. The Dark troopers originate from the classic “Dark Forces” video game, and it’s an absolute treat to see them recolonized in such powerful fashion - something this season has done countless times thus far.
The ending though, shows why this fun-filled episode is titled “The Tragedy”. As the Dark troopers swoop in to capture Grogu, they obliterate the Razor Crest and snatch The Child, taking him to be imprisoned on Gideon’s new Star Destroyer. Fortunately, though, Boba Fett and Fennec keep their end of the deal, assuring Mando of The Child’s safety, and assuring us we have some incredible final episodes coming. This is the end of the arc of this episode, but we get a teaser scene showing Grogu exhibit force choke – a dark side of the force power on two stormtroopers. This leads me to question: Will Grogu follow the dark side? Maybe Moff Gideon sensed Grogu’s call into the force, and Ahsoka’s fears for The Child will come to fruition? The only thing that’s clear as of now is: “The Mandalorian Chapter 14: The Tragedy” is another incredible episode in the world’s most consistent series. As the finale comes closer, “The Mandalorian” is wasting no time getting to the good stuff. We are in for an absolute rollercoaster during the next two weeks.
We give “The Mandalorian” season two, episode six a 9.8/10.