Debuting on the new Disney Plus streaming service, The Mandalorian is the first live action Star Wars television series, it takes place after the fall of the Empire but some years before The First Order, allowing for some major time to grow new characters away from the movie franchise itself. The Mandalorian is centered around a bounty hunter armed in Mandalorian armor who’s name and face so far we have not seen. We know Mandalorian armor is sprinkled throughout the Star Wars series as seen on characters such as Boba Fett and Jango Fett. Although we do not know too much about this particular line, some key details to keep in mind about the Mandalorian are their origin from the planet Mandalore, and their reputation as esteemed warriors and their armor is considered sacred, handed down by generations- fingers crossed, we’ll learn a little bit more about them throughout this riveting series. The series is set to air eight episodes, the first of which premiered with the unveiling of Disney Plus, and has left many Star Wars fans (myself included) very impressed and excited to see where the show takes us.
Now let’s take a look at the latest episode.
In this weeks episode, we continue on from episode two as The Mandalorian delivers his bounty to the mysterious client, receiving the rest of his payment. However, out of the general bounty hunter fashion we watch as he begins to feel remorseful over this particular job- and the episode unfolds from here. It was jam packed with more action than we’ve seen thus far- highlighting some of The Mandalorian’s awesome battle skills, giving us a little more background on his culture, and revealing a very different side to him.
In this weeks slightly longer episode, there were a number of great references to the classic Star Wars lore~ lets take a peak at some of the latest. *Warning : Spoilers Ahead!*
Episode 3 : Easter Eggs
In the beginning of the episode, a brief shot of a Twi’lek was thrown in- and though not entirely crucial to the plot it was definitely an eye catcher as these are included in almost all of the Star Wars movies at one point or another. And as we venture further into the show, upon the rescue of the child (a.k.a – adorable baby Yoda) you may or may not have noticed the torture droid hovering above in the room, recognizable from A New Hope as the one which Darth Vader threatened to harm Leia with. Finally at the tail end of the episode, during the fight scene I’m sure we were all wondering the same thing- why doesn’t our masked hunter have a jet pack like his fellow Mandalorians? Although it was not of too much use to Boba Fett, having that jet pack would certainly have proven useful.
Episode 3 : Closing Remarks
From the title of the episode ~ The Sin ~ right off the bat I knew there was going to be some serious bad-ass moments, and I was beyond happy with how the episode unfolded. Immediately after watching the child being taken away I was concerned briefly that it was the end of any hope I had in learning more about this creature- but right when The Mandalorian (who we still don’t officially know the name of) broke the guild’s code of conduct to find out what was to happen to the baby, I knew it wasn’t over. I loved seeing such a passionate side of our unmasked (potential hero) bounty hunter, and even more-so knowing that the “baby Yoda” is sure to play a crucial part in the series, and wasn’t just an eye-catching cameo. With every episode that passes I am left so excited for the next, and Episode 3 was no exception.
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Late to The Game 11/24/19
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