“The Mandalorian” Is Back

My prized possession. Photo credit: Emma Silva

My prized possession. Photo credit: Emma Silva

Emma Silva, Staff Writer


Season two episode one of the hit Star Wars show, “The Mandalorian” aired on October 30th on Disney+. “The Mandalorian’s” many fans can now look forward to weekly episodes again.

Many rumors have been flying around about who we can expect to see this season. Some believe that fan-favorite characters, like Ahsoka Tano from The Clone Wars and Sabine from Rebels, might make an appearance this season. Rumors aside, I think everyone is happy to see the adorable green face of The Child (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) again.

My prized possession. Photo credit: Emma Silva

The episode opened with The Mandalorian in a seedy cantina looking for information on fellow Mandalorians, and he ends up getting into a fight (which he wins in classic Mandalorian fashion). The Mandalorian and The Child travel to Tatooine to find another Mandalorian.

On Tatooine, he finds a man in Mandalorian armor named Cobb Vanth, but not just any Mandalorian armor: Boba Fett’s armor. As soon as the man takes off his helmet, The Mandalorian is alerted that he is not a true Mandalorian, and demands the armor. Once the Krayt Dragon makes an appearance, a deal is struck. If The Mandalorian can help Vanth slay the Krayt dragon, the armor is his.

After the town people and the Tusken Raiders also form an alliance to slay the dragon, they plant a trap, which is at first unsuccessful, until The Mandalorian destroys the dragon from the inside. The episode ends with a great success and Boba Fett’s armor in The Mandalorian’s possession. The last shot of the episode shows an older, scarred Boba Fett, without his armor, looking out on the celebration below.

Most Star Wars nerds can agree that this is the coolest thing ever. Boba Fett, legendary bounty hunter, son of Jango Fett, survived the Sarlaac Pitt. I was in shock when I saw it.

Star Wars is known for its saga of movies, but I think the shows are criminally underrated. Direction and writing by Dave Filoni and John Favreau has proved to please all ages and groups of Star Wars fans.

The Mandalorian is back, and never disappoints. After all, “this is the way”.