The Mandalorian Season 2, Second Half …

Bye for now, Moff Gideon.

… and finale!

Have you seen it? What do you think? Wasn’t it great? I mean the second season was all around much better than season one, was more focused and had a red thread and the much better guest stars. And, yay, in Chapter 16 almost everybody was present. Unfortunately not Rosario Dawson (Ahsoka Tano) and Timothy Olyphant (Cobb Vanth) but the rest congregated quite nicely for an action-packed season finale!

Greef Karga was also misseing from the season finale. 😦

But in season two the last 3 chapters reached quite a high standard that reminded us on the old Star Wars magic. It was a good mix of drama, silliness, plot twists you could see from a mile away and even some nostalgia. Hey, nobody ever claimed Star Wars was clever or elegant storytelling, so stop complaining!

That’s where I wanna see Din Djarin in the next season, fighting side by with Bo-Katan’s team for the throne of Mandalore.

You know how the arrival of Sabine Wren and Ezra Bridger was teased by countless fan outlets on YouTube … well, didn’t happen. 😐 But when then suddenly a dark hooded figure (prolly summoned by Baby Yoda) arrived in their X-wing and saved the day for our heroes, and it wasn’t Ezra, who do you think could it have been?

“I’m back, bitches!”

Luke fukin’ Skywalker (a CGI-de-aged Mark Hammill) to adopt Baby Yoda and take care of him!

Here! There! This was oldschool Star Wars of its silliest and StarWarsiest Space Opera spectacle. Love it or hate it, this was 110% Star Wars as it was always supposed to be.

And to top things off with a silly cherry on top, our old friend R2-D2 himself makes an appearance. No idea how they wanna go on in Season 3, now that our tribe of two is no more. I bet Mando will somehow be integrated into Bo-Katan’s gang or have more adventures with Cara Dune and Greef Karga. We shall see. Don’t forget Mando desn’t have a boat no more, so he needs to hitch a ride with some of his friends/allies. Anyway, this was a very satisfying end to a satisfying season of The Mandalorian.

A painful separation. :/

Still no idea what the “frog lady” episode was all about though. 😐

Let’s see the great season synopsis by Ethan van Sciver:

What do you people think about Mando? Did Disney/Star Wars redeem itself? Will Jon Favreau become the next head of Star Wars and Dave Filoni his second? Will we finally see the return of Sabine Wren and Ezra Bridger, and will they meet Ahsoka?

Post all your expertish expertise and your future theories in the comment section below. and let’s turn this blog into a forum again. 😉

2 comments

  1. Am I the only one slightly disappointed that we did not get to see Moff Gideon’s meth lab at the bottom of the ship? LOL!

    Ok, Ok, seriously… It was a great episode, and I absolutely think Favreau has done an amazing job bringing to life a Star Wars the way Star Wars should be.

    I am more of a Trek fan than Star Wars, but SW has always been a huge part of my life. My husband and I were lucky enough to attend Celebration 2019 Chicago, and we were at the panel where they showed the first peeks at Mando. I was excited about it then, and it’s been wonderful to watch.

    I can’t wait to see what happens next season – a whole year to wait to find out. Ugh!

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    • Hi KShai, thx for writing in.

      So you had these flashbacks to Los Pollos Hermanos, too? And, yes, Favreau did a splendid job summoning the old SW feel: Slightly kitschy, melodramatic, childish, and over the top. Just how we love it.

      Star Trek was always a bit too anaemic, thinky, concept-ish, goody-two shoes for me; loved the dirty SW more.

      Mhm, one year is a long time to wait. But I guess they’ve found their footing now, learned from Kennedy’s mistakes and will use the time wisely to come up with coherent screenplays.

      Thx again and cya laterz
      xoxo

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