The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 2 Review

the mandalorian Season 2 Episode 2 Review
8.2
A-OK

Director: Peyton Reed
Starring: Pedro Pascal, Amy Sedaris, Misty Rosas, Richard Ayoade, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Dave Filoni

I’ve been making no secret of the fact that I wasn’t the biggest fan around of The Mandalorian Season 1, yet Season 2 has been a very different story for me. It seems with The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 2, my love for this Star Wars live-action TV show is growing exponentially. Here’s our review of The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 2.

Every passing episode just seems to be getting me more and more excited to see the next. I was genuinely taken aback by how much I loved the first episode of this new season. The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 2 just got me even more invested in this TV show.

What’s The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 2 About?

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Credit: Disney Plus

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So, what’s this episode all about? Mando is still trying to find other Mandalorians to help him on his quest to bring the Child back to the Jedi. However, in the previous episode we saw that quest hit a bit of a snag.

That said, there could still be hope in the form of a Frog lady who says she knows where some Mandalorians are. Mando must transport her to a moon called Trask where her husband will fertilize her eggs, and in exchange she’ll help him find other Mandalorians like him.

However, her spawn are fragile and must be transported at “sub-light” speeds, despite the risk of being attacked by pirates. So, there’s a lot of stake, and they end up stranded in a cave on an ice planet, and it seems as though they are not alone.

One of the things I really loved about this episode was the fact that it was basically Alien for kids. There are some pretty obvious callbacks to Ridley Scott’s original movie, and I think that’s what this show does so well.

It perfectly blends old with new. There’s one point in the episode where Baby Yoda goes up to what looks like one of the eggs from Alien, and opens it and eats what’s inside. Later, we find out that inside those eggs are nasty spiders, and there’s a pretty big one that’s not too happy having Mando and his party sharing the cave with them.

Now, I will say that, yet again, this episode is very dark and it can at times be difficult to see what’s happening on-screen. However, that seems to be a trend with most TV shows nowadays for some reason.

Episode 2 is a lot like Alien, but for kids

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It is, however, very atmospheric and is another episode of The Mandalorian that succeeds in building tension and also has a lighter side in the form of Baby Yoda. I also love the fact that these episodes of The Mandalorian Season 2 are longer than they were in Season 1. It just makes the whole experience more, well, filling.

You feel like you’d watched something of substance, as opposed to the rather enemic 30-minute long episodes of the first season. That is a person thing for me though.

There’s also a cameo from Dave Filoni himself, which I’m pretty sure Star Wars fans will very much appreciate. It wasn’t the best episode of the show ever, however, it’s a second second episode to Season 2, and I think things are going in the right direction.

I look forward to seeing the next episode.

What do you make of this review? Have you been enjoying this new season of The Mandalorian? Do you think Season 2 is better than Season 1 so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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The Breakdown


EXPECTATION
8
ENJOYMENT
8.5
UPON REFLECTION
8



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