The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 3 Review
Director: Bryce Dallas Howard
Starring: Pedro Pascal, Misty Rosas, John Cameron, Katee Sackhoff, Sasha Banks, Simon Kassianides, Giancarlo Esposito, Titus Welliver
The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 3, called The Heiress, has just been released on Disney Plus, and yes, I’m back to review it. I’ve been making no secret of the fact that I’ve really been enjoying this new season of The Mandalorian. It seems to me as if the live-action Star Wars show on Disney Plus is really starting to find its feet. There were elements of the first season that I really did enjoy – especially in the last two episodes – however, I felt that it was mostly filler and not much in the way of actual plot development.
That said, I do realise that last week’s episodes, called The Passenger, was very much a filler episode, yet I really did enjoy it. As far as The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 3’s concerned, Chapter 11: The Heiress, I thought it was bloody brilliant. I still think the first episode of Season 2’s been the best so far, yet there’s a lot to really love about this third episode, especially if you’re a fan of the animated Star Wars shows like Star Wars Rebels and Clone Wars.
I do try to keep these reviews as spoiler-free as possible, but I really do have to let one thing slip in order to explain why I loved this episode so much. It had to do with Katie Sackhoff playing Bo-Katan in live-action. She voiced the character in the animated series, and she’s now bringing her to life in live-action in The Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 3 can’t be talked about without mentioning Bo-Katan
You can tell from the very first second she’s on-screen that Sackhoff is perfect in the role. That’s pretty impressive given the fact that she’s wearing her Mandalorian helmet in her first scene on the show. There’s something very unique about her gate and I’m so glad she got to play the role in the flesh. It’s been a long time coming.
You also get to see her slightly darker side in this episode, and I’m pretty sure we’re going to see more of her in this show, and possibly in her own spinoff show. There’s so much I could go into about Bo-Katan in this episode, but it would be spoiling things, and I want you to find out why she’s so interesting for yourselves.
There’s also the fact that in this episode, you get to see Din Djarin learn more about the Mandalorians, and that maybe everything he was told isn’t quite ‘the way’. I’m looking forward to seeing him find out more about his own people and the place they came from, Mandalore. He’s also going to be finding out a lot more about the Jedi, which is exciting.
There are some brilliantly choreographed fight scenes, and this episode, in general, is really well directed. It was helmed by Bryce Dallas Howard, who also directed an episode in Season 1. She’s really started to show that she’s going to be a force to be reckoned with behind the camera, possibly following in her father’s footsteps.
Season 2 Episode 3 sees the plot thicken
I also like the way they addressed the fact that Baby Yoda’s been eating Frog Lady’s eggs as if they were sweets. The kid’s hungry, and we’re also seeing him (or her) develop an understanding of what’s really going on around him (or her). The relationship between the Child and Din Djarin is also really sweet, and you see more of that in this episode.
The only criticism I have is that this episode was too short. I’ve said this a few times about The Mandalorian, but I do believe the episodes are a little on the short side. I loved the fact that the first two episodes of this season were longer than usual. However, it looks like they’re going back to being just over 30 minutes long, which I’m not a big fan of.
That said, I cannot wait to see what’s next, and it’s always good leaving your audience wanting more, as they say. The next episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 will be coming to Disney Plus next Friday, November 20th.
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