Director: Carl Weathers
Starring: Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Horatio Sanz and Giancarlo Esposito
The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 4 is with us, and this one really brings back the Empire in a very big way, which is just awesome. The episode, called Chapter 12: The Siege, sees Mando and Baby Yoda return to Nevarro and catch up with old friends… Oh yeah, and the Empire.
Mando and Baby Yoda have to go back to Nevarro in order to do repairs on the Razer Crest that is in desperate need of some TLC after the previous few episodes. The ship is completely battered and it allows Manda and Baby Yoda to reunite with old friends, namely Greef Karga and Cara Dune.
They then end up asking Mando for some help to get rid of the remanence of the Empire from their planet. They end up heading to an Imperial research base with the specific aim to blow it up. However, things don’t always go to plan in anything Star Wars-related.
The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 4 brings back The Empire in a big way
One of the big pluses of this episode is the fact that it shows the Empire coming back in quite a big way. It’s yet another episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 which is bringing the story forward. People had been complaining that these episodes felt more like ‘Monsters of the Week’ episodes.
However, the last two have really brought things forward and they’ve made the overall story very fascinating indeed. What’s Moff Gideon up to? Why is Baby Yoda so important? And what’s going on with the Empire? Who’s in charge now? Is Palpatine still around?
All these questions are circling round and round your head whilst watching The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 4. That’s exactly what people want and hopefully, some of those questions will be answered towards the end of Season 2.
Mando and Baby Yoda are just so cute
Another great joy of this episode is seeing the old gang back together again. Yes, there has been some controversy around Gina Carano still being in the show. However, I want to focus more on what she’s doing in the show.
I think she’s a pretty limited actor. She’s actually very limited and I find it hard to watch her ‘act’ at times. However, it’s very clear that she’s brilliant in a fight scene. That’s what this episode focuses on as far as Cara’s concerned.
They’re really leaning on that side of things, and some of the action set pieces in this episode are really quite breathtaking, especially for what is a TV show. Then, there’s the fact that Baby Yoda is probably at his cutest in this episode. He might have stolen the show in this episode, yet again.
Friends reunited, and The Empire is very much striking back
The episode as a whole is really solid. It brings the story forward quite a bit, and we’re starting to find out what the deal with The Child is. I also thought that it was actually really well directed.
The director Carl Weathers, who also stars in the episode, The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 4, shows us some proper directorial flair here. I’m excited to see what they do next with this live-action Star Wars TV show and where the story goes from here.
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