Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Starring: Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Bill Burr, Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen and Giancarlo Esposito
The Mandalorian Season 2 has been brilliant. There’s no other way to put it. It’s been brilliant, and the last few episodes have been particularly good. The Mandalorian Season 2: Episode 7, called Chapter 15: The Believer, shows another side to Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin, but also Bill Burr’s Migs Mayfeld.
So, the episode’s plot is as follows. Cara Dune has to get Migs Mayfeld into her custody so that he can help Mando and co get to the location of Moff Gideon’s ship. Bill Burr’s character, Mayfeld, ends up telling them that they have to go to a hidden Imperial rhydonium refinery on Morak. There, they’ll be able to get access to the whereabouts of Gideon’s ship, upon which Grogu is being held against the little green guy’s will. Mayfeld and the Mandalorian ended up hijacking an Imperial transport and disguise themselves as soldiers in order to get into the refinery, but it’s not smooth sailing. When is it ever…?
The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 7 shows Din Djarin means business
One of the things I really enjoyed about this episode was getting to see the characters really develop. I know it might be a bit of a spoiler, but I have to reveal that Din Djarin removes his helmet in this episode. He does it so that he can get the location of Gideon’s ship, and it’s a moment that shows how much Grogu means to him.
However, he’s not the only character who’s developing in this show. Bill Burr’s Mayfeld shows another side to himself in this episode. Throughout the episode, you’re constantly thinking that he’s about to betray Mando and his crew. However, it turns out he does have a heart and a pretty dark backstory. It’s brilliant to see such good writing and also acting in a Star Wars property. It’s really come a long way since the prequel.
Rick Famuyiwa directs another solid episode of The Mandalorian
Finally, I’d be remised if I didn’t mention that this episode is masterfully directed by Rick Famuyiwa. Great to see him back at the helm. He directed episodes 2 and 6 of The Mandalorian Season 1, and I actually really liked his previous episodes. He does a solid job here yet again with Chapter 15: The Believer. I will say, however, it doesn’t quite have the panache of Chapter 13: The Jedi, which I still believe is the best episode of the show to date. Then again, I did really enjoy Robert Rodriguez’s episode, which aired last week. Chapter 14: The Tragedy is easily the most emotional episode of the show so far.
All this to say that this week’s episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 is yet another great half-an-hour of Star Wars TV. A bit short, maybe. But, it still has everything you could want from this show, and it also shows the lengths to which Din is willing to go to save Grogu, and I love it for that.
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