Is This the Way? A Mandalorian Review Series



Episodes 5 and 6 of Disney’s The Mandalorian could possibly be the two best episodes of Season 2.  These two episodes included almost everything, ranging from new characters, old characters coming back, Jedi, and classic Mandalorian combat.  Even more interesting, older characters from previous Star Wars films returned, including the notorious Boba Fett and the Jedi Ahsoka Tano.  While episode 6 doesn’t end in the way fans wanted it to, Dave Filoni still did an amazing job producing these two episodes.  Unfortunately, the Empire takes Baby Yoda at the end of episode 6 despite a valiant last-ditch effort from Fennec and Boba Fett.  

Episode 5 was a highly anticipated episode for many fans, as this signified the episode when the show would finally reveal its first Jedi appearance.  Mando finds Ahsoka Tano on the planet of Corvus after receiving Ahsoka’s whereabouts from other Mandalorians.  When Mando finds Ahsoka, they have a brief skirmish, but finally talk terms about The Child and the local village, which seems like a dictatorship.  After an epic battle between Ahsoka, Mando and a local dictated village on Corvus, the Mandalorian receives a spear made of 100% Beskar.  In the Star Wars Universe, Beskar is the strongest metal, and can deflect lightsabers and blasters.  Though the spear seems just like another one of The Mandalorian’s cool weapons, could it be useful later when he tries to rescue The Child?  

One of the biggest mysteries of the whole series included Baby Yoda’s actual name.  In episode 5, Ahsoka talks to The Child through the force and finally reveals his name to The Mandalorian and the audience: Grogu.  Ahsoka explains Grogu was raised at the Jedi Temple, but eventually was taken into hiding during Order 66.  Now, Ahsoka explains that Grogu must go to the planet Tython and make a call to the Jedi through the force.  This obviously plays into episode 6 as “The Tragedy” takes place on Tython.  

While many questions still remain unanswered in regard to The Empire, Grogu’s past and the status of the Jedi, The Mandalorian drew people in with episodes 5 and 6.  The first four episodes seemed very developmentally stunted from a plot perspective, but episodes 5 and 6 definitely proved to be exciting and added depth to the series and Star Wars universe overall.  The addition of Ahsoka Tano and Boba Fett in these two episodes felt nostalgic for some fans, but also added profundity to the series.  Overall, Star Wars fans should look forward to a very interesting finish to the final 2 episodes of The Mandalorian Season 2.