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The Mandalorian: Chapter Eight

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a nice holiday. Here we are with our last review of the Mandalorian until Fall 2020 when it comes back.

After the semi-mess that was The Rise of Skywalker, this show was a nice reprieve from the madness. But enough about that disaster, we’re here to talk about The Mandalorian, easily one of the best shows I’ve watched in a while.

Also sorry this is late – I’m in a bit of a rush now of course to finish this and The Monthly on time. We’ll see how it goes!

Before proceeding, read my spoiler warning here and proceed with caution.

This episode has an undertone of comedy in it, because it was directed by the hilarious Taika Watiti – director of Thor Ragnorok and the newly released satire Jojo Rabbit. So that was a nice little touch.

Besides that it does pick up right where the last episode left off, with the Stormtroopers picking up the baby and bringing it just outside of town to await orders from Moff Gideon. There’s a lot of that comedic bickering between the two and then they do the unthinkable: they hit Baby Yoda.

I was so mad. How dare they?! But no mind they get their asses handed to them by IG-11, the droid that Mando killed in episode one that Kuill remade the last episode.

Anyway, besides Mando liking IG-11 and them ultimately winning over the Empire, we got to see Din Djarin (his real name that we also got confirmed) helmet-less, as IG took it off to heal him once he shooed everyone else away for safety.

He officially becomes dad to the little Baby Yoda – it is officially put into its care until they can reunite him with his proper species.

I have to say that this episode was the best of the season by far. Taika Watiti really did it justice as I knew he would and told a good story with a nice ending that sets up for the next season.

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