The Mandalorian season 2 episode 6 recap: Mando faces off with a Star Wars icon

The Mandalorian season 2 episode 6 recap: Mando faces off with a Star Wars icon


Mando and Grogu journey the final stretch with the home windows down.


Season 2 of The Mandalorian bought much more hype on Disney Plus Friday, with episode 6 of the dwell motion Star Wars present. On the heels of final week’s revelation of Child Yoda’s actual title and origins, former Jedi Ahsoka Tano despatched Mando (Pedro Pascal) to the planet Tython. There, little Grogu can attain out via the Drive, doubtlessly connecting with a Jedi who can prepare him.

Episode 6 is slightly chillingly titled The Tragedy — all of us went “uh-oh,” proper? — and directed by Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Nightfall Until Daybreak and Alita: Battle Angel) and written by sequence creator Jon Favreau.

Let’s climb the mountain of SPOILERS.


Boba Fett reborn

After the Razor Crest lands on Tython and Grogu begins reaching out with the Drive, a second ship arrives — Slave I. You may acknowledge this because the superior ship of Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison). We already knew that he was alive and that he was conscious Mando had acquired his armor on Tatooine, however it wasn’t clear when he’d present up once more. Seems he determined to take action on the most dramatic second doable.

Boba simply needs that armor again, and recruited murderer Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) to assist him. Final time we noticed her, she’d been shot within the intestine and left to die within the sands of Tatooine, however we be taught that Boba was the mysterious determine who walked as much as her after that incident. He mounted her tummy with some cybernetic components — Star Wars tech can work miracles — and now they’re tremendous mercenary buddies.


Boba Fett says hi there to the Empire.

Lucasfilm/Screenshot by Sean Keane/CNET

Boba and Fennec’s negotiations for the armor are interrupted by the arrival of Imperial troop carriers, forcing them to kick all types of ass. Boba initially wrecks the Stormtroopers in a Tusken Raider outfit (seems the gaffi stick is fairly efficient), however decides to preempt any additional negotiations and grabs his armor off the Razor Crest.

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Good factor too, since an Imperial cruiser destroys Mando’s ship with an orbital strike shortly afterward. Bye-bye Razor Crest, you have been principally this present’s Millennium Falcon and we are going to miss you.

Reunited along with his armor, Boba finds his killing energy is turned as much as 11 and turns into the Boba Fett we have at all times dreamed of (hopefully he is overcome his one weak point — blind guys swinging sticks). He simply wipes out the Stormtroopers and makes use of one rocket to shoot down each of the escaping troop carriers.

Boba appears to be like so rattling cool all through this episode — his black Tusken-style robes make him seem like a warrior monk, then he places his iconic armor on over that. It hangs a bit of awkwardly at instances, however Hasbro higher get that motion determine quickly!

Jango’s previous

“I am a easy man making his approach via the galaxy, like my father earlier than me,” Boba says of his motivations, mirroring his dad Jango Fett’s line within the Assault of the Clones (and Luke Skywalker’s line to Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi).

He is extra like his father than most sons, since he is a clone of Jango. A long time earlier than the occasions of The Mandalorian (shortly after The Phantom Menace), the late bounty hunter was recruited by Depend Dooku to function the genetic template for the clone military utilized by the Galactic Republic, as a part of Darth Sidious’ wildly sophisticated plot to wipe out the Jedi. 

A part of Jango’s cost was an unaltered clone that he might elevate as his son, however the elder Fett was killed by Jedi Grasp Mace Windu throughout the Battle of Geonosis. After that, Boba tried to get revenge on Windu and gained infamy as a bounty hunter within the years that adopted throughout season 2 of The Clone Wars.


A Stormtrooper unleashes an E-Net heavy repeating blaster on Fennec Shand.


Throughout that present, sleazy Mandalorian Prime Minister Almec dismissed Jango and Boba as pretenders, not true Mandalorians. This episode confirms that sleazy traitors who ally themselves with Darth Maul aren’t one of the best sources of data, since Boba reveals that Jango was a foundling who acquired his armor from the Mandalorians — identical to Mando — and fought within the Mandalorian civil wars. 

That is just like the occasions of the comedian sequence Jango Fett: Open Seasons, however that is not canon. Nonetheless, it is a superb learn and gives a doable model of the occasions Boba is referring to — I think Lucasfilm is subtly choosing and selecting parts of the previous Legends continuity to convey into canon.

Boba repainted Jango’s blue-and-silver armor to a camouflage-friendly inexperienced, however that is in all probability not the unique helmet. The youthful Fett blew up that helmet after utilizing it to lure Mace Windu right into a lure throughout the Clone Wars (until the one which blew up was a faux).


Mando brings Grogu to the seeing stone on Tython.


Calling all Jedi

On the seeing stone, Grogu enters a trance as he stretches out with the Drive and a (Drive) pressure subject stops Mando from whisking him away when the motion begins. It is unclear if he managed to contact any Jedi or different Drive customers.

At present, we all know Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa are on the market. Ezra Bridger from Rebels is probably going alive, and we do not know what occurred to Cere Junda or Cal Kestis after the occasions of Jedi: Fallen Order (which passed off previous to A New Hope).

Sadly, Imperial Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) sends his Darkish Troopers to grab the susceptible Grogu earlier than Mando and his new buddies can attain the little man. We beforehand solely bought a glimpse of the Darkish Troopers — which have been first seen within the non-canon 1995 online game Darkish Forces — however that is our first correct have a look at them in dwell motion. They’re scary trying, and I can not wait to see the great guys struggle them.

Gathering allies

Sadly, the Razor Crest was fully destroyed by the Imperial cruiser’s blast. Mando solely recovers the beskar workers he’ll in all probability use to tackle Gideon and the stick shift Grogu loves a lot, and appears fairly despondent over the lack of the little man,

Nonetheless, Boba decides to interpret the deal he made for his armor charitably, reasoning that he and Fennec want to stay with Mando till Grogu is safely returned. That is the good doable end result; it looks like his time within the sarlacc made him a nicer man than he was in The Empire Strikes Again and Return of the Jedi (although you would argue he was honoring his offers with Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt in these cases).

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The trio return to Nevarro in Slave I, and we be taught that the medal Cara Dune (Gina Carano) bought from the New Republic pilot was really a badge, making her that fledgling authorities’s marshal on the planet. 

Mando asks for her help in springing Mayfield (Invoice Burr) out of jail — he is serving a 50-year sentence after he betrayed Mando and ended up trapped on a New Republic jail ship. The ex-Imperial sharpshooter will be capable of assist find Gideon’s cruiser.

This can be a fairly superior crew Mando is assembling. Perhaps give Ahsoka Tano and Bo-Katan Kryze a shout too?


Moff Gideon provides us an aesthetic supervillain smirk.


Darth Vader, Mark 2

On board the cruiser, Gideon stands on the bridge and stares out into hyperspace — the sort of pose Vader used to strike in his glory days. Between that and his black armor, he looks like Gideon patterning himself to be the subsequent Vader (presumably he does not aspire to be a crispy boy like Vader).

Grogu is flinging the Stormtroopers round his cell, till Gideon is available in and taunts him with the Darksaber (it appears to be like like Grogu tries to seize it utilizing the Drive). The Imperial jerkface has the small lad surprised, and the troops put teeny tiny shackles on wee Grogu — apparently they’re returning to Dr. Pershing so he can harvest extra Drive-strong cells.


Grogu loves that stick shift.


Easter eggs and observations

  • “I give my allegiance to nobody.” Boba’s line reminds us that he is a mercenary, so we should not belief him totally. That is kinda the case for everybody on this present, although — Mando will little question hold watching his again.
  • Fennec has Grogu in her sights when Boba is negotiating with Mando, however it’s possible her shot would’ve bounced off the pressure subject.
  • Boba flew extraordinarily near the Imperial cruiser whereas he was monitoring the Darkish Troopers — why did not it blast Slave I out of the sky? It was possible cloaked from scanners, and he prevented any viewports.
  • “They’re again. The Empire, they’re again.” Boba’s shock at seeing the cruiser highlights what a low profile the Imperial Remnant has been conserving. 

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