The Mandalorian: Season 2, Episode 5 Review

The Mandalorian: Season 2, Episode 5 Review

Then again, though, she may still believe attachments are a step toward the Dark Side since she directly referenced how they led to the fall of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader.

We didn't just get reveals about characters from other Star Wars shows this week - Chapter 13 also revealed that Baby Yoda's name is Grogu, and gave us a hint at his backstory.

There's a very cute moment where Mando says Grogu's name for the first time and he turns around like a dog who has suddenly heard his name being called. Ezra Bridger was last seen with Thrawn at the end of Star Wars Rebels as the two disappeared into hyperspace on a damaged Star Destroyer courtesy of a group of whale-like purrgil, implying that we may also see an appearance from the young Jedi hero. Viewers who would have been unfamiliar with Ahsoka prior to this moment would have immediately gotten a sense of her as a skilled, powerful and unsafe Jedi.

Check out new episodes of The Mandalorian Season 2 every Friday on Disney+, and you can stream Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels on the service as well. Detailing how in order to get to the Magistrate, Ahsoka will have to defeat several armed scout guards, advanced droids, and even an ex-military gunfighter, Mando states that even her "laser swords" won't be able to withstand all that firepower. Mando sought her out in order that she might take Child Yoda and prepare him. He can't remember who took him from the temple however. The fifth episode reveals the original name of Baby Yoda, Grogu, and also talks about his dark past.

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But all of the other elements that have been built up this season have received virtually no payoff so far, and the show isn't fully committing to one direction over another. It just comes across as a pointless bit of continuity maintenance for long-term fans. As with all good TV shows, these revelations raise more questions than answers: did Ahsoka know about Grogu at the Temple?

There wasn't anything that dips this episode into unsalvageable territory like in the second episode, but "The Jedi" tried to be an Ahsoka-focused episode in a season that has barely given us any Mando development.

He knows what these feelings can do to a Jedi knight. It felt a bit less successful bringing Ahsoka to live action due to Rosario Dawson's performance and the way she was written, but her presence raised a lot of interesting possibilities for both The Mandalorian and future Star Wars content going forward. I don't care about Thrawn being teased because he doesn't matter in the story about Mando and Grogu.

Something else that is becoming more apparent as the show goes on, is Filoni and co-creator Jon Favreau's desire to expand The Mandalorian universe by incorporating characters from other Star Wars media.

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