Last week we finally got to see live-action Ahsoka Tano where she gives Mando a new mission. She is not the one to train the child, so Mando needs to search on Tython, where an ancient Jedi temple remains. There he will let Grogu call out to any Jedi looking. There is a possibility of a few different figures that could pop up, so this week will be exciting.
Grogu and Mando are growing into a beautiful pair. There is a lot that Mando has to teach the child, but there is also a lot he cannot teach him. That is, of course, how to use the force. Mando needs to help Grogu find someone to train him, but until then their bond will only continue to grow, as seen in the opening of this episode.
The Temple is a lot more open than I had expected, perhaps after hours of Fallen Order, I was expecting an elaborate Jedi Temple with exciting entrance and more. But, instead, we have this open, very ancient-looking temple for Grogu to reach out to someone with the force.
Instead of a Jedi popping up, we have the infamous Boba Fett land shortly behind them. His Slave 1 is seen pulling up to the planet. Boba is looking for something very important to him. Something that Mando has… and no, it is not the child. It is his father’s armor. Boba doesn’t travel alone, either. He saved Fennec Shand’s life and now she is in his debt. Similar to Chewie and Han Solo. An interesting pair, I am happy to see them united.
AN UNLIKELY ALLY
Boba Fett has no interest in the child and helping Mando will help him get the armor back. Besides, who really likes the empire? I am sure Boba is stoked to beat up on these stormtroopers and take out some pent of aggression. As seen when he hammered down on a few of them.
Shand’s talent with the blaster is seen when she starts taking out Stormtroopers left and right. That is until they bring out the heavy blaster along with the mortar. But, still, it is not enough to kill her and she outsmarts the troopers. Boba is swiftly behind those troopers after Shand’s move with the rock. Then, Boba finds Mando’s ship open and helps himself inside.
The armor will be a huge advantage against all of these troopers. And it is. Mando teams up with Shand and we can see the armor deflecting their blaster bolts like nothing. These troopers don’t stand a chance against two Mandalorians and one of the greatest sharpshooters of all time.
After quickly retreating after Boba arrives in his armor, the Stormtroopers head back to the main ship, where Boba shows he isn’t finished. He goes full savage mode, even more so than before, and drops one of their ships with his jetpack missile. He is a serious killer who, after years in the harsh Tatooine desert, has become hardened even more.
THE Dark TROOPERS
There isn’t much that Mando can do, Grogu’s force bubble shield went away and he became stranded on the hill. He dropped his jetpack earlier and so he has to run back up the hill. There is no way for him to beat the dark troopers, especially with their rocket feet.
After snatching the child and getting away, Boba Fett reveals that his father was a foundling and fought in the Mandalorian civil war. As Mando says, Boba deserves the armor. His father paid his dues to the Mandalorian culture.
Now that Mando has held up his end of the bargain, Boba Fett shows that he is a good man and says that his debt has not been repaid until the safety of the child is ensured. With the Empire taking the child, his safety is not guaranteed and now Boba Fett and Fennec Shand will team up with Mando to get him back.
This comes in handy because Mando no longer has a ride.
Mando returns to Nevarro to get some help from a familiar friend. Cara Dune, who has gone legit and has become an official sheriff for the outer rim, can offer some help with her New Republic Data Base. Mando will be needing some help from an old friend to locate the Empire and Grogu, so Dune looks up Mayfield, our friend from Chapter 5, “The Prisoner”. He’s locked up after what happened and so it will be interesting to see how Mando goes about this one.
Grogu has been captured and he is in the possession of Gideon. He refuses to give up easily, though. Grogu has some stormtroopers at the mercy of his force powers and he is quite honestly playing with them. This was a great scene because it shows how powerful Grogu is becoming, but it’s also some much-needed humor in a situation that is, well horrible.
To be completely honest, after seeing the title I knew that the Empire was going to get Grogu this episode. It was coming, we haven’t had anything really bad happen to them so far and Gideon hadn’t made that big of an appearance, yet.
Although this episode was not as good as the last one, there was a lot of excitement here. The battle between the stormtroopers and Boba Fett, Shand, and Mando was great. I loved every bit of that. The shootout felt like it was classic Star Wars. The return of Boba Fett was epic. He’s a great tracker and just wants what is his back.
After learning that Jango was a foundling, it is interesting to see how Boba Fett, the infamous bounty hunter, acts. He is somehow even more intimidating than before and Favreau has done an incredible job with writing him into this show.
Boba Fett was the character to root for this episode, he’s a savage fighter with or without the armor, cunning, and overall interesting. We still don’t know how he escaped the Sarlacc pit, but we do know for sure that he is the one who saved Shand from dying in the desert.
I HAVE SPOKEN
Overall, this was a good episode, we did not get the Jedi we were hoping for, but in this case, we got something a lot better. Boba Fett has made his return, he has his armor back, and we will see plenty more of him now that he has teamed up with Mando. Things will be going back to Star Wars underworld as Mayfeld is the next person Mando needs to recruit.
This episode was a lot shorter than I had originally hoped for. This might be one of the shortest ones yet and it felt like it. This episode blew by, as it set up for next week. Seeing Shand again was welcomed, too. She has a great assassin personality and fits in very well.
Thank you guys for reading and remember, utinni.