In the eighth and final episode of The Mandalorian season 1, we finally got to see the actual face of The Mandalorian. Our hero and the big star of the series played by Pedro Pascal finally removed his helmet. I didn’t think it would happen so fast, but luckily, the drone had to remove the helmet to cure him after a wound, and thus, he will still remain a Mandalorian as no human being saw his real face.
The eighth episode of The Mandalorian season 1 was an awesome episode. First of all, I was really happy when I noticed that the episode was 15 minutes longer than the first seven episodes. The seventh episode ended with Moff Gideon and his troops catching baby-Yoda. At the same time, the Mandalorian and the character of Gina Carano were trapped and had no way of getting out. That is why I looked so much forward to see how the story would move on. And the episode turned into a colorful collection of firework!
I will miss IG-11
I wondered how they would manage to solve the trouble and resist Moff Gideon. Well, I had totally forgotten about the drone named IG-11, one that originally was sent to kill the baby-Yoda, but after some reprogramming now has been set to guard and protect baby-Yoda.
He is extremely cool, and he is capable of exterminating lots of people if that is what is needed to protect baby-Yoda. So, he is the one who kills the guards who captured baby-Yoda, and now he returns to Cara Dune and The Mandalorian and Greef Karga with baby Yoda. To get there, he needs to pass through lots of guards, but in the end, he reunites with the rest of the team, though to discover that they are still trapped and the Mandalorian injured. Unfortunately, he is so badly injured that it most likely will end with his death. As a result, he sends the others ahead of him. LG-11 remains with him, and this is the moment when we finally get to see the true face of The Mandalorian as LG-11 heals him using some special spray.
During this entire period, we also get to know a lot more about the Mandalorian. How did he end up becoming a Mandalorian? What has life been like for him before and after becoming a Mandalorian?
In the end, he gets back on his legs and takes part in the escape from the imperial soldiers. After an interesting escape, IG-11 has to sacrifice himself in order to save baby-Yoda, but even after this, Moff Gideon doesn’t seem to give up. After one final attempt at killing the Mandalorian and his helpers (and get his hands on baby-Yoda), he ends up in a crash and most people will for sure believe him to be dead. However, fear not, Moff Gideon isn’t dead, and we will for sure meet with him again in season 2.
What will be the mission of The Mandalorian in season 2?
The Mandalorian is given a mission in the eighth episode. He is to bring baby-Yoda back to his own people. This is also where it gets really interesting because he belongs to some sort of a Jedi-people, who earlier has been opponents of the Mandalorians. This was the first mention of the Jedi word in the Mandalorian series, but I have a feeling we will hear a lot more about them in the second season.
Cara (Gina Carano) ended the season with remaining on the plant of Navarro together with Greef Karga, while The Mandalorian sets off to bring baby-Yoda home. I do, however, hope that we will meet both of them again in season 2, especially Cara, whom I like very much in her role in the series.
When will The Mandalorian season 2 be released?
We haven’t received any information about this yet, but it will for sure take a while. Maybe they will wait for one entire year and release it in November 2019? If we are lucky, it might get to Disney+ at an earlier time, but it might be that they will wait to ensure the same high quality and to raise expectations and bring even more fans to the story before its continuation.
It should also be mentioned that Jon Favreau, the creator of the first season has promised the release of season 2 during the autumn of 2020.
If you haven’t seen the first season yet, take a look at the following YouTube video to find out how to pay for and watch DIsney+ abroad.
Right now, there is a feeling of emptiness. What will I stream on Disney+ in January? Is it worth keeping my subscription alive in the coming months? I am not so sure about that, but I will look around for interesting arrivals and produce articles and YouTube videos whenever I discover something interesting.