We’re still having a blast with The Mandalorian here at Fangirlish. In case you missed it, check out our review of this week’s episode, “The Sin,” and then take a glimpse at what are staff thinks about the latest episode below!
1). We’re now 3 episodes into The Mandalorian. Share a gif with your overall reaction thus far.
2). What do you think about the Mandalorian culture?
Ashley: One of the things that I find fascinating about Star Wars as a whole is the expansiveness of the universe. It sucks you in because it is so intricately designed that it feels like a real place, a real culture, a real universe. The Mandalorian culture feels familial. People look out for one another, whether you share DNA or not. I love that.
Lizzie: I find it super interesting, but I don’t think it’s the most interesting thing in the show, or even close to the top. However, it has been kind of exciting to learn things little by little, and I do hope we get, if not the full explanation of how they work and how one even becomes one, at least this Mandalorian’s backstory.
Julie: I love every little glimpse we get into it – and am so curious about the helmet thing. Like they NEVER take it off? They must be really stinky under there! I also loved that they had Mando’s back, even though it meant they had to go in hiding again. I can’t wait to learn more!
3). We keep getting flashbacks to the Mandalorian’s past. How do you see his history playing into his actions?
Ashley: The child is a foundling and he is too. It’s not an accident that every time he visits The Armorer, he tells her to save some for the foundlings. This is a man who’s moved from an emotionless bounty hunter to a hero with a heart.
Lizzie: I absolutely think he’s projecting onto baby Yoda, much as the entire internet is. He didn’t just develop fatherly feelings for the cute little alien baby, no, he saw himself, the young child who lost everything and everyone, in that baby, and he couldn’t bear to be the person who causes that pain.
Julie: Oh, I think that he definitely sees himself in baby Yoda, because he was also a foundling. The Mandalorians took him in and raised him when he had no one, and now he has the opportunity to pay it forward. I hope we learn even more about his history in upcoming episodes, because I’m dying to know why his home planet was in danger and if that will make an impact on his story as an adult.
4). Have we seen the last of Greef Karga?
Ashley: I mean, it’s not like Star Wars is short of cash, but I can’t imagine that they’d spend the money to bring in Carl Weathers and not use him more extensively. He’s not going to let such a hefty bounty slip away.
Lizzie: I will bet you a fair bit of credits the answer to that is no. That’s a dangling plot thread if I’ve ever seen one.
Julie: Not at all. Mando will have a huge bounty on his head after this, so it will be all hands on deck when it comes to tracking him down.
5). What is your favorite part of this episode? Share a gif!
6). Where do you think the Mandalorian is heading with the child?
Ashley: Throw a dart at a map of the Star Wars universe and take a guess. Not a clue. It could be anywhere, but I’m curious if he’ll take him back to Kuiil.
Lizzie: I’d wager HE doesn’t know, as this wasn’t really something he planned out. But I’m actually looking forward to the adventures of this odd couple, and probably baby Yoda saving the Mandalorian’s ass a couple more times.
Julie: I have no idea! It definitely can’t be a bounty hunter hideout, because he’s on the opposing side of the guild now. Maybe his original home planet or some other safe haven that he knows about?
We have spoken.
The fourth episode of The Mandalorian airs on November 29, 2019 on Disney+.