Warning: Spoilers for ‘The Mandalorian Chapter 11: The Heiress’ ahead
Season two of “The Mandalorian” finally kicks into high gear. Season one’s incredible ending promised a true connection to the animated Star Wars universe. That promise comes to fruition in “Chapter 11: The Heiress.”
The end of season one saw the return of the Dark Saber, an important item in Dave Filoni’s animated series “The Clone Wars.” The implications of this reveal and subsequent casting reveals for season two led fans to believe that season 2 would be a full crossover of the two series. Check out our full explanation of “The Clone Wars” crossover:
With Season 2 set to premiere this Friday, let’s take a look at what fans can expect from the latest adventures of Mando and The Child.
Season 2 Episode 3 introduced the live-action version of Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff,) one of the last know owners of the Dark Saber. Bo-Katan is a prominent Mandalorian character from Dave Filoni’s animated Star Wars universe. Her inclusion finally brings much needed mythology building and plot development to “The Mandalorian.”
Bo-Katan plays an important role in this episode. She, along with her crew of Mandalorian warriors, team up with Din Djarin to hijack an imperial weapons transporter and extract information about the Dark Saber from the imperial officer. Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) once again manages to steal the show, even with his short cameo.
Season two as a whole has so far managed to top the action, special effects, and visuals of season one at every turn. Bryce Dallas Howard, who directed the most boring episode of season one, returned to redeem herself by directing one of the most exciting episodes of the show’s run.
This episode of “The Mandalorian” manages to tease, thrill, and satisfy all at the same time. Bo-Katan’s quick mention of Ahsoka Tano is points to an exciting future for the show and sets up the long awaited live-action debut of a fan favorite Star Wars character.
Filmnetic Grade: A
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