Ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your jetpacks and charge up your blasters, because The Mandalorian Season 3 Ep 7 has dropped and the popular series continues for another thrilling season! After two wildly successful seasons, the show that introduced us to the adorable and mysterious Baby Yoda (yes, we know it’s technically called Grogu now) is returning for more adventures in a galaxy far, far away.
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Entitled “The Spies”, The Mandalorian Season 3 Ep 7 finally delivered to us diehard Star Wars fans – by now, all the casual viewers have dropped off – what we’ve waited for this season. The point. Yes, what exactly this middling season was all about – its focus i.e. the war for Mandalore between the returning Mandalorians and the Imperial remnant. For those of us who followed through on the events detailed in The Clone Wars and Rebels, this chapter was a huge pay-off!
The Mandalorian Season 3 Ep 7 moved quickly after Bo-Katan reunited two Mandalorian tribes to head off to Mandalore to reclaim their planet. But of course, doing so was not straightforward at all as Moff Gideon and his Beskar-armoured Dark Troopers lay in wait in a hidden base, setting a trap for our unsuspecting heroes. We also got glimpses of the Imperial plans to re-take the galaxy, which presumably would lead to the First Order as seen in the sequel trilogy, and rumours concerning the return of Grand Admiral Thrawn – who will likely be the main antagonist in the upcoming Ahsoka series.
No problems with pacing, action or audience engagement with this chapter. Though one wonders what the casual viewer would make of all this! Does this kick-ass season finale two-parter make up for the rest of a very average season? Probably not, but at the moment, we will take what good we can out of Disney Star Wars!
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