The Mandalorian S02E01 marks the return of the popular Star Wars series from Disney+. Taking place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, The Mandalorian is essentially a space western cum samurai tale, following the exploits of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.
Season 1 revolved around titular character Din Djarin’s quest to protect the ‘Child’ – an infant that is the same species as Star Wars character Yoda. Along the way, Djarin encounters various other characters and scenarios familiar to the diehard Star Wars fans.
The Mandalorian has been universally well-received by Star Wars fandom and has been touted as a redemption of creator George Lucas’ original vision when compared to the divisive sequel trilogy.
Thus, season 2 has been much anticipated by Star Wars fandom, especially with advance news concerning the inclusion of fan-favourite characters such as Boba Fett (from the original trilogy) and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson).
By all accounts, The Mandalorian S02E01 (entitled “The Marshall”) is a good start to the new season. This time around, Djarin seeks to deliver the Child to its own kind, meaning the Jedi. And this quest leads Djarin and the Child back to Tatooine, where Djarin is informed another Mandalorian has be sighted.
At Tatooine, the duo comes across Cobb Vanth (Timothy Oliphant) who is in possession of Mandalorian armour formerly belonging to Boba Fett. As usual, the initial conflict between the two characters eventually leads to collaboration as they seek to kill a Krayt Dragon. This creature has been referenced to in the original Star Wars movie by Obi-Wan Kenobi and its bones are seen by C-3PO and R2D2.
That’s the basic plot of The Mandalorian S02E01 – like the stories in season 1, it’s simple and straight-forward but most importantly, grounded in the lore of Star Wars. There is a little surprise for fans at the end of the episode but you have got to watch it for yourself.
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