In The Mandalorian, the Disney+ original series, we find Mando (Pedro Pascal) and Baby Yoda traveling across the galaxy to get away from the Bounty Hunter’s Guild.
(WARNING: The following content contains spoilers for those who have not seen this episode or the series in general.)
In this new episode, “Sanctuary,” Mando and Baby Yoda have found a temporary home on planet Sorgan. Once they arrived Mando immediately grows suspicious of the people around him. It all then started with Cara Dune (Gina Corano).
He suspected that Dune was one of the bounty hunters, so they had a brawl. However, after cooling off he discovered that she is a former Rebel soldier and a mercenary.
Later on, they discover that Klatoonian raiders have been stealing harvests from a tranquil fishing village. In addition, they left a big mess when they started blasting everything. Now, Mando and Dune have to recruit the villagers to fight off the raiders and keep their children safe.
This episode had a pleasing change to the Star Wars franchise. In the movies, I generally see women as someone like Leia (Carrie Fisher) or Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). Those people were spies and leaders. With Cara Dune, we had a character with a whole new backstory.
Dune used to work as a bodyguard for politicians who would make up the New Republic. Knowing that she didn’t sign up for this, Dune left the Rebellion to become a mercenary along the fringes of the galaxy, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
I’ve also seen more cuteness from Baby Yoda. He started to feel happy in the village and the kids started to adore him. But still, it was the most impressive when he used The Force on the “Mudhorn” in episode two.
Lastly, I got hear more of Mando’s backstory in the episode. He explained why he cannot take his helmet off in front of others and that his parents died when he was very young. He took his helmet off in private, but I have yet to see the face of Mando. It became interesting to hear more about Mando from him and not just his memories from the previous episodes.
All in all, “Sanctuary” was a compelling episode and The Mandalorian is worth watching.
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