Mandalorian season 2 episode 6 recap: Baby Yoda and Mando meet a Star Wars icon

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Mando and Grogu walk the last stretch with the windows down.

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Season 2 of The Mandalorian continued on Disney Plus Friday with episode 6 of the Star Wars show live. In the wake of Baby Yoda’s reveal last week real name and origins, former Jedi Ahsoka Tano sent Mando (Pedro Pascal) to the planet Tython. There, little Grogu can reach out through the Force, potentially connecting with a Jedi who can train him.

Episode 6 is rather creepily titled The Tragedy – we all went “uh-oh”, right? – and directed by Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn and Alita: the angel of battle) and written by series creator Jon Favreau.

Let’s climb SPOILERS mountain.

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Boba Fett reborn

After the Razor Crest lands on Tython and Grogu starts reaching out with the Force, a second ship arrives – Slav I. You might recognize this as the formidable ship of Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison). We already knew that he was alive and that he was aware that Mando had acquired his armor on Tatooine, but it was not clear when he would show up again. Turns out he decided to do it at the most dramatic moment possible.

Boba just wants this armor back and has recruited assassin Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) to help him. Last time we saw her, she had been shot in the stomach and left to die in the sands of Tatooine, but we learn that Boba was the mysterious figure who had approached her after this incident. He fixed his stomach with cybernetic parts – Star Wars technology can work wonders – and now they’re super mercenary pals.

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Boba Fett says hello to the Empire.

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Boba and Fennec’s negotiations for armor are interrupted by the arrival of Imperial troop carriers, forcing them to kick all kinds of butt. Boba initially destroys the Stormtroopers in a Tusken Raider outfit (it turns out the gaffi staff is quite effective), but decides to prevent further negotiation and grabs his armor from the Razor Crest.

Read more: The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 6 is what we’ve been waiting for

Good thing too, as an Imperial cruiser destroys Mando’s ship with an orbital strike soon after. bye Bye Razor crest, you were basically Millennium Falcon on that show and we will miss you.

Reunited with his armor, Boba finds his killing power increased to 11 and becomes the Boba Fett we’ve always dreamed of (hopefully he will overcome his one weakness – the blind swinging sticks). He easily wipes out the Stormtroopers and uses a rocket to take down the two fleeing troop carriers.

Boba looks so cool throughout this episode – his Tusken-style black robes make him look like a warrior monk, and then he puts his iconic armor on it. It hangs a bit awkwardly sometimes, but Hasbro better get this action soon!

Jango’s past

“I’m a simple man who crosses the galaxy, like my father before me,” Boba says of his motivations, mirroring his father’s line Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones (and Luke Skywalker’s line at the Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi).

He looks more like his father than most sons, since he’s a Jango clone. Decades before the events of The Mandalorian (shortly after The phantom menace), the late bounty hunter was recruited by Count Dooku to serve as a genetic model for the clone army used by the Galactic Republic, as part of Darth Sidious’ extremely complicated plot to wipe out the Jedi.

Part of Jango’s payment was an unchanged clone that he could raise as his son, but the elder Fett was killed by Jedi master Mace Windu during the Battle of Geonosis. After that, Boba tried to get revenge on Windu and gained infamy as a bounty hunter in the years that followed during Season 2 of The clone wars.

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A Stormtrooper unleashes a heavy E-Web repeating blaster on Fennec Shand.

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During this show, the shady Mandalorian Prime Minister Almec sacked Jango and Boba as contenders, not real Mandalorians. This episode confirms that the sordid traitors who s’allier with Darth Maul aren’t the best sources of information, as Boba reveals that Jango was a foundling who received his armor from the Mandalorians – just like Mando – and fought in the Mandalorian Civil Wars.

This is similar to the events of the comic book series Jango Fett: open seasons, but it’s not canon anymore. Still, it’s a great read and offers a possible version of the events Boba is referring to – I suspect Lucasfilm subtly picks and chooses elements from the old Legends continuity to fit into the canon.

Boba repainted Jango’s blue and silver armor a camouflage-friendly green, but it’s probably not the original helmet. The younger Fett blew up this helmet after using it to lure Mace Windu into a trap during the Clone Wars (unless the one that blew up was a fake).

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Mando brings Grogu to the vision stone on Tython.

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Calling all Jedi

On the stone he sees, Grogu goes into a trance as he stretches with the Force and a force field (Force) prevents Mando from winning when the action begins. It is not known if he managed to contact Jedi or other Force users.

Currently, we know Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa are there. Ezra Bridger of Rebels is probably alive, and we don’t know what happened to Cere Junda or Cal Kestis after the events of Jedi: fallen order (which took place before A new hope).

Unfortunately, Imperial Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) sends his Black soldiers to snatch the vulnerable Grogu before Mando and his new buddies can reach the little guy. We had only that before an overview Dark Troopers – who were first seen in the 1995 non-canon video game Dark Forces – but this is our first look at them in live action. They are scary and I can’t wait to see the good guys fight them.

Gather allies

Unfortunately, the Razor Crest was completely destroyed by the Imperial Cruiser explosion. Mando only collects the beskar staff he will probably use it to face Gideon and the Grogu gear lever love so much, and seems quite disheartened by the loss of the little guy,

However, Boba decides to charitably interpret the deal he made for his armor, believing that he and Fennec must stay with Mando until Grogu is safely returned. This is the coolest result possible; it looks like his time in the Sarlacc made him a nicer guy than he was in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi (although you can say he honored his agreements with Darth Vader. and Jabba the Hutt in these cases).


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Le trio revient à Nevarro dans Slave I, et on apprend que la médaille Cara Dune (Gina Carano) obtenue du pilote de la Nouvelle République était en fait un badge, faisant d’elle cette jeune maréchal du gouvernement sur la planète.

Mando demande son aide pour faire sortir Mayfield (Bill Burr) de prison – il purge une peine de 50 ans après avoir Bouton trahi et s’est retrouvé piégé sur un bateau-prison de la Nouvelle République. L’ancien tireur d’élite impérial pourra aider à localiser le croiseur de Gideon.

C’est une équipe assez impressionnante que Mando assemble. Peut-être donner Ahsoka Tano et Bo-Katan Kryze un cri aussi?

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Moff Gideon nous fait un petit sourire satisfait de super-vilain.

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Dark Vador, Mark 2

À bord du croiseur, Gideon se tient sur le pont et regarde dans l’hyperespace – le genre de pose que Vador utilisait à l’époque de sa gloire. Entre cela et son armure noire, il semble que Gideon se dessine pour être le prochain Vader (il n’aspire probablement pas à être un garçon croustillant comme Vader).

Grogu jette les Stormtroopers autour de sa cellule, jusqu’à ce que Gideon entre et se moque de lui avec le sabre noir (il semble que Grogu essaie de l’attraper en utilisant la Force). Le jerkface impérial a le petit garçon assommé, et les troupes ont mis de minuscules chaînes sur le petit Grogu – apparemment, ils reviennent à Dr Pershing afin qu’il puisse récolter plus de cellules fortes de Force.

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Grogu aime ce changement de bâton.

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Oeufs de Pâques et observations

  • « Je ne donne allégeance à personne. » La réplique de Boba nous rappelle qu’il est un mercenaire, nous ne devons donc pas lui faire entièrement confiance. C’est un peu le cas pour tout le monde dans cette émission, cependant – Mando continuera sans aucun doute à surveiller ses arrières.
  • Fennec a Grogu en ligne de mire lorsque Boba négocie avec Mando, mais il est probable que son tir aurait rebondi sur le champ de force.
  • Boba a volé très près du croiseur impérial alors qu’il suivait les Dark Troopers – pourquoi n’a-t-il pas fait exploser Slave I du ciel? Il était probablement masqué par les scanners et il évitait toutes les fenêtres.
  • « Ils sont de retour. L’Empire, ils sont de retour. » La surprise de Boba en voyant le croiseur met en évidence le profil bas que le vestige impérial a gardé.

Consultez mes récapitulatifs pour tous les œufs de Pâques du Mandalorien et les références importantes de continuité de Star Wars:

Rejoignez-nous pour plus d’oeufs de Pâques et d’observations vendredi prochain, après épisode 7 de The Mandalorian saison 2 arrive à Disney Plus.

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