The Mandalorian Episode 2 Reveals The True Nature Of Our Hero s Bounty

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The Mandalorian's gadgets don't help much in the second episode.


The [/tags/star-wars/ Star Wars] televisual extravaganza that is [/news/the-mandalorian-review-disney-plus-show-hunts-star-wars-wild-side/ The Mandalorian] continued Friday, with the [/news/when-is-episode-2-of-the-mandalorian-released-on-disney-plus/ second episode] dropping on [/news/disney-plus-streaming-service-everything-to-know-all-prices/ Disney Plus]. The premiere [/news/the-mandalorian-on-disney-plus-10-things-i-learned-from-the-star-wars-show/ taught us much] but also left us with a [/news/the-mandalorian-our-biggest-questions-from-episode-1-on-disney-plus-baby-yoda-beskar/ bunch of questions] (check out [/news/the-mandalorian-premiere-recap-disney-plus-show-piles-up-star-wars-mysteries/ my recap] if you need a refresher). Chapter 2 gave us a few answers. 
This episode, entitled The Child, was directed by [ Rick Famuyiwa] of [ Dope] fame. If you've seen the episode, join us as we dive into Spoiler Town.

After [/news/the-mandalorian-premiere-recap-disney-plus-show-piles-up-star-wars-mysteries/ taking out] his fellow bounty hunter, the Mando (we might know [/news/the-mandalorian-name-is-boba-fett-right-not-so-fast/ his real name], but it hasn't been revealed in the show yet) travels back to his ship with his quarry: an adorable baby of the late Jedi Master Yoda's species.

The Mando's attacked by a group of Trandoshan bounty hunters (the dinosaur-looking race represented by Bossk in [ The Empire Strikes Back]), but takes them down. He even disintegrates one with his Amban phase-pulse blaster (don't mess with the Mando), before spotting their tracker -- these lads were after the baby.

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Later, as he repairs his armor and tends to his wounds like a Grade A badass, the baby gets out of its pod and reaches toward one of the Mando's injuries. His gesture is almost... Forceful. We got ourselves a little Yoda-shaped [ Chekhov's Gun] right here. The Mando is having none of it, and puts the baby back in its pod. There's something very cute about this pair's near-silent interaction, too.

This shot appears in the episode, but the Mando isn't alone.

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After a gorgeous shot of the Mando stepping onto a hill with the rising sun behind him, we discover that his ship has been stripped by Jawas. These tiny junk traders are wearing dark robes, and they're clearly a bit Gothier than their Tatooine counterparts seen in A New Hope

And they just rolled up in their Sandcrawler and stole his stuff, the cheeky Charlies. We won't be having that, will we Mando?

He opens fire on the Jawas, then takes off after the Sandcrawler on foot. The baby's pod hovers behind him, but maintains a safe distance -- it must be keyed to stay close, but this seems a bit unsafe for our [ little green friend].