The Mandalorian is some of the best Star Wars story telling that has ever been told. It is even better than some of the original trilogy.
One of the things that I love about it is that delves deep into the Star Wars mythology, including the animated series. You don’t have to know all that background to enjoy the stories, but there is extra benefit if you do.
The second season starts of very strong. I loved the peek into the culture of the Sand People. They were always one of my favourite races and I loved how that story was used to speak into modern prejudice.
This season continues the quest of the Mandalorian to get what has popularly called “Baby Yoda” to his people. We do eventually find out his real name.
The quest brings them to a surviving Jedi, one who had not appeared in the movies, but had been an important part of the Clone Wars series.
One of the highlights was the return of Boba Fett. His greatness was only hinted at in the movies. Here he becomes a major character with plenty of depth. Seeing the Mandalorian and Boba Fett fighting side by side was absolutely amazing.
This brings us to the conclusion of the season. A call had put out to any surviving Jedi to see if they would train the child. Unfortunately, the child had been captured.
A daring rescue attempt was mostly successful until the attack of the Dark Troopers. The rescuers needed to be rescued.
By now, most people know what had happened but if you don’t know, stop reading.
The call of the Jedi had been answered. A dark cloaked figure destroyed the Dark Troopers with his light sabre.
It was to many people’s surprise, Luke Skywalker. For those of us that are big fans of Star Wars, this was a huge moment.
But it wasn’t just that. It was the relationship between the Mandalorian and the child. This series and this season have found that incredible balance of good story-telling and incredible action.
I can’t think of a series that I have enjoyed as much in recent years as the Mandalorian.