Spoilers: The Mandalorian Season 2 Review

Nicholas Lockwood



Even with all the chaos that was occurring last year, one streaming service known as Disney+ got people hooked in to watching many shows and movies from the corporation. One of the branches of Disney, Lucafilms incorporates large amounts of the Star Wars Universe, which means that all the previous Star Wars movies and shows appear on Disney+. One of the shows that was being developed during most of the year was the Mandalorian. 

The Mandalorian, is an exclusive show on Disney+ that is mostly known as a space Western show. It carries the elements of Star Wars, while also having thematic elements of Western movies. The show follows a character known as Din Djarin, a Mandalorian bounty hunter that eventually stumbles upon and takes care of The Child, otherwise known as Grogu or “Baby Yoda” in online terminology. The Mandalorian goes on several adventures across the galaxy on newly shown planets in the Outer Rim Region of the Galaxy, where crime is rampant and lawless is widespread. The Mandalorian also stumbles upon other characters in the story, including side characters Cara Dune and Greef Karga. It also focuses on antagonists like Moff Gideon from the previous season. So, with a lot holding upon the greatness of the first season, does the second season hold up?


The Mandalorian throughout the show continues an impressive journey throughout the Outer Rim, while also defending The Child, which will eventually be revealed to be known as Grogu. Djarin goes on several different individual planets. Each planet he travels to in the story, including Tatooine and Trask. Individual desert planets, to tropical planets meaning that every episode gives a lot of variety. The characters in the story develop throughout, and old-characters have cameos throughout the season.

One of the most popular characters that shows up in the storyline is Ahsoka Tano, a popular character from the Clone Wars and Bo Katan-Kryze, another popular character from the same show. There is also a large amount of throwbacks related to other characters in the show, and references to past characters which will make fans happy. Many would wonder if that is fan service, and unlike other movies in Star Wars, each previous character does have an impact on the plot, and a meaningful place in the writing that it would be difficult to say that it was purely for fan-service. 

The story and development of Din Djarin is extremely well done. He starts off as a hardcore religious Mandalorian, vowing to never take off his helment and follow the Creed that was instilled to him at a very young age. However, throughout Season 2, he develops more personal attachments, and the Creed, while meaning something to him doesn’t always need to affect his personal ability to take off his helmet or follow any other extreme form of religion. The conflict within the show is incredibly well done with being on viewer’s being on the edge especially in the final episodes of the season. The show brilliantly makes the conflicts connect with each other, which for other shows in Star Wars is extremely difficult. This means that world-building is done, and every part of the galaxy feels connected in some way. Lastly, the show graphics and other elements are done very well, and look absolutely stunning. The CGI and the characters look polished, and there seems to be any barely noticeable flaws.


To conclude, this season is an example of the direction that Star Wars should be going in. It is incredibly well-planned, unlike the Sequel Trilogy from Disney, the acting is fantastic, and while there are some parts of the show that can be slow, it can be great to watch with the family. 

Final Score: 9.5/10