“The Mandalorian” Season 2: Is it worth the watch?

Season 2 The Mandalorian continues the story of the titular Mandalorian as he begins a new mission to protect The Child

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Season 2 “The Mandalorian” continues the story of the titular Mandalorian as he begins a new mission to protect “The Child”

Alexa Smith

Season two of “The Mandalorian” brings back the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda traveling together to exciting new adventures, new planets, meeting new characters, and a bombshell season finale.  Baby Yoda remains as adorable as ever and he keeps us on the edge of our seats till the final moments of the last episode. If you haven’t seen it yet, returning to the world of “The Mandalorian” can be a sweet escape for anyone trying to seek a retreat from pandemic-related stress or the pressure of everyday life. 

“The Mandalorian” is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau and is the first “Star Wars” live-action TV series. Favreau liked the portrayal of “The Mandalorian” because it reminded him of old westerns and samurai films that had originally influenced George Lucas, the creator of “Star Wars.” Favreau wrote the Mandalorian as a mysterious and fun character and a man of few words. 

Last season, the Disney+ sensation introduced us to a lone bounty hunter known throughout the first season as “Mando.” He was hired to retrieve “the child,” who appeared to be the same species as the Jedi Master Yoda from the popular “Star Wars” movies. Because of this, Mandalorian fans have lovingly nicknamed the child “Baby Yoda.” However, Baby Yoda’s real name is revealed in season two. 

After retrieving Baby Yoda and bringing the infant to his client in season one, Mando has a change of heart and decides he needs to rescue the child from the suspicious client. This rebellious decision leads him on an adventure to find the infant’s home. This fascinating quest is packed with tons of action and characters from all over the galaxy that continue to pursue The Mandalorian. 

“The Mandalorian” story takes place in what seems to be a galaxy in disarray and total chaos.  According to the “Star Wars” timeline, “The Mandalorian” fits in between the “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.” During this time frame, people and other species seem to be lost, including Mando. 

Season two starts off with Mando continuing his mission to return Baby Yoda to his people. The premiere features amazing battles between wild creatures and ultimately ends up in a man-versus-monster climactic showdown. But what could be the most interesting part of season two is the way the series begins to highlight characters who are non-heroes. These characters tend to be like any other people in our own world just getting by and trying their best to survive. This makes the show more relatable to everyday people. 

From there the series takes on a more Star Wars-y turn; fans of the franchise should be pleased with the progression of the story and the introduction of some well-known characters.  Each episode is represented as a chapter and packed with Mando and Baby Yoda on a new adventure in a new place. Mando slowly becomes a hero in a world that seems to have gone astray but is still in much need of hope. Mando helps to restore order and peace in the galaxy. As “The Mandalorian” would say, “this is the way.”

The second season of “The Mandalorian” is captivating from the start to the finish. I would recommend this series to anyone looking for some excitement and adventure. 

You don’t need to be a Star Wars fan to enjoy this series. It has all the jaw-dropping moments and unexpected twists and turns of any great series phenomena. The father-son relationship that develops between the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda is a force to be reckoned with and we feel it most in the season finale.  The excitement and the overall story continue to reinvigorate the overall Star Wars experience.