THE MANDALORIAN S2


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Season 2, Episode 1
Chapter 9: The Marshal

Open on Mando walking with The Child to meet with Gor Koresh (John Leguizamo), who has information on the location of another Mandalorian who can help him return the Child to its own kind. However, it was a setup as Gor merely wanted his Beskar armor. Mando kills all of Gor’s henchmen and manages to get the location of the other Mandalorian – on Tatooine in the city of Mos Pelgo. Mando leaves him hanging for the creatures of the night.

They fly to Tatooine and land at Peli Motto’s garage. Mando decides to leave the Razor Crest with Peli (Amy Sedaris) for repairs. He asks her where Mos Pelgo is, and she tells him it is an old mining settlement far away from Mos Eisley. She tells him it would not be safe to fly his ship out there. He asks to borrow her speeder bike. He takes the Child across the desert with him to Mos Pelgo. Along the way, they camp with a small group of Tusken sand people.

The two arrive in town just like an old western. All the townsfolk come out to their doors to see the strangers setting foot in their faraway town. Mando stops into an empty saloon and asks the bartender if he has seen anyone who looks like him. The bartender tells him that the only other person in town with armor like his is “the marshal.” A man then arrives wearing Boba Fett’s armor. He offers Mando a drink, sits down, and immediately removes his helmet. He tells Mando that his name is Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant). He bought the armor from some Jawas. Enraged, Mando demands he remove the armor or he will kill him. Not one to be intimidated in his own town, Cobb prepares for a standoff, but the earth suddenly quakes.

Outside, the people are running to their homes to get indoors and the source of the quake draws closer. It is giant sand leviathan that charges through the town’s sand road and eats a bantha before leaving. Cobb tells Mando it is a krayt dragon. The Mandalorian armor has helped Cobb to protect the town from invaders, and if Mando helps thm to kill the krayt dragon, he will relinquish the armor to him. Mando accepts.

Cobb takes Mando to the cave where the creature dwells. Along the way, Cobb retells how the story of the fall of the Galactic Empire was widespread. But, immediately after the news broke, with no further imperial interference, Mos Pelgo’s Mining Collective took over and turned the town into a slave colony. As he escaped that night, Cobb grabbed the only thing he could – a container from a mining vehicle. After wandering the desert, Cobb faints but is picked up by Jawas, who give him water and open the container. It had silicox crystals in it, which he exchanged to them for the Mandalorian armor he saw hanging on their display. Afterward, he returned to Mos Pelgo and used the armor to take out the mining collective singlehandedly. From that day on, he was the marshal of Mos Pelgo.

As they approach an underpass between cliffs, a pack of wompdogs surround them. Mando calls out in the Tusken language, and the owners reveal themselves. He finds out that they want to slay the dragon as well, and they can take them to its lair. While camping, a Tusken offers Cobb a cactus drink, which Cobb refuses. Though angry with each other, Mando explains that fighting amongst themselves will only get them all killed.

The next morning, they stakeout at the dragon’s lair – an abandoned Sarlacc cave. The dragon only comes out to eat. The sooner it eats, the sooner it retreats back to its cave. The Tuskens bring a bantha to the cave so it can eat as soon as it comes out. But the dragon eats the Tusken instead. Mando suggests a different plan. While strategizing a plan, Cobb realizes the dragon is much larger than he had thought. Mando suggests having more people to shoot at the dragon to get it to charge out of its cave. Cobb asks where those numbers are coming from. Mando tells him he volunteered the citizens of Mos Pelgo. They return to prepare the people.

Enraged at the idea of working with the Tuskens, who constantly raid their town, the people of Mos Pelgo refuse. Mando explains that he brokered an agreement with the Tuskens that if they succeed in slaying the dragon, no Tusken will raise a blaster against the town unless “you shoot first.” They reluctantly agree.

At the dragon’s lair, the team plant charges in the sand in an effort to blow up the dragon from underneath. Once that is done, two Tuskens call into the cave to wake the dragon and draw it out. Unfortunately, it eats one of them and begins to retreat. The townsfolk begin shooting at the dragon, enraging it to come out further. It makes it far enough to blow the charges just as it spits burning green venom from its mouth. The charges do not even pierce its underbelly, and the dragon burrows through to the top of the mountain. Cobb and Mando take to the air to engage it while the ones on the ground scramble, unsure of what to do.

Mando notices a bantha carrying explosives and gets an idea. He has Cobb launch his rocket to get the dragon’s attention, then launches him by setting off one of his jets. Mando lets the dragon eat him and the bantha as the dragon disappears underground, but then shows up once again as Mando flies out of the mouth, using his stun bayonette to generate an electric shield around himself. Once out of the dragon, he detonates the explosives, killing the dragon.

All are saved, and only 2 banthas got killed. Cobb returns the armor to Mando and wishes him well. Mando heads back to Peli Motto, as an older figure watches from above. A mark on the character’s head matching the dent on the Mandalorian helmet is indicative that he is Boba Fett.

 

Season 2, Episode 2
Chapter 10: The Passenger

On the way back from Mos Pelgo, Mando and The Child are ambushed by several bounty hunters. They destroy his speeder bike, but are picked off one by one. The last one holds The Child hostage and offers to exchange it for Mando’s jetpack. He agrees and makes the exchange. As the bounty hunter runs away, Mando remotely activates the jetpack from his write unit and sends the hunter flying. The jetpack returns to Mando alone. He continues on foot back to Mos Eisley.

Mando returns to Mos Eisley with Fett’s armor, and no information about the location of another Mandalorian. He meets with Peli Motto in the cantina. She is gambling against Dr. Mandible, a human-size ant. He has a contact who can tell him where to find some Mandalorians. As they cook the krayt dragon meat, Peli returns to inform Mando that a Mandalorian covert is nearby in the same sector. It is unknown if this is one of the Mandalorians who survived Nevarro. In return for this information, the contact requests passage to the system on the Razor Crest, and they must be transported without using hyperdrive. Mando reluctantly agrees, and is introduced to The Passenger, a humanoid amphibian (called “Frog Lady” on screen).

She is transporting her eggs to her husband on the estuary moon of Trask in the gas giant Kol Iben so that they can be fertilized. If they are transported through hyperspace, they will die. She says that her husband has seen Mandalorians on Trask. The crew board the ship and leave Tatooine.

With no light speed, Mando sets the course for Trask and gets ready to rest while The Child secretly indulges in eating one of The Passenger’s eggs. Mando scolds The Child and takes him for his nap. He wakes up to an alarm as two X-Wing fighters approach and demand he activate his transponder. Mando attempts to deflect the requirement under New Republic jurisdiction, but is asked to “send a ping” to help them “sweep for Imperial holdouts.” Mando sends the ping, and the X-Wings lock into attack formation. They found out about his involvement with the extraction of The Prisoner in Chapter 6. He is ordered to follow them to their command post.

Mando flees to a nearby ice planet. The pilots threaten to fire on him if he does not stand down. Mando manages to lose the X-Wings, but crashes into an underground ice cave. Mando and The Passenger wake up and notice the damage to the ship. Mando explains that they will fix the hole in the ship in the morning. The Passenger objects, but since Mando does not understand her, they cannot communicate. The Passenger uses an inactive bounty hunter droid to interpret her language to Mando. She explains that these eggs are the last of her life cycle, and the last of her species. Trask is the only planet that is hospitable to her species. Their predicament cannot wait until morning as the time for her eggs to be fertilized is limited. Mando goes out and works on the ship.

The Passenger takes a trip into the caves and finds a hot spring where she places her eggs to keep them warm. Mando finds her and demands that they leave the cave immediately. At the same time, The Child discovers one of many eggs in the cave. He opens it up to reveal a baby ice spider, which he eats. At that point, all the eggs begin hatching and hundreds of ice spiders appear.

The spiders chase the three back to the Crest and hold them up inside. As it looks to be at its worst, the spiders begin taking shots from an unseen source. When it is safe enough for him to go outside, Mando sees that it is the two X-Wing pilots who had tracked his location.

After taking out the last one, the pilots explain that even though Mando had illegally abducted The Prisoner, he also apprehended three culprits from the wanted register, and protected a correctional corps lieutenant. While he should be arrested, the pilots concede that “these are trying times,” and allow Mando to fly freely once he fixes his transponder.

Mando fixes up the ship enough to get it to space. The three head for Trask with The Passenger lovingly clutching her remaining brood as The Child consumes one last egg.

 

Season 2, Episode 3
Chapter 11: The Heiress

On their way to Trask, an alarm wakes up the three in the cockpit. Without the automatic landing feature, Mando drops the Crest into the planet’s orbit manually and has The Passenger hold a lever to keep the ship stable. The Crest lands in the bay.

The Crest is hoisted out of the bay and Mando asks a Mon Calamari dock worker to fix it. The worker says he can only make it fly. The Passenger finds her husband, who directs Mando to an inn when asked about others “of his kind.” Mando and The Child arrive and sit down. He asks the waiter if he knows of others like him. The waiter says he knows someone who might help. A Quarren sits and tells Mando he can sail him to others of his kind. Mando takes to the sea with a crew led by the Quarren’s brother. On their way, the captain shows Mando and The Child the feeding of a mamacore creature in the ship’s hold. He then knocks The Child and Mando into the mamacore cell in order to get the Beskar armor. A trio in Mandalorian armor arrive and save them. While Mando is speaking to them, the three remove their helmets.

The leader, Bo-Katan (Katee Sakhoff), tells him that the armor has been in her family for generations. She is of Clan Kryze, born on Mandalore and a fighter in The Purge. She identifies Mando as a Child of The Watch, which she calls “a cult of religious zealots that broke away from modern Mandalorian society to re-establish the ancient way.” Mando says that the only way is the Way of the Mandalore, before taking off in disgust. The three leave and destroy the ship while Mando returns to the town, still without information about other Mandalorians.

Quarren ambushes Mando and The Child for killing his brother. Again the trio saves them and offers to at least buy him a drink.

In the cantina, Bo-Katan explains their rebellion so that she may take her throen to re-establish Mandalore. Mando tells her that he is returning The Child to the Jedi. She tells him she can lead them to a Jedi, but they need his help to steal a shipment of weapons from an Imperial freighter before it can leave the planet’s atmosphere. Mando agrees and leaves The Child with The Passenger and her husband. He watches as an egg starts to hatch.

The four attack the freighter, easily taking out StormTroopers with little assist from Mando. The commander (Titus Welliver) orders the pilots to begin climbing before leaving the atmosphere. He orders the troops on the lower deck cargo hold to hold the Mandalorians off until they can make the jump to hyperspace. The Mandalorians are trapped in the cargo control area, where they immediately open the hatch and suck all the troops out into the air. Bo-Katan has a radio standoff with the commander and tells him that they are taking the ship, much to Mando’s surprise. She tells Mando that she needs something if she is to rule Mandalore and the commander knows where it is. When he tells her she has changed the terms of the deal, she smiles at him and says, “This is The Way.” As the three walk off and don their helmets, Mando looks on with deep suspicion.

The commander speaks to Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and requests backup. Moff Gideon tells him that backup is not an option, and tells the commander he knows what to do. “Long live the Empire,” Gideon says. The commander nods his head, kills both pilots, and steers the ship into a kamikaze nosedive. With significant altitude loss, the four are being held off by several StormTroopers. Mando runs toward the Storm Troopers, taking several hits, and manages to throw two grenades at them, taking them all out. The four make it to the cockpit and subdue the commander long enough to level the ship. Bo-Katan demands the location of the DarkSaber. The commander tells her she knows where it is. She demands Moff Gideon’s location. The commander bites down on an electric capsule and dies. With no more threats and their mission complete, Mando demands the location of the Jedi. She tells him to take The Child to the city of Calodan on the forest planet of Corvus, where he will meet Ahsoka Tano. She tells him to drop her name and thanks him for his bravery. When she says, “This is The Way,” Mando now appropriately responds, “This is The Way.”

Mando leaves the ship on his jetpack and returns to pick up The Child. The Passenger and her husband marvel at their newborn. Mando returns to a barely repaired ship. As they begin to leave, and octopus-like creature crawls out of nowhere and descends on The Child, but Mando catches it, kills it, and feeds it to him. The Crest jumps to light speed.

Season 2, Episode 4
Chapter 12: The Siege

The Razor Crest stalls in space, and Mando and the Child work together to start up the engine again. They fail. Mando decides to make a pit stop on Nevarro to have the ship repaired.

On Nevarro, a cantina is being robbed. Cara Dune stops them. A meerkat creature imprints on Cara for saving it, but she leaves it some food as she leaves.

Mando arrives n Nevarro and manages to land the ship. He is greeted by Cara and Greef Karga (Carl Weathers), who orders the repairs be done and Mando’s chip and gleefully greets The Child (who saved his life in Chapter 9). As they walk through town, Greef and Cara show Mando how it has changed since the Stormtroopers left. Cara is now Marshal Dune, and a school is open, where lessons are being taught by a 3PO droid. Greef seats the Child in the classroom in front of a girl with hair like Rey. The Child is intrigued by a classmate’s snacks. The classmate refuses to share, so The Child uses the Force to take the snacks.

Greef takes Mando to see Mythrol (the first bounty of the series), who is now working off his debt as Greef’s bookkeeper. Cara asks that they speak business. Mando only wishes to repair his ship, which Greef says means he will have free time to help them with a mission. Cara shows him the location of an old imperial base. It has a skeleton crew but not abandoned. Greef wants the base taken out so that Nevarro can become a trade anchor for the sector, and the planet would be safe and free from the Empire.

Mythrol drives them out to the lava canyons on his speeder. Mando flies up and takes out a Stormtrooper to activate the elevator. Mythrol reluctantly joins Cara and Greef under fear of the lava tide and bribed with extra time served. When they arrive at the top, they discover that Mando has taken out another Stormtrooper. While Mythrol marvels at the Imperial vessels that could sell high on the black market, Mando reminds him that they are there to destroy the base and everything in it.

The four continue into the base, where an Imperial officer is attempting to communicate with the two troopers in the shuttle bay (that Mando just took out). Cara puts him to sleep in a chokehold, Mando shuts off all camera feeds, and Greef takes a code cylinder from the officer, saying it will come in handy. Mando leads them to the access corridor to the heat shaft. They pass by two Stormtroopers, but do not engage them. Greef has Mythrol use the code cylinder to open the door. They walk in over an active lava pit. Greef orders Mythrol to drain the coolant lines. Mythrol comments on how there is no guardrail. He uses the code cylinder to drain the coolant lines, which aggravates the lava. He tells them, “She’s gonna blow! We gotta get out of here!” The four make their way through, avoiding Stromtroopers where they can. They encounter two imperial scientists purging the drives, who draw on them. One yells to the other, “Destroy it!!” The other scientist shoots the control panel as Mando, Greef and Cara shoot at the scientists, taking them both out. They manage to enter the science vault. They see several bodies suspended in stasis pods. Cara determines that the base was not military, but a lab. Mando comments that he doesn’t like this.

Mythrol accesses a recording of Dr. Pershing from Chapter 2, relaying to Moff Gideon that he could only draw so much blood from The Child without killing it. This reveals to Mando that Gideon is still alive and after The Child, so he rushes back to get him, leaving Greef, Cara, and Mythrol to save themselves.

As they escape on an imperial transporter that destroys Mythrol’s speeder, several TIE Fighters attack as the base is overrun with lava and is destroyed.

The TIEs take out the transporter’s deck shooter, but the three are saved by Mando in the fully repaired Razor Crest with The Child safely strapped in, still eating the cookies from school.

As Greef thanks Mando for his bravery, Cara is approached by a rebel fighter who served on Alderaan. He encourages her to enlist, but she turns him down.

As Mando and The Child depart en route to Corvus, a transmission is sent to an Imperial starship, where the commanding officer relays to Moff Gideon that the homing beacon was successfully installed on the Crest and transmitting.

As Gideon anticipates recapturing The Child, he looks out at two rows of clones in armor like that of Darth Vader.