The Mandalorian Episode 7 Review | It’s About Time!
The second last episode of The Mandalorian comes out just before the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Honestly, seeing how the storyline was turning out so far, we are absolutely glad how it lifted itself up. While the new (and final) Star Wars movie gets only a lukewarm response, Episode 7 of The Mandalorian did its job pretty well.
If I am to summarise it for you guys, then The Mandalorian has delivered one of if most substantial episodes yet. We all wanted something like this to happen and we are glad the episode comes out a few days earlier.
The Mandalorian Episode 7: The Reckoning
Previous three episodes were, what I believe, full of side quests as Pedro Pascal’s ‘Mando’ searches for small-time missions in order to live out his weekly episodes. Gaining just enough fuel and credits to travel to the next episode locations, all that happened was a repetition. These episodes were full of cameos and unnecessary fights. I mean, one can watch these episodes in whatever order you like.
This time, the Mandalorian storyline shifts focus to the elephant in the room: baby Yoda (I always wanted to use this combination). Previously, Mando blasts his way through a location full of Imperial stormtroopers, he had to face bounty hunters. Safely fleeing with the Client’s “small package” was his next task, assigned by his conscience. He burned the bridges just to help the baby Yoda escape the clutches of the former Empire.
Now, the new episode offered a return of all the major roles from the show; meeting up to go back to the first location, Navarro. The battle is on to decide the fate of the Child, something that is hugely important for the Empire itself. We do not know if the 50-year old child will remain a part of Season 2. If he is, I guess the show producers should do a better job at filling up middle episodes, just to give us important stuff at the end of seasons. I mean, even IGN supports my claim!
The Ugnaught is Kuiil!
In the midst of all this development, one thing we are thankful for is the name of Ugnaught who helped Mando retrieve his ship from the Jawaas. As we watch The Reckoning, we realize the reason Jon Favreau includes the backstory of Kuiil. You can call it something off How-Tos of The Walking Dead. The story, including an intense stand-off between Cara dune and Kuiil, is what it’s pointing at: an end.
Right now, we are all expecting a terrific end in the season finale of Star Wars spin-off, The Mandalorian. the episode ends at the appearance of Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon. However, we still do not know much about the Client. Luckily, now that Moff Gideon has arrived on screen, perhaps there is no need to know about the Client at all. Being a bigger role, we only have to wait for the final episode to figure out what Gideon’s role would be in writing the fate of baby Yoda and Mando.