Science Fiction

Watched The Mandalorian S2E2

Watched The Mandalorian from Disney+

The Mandalorian is a TV series starring Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, and Gina Carano. The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

Frankly, a bad episode.

I suspect the writers didn’t have quite enough plot this season and are dragging their feet, turning elements of the story that should have been ten second cuts into full episodes. Another meaningless episode, this one I suspect not even setting up anything important to the story that couldn’t have been conveyed without the use of an entire episode (two facts stand out, a small piece of background about the Mandalorian telling us he’s a Good Guy and a fan service appearance). What a waste of storytelling time.

What I took from the episode was the moral ambiguity of both the Mandalorian and The Child, thanks to a relatively pointless short scene at the beginning and a running gag through the show. They seem to be chaotic neutral.

Really hate the mechanic character they’ve latched onto as their conveyor of plot contrivance and exposition. Poorly written and overacted.

I’m not a Star Wars fan so I am here for the storytelling, and have little sympathy for just playing around in the world. If episode 3 continues to be a waste of time I’ll reconsider whether the show is worth watching.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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