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The Mandalorian: Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter 3: The Sin” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)

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The Mandalorian is back with Baby Yoda and with going through so much with this child, and in life, so comes the question if he can just hand them over.


Directed ByDeborah Chow
Written ByJon Favreau
Air Date (Disney+)11/22/2019
Introduced This Episode
ArmorerEmily Swallow
Heavy InfantryTBD

Recap

The Riches From The Sin: The Client, The Armorer, Heavy Infantry, The Mandalorian, Greef, The Child

The Armorer (Emily Swallow) talking to the Mandalorian
The Armorer (Emily Swallow)

Though the Mandalorian has only known the child a few days, an attachment has grown. Maybe due to them being separated from their parents during an event known as The Great Purge, or not being comfortable with the client, someone who reeks of the empire, wanting this child for reasons unknown. Which, when it comes to bounty hunters, is supposed to be one of the benefits of hiring them, they usually don’t care. So with the client being asked questions and the Mandalorian finding themselves curious, you know there is a problem.

However, while guilt haunts the Mandalorian, such a grand return, especially with so much Beskar, it brings a sense of pride. The kind that, for a people who have been forced underground, is a silver lining during a terrible time. One that, per the armorer and someone in heavy infantry armor, has it where only one of them are on the surface at a time. This doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, for surely one person can’t feed all those people, but that’s a whole other issue.

The point is, originally, despite how triggering it was to leave a child in the hands of someone evil, the Mandalorian was going to meet with Greef, get a new job, and move on.

Second Thoughts & The Grand Getaway: The Mandalorian, Dr. Pershing, Greef, The Child

But that doesn’t happen. Instead, the Mandalorian returns to the base of the client and takes the child. Someone Dr. Pershing has been protecting despite the client having some plans for the child which would require them to die. For what specifically? That isn’t gone into.

The only thing that is made clear is that, by taking the child, Greef’s hand is forced, and on top of disavowing the Mandalorian, there is the need to kill him. Not because of anything personal but with him taking payment and then taking back the bounty, it tarnishes Greef’s guild. However, between the Mandalorian being that badass we saw in episode one, and early episode two, alongside his people showing up to even the score, he escapes with the child to go who knows where.

Other Noteworthy Facts, Moments, and Random Thoughts

  • Who kidnapped the child in the first place and set them up with a full army to be protected by? Also, considering how secretive Yoda’s species is, how did a person find their homeland and escape with one of their children, considering how force-sensitive they are? Never mind, did they kill the child’s parents, perhaps their family, in order to take them?

Collected Quote(s) & .Gifs

Our secrecy is our survival. Our survival is our strength.
— Armorer

 

Review

Highlights

A Sense Of Culture

An image of the Heavy Infantry in battle.

Currently, when it comes to the Mandalorian and their people, we have bits and pieces but not the whole mosaic. We know that the Great Purge and the empire are why they are underground. We’re also made aware that Beskar, a rare metal, is very important to them, and their armor often signifies their importance in their community and their greatest kill.

On top of that, it is also made clear that their survival requires secrecy, and while they need to work to keep the clan alive, not too many can be out there, or else suspicions will arise. Yet, the same reputation which threatens their life is also what gets them work. So, needless to say, life is complicated.

Will The Mandalorian Seek To Return The Child Home?

With Baby Yoda fever leading to a lot of people making videos about the actual Yoda’s origins, and his people, finally getting a canon answer about who these green people are, where are they from, why they are force sensitive, even as what could be babies, is of great interest. For with Yoda being one of the most identifiable Star Wars characters there are, yet him being an utter mystery, this solves a 40 some odd year secret.

One that, honestly, will take away a major storyline, that could perhaps be used for a film, but thankfully isn’t since it seems, with having to think less about a general audience and more about Star Wars fans, The Mandalorian proves Disney can do right by this franchise, just as long as it doesn’t handle it like it does its homegrown productions.

 

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A Sense Of Culture - 85%
Will The Mandalorian Seek To Return The Child Home? - 89%

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