The first four episodes of The Mandalorian have told a greater (and more cohesive) story than the Sequel Trilogy has offered so far. The first three episodes were action galore, with a surprising amount of heart woven into the mix. Chapter Four resets the story, showing The Mandalorian at his most docile yet. But don’t let the lack of jaw-dropping moments convince you that the seriousness of this series has died down because it hasn’t. Not at all. In fact, if anything, the conclusion of the series’ fourth episode only reiterates how serious the situation is for The Mandalorian. A situation that I will elaborate further upon in my spoiler review this Monday.
There was a lot to enjoy about the fourth episode of The Mandalorian. We were finally introduced to Gina Carano’s character, a fierce ex-rebel shock trooper named Cara Dune who has a mean punch. Was her debut as fantastic as I would’ve first imagined? I have to admit, I’m a bit underwhelmed. Not to say that she wasn’t cool but her inclusion in the series felt the least natural of the major characters presented in the story so far. But the series has already hinted at the idea that we will see her again, later down the road, and with her and The Mandalorian making such a good team, it’s definitely an exciting prospect.
However, don’t let this give you the impression that I didn’t like this episode because I clearly loved it. Baby Yoda is still super cute and The Mandalorian is still cooler than ever. Chapter Four only builds upon The Mandalorian’s good-natured character and yes, it finally answers the question of whether he takes his mask off or not in a very effective way. 😉
All in all, while Episode Three is still my favorite of the series so far, Chapter Four definitely is keeping the ball rolling.
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