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"The Mandalorian" Fixes Star Wars | *FINALE REVIEW*

Warning | Spoilers ahead for The Mandalorian "Chapter 16: The Rescue"

The Mandalorian's second season has been a light in an otherwise dreary year since its premiere in October.

Critics and fans of the series and of Star Wars in general have more or less unanimously praised the show this year for taking what audiences loved about the first season, improving and expanding on it. Nearly every episode was championed as "the best one yet" upon release, and the Season 2 finale will likely be no different.

This review contains major spoilers for The Mandalorian, Chapters 1-16.

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Bill Burr Steals The Show: "The Mandalorian" Season 2, Episode 7

The Mandalorian, "Chapter 15: The Believer" (written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa) premiered Friday, December 11th on Disney Plus

With only one more episode remaining in Season 2, fans will likely be disappointed that Chapter 15 barely hits 32 minutes, excluding credits. And let's be honest, not a lot happened. "The Believer" did however unexpectedly treat us to what is probably the best dramatic performance of the series: Bill Burr (returning) as Migs Mayfeld.

Let's talk Mayfeld and breakdown the best and worst moments of The Mandalorian, Season 2, Episode 7.

Warning: this review contains spoilers.

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Grogu: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Everything you need to know about the true star of The Mandalorian

Early "Baby Yoda" concept art

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November 12, 2019 marked the series premiere of The Mandalorian, and with it, Baby Yoda's introduction to the world.

At the time, Star Wars fans were simply expecting a delightfully solid-looking new entry to the franchise. We had no idea that the show would birth a cultural phenomenon, uniting nerds and normies across the globe in unanimous adoration. That beautiful gift - that meme that keeps on meming - was none other than "the Child," aka "Baby Yoda."

For over a year the internet collectively obsessed over the little green creature while knowing close to nothing about the character. It wasn't until November 27, 2020 with the release of The Mandalorian, "Chapter 13: The Jedi" that the show finally revealed the Child's true name: Grogu.

At this rate it could be 2025 before we hear Grogu's first words or learn his favorite color. However, the show does find clever ways to tease details about the character's background and importance with each episode. And despite the showrunners' proclivity for secrecy, there is actually a lot of information with which we can at least speculate.

Popdust Presents: The Official Guide to Everything Known, or Theorized, About Grogu (Baby Yoda)

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Rosario Dawson Shines as Ahsoka | "The Mandalorian" Season 2, Episode 5​ Recap

Dawson lives up to the hype, bringing Ahsoka Tano to live action Star Wars for the first time (and we learn Baby Yoda's real name).

The Mandalorian, Season 2 Episode 5 premiered Friday, November 27 on Disney+.

"Chapter 13: The Jedi," written and directed by Dave Filoni is quite possibly the show's strongest entry to date. We learn the true origins and name of Baby Yoda and get the first appearance of lightsabers in the series. You already know from the headline that Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) is finally revealed in the episode, but be warned that this review of Season 2, Episode 5 is packed full of spoilers. Do yourself a favor, watch the episode, and come back!

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