After a solid week of Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker discourse, yet another flame war between fans and critics who think it’s either amazing or terrible, just like the last two before it, I am happy to report that the actual best thing Star Wars is doing right now, The Mandalorian, just had an epic season finale that shouldn’t make anyone mad.
Perhaps that’s too much to hope for on the internet these days, but The Mandalorian has kind of filled this void in the Star Wars universe from the start, mostly due to the talent of the cast and directors involved, and also because it’s far removed from the Skywalkers and Palpatines of the “big” storylines. The biggest critique you could make of The Mandalorian this season was that it got a bit too repetitive and procedural at times, but that has not been the case for these last two weeks here, as the saga of Baby Yoda and Mando is front and center in today’s season finale.
The episode is the longest of any to date, although that just means a more traditional ~42 minutes or so rather than the 27-35 we’ve been getting. And to talk about any of it, including some of its sizable reveals, we need to move into spoiler territory.
As expected, the IG unit is what helps save the day after Kuiil is killed and Baby Yoda is captured by two Stormtroopers who are voiced by Jason Sudeikis and Adam Pally, whom we immediately hate because they hit Baby Yoda a few times. Don’t worry, IG murders promptly them.