The Mandalorian Season 1 – Chapters 2 and 3/The Child and The Sin

Hello, friends! I hope you are all having a lovely day and wonderful week so far! Today we will (finally…sorry for the delay, friends) be looking at the next two chapters of the Mandalorian season one, the Child and the Sin. I am super excited to review these chapters because we finally start some, but not all, of the analysis for this show, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself, which I always tend to do…😁

However, before we begin, as always, I need to give my disclaimer that this post will have spoilers for the Mandalorian season one, chapters two and three. If you don’t want any spoilers and want just the general review information, kid caution, foul language count, and my rating, than just skip down to the end.

Now, without further ado, let us proceed! Allons-y!

Chapter Two: The Child

This chapter picks up a little bit after the first chapter ends. We see Mando and his new son (yes, Baby is his son, and no one will ever convince me otherwise) get ambushed in a canyon path, and of course, Mando saves the day with his expertise in hand-to-hand combat.

This first scene with him and the Child literally frames the show, showing us a tiny peek of where the show will be taking us, but I will get more into this later.

However, disaster strikes Mando’s ship in the form of Jawas! The Jawas in essence trash his ship and leave him unconscious in the sand when he tries desperately to hijack their sand crawler to get his parts back. This leaves him with no choice, but to return to his new found friend, who rides deranged dinosaurs, Kuiil.

Kuiil convinces Mando that he can make a trade deal with the Jawas to retrieve the parts needed to fix Mando’s ship and promises that he will take him to them. Then, we get the cutest scene in cinematic history (okay maybe not the cutest, but pretty close). Baby, eats a frog to the great disgust of his new daddy, Mando.

Yay! I finally figured out how to insert gifs on WordPress! 😉

Squeals with delight”

“Hey! Spit that out.”

Gulps down entire frog and shows satisfaction with a burp.”

The Child and Din Djarin – The Mandalorian Season 1 Episode 2

Any who, Kuiil takes Mando and the Child to see the Jawas, who turn out to be tough bargainers. In the end, they agree to give Mando back his parts if he retrieves for them the “egg.”

“There must be something else?”

*Speaking in Jawa* “We will require The Egg. Bring us The Egg.”

“The Egg? What Egg?”

Kuiil, the Jawas, and Din Djarin – The Mandalorian Chapter 1 Episode 2

To trade to receive his parts back Mando must steal for the Jawas the Egg of a dangerous creature, the Mudhorn, which is like a giant, shaggy, rhinoceros. Well, let’s just say that it doesn’t go well, and Mando ends up being tossed to and fro in the mud like a rag doll.

Just as he attempts to make his final stand, the Child sees, or maybe senses, the danger his new found daddy and friend is in. He stretches out his hand and stops the creature in mid-charge. He uses all his might and strength to “force” the mudhorn to halt, but he can only hold it for so long, and after a mighty stand, he passes out from the exertion.

The Child sees the kindness in Mando and the way he protects him, in this case, with his life, and responds to that kindness by saving the life of the man he barely knows. He doesn’t know that Mando is a bounty hunter and only found him because he has a bounty on his head, nor does he know that when they arrive back on Nevarro, Mando will hand him over to the Empire. He knows none of this, yet he gives all his power and all his strength to save the man that showed him kindness and looks out for him. But how much more beautiful is it that Jesus showed us that same love and protection, except that he knew our faults, and even when we showed him no kindness, he loved and chose to protect us anyway, just as it says in Romans 5:8.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:8 (NIV)

What a lovely symbol of God’s love found in the midst of the tumultuous Star Wars universe!

Alright, sorry, back to the story! I did warn you all that I would get into some analysis in this post! 😄

Mando, with the help of the Child (we actually do know his name now because of the newly released season two, but I will continue to call him Baby or the Child until we get there for the sake of those who do not know yet) kills the mudhorn and retrieves the Egg for the Jawas, who immediately slice it open and enjoy a messy, yolky, and a bit disgusting egg feast. However, on the up side Mando gets the parts for this ship back and with Kuiil’s help successfully puts his ship back together.

Here we say goodbye to Kuiil, for now, and watch as Mando and the now revived Child begin their journey back to Nevarro so Mando can return the Child to the client and collect his bounty, or so everyone believes. The Kid’s daring rescue with the Mudhorn may have had more of an effect on this mysterious, masked Mandalorian than anyone thinks. Luckily, I am covering both Chapters two and three in this post, so let’s get to it!

Chapter Three: The Sin

It is indeed a most interesting title for a most interesting episode, and I cannot begin to say how much I love this episode, which really sealed the deal for me liking this show, but again I do not want to get ahead of myself. Let’s just start at the beginning.

The episode begins with Mando landing back on Nevarro, and immediately he goes to the undercover imperial base and same client that we saw in the first episode.

As necessary he receives his bounty, a large container of imperial, once Mandalorian, beskar. However, then he asks a very interesting question when hears the Child cry for him when he is taken through a door by the imperial scientist. A question that a bounty hunter does not ask when delivering his bounty. A question that is not asked when the bounty is already in the hands of the client.

“What are your plans for it?”

“How uncharacteristic of one of your reputation. You have taken both commission and payment. Is it not the code of the guild that these events are now forgotten?”

Din Djarin and The Client – The Mandalorian Season 1 Episode 3

Satisfied, or maybe not so satisfied, Mando leaves, taking the beskar with him. He returns to the Mandalorian covert underground, and with the help of the Armorer, he forges with the beskar a new set of armor.

When the armorer offers to engrave the mudhorn onto his shoulder plate as his signet after hearing of how he acquired the damage to his armor, Mando refuses, remembering once again how the Kid rescued him. However, even without this signet he still gets some nice armor that indeed draws many eyes once he steps outside and visits Greef Karga again to get his next assignment.

“They all hate you, Mando, because you’re a legend!”

“How many of them had tracking fobs?”

*Scoffs* “All of them. All of them! But not one of them closed the deal. Only you, Mando. Only you, and with it the richest reward this parsec has ever seen. Please sit, my friend.”

Greef Karga and Din Djarin – The Mandalorian Season 1 Episode 3

Naturally, Greef offers him the richest of the bounties to go and hunt, but Mando only chooses those that lead him far from Nevarro. He wants to get away, far away, from something on this planet. Perhaps, it is the little Child he handed over to the treacherous Empire.

He picks his bounties and boards his ship, but he doesn’t leave. By the control panels he sees the little ball that the Child had been playing with on the way back to Nevarro. He remembers the mudhorn and the Child’s rescue, he remembers his little fuzzy head, deep eyes, and pointy ears, and he remembers his cry or plea for help to Mando as he was taken away by the Imperial scientist.

This is the scene that we have been waiting for, friends, for in this moment a little piece of the mysterious, masked Mandalorian is chipped away. We see his compassion and love for a little creature that he barely knows. It is now time for Mando to return the favor and rescue the Child from the evil he has found himself in. Perhaps, those little seeds of pacifism and compassion planted by the Duchess of Mandalore all those years ago have stuck with at least one Mando! 😉

Swiftly and without hesitation he heads back to the Empire’s undercover base, and with the use of a well-placed grenade enters to save the day. He finds Baby asleep, and it looks like something was extracted from him by the scientist, who begs Mando not to kill the Child. However, it is unclear, at the moment, what they needed from him.

In a little bundle, Mando carries Baby and escapes through dozens of Storm Troopers by any means necessary, including the use of his newest weapon, the whistling birds!

I love the picture that we get in the final scenes of this episode. I very masculine male, gently carrying, protecting, and risking his life for a small almost helpless creature. It reminds me of a verse in the Pentateuch.

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.”

Exodus 14:14 (NIV)

The Child is completely still in this scene. He is not helping Mando escape. He is doing absolutely nothing. He is simply being still. Sometimes the Lord calls us to be still so he can do the work that he knows needs to be done to get us to our next destination. We just let him hold us while we hold on for the ride, completely and utterly trusting in him. Sometimes we need to take a lesson from Baby and just be still.

Alright, once again back to the story! I just love how much you can pull out from these episodes, and yes, there is such a thing a gentle masculinity. It’s one of the things I love about this show. A big, strong Mando caring and loving for a little being five times less his size! He is definitely a dad now! 😃

I digress…once Mando makes it out of the Imperial hideout, remember those tracking fobs that all those bounty hunters had? Yep, those all start to activate, and Mando becomes completely surrounded by bounty hunters.

He tries to no avail to escape, but just when things seem hopeless, the other Mandalorians show up and come to the rescue. Mando and Baby escape to their ship where they are briefly met by Greef Karga, who tires to stop them, but we now know that nothing is going to come between Mando dad and his son. They escape and live happily ever after…until the next episode, of course! 😉


Well, there it is, the Mandalorian Chapters two and three, during which we get a glimpse into the characters of Mando and the Child, and it is amazing that we can find such compassion, gentleness, and love, the themes of Christ, in a Star Wars show that has its violent moments. All truth is God’s truth, and there is definitely some excellent truths that can be pulled out of these two episodes. His truth can be found anywhere, friends, make sure and look for it, so you don’t miss it!

My Rating: 9.5/10.0

Kid Caution: High – for violence/ages 12+

Foul Language Count: Damn and Hell

I hope that you enjoyed this review, friends! Hopefully I will be able to post on the next few chapters of the Mandalorian in the next few weeks. My next post will possibly be on Star Wars Episode II: The Attack of the Clones, but I did say possibly because I haven’t decided quite yet. There are so many excellent things to review out there! Have a fantastic rest of your week, friends, and happy 2021!

Until next time,

Time Lady of Coruscant 😉

The Mandalorian Season 1 – Chapter 1 & a Brief History of Mandalore

Hello Friends! As promised, here is my first review of the Mandalorian Season one, which will cover episode or chapter one of the show. At first, I thought about covering the entire season in one post, but after some consideration, I decided that that is way to much content to cover in one sitting. This post will not have much analysis but will instead be more informative. I will be saving all the analysis for my post on Chapter 8 once we have seen character arcs unfold!

Before we get into it, a bit of a warning is necessary. This post will have spoilers for chapter one of season one, for Star Wars: Clone Wars, and Star Wars: Rebels. I do recommend that you watch episode one before reading this review, but if you want the general review: kid cautions, foul language count, and my rating, just skip down to the end.

Well, I have given my disclaimer…let’s get right to it! Allons-y!

“I can bring you in warm, or I can bring you in cold.”

Din Djarin from The Mandalorian – Chapter 1

We are first introduced to the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin on the icy planet of Maldo Kries. There we are also introduced to his skill in hand to hand combat as he quickly clears up a rather graphic skirmish in a bar. Promptly he collects his bounty and heads off to his ship the razor crest. We are once again presented with his impressive fighting skills as he barely escapes the jaws of a giant dragon-like, water creature.

His prisoner foolishly tries to escape, as he slips below the main deck of the ship, under the excuse of “bathroom break.” Yet, his efforts are unsuccessful as Mando’s seemingly ruthless behavior is confirmed when he traps him, slipping him into carbon freeze and adding him to rows upon rows of bounties that had met the same fate.

These first few scenes introduce us to Mando as a character, but also to his lifestyle. He is a man of few words, which makes him seem some what mysterious and foreboding. In all honesty his fight skills make him seem quite barbarous and cutthroat. When I watched this first episode with my sister in early September, that is the impression I received until I saw the end…spoilers! However, is there more to this Mando than who he appears to be on the surface level? As the series progresses, we see his character unfold even more until…well…I do not want to get ahead of myself. I’ll save that for a later post. It is quite the show! 😉

After he secures his bounties, Mando returns to the planet Nevarro where the bounty hunter’s guild, of which he is a member, is based. He arrives at a cantina that looks nostalgically like the cantina in the New Hope. In any case, this is where he meets the guild leader Greef Karga. Mando receives his payment and readily wants to accept all the jobs that Greef offers him, yet Greef counters, saying that there are other guild members that need work as well. This indiscreetly shows Mando’s skill at catching criminals.

It is now that Greef offers him a secret job, which Mando refers to as “underworld,” piquing the interests of all the members in the cantina. After receiving the information from him, he sets off to find his secret client.

It is important to note at this time that this is taking place after the events of The Return of the Jedi; thus, it is after the fall of the Empire. Why is this important you ask? Because…

When Mando arrives at his clients location, he is brought in by a droid, but the real surprise comes when he is met by four imperial Stormtroopers in a large room. In the center is an old man, wearing the imperial symbol on a pendant that hangs from around his neck. Hmm…suspicious….

After a “slight” scuffle an imperial scientist comes into the room, and Mando is told of the asset that he must bring back alive at all costs. As down payment he is given beskar, which is a Mandalorian metal, that is used to make a Mandalorian’s armor. It is engraved with an imperial seal, signifying that it was taken during the Great Purge.

It is unclear what the Great Purge is, but what we do know (thanks to Wookiepedia) that it was an event in Mandalorian history that killed most of Mandalore’s people during which the Empire took beskar as spoils.

Before Mando leaves to find the asset, he visits a Mandalorian covert that he is apart of. Apparently, they are all in hiding, which took me by surprise. I will explain why in a moment.

He takes the beskar to a Mandalorian woman, who we know as the Armorer, and out of it she forges him a new shoulder plate.

The Armorer

However, what beskar is not used they save for the “foundlings.”

The foundlings are the hope and survival of the Mandalorian race. If a Mandalorian warrior discovers a child, they are to unite them with their kind or raise them as their own, acting as the child’s parent (once again thanks to Wookiepedia). Once a foundling is of age, they can become a Mandalorian or go their own way; it’s their choice.

At the sight of Imperial beskar, one Mandalorian, Paz Vizsla, becomes annoyed, and this is when we first hear reference of the Great Purge. The Armorer calms him down, and this interesting dialogue follows.

“Our secrecy is out survival. Our survival is our strength.”

“Our strength was once in our numbers. Now we live in the shadows and only come above ground one at a time. Our world was shattered by the Empire, with whom this coward share tables.”

The Armorer and Paz Vizsla – The Mandalorian Chapter 1

Here is my question: what happened to Mandalore?

If you have not watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Star Wars: Rebels, (I have not seen this show but know much about it. It is on my watchlist!) then let me catch you up on a brief history of Mandalore and its people. Spoiler warning! Skip down if you do not want spoilers for these shows!

The Mandalorians have had a long history of violence and war. However, after the Mandalorian Civil War, they were ruled by the Duchess Satine Kryze, who opposed war and violence. She kept Mandalore neutral during the Clone Wars and established the order of New Mandalorians. Thus, Mandalore flourished under her reign, even amidst the constant threat of Death Watch.

Death Watch was a terrorist organization, formed to oppose Satine’s reign and restore the Mandalorians to their old warrior ways of the past. Eventually, however, they joined forces with the Sith Lord Darth Maul (please don’t ask me how he survived…😳) to form the Shadow Collective that targeted Obi-Wan Kenobi and Satine.

Maul and his brother Savage Oppress took over Mandalore and took the Duchess captive. However, to inflict pain upon Obi-Wan for revenge when he attempted to save her, Maul murdered her with the ever mysterious Dark Saber…

“Remember my dear Obi-Wan, I loved you always…I always will.”

Satine’s sister Bo-Katan Kryze, who was formerly apart of Death Watch, betrayed Maul and after Obi-Wan’s capture, freed him while her and her forces, the Nite Owls, took back Mandalore.

She told Obi-Wan to inform the Republic of Maul’s invasion.

“Go back to your Republic and tell them what has happened.”

“That would likely lead to a Republic invasion of Mandalore!”

“Yes, and Maul will die, but Mandalore will survive…we always survive!”

Bo-Katan Kryze and Obi-Wan Kenobi – Clone Wars Season 5 Episode 16 – The Lawless

This eventually leads to what is known as The Siege of Mandalore when Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, and the 501st legion capture Maul, and Bo-Katan is made Regent of Mandalore.

Bo-Katan in her Mandalorian armor…

Unfortunately, immediately following this Order 66 is declared, Maul escapes, and the Republic transitions into the Galactic Empire. This is where Mandalore’s history ends in the Clone Wars.

Mandalore’s story picks up again in Rebels when the focus shifts from clan Kryze (Satine, Bo-Katan, and Korkie – Satine’s nephew) to clan Wren (Sabine, Ursa, and Alrich). Ursa Wren, Sabine’s mother, was in fact a member of Death Watch when they took over Mandalore under the influence of Maul, the first time.

After the rise of the Empire, Viceroy Gar Saxon was put into power of Mandalore and established the first Imperial Academy. Sabine was a student at this academy, but after helping create a weapon that could potentially destroy the Mandalorians, she felt guilty and left Mandalore and the academy while also earning the title of traitor from the Empire. Although this never actually seen in the show, this is apart of Sabine’s history (thanks to Wookiepedia…again! 😁).

While looking for Darth Maul, Sabine found the Dark Saber, which after some time she learned to wield and eventually used to unite the Mandalorians.

When she returned to her family, she convinced them of the Empire’s treachery and killed Viceroy Saxon in the process.

Mandalore is never actually visited until the fourth and final season of Rebels. After a long battle to destroy the weapon that Sabine had created at the academy, she gave the Dark Saber to Bo-Katan, reassuring her that she was the rightful leader of Mandalore.

Bo-Katan wields the Dark Saber

Thus, Bo-Katan took her place as ruler of Mandalore and its people, and that is the last we see of Mandalore and hear of the Mandalorians until the Mandalorian came out, that is…

Phew…that was anything but brief, but it is important in order to understand the context on which the first season of Mandalorian is built. Oh, and that is just an overview of Mandalore’s history. To get the full depth and incredible character arcs that are crafted into these shows, you need to watch them!

Some where in between Mandalore’s last appearance in Rebels to the Mandalorian, the Great Purge happens and the Mandalorians flee into hiding. It is not clear what happens to Bo-Katan during this time either, but we can only hope that season 2 will clear this up for us.

There is also no record of Mandalore ever blowing up via the Death Star, so why are the Mandalorians almost extinct and hiding in corners of the galaxy? Once again, hopefully season 2 will not disappoint and will provide us with some much needed answers.

And that, my friends, is why I was so taken aback when I heard that all the Mandalorians were in hiding, but if I missed anything, please feel free to comment below!

Any who…getting back to the Mandalorian, Mando leaves the covert and heads to the planet Arvala-7 where he meets one of my favorite characters of season 1, Kuiil and his deranged T-Rex.

Kuiil riding his deranged T-Rex

Kuiil claims that he has watched many bounty hunters seek the asset but fail to capture it all the same. However, he has faith in Mando and after teaching him how to rid a deranged T-Rex, which is actually called a blurrg, he leads him to the encampment where the bounty is.

He does indeed find the “quarry” down in that encampment, but first he comes in contact with a bounty droid named IG-11. This droid really surprised me, but I won’t get ahead of myself. Together they are a dangerous duo and take out the whole band of pirates that inhabit the facility in an excellent fight scene that makes you want to YAWP at the end of it!

Immediately, following this, they find the asset…otherwise known to the world and internet as Baby Yoda or The Child…

“Wait, they said 50 years old…”

“Species age differently. Perhaps it could live many centuries.”

Din Djarin and IG-11 – The Mandalorian Chapter 1
The Child’s first appearance

This is when the first step in Mando’s character arc begins. IG-11 is going to kill Baby when Mando saves him and shoots IG instead. It is a very intense scene, and you almost can see the compassion in his eyes through his helmet.

The episode ends with Mando holding out his hand to the Child as Baby reaches up to grasp his finger.

Perhaps this mysterious and seemingly ruthless Mandalorian has more to him than what he seems to be on the surface. We will definitely see his character grow as the season progresses, and most certainly through the currently on going season 2.

My Review:

This first episode of the Mandalorian introduces us to Din Djarin and takes us back to the galaxy we all know and love after the fall of the odious Empire. Here is my review of this episode:

9.5 out of 10.0 – Excellent Content!

Kid Caution: High/12+ with Parental Guidance because of violence

Foul Language: Coward…other than that – None

This is a great first episode to set off an epic season! I would recommend this show to anyone looking to watch something extraordinary. Good, clean television is hard to come by these days so strap in and soak up the action, adventure, and the baby Yoda cuteness!

Well, that is all for now, friends! I hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to drop a comment below! I will review the next episode(s) of Mandalorian season 1 in the next week or two, so please stay tuned…

Until next time,

Time Lady of Coruscant 😄