Season 2 – Episode 2 of 8
Air date: November 6, 2020
Run time: 42 minutes
Chapter 10 – “The Passenger”
Mando and the Child are heading out on the speeder and trapped by scavengers who want to steal and kill them. A fight ensues and The Child is held at knifepoint. Mando fights his way out and then bargains for The Child’s life.
They head into town and get a lead on the location of the other mandalorians thanks to a poker game with The Mandible (lol, this giant ant in a cantina). The price to travel is to bring along a passenger with precious egg cargo that can only travel at sub lightspeed.
Mando is worried about the dangers of traveling sub-light but agrees to the mission. What follows is an adventure full of shocks and surprises. Will Mando and his cargo arrive safely or encounter danger?
This episode has everything that makes Star Wars beloved. Baby Yoda/The Child up to cute mischief by attempting to eat the cargo. Several great flight scenes involving the Razorcrest navigating various obstacles and multiple terrestrial enemies to battle.
What is missing is it doesn’t advance the central story much, but it’s a very fun and cool sidetrack mission. Season 1 had a few of these side missions and they felt like they were taking us away from the good stuff, that they were filler to keep us from the real action, but that’s not really the case here. There is almost a cross-over Alien vibe to this episode which I found extremely cool. Imagine an Alien and The Mandalorian comic? Yeah, this feels like it.
I can’t believe this was all packed in 42 minutes of run time! Love it. If Jon Favreau keeps cranking out amazing episodes like this, he should be given all the keys to the Star Wars kingdom (if he doesn’t already have most of them — at least the Disney+ keys anyway). Don’t forget Dave Filoni too as his fingerprints are certainly on, in and around this episode. Can’t wait to see what Chapter 11 brings us next week. It’s like Christmas morning every Friday.
S2:E2 Chapter 10 “The Passenger” rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Time to get into SPOILER territory. To offer additional perspective and insight, I went looking, reading and grabbed pull quotes from some other reviewers that I came across, there is no specific order otherwise below.
Reviews by Others
What do others think of The Mandalorian S2:E2 Chapter 10: “The Passenger”?
… you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead …
- Annlyel Online: “It honestly never lets up. No, the story does not veer into the ultimate plot of this season–find Mandalorians to discover The Child’s origins–but instead chooses to take a different path, featuring a nail-biting adventure that had me loosing my mind with happiness.”
- Den Of Geek: “This episode was, well, weird, in a great way. Action and absurdity piled on each other in what felt like an adventure movie. It’s not deep, and it might be polarizing, but as escapist fun, this season is off to a good start.”
- DiscussingFilm: “Chapter 10 may not turn out popular with everyone, as it does retain the episodic nature that the series is known for and could come across as kind of pointless at some points since we don’t know the full scale of what’s been presented to the audience. Despite this, the show definitely seems to be pushing for more than just single episodic tales. It finds a balance of humor and distress that fits just right with the genre play”
- filmdecrypter: “With The Passenger being little more than a transitionary episode, the best description for it at the moment is filler. Believe me, it pains me to give that term to any episode of this show.”
- Nerds On Earth: “After the explosive action of this season’s premier episode, “The Passenger” definitely feels like a pumping of the brakes. But that’s not to say it is without its merits.”
- The Cutprice Guignol: “I don’t think any show should be pumping out filler content, really, but for one like The Mandalorian, with such a tight eight-episode run, a story like The Passenger feels downright frustrating. By the time the episode comes to an end, we’re still at the same point we were when we started, and that’s frustrating given that we’re already a quarter of the way through the entire season.”
- The Sandcrawler Blog: “…is doing a great job of giving us some monsters fear. I mean fear, to the point of going back to your roots and hop like your ancestors did thousands of years ago. “
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