Here we have it, the final episode of the series, one that no doubt many people were super excited to see reach its conclusion. Much to my own surprise, it’s one I come out of with some really mixed feelings about. Not something I was expecting to say going into this one considering how positive I’ve been about the series as a whole so far.
Specifically, I’m mixed on the ending of this episode and one major choice that weirdly bummed me out. Especially considering this moment is going to be something that elates the vast majority of the fandom. But I’ll get to that further down the post. I’ll even highlight it so you can skip right to it if you want to.
Without a doubt, the second season of the Mandalorian has outdone the first in every respect. In this, the penultimate episode of the season, we take one final breather before Mando and his gang of mercenaries plan their daring rescue of Grogu from Moff Gideon. And for an episode that Rotten Tomatoes has deemed the second weakest of the series so far, I found this to be a fascinating look behind the curtain.
While there have been no bad episode of the Mandalorian this second season, there has certainly been a trend of a very exciting episode being following by a good, but not amazing one. “The Jedi” certainly continues that trend by being one of the best episodes of the show in its entirety so far. Reintroducing a much anticipated character into the show while also giving us some genuine backstory the Baby Yoda himself.
Which means that might be the last time I playfully refer to “The Child” as Baby Yoda.