The Mandalorian S01E03

As a somewhat casual Star Wars fan, I’m not very familiar with the culture of the Mandalorians. This one peels back the layers a little providing more insight. Mando as well as others reveal a bit in dialogue every episode. Lines like, “I’m Mandalorian, weapons are my religion” cause me to question what a Mandalorian is without his arsenal. Do they specialize in hand-to-hand combat?

I guess we will find out later. The episode is titled The Sin and it doubles in meaning. One of them I presume pertains to the quarry. While the other plays a larger role in the story and reveals more on the Mandalorian code. As a viewer, we learn more of the do’s and don’t s of what it means to be a bounty hunter. They’re not as cut and dry as they seem.

Biggest takeaway here is the importance of principles. Mando is not just some thrill seeking junky driven by greed. He has a moral compass which is questionable at times. That is what makes the show so interesting and keeps me coming back. The wild west elements really shine especially during the final act. It’s a huge standoff that is built to perfection. You won’t be disappointed with the payoff. This one gets an 8 out of 10.

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