The Mandalorian Chapter 16: The Best Star Wars…Ever?

**S P O I L E R S**

Spoilers ahead. So many spoilers ahead.

Even the episode title spoils a little bit: “The Rescue.”

Mandalorian Chapter 16 picks up where 15 left off: Moff Gideon has captured Grogu and is whisking him away in shackles to some unknown destination. Mando has Gideon’s coordinates and has joined forces with Cara Dune, Boba Fett (!), and Fennec Shand. He still needs to add some firepower before taking on Gideon and his Dark Troopers. There’s a Mandalorian by the name of Bo-Katan available, and she has her own grudge against Gideon, so it stands to reason Mando will reach out to her.

He does. There’s just something about seeing Mando and Boba Fett stride in, armored up, and seeking out their allies in a darkened cantina that’s chill-inducing. This is the Star Wars we’ve waited for since Rogue One, at least. It’s a Western. It’s a war picture. It’s a buddy picture. It’s a chase. It’s a heist. It’s a plan unfolding across a chaotic galaxy full of technological and mystical magic. And it just looks cool.

This was far from the last or greatest such moment in what may well be the best Star Wars anything ever produced.

The Star Wars avenger team hatches a plan, and it’s clear as their plan unfolds on-screen that Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have had a plan to get the story to this point and this time with this objective since before they aired a single episode. The Mandalorian was planned from the beginning, meticulously, with the fans, the story, and the legacy in mind. This alone sets it apart from the sequel trilogy, which had no plan, no heart for the fans, and no clear purpose in mind. Via – PJ Media

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