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Review & Recap: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2, Episode 2 “Chapter 10 – The Passenger”

Review & Recap: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2, Episode 2 “Chapter 10 – The Passenger”

Mando is cruising through the desert on a speeder bike until a trap is sprung, sending him and the Child soaring through the air. After a short skirmish, where the Child’s life hangs in the balance for a moment or two, Mando begins trekking through the desert on foot, with all of his gear in tow. Before long, he’s back to civilization, seeking information on the whereabouts of his fellow Mandalorians.

Mando gets a lead and agrees to transport someone, and their spawn…yes, spawn…of planet in exchange for some information. All goes according to plan, until, of course, it doesn’t. Two X-Wings show up and a chase ensues, ultimately leaving Mando, the Child, and their shipmate stranded in a frozen wasteland that’s hiding a spine-tingling secret.

“Chapter 10 – The Passenger” is all spectacle; what the episode lacks in depth-of-story, it makes up for in visual pizzazz, but even that isn’t enough to keep viewers interested in Mando’s mission. While I found myself at the edge of my seat, for a moment, or two, come episode’s end I was left wanting more than what I received, having lost sight of the greater task at hand.

Exciting and visually impressive, but somewhat unnecessary; “Chapter 10 – The Passenger” feels more like a transitional episode than one that matters.

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Mando is cruising through the desert on a speeder bike until a trap is sprung, sending him and the Child soaring through the air. After a short skirmish, where the Child’s life hangs in the balance for a moment or two, Mando begins trekking through the desert on foot, with all of his gear in tow. Before long, he’s back to civilization, seeking information on the whereabouts of his fellow Mandalorians.

Mando gets a lead and agrees to transport someone, and their spawn…yes, spawn…of planet in exchange for some information. All goes according to plan, until, of course, it doesn’t. Two X-Wings show up and a chase ensues, ultimately leaving Mando, the Child, and their shipmate stranded in a frozen wasteland that’s hiding a spine-tingling secret.

“Chapter 10 – The Passenger” is all spectacle; what the episode lacks in depth-of-story, it makes up for in visual pizzazz, but even that isn’t enough to keep viewers interested in Mando’s mission. While I found myself at the edge of my seat, for a moment, or two, come episode’s end I was left wanting more than what I received, having lost sight of the greater task at hand.

Exciting and visually impressive, but somewhat unnecessary; “Chapter 10 – The Passenger” feels more like a transitional episode than one that matters.

Score

Charlie Chipman
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