The Mandalorian Chapter 16 “The Rescue”

The episode opens with The Mandalorian building his team by adding Bo Katan and Koska to Cara Dune, Boba Fett and Fennic Shand. Together they steal an imperial shuttle carrying Dr. Pershing and use it to infiltrate Moff Gideon’s light cruiser. Once aboard the Nite Owls, Dune and Shand create a distraction by storming the bridge of the ship while The Mandalorian stops the battalion of Dark Troopers from being activated. Mando defeats one Trooper and releases the rest into space through the airlock. After finding Grogu in his cell with Gideon, they bargain and Din agrees to take the child but leave the ship along with the dark saber. Gideon betrays him and Mando defeats him taking the Dark Saber. Once on the bridge Gideon tells the group that they have not one as the Dark Troopers reenter the ship using their flight capabilities. With the Dark Troopers breaking down the blast doors fearing all is lost a lone X-Wing enters the hanger of the ship and an unknown Jedi destroys all of the Troopers on his way to the bridge. Once the Jedi enters the room he is revealed to be Luke Skywalker, who takes Grogu to train him. The Mandalorian removes his helmet and says goodbye to The Child.

Our special guest host Mason talks the emotion of the major reveal. Ian worries about what season 3 will bring. Jay commits himself to the Children of the Watch and Grogu for life! JJ is brought to tears and geeks out for the last time this season.

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1 comment on “The Mandalorian Chapter 16 “The Rescue”

  1. Alec Burgess says:

    I am totally in the group of individuals that believe R2 recognized Grogu but also that Grogu recognized R2 and that was really what settled him on going like “hey I know that guy. Luke must be alright” so I was excited to see that. I love JJ’s fan theory about Moff Gideon being a student of Thrawn’s. It fits so nicely, down to the fact that Gideon is good, really good but just shy of Thrawn good which makes him light years above other imperial commanders and yet just below the rag tag group of heroes. Had Thrawn been involved he probably would have had a contingency plan for Jedi popping up which is why he’s the teacher and Gideon the student and there are some things that you just can’t teach. I don’t know what I’m going to do until December of next year with no Mandalorian, concoct a few theories of my own I guess. Love what you guys are doing! Keep it up!

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