The Mandalorian: Every episode from Season 1, ranked

Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian in the Disney+ series THE MANDALORIAN.
Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian in the Disney+ series THE MANDALORIAN. /
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Pedro Pascal is the Mandalorian in THE MANDALORIAN, exclusively on Disney+ /

No. 2: “Chapter 3: The Sin”

The Mandalorian delivers Baby Yoda to The Client and gets a new set of armor after claiming his reward. However, he’s compelled to return for the child, developing a stealthy attack plan to break into the hideout. Mando craftily takes down his enemies and escapes with Baby Yoda. But, he then gets into a shootout with the town’s guild members. After getting pinned down, his Mandalorian clan saves the day.

I was completely overwhelmed by this episode in the best way imaginable. Chapter 3 felt like a departure from typical Star Wars storytelling, branching off to be part spy thriller, part western.

The tactical feel of Mando’s hunt in The Client’s hideout gave us a raw, violent perspective on Star Wars. Yet the episode didn’t stop there, instead testing the bounty hunter in an old-fashioned shootout that left you on the edge of your seat. We’ve seen Star Wars heroes overcome the odds before, but this situation felt more serious and real. Hats off to Deborah Chow for leading this episode.

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One highlight: Din’s Mandalorian clan rescuing him at the last second. Mando appeared absolutely defeated, exchanging one long look with Baby Yoda before he faced certain demise. Then, we see a rocket racing through the sky and his clan members descending from above — it gave me goosebumps. Maybe some saw the rescue coming, but even if you did, you can’t deny how cool it was to see a whole clan of Mandalorians show their firepower.

No. 1: “Chapter 1: The Mandalorian”

Ranking eight solid episodes is hard, but it was an easy decision on what to put first. What more can be said about the episode that introduced the world to Baby Yoda?

Well, I think the chapter as a whole is incredible. The opening scene set the tone for this series, showcasing the Mandalorian’s sometimes ruthless ways and telling viewers that this is Star Wars in a new light. Carl Weathers brings his inherent charm to Greef Carga; when Carga tells Mando “There is one job,” that statement is said with so much weight that you know this “one job” will shape Season 1.

Werner Herzog’s performance as The Client is riveting, from his line about bounty hunting being a complicated profession to the way he says “parsec.”

The introductions of Kuiil and IG-11 are important as well. Kuiil shows that in a universe focused on scoundrels and evil empires that there are still good beings out there. He takes Mando in with open arms and helps to train him for his assignment. IG-11 and Mando make for a perfect bounty hunting duo, and their entire exchange during the shootout is wildly entertaining.

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One highlight: The easy answer would be the reveal of Baby Yoda, but the moment I’ll always remember from the debut is Mando taking control of the Ewebb to clear out the guards. That was the first moment I fell in love with this show. It made me say, “I can’t believe I’m seeing this.”

Season 1 of The Mandalorian is now streaming on Disney+.