Mandalorian Review: Season 2 Episode 3: The Heiress

Nov 13, 2020

Mandalorian Review: Season 2 Episode 3: The Heiress

Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard


We're just gonna say it. 

Star Wars ryhmes. 

And so does Katee Sackhoff as Bo Katarn. 

Yep, The Mandalorian went there!

As an Episode of the Mandalorian, this was a classic standalone story, mixed with a splash of story movement that should make any Star Wars fan quite happy. 

Featuring yet another crash landing of the Razor Quest (how many lives does this ship have) we get to the plot - Mando delivers Frog Lady safely after their Episode 2 adventure only to fall perhaps quite naively into a trap - the sailers want his Beskar, which sets up a fantastic reveal of Bo Katarn and her two off siders. 

Finally, Mando has found his people!

Or has he?

We learn he is part of The Watch, a group of Mandalorian that set away from the culture of Mandalore and go to what I could gently describe as 'fanatic roots'. 

An interesting twist. 

A second caper sees Mando team up with Bo Katarn to take down an Imperial Vessel containing weapons which Bo wishes to use to take back Mandalore. 

The real goal is leaning if Moff Gideon actually has the Dark Saber... if only she and Mando took the time to truly get to know each other. 

Stormtroopers were over used as gun fodder and the fact lil Baby Yoda wishes to eat everything in sight is beginning to feel overplayed. 

The verdict is this third episode directed by Bryce Dallas Howard is a good one, full of action, Star Wars lore, crossover from Rebels and not that we needed it, confirmation Mando is RESOLUTE in his mission to deliver Baby Yoda to his people. 

Which sets up quite nicely for Bo to direct Mando to Ashoka Tano....

Trivia, Easter eggs and cool facts about The Heiress:

  • “He didn’t kill your brother, I did”
  • "They couldn't hit the side of a Bantha"
  • AT-craneT...
  • Bo Katarn is searching for the Dark Saber  so she can retake her place as the rightful Heiress of Mandalore. I expect we will see more of the character in time.
  • The Imperial Freighter the Mandalorians attacked was first seen in Star Wars Rebels. 
  • The Captain of the Freighter (Titus Welliver from Lost, Transformers) took a 'suicide pill', the first we have seen in a live action Star Wars. 
  • The changing the terms of the deal moment between Mando and Katarn is a distinct nod to The Empire Strikes Back when Vader threatens to do the same to Lando Calrissian
  • This episode was the first live action Star Wars where Ashoka Tano's name was mentioned. 
  • It's no secret that this episode's director  Bryce Dallas Howard is the daughter of Ron Howard, who directed Solo - and also Apollo 13 - to which BDH paid homage to: