Written by Elliot Lines
The new Star Wars favourite duo have now returned to our screens, continuing on the adventures they set out on together in The Mandalorian Season 1. This unexpected partnership of Din Djarin (Mando) and Baby Yoda became a worldwide phenomenon, gathering fans and an astronomical pace, so fans were glad to discover they'd be returning quicker than expected.
After a rather disappointing second episode, which just so happened to be a filler episode, Chapter 11 certainly ramped up the action in the Star Wars universe. We've come accustomed to big set pieces and the enticing easter eggs thrown in throughout, get ready for more of that here.
Continuing on from the previous episode, the journey to reunite the "Frog species" is coming to an end, reconnecting her with her partner which creates a real special and emotional moment.
The episode only kicks on when Mando is tricked by a Quarren boat crew who are seeking to take his Baskar armour, this is where is gets interesting. In this moment the familiar sound of jetpacks emerge, three Mandalorian's land on the ship to aid Mando in his fight. There is something familiar about one in particular, that is because we've seen her before.
Under the mask, which in Mando's eyes shouldn't be removed is none other than Bo-Katan. Watchers of The Clone Wars and Rebels will be familiar with this character, and she is the one who is close to Ashoka Tano, which means Mando is getting ever closer to his goal, which is revealed here. But there is work he must do first.
In a more recognisable vain, the group of Mandolorian's attempt to take over an Imperial ship which is swarmed with Stormtroopers. Going in there is the inevitable "Troopers have a terrible aim" joke, something that is rife within the Star Wars fan base, but then we get some great action sequences with laser blasts and explosions a plenty.
Chapter 11 most definitely kicked Season 2 into the next gear, creating a clear path into the inevitable return of a much beloved character. Keep this quality up and no more filler episodes and we're in for a treat for the rest of the season.