‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 4, ‘The Siege,’ Gave Fans Some Explosive New Information While Delivering Its Now-Classic Hijinks — REVIEW

by Jeremy Spirogis
Din Djarin (Mando) instructs The Child in Episode 4, Season 2 of

After the very thrilling look of Bo-Katan on final week’s The Mandalorian, Din Djarin and The Child have been off within the Razor Crest this week, with data on the Jedi that he’s in search of out: Ahsoka Tano. However as many hypothesized, Mando didn’t go on to Corvus. Instead, he wanted assist together with his wreck-of-a-ship after Episode 2’s run-in with the gross military of arachnids. 

So, the place would he go however again to Nevarro the place all the things began, in fact. He has pals there, as properly, within the type of Cara Dune and Greef Karga. And a significant discover waits for him and the viewers later within the episode. [Spoiler alert: Spoilers forward for The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 4, “The Siege”].

There was some good father/son bonding time and an extended pit cease earlier than Corvus 

Din Djarin (Mando) instructs The Child in Episode 4, Season 2 of 'The Mandalorian'
Din Djarin (Mando) instructs The Child in Episode 4, Season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’ | Disney+ / Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Even although The Child can’t converse phrases, but, there’s a degree of comprehension there for him. At what degree? It’s unclear. However, Din is satisfied that it’s sufficient to assist him repair his ship. There’s a very endearing and humorous scene the place Baby Yoda is in a small compartment stuffed with wires, and Din Djarin is making an attempt to instruct him to attach, or not join, sure wires to repair his drawback. 

Things… don’t go as deliberate. It’s a extremely candy and lighthearted second that brings levity to this Space Western in a manner that the present does typically. Because despite the fact that Mando is a reasonably severe man, he’s getting increasingly hooked up and outwardly caring with The Child, and this scene is one in all these cases. But he’s nonetheless very a lot a no-nonsense Space Dad. Overall, it’s very a lot giving viewers the vibe that the scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gave. The one the place Rocket Racoon is making an attempt to get Baby Groot to convey him one thing whereas they’re in a jail cell. Gotta love clueless infants. 

When Mando and The Child do arrive on Nevarro, it’s a really completely different vibe than after they have been final there. Things really feel brighter, extra vibrant, and there are kids about. And smiling residents. It’s a welcome sight, even when they received’t share their meals with Baby Yoda. 

Greef Karga was a shady man final time, however now appears to actually care concerning the folks for the reason that Empire is gone and he doesn’t should bend to their will. Or, so he thinks. 

Even although the city on Nevarro is ‘freed’ from Imperials doesn’t imply they’re gone fully 

Cara Dune and Greef Kargo explain the Imperial base situation to Mando.Cara Dune and Greef Kargo explain the Imperial base situation to Mando.
Cara Dune and Greef Kargo clarify the Imperial base scenario to Mando | Disney+ / Lucasfilm Ltd.

At the top of final season, Mando and his pals ran Empire sympathizers and Stormtroopers out of their city on Nevarro. It doesn’t appear to be the city needed to cope with any stragglers or any troopers in any respect. However, there’s nonetheless a base on the planet, totally operational. 

It’s a bit fishy, particularly contemplating the Imperials haven’t tried something in town since. But Cara and Greef Karga need Mando’s assist blowing it up and eliminating it for good. Plus, Greef Karga explains that he believes it’s only a forwarding operation, which might clarify why they suppose the Imperials haven’t attacked the city since. 

The Mythrol that was part of Din’s introduction in Season 1 is again too, bringing that comedic reduction, as acknowledged earlier than. Greef Karga owns him due to one thing the Mythrol did, so he’s on the mission with them, towards his will. 

A serious discovery on the Imperial base leaves main questions for The Child, together with security issues

Stormtroopers in 'The Mandalorian'Stormtroopers in 'The Mandalorian'
Stormtroopers in ‘The Mandalorian’ | Disney+ / Lucasfilm

There are tons of Stormtroopers on the base, however the mission goes fairly properly. However, the group makes a discovery. They discover tanks of huge specimens, and Cara notes that it’s a army lab facility, not a ahead working base as Greef Karga thought. 

There’s quite a bit to unpack right here, and it doesn’t appear to be they gave audiences all of the solutions they’re going to this season simply but. However, Dr. Pershing makes one other look in a hologram the Mythrol pulls up, and he states the specimens within the tanks are failed clones. He doesn’t say as a lot, however they appear like Snoke, and Dr. Pershing works for the Kaminoans, as seen from his uniform final season. 

And since Snoke is a confirmed Strand-Cast (aka a clone), this seems to be like early types of what would go on to be the stand-in chief of the First Order. Especially when Pershing talks about not with the ability to replicate M-cells? Aka midi-chlorians cells, maybe? Very possible, certainly. 

Basically, what alerts Mando to bother is the truth that Dr. Pershing is referring to needing The Child to proceed efficiently creating these items within the tanks. Because they now not have legitimate tissue or cells to duplicate extra Strand-Casts. So Din is aware of he wants to depart to avoid wasting the child and get off the planet. Because not solely is that this experiment nonetheless happening, however Moff Gideon continues to be alive and he’s tipped off to the truth that Mando is right here with The Child. 

The New Republic makes one other look, tying in with some sympathy for Cara and Alderran. But Din is off to Corvus once more. His ship’s repaired and he must get away earlier than Moff can get on his tail. However, one of many aliens who repaired his ship put a tracker in it for the Empire. So… Ahsoka Tano is about to get not solely a Mandalorian and a Baby Yoda (if that’s what occurs subsequent week), but additionally a go to from the not-so-defunct Empire. 

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