The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 3 Review - 'The Heiress'

Brenda Watkins
November 16, 2020

The following post contains SPOILERS for The Mandalorian "Chapter 11 - The Heiress".

The story achieves an improved balance of episode one's worldbuilding and episode two's character moments, packing these elements into a short but sweet 30-minute adventure.

This two-part storyline brings the ongoing Mandalore arc that started back in The Clone Wars to a grand finale as Sabine leads the charge to attack the Empire head-on in an effort to finally liberate her home planet.

If Baby Yoda does indeed come from the same planet as the Frog Lady's species, then it would make sense, Voss reasons, that they would gravitate towards him in their tank, and that his penchant for eating them might mean he is a "natural predator" in their ecosystem.

In the first season we met a few other Mandalorians who clearly followed the Watch's ways, refusing to remove their helmets in the presence of other living beings, citing "This is the way". It majorly veers away from the antics of the second episode, Baby Yoda gobbling down the alien Frog Lady's egg and Mando facing off against a monster who appears to have no connection whatsoever to the larger plot.

Bo Katan featured in both The Clone Wars and Rebels, but this is her first live action appearance. The relationship between the Child and Din Djarin is also really sweet, and you see more of that in this episode. Unwilling to accept that the principle of a non-Mandalorian, Bo-Katan combined forces along with her sister Satine.

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There's also the fact that in this episode, you get to see Din Djarin learn more about the Mandalorians, and that maybe everything he was told isn't quite "the way".

"The Heiress" was a very well done episode with great direction from Howard and a nice balance of character moments and action.

In one episode in Season 4, Ahsoka is taken on Lux Bonteri's mission to hire Death Watch to avenge his mother's death. She escapes with Lux, and it's not until later in Season 5 that Bo-Katan leaves Death Watch after Maul kills Satine, Pre Vizsla, and takes over Mandalore.

With plenty of experience resisting rulers of Mandalore, Bo-Katan and the Nite Owls survive through almost two decades of Imperial control before being brought back into the fray when Clan Wren rebels against the Empire and Clan Saxon, as shown during Star Wars Rebels.

You also get to see her slightly darker side in this episode, and I'm pretty sure we're going to see more of her in this show, and possibly in her own spinoff show. This is her acting debut, and I think she did a very good job for a WWE wrestler.

And, indeed, we have driven into the twisting Mill Woods suburbs of Mando Lore nerd-dom here, trying to keep straight whose sister dated Obi-Wan Kenobi here, whose co-worker assisted Darth Maul to try and overthrow the government there ... and why everyone is so obsessed with a sword like it's some episode of Xena: Warrior Princess.

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