I know the important thing part of The Mandalorian Chapter 14, ‘The Tragedy’ is supposed to be the magic rock Grogu is supposed to sit on, but I have two words for you: Boba. Fett.
Ever since we first caught a glimpse of him at the end of the Season 2 Premiere (“The Marshal”) we have all been anxiously waiting for his full reveal – and it did not disappoint. An ongoing joke for Star Wars movie fans is how little Boba Fett actually did in the original trilogy. Despite being a renowned bounty hunter whose name sent chills down the spines of wanted criminals, viewers never actually saw him do much of anything. This episode changed all of that. Finally, we got to see Temuera Morrison (Aquaman) bring Boba Fett to full, ass-kicking life. I was literally giddy on my couch watching him smash Storm Troopers in the face. Outside of the return of Boba Fett, we see another familiar Mando face, Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), who is now working alongside Fett after he saved her life (she has sweet robo abs now).
Arriving on Tython, Mando sets Grogu on the magic rock and everything is pretty chill, until a mysterious ship shows up. It turns out, Boba and Fennec have been following Mando to retrieve the Fett armor. Of course, it would be too easy if these three came to an agreement and were off on their respective merry ways. So instead, the Empire shows up. It’s always bad news when the bad guys arrive, but on the other hand it’s great to watch Boba Fett and Fennec absolutely destroy them.
The Mandalorian Chapter 14 is called, “The Tragedy”, after all though, so epic fight scenes (directed by Robert Rodriguez) only go so far before and utterly heartbreaking ending. I’ll give you a slight spoiler: no one dies. Still, this episode left me feeling so upset. My heart breaks for Dadalorian but given the circumstances, I think its a safe bet that our the episode is going to be intense.
While this episode was one of the most action-packed, bouncing off the couch yelling “yeah smash his face!”, it was still somehow also the most emotional one by far, making it not my top episode of the season, but definitely high up on my list.