The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 6 lives up to its title, The Tragedy. But it is also full of insane action and some great moments! Here is a quick recap (with video) of The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 6 “The Tragedy”.
WOW!! There is so much to unpack in this episode of The Mandalorian. It may be the shortest episode of the season so far, but it is jammed with action, big reveals, and yeah, a tragedy. Here is my recap and review of The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 6 “The Tragedy”.
Warning: SPOILERS for The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 6
They Arrive On Tython
This episode starts off with a heartwarming moment between Grogu and Din Djarin as they arrive near Tython. They are playing with the gear shift knob that Grogu likes so much and Din kind of realizes this means he is going to have to part ways with Grogu eventually.
They have formed a father/son bond over time, and when he explains to Grogu that if the Jedi want him to go with them, he has to go — it almost feels like he is trying to convince himself it is the right thing to do. It was totally heartbreaking, but little did I know that something even more heartbreaking was coming soon.
They land on Tython and find the rock that Grogu needs to sit on. Mando puts him down and after a few minutes, he starts to meditate. Serious Yoda vibes, am I right guys? This creates a force field around him which we realize when Mando sees SLAVE ONE arrive and he says they have to get out of there.
Well he can’t break the forcefield and he heads toward the ship, meeting Boba Fett along the way. Boba asks for his armor back and Mando refuses to give it to him unless he says he is Mandalorian. Boba lets Mando know he has a sniper with a gun pointed at Grogu.
Who is that sniper? None other than Fennec, Ming-Na’s character from season one. I had a feeling she wasn’t dead and I am SO GLAD that we get to see her again. Then we get the best line ever “She was left for dead on the sands of Tatooine, as was I.” from Boba Fett. They make a deal — Fennec and Boba will help protect Grogu if Mando gives Boba his armor.
But before they can agree and shake on it, stormtroopers arrive and start attacking. The next thing we know we are getting an insanely epic battle scene. Seriously, Mando, Boba, and Fennec teaming up is probably my favorite thing in the world right now.
Boba ends up seeing an opening to head to the Razer Crest, which he takes…
Boba Back In His Armor
…and he shows back up in his armor. And MAN does he look good! He was already badass but now he is damn near unstoppable. I got chills seeing him in action. Loved every single second of it.
The stormtroopers quickly retreat after they see what Boba can do and he blows up one of their ships. But then a shot fires from the sky and heads right to the Razor Crest, blowing it up.
Ouch, poor Mando. Now he is going to need and entirely new ship. We see the Empite Ship now and Moff Gideon is in the command room, of course. He asks if the Dark Troopers are ready and someone tells him they will be soon.
Grogu Gets Captured
A group of Dark troopers land on Tython and surround Grogu, who is napping after using the force so much. No one can get to him before they do and they take off with him. Absolutely crushing Mando. Boba runs to Slave One to go after them, and sees the ship. He says the Empire is back, which they were unaware of, and heads back down to talk to Mando and Fennec.
The most heartbreaking moment, and when it really hit me, is when Mando finds the gear shift knob in the rubble of the Razer Crest. He tells them the Child is gone, but Boba and Fennec still want to hold up their end of the deal.
Din heads to see Cara Dune, who is a marshal now, and askes her to find Mayfield. You might remember him from the prison break episode. Din needs his help to find Moff Gideon. She says there are laws she has to obey, even though she doesn’t like the Empire. But when Mando tells her that they have Grogu she gets a look on her face and you know she is going to help. Which we are sure to see next episode.
Moff Gideon & The Darksaber
Cut to Grogu locked away and fighting with some stormtroopers. It really is amazing to see him using the force like that. However, he does force choke two of them at the same time which gave me some serious dark side vibes.
Moff Gideon enters and watches him for a few minutes before he tires himself out. He may be strong in the force, but he is still a little guy and needs more training. Moff shows him the Darksaber and tells him that he can’t play with toys like that, yet. Feels like Moff Gideon will be trying to bring Grogu to the dark side. He then allows a stormtrooper to stun Grogu and put shackles on him.
Watch the video below for a full recap of The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 6 “The Tragedy”.
I am going to be honest, at first I thought this was going to be a filler episode. Knowing that it was so short and coming off of the big Ahsoka episode. I was wrong. So very wrong. For such a short episode to be packed with so much action almost feels impossible. But it is not. WOW.
Not only do we see Boba Fett in action, Fennec is back and better than ever! One thing is for sure, I cannot wait for more of this trio team up! They are totally badass and I can’t wait to see them take on Moff Gideon and rescue Grogu. Because that is what HAS to happen…. right?
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About The Mandalorian Season 2
The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.
“The new season is about introducing a larger story in the world. The stories become less isolated, yet each episode has its own flavor, and hopefully we’re bringing a lot more scope to the show.” – Jon Favreau