‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Episode 1 Premiere Recap — A Sand Dragon and a Second Mandalorian (Kind of)
Sure, he saved the Child on a few different occasions. Now, though, the Mandalorian must reunite Baby Yoda with his tribe. The first step in doing that is finding other Mandalorians. Here’s our summary of the first episode in season 2, titled “Chapter 9: The Marshal.”
[This article contains major spoilers from the season premiere of this Disney+ original series. Read at your own risk.]
The Mandalorian seeks out more in his tribe
Viewers are put right back into the action, as the Mandalorian wanders into a sort of wrestling match to the death between two creatures. He’s looking for one person in particular, who can tell him where the other Mandalorians are. This person isn’t entirely helpful.
This character surrounds the Mandalorian with guns, saying he wants the Beskar armor. Of course, the Mandalorian quickly wins this mini fight, hanging the man up by his feet until he learns where one Mandalorian is — on Tatooine.
Our protagonist knows Tattooine, though, and he’s never seen another Mandalorian there. Regardless, he leaves for Tattoine with the man hanging upside down.
Upon landing on this desert planet with the Child, he reunites with Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) and asks her about where this Mandalorian could be. She says where he needs to look is some long-forgotten city, missing from most maps. He leaves his ship with her and heads for this deserted village.
The Mandalorian and the Child go toward a deserted village on Tatooine
When the bounty hunter gets there, he runs into this apparent Mandalorian, but after the man takes off his helmet and reveals his name, Cobb Vanth, The Mandalorian knows he’s not a part of his tribe. He needs to armor back.
He can’t give it back, the man, who is the “Marshal” of the town, starts to explain. He says that he bought it off of some Jawwas and it needs it to protect his people.
The two are interrupted by this giant dragon traveling underground. They make a deal. If the Mandalorian can help destroy this dragon, then Cobb Vanth would give the armor back. Of course, Baby Yoda tags along on this new adventure.
Traveling on speeders, this gang is stopped by the creatures of the Sand People, the Tusken Raiders. Thankfully, the Mandalorian speaks the same language as these people. They sit down at their camp and decide to team up, which Cobb Vanth is pretty uncomfortable with. They’re ruthless, after all.
If they don’t work together, though, the Mandalorian explains in both languages, the dragon will destroy them all. After one failed attempt and after knowing exactly how big this thing is, the Mandalorian decides they need more help and they go back and talk to the people in the village.
They all work together to defeat the dragon
When these villagers hear about teaming up with the Tusken Raiders, they protest. They realize, though, that living with that Dragon under the sand all the time is even more dangerous. They work together to load up some explosives and set it up outside of the dragon’s cave.
The Tusken Raiders tell the Mandalorian that the creature’s only soft spot is its belly. They decide to bury some explosives in the sand. They’d lure it out of the cave and then wait until it’s on top of the explosives. Unfortunately, that plan doesn’t do much damage to this dragon.
It keeps attacking, now spitting on and killing people left and right. The Mandalorian has an idea, though, and takes a bantha covered in explosives and gets eaten along with the animal. He shocks the dragon so it opens its mouth.
He gets out again and then hits the detonator for the explosives and the dragon finally dies. A very grateful Cobb Vanth handed over the beskar armor, wishing him good luck. The Mandalorian grabs a piece of meat, the child, and heads off on his speeder. As he’s driving away, though, viewers see a mysterious man watching from a nearby sand dune.
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