‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Episode 7 Recap — Another Mask-Less Moment for the Mandalorian

In “The Believer” episode, the Mandalorian needs to find Moff Gideon’s ship. The only way to do that, though, is with the help of Mayfeld from season 1. Can they pull off sneaking into another Imperial base? Here’s our summary of the latest episode of the Disney+ Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. 

[This article contains major spoilers from season 2, episode 7 of this Disney+ original series. Read at your own risk.]

Cara Dune picks up Mayfeld from a prison

Mayfeld, a prisoner, receives “new instructions” from a droid and then Cara Dune appears in Boba Fetts ship, saying they need his help. He’s less than excited to see the Mandalorian emerge from the ship, and even less excited to work with them, but they need his Imperial codes and he definitely still remembers them. 

He needs to go to Morak, which is a secret Imperial refinery, to find the coordinates of Moff Gideon’s ship. They just down to the base but to sneak inside, they need someone who’s not registered with New Republic, so Cara Dune can’t go with Mayfeld. I can’t go either, Fennec says.

They’ll recognize my face, Boba Fett says. The Mandalorian says he’ll go. No way, Mayfeld says, they’ll definitely notice something is weird when they see a Mandalorian.

He won’t be showing his face, though. Our protagonist decides to take the armor of one of the Imperial guards, with Mayfeld in a matching outfit. The Mandalorian gives Cara his armor and he enters the vehicle with Mayfeld.

A general view of atmosphere at the premiere of Lucasfilm's first-ever, live-action series, 'The Mandalorian'
A general view of atmosphere at the premiere of Lucasfilm’s first-ever, live-action series, ‘The Mandalorian’ | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Pirates don’t like the Empire, either

The two make it past the Imperial scan but somewhere in the distance, another vehicle is destroyed. It’s not the explosives they’re carrying, so what made it blow up? Another vehicle explodes in the distance and they finally see the local pirates approach their vehicle. 

The Mandalorian gets them off, but when more pirates approach, the bounty hunter quickly realizes they’re trying to blow up the rhydonium. Mayfeld can’t drive fast because it destabilizes the explosives. As a result, the Mandalorian has to fight the rest of the pirates who approach their vehicle. 

Just when things are looking bad for the Mandalorian, two TIE fighters fly by and shoot the pirates. A group of stormtroopers appear and finish them off. They made it to the Imperial base and stormtroopers cheer for their newly acquired explosives. 

Mayfeld goes into the officers’ room and sees the machine they need to find the Child, but he can’t go in because there’s another officer who may or may not recognize him. The Mandalorian isn’t giving up, though. He takes the code that they need and goes to the machine.

The Mandalorian takes off his mask

First, he goes up to the machine with his mask and the scan doesn’t work. Then, the Mandalorian takes off his mask and the scan is complete. Unfortunately a superior officer approaches and asks for his TK number. 

The Mandalorian doesn’t know what to say and, thankfully, Mayfeld comes in and saves the day, saying he can’t really hear well, but the crew just calls him “Brown Eyes.” The officer invites them both for a drink. Mayfeld offers a toast to “Operation Cinder.” He doesn’t just know the history, however, he lived it. 

Mayfeld starts poking the bear, though, saying it wasn’t good for the 10,000 people who died that day. No, it was worth the sacrifice, the Officer says, and toasts to the Empire. Pushed to the limit, Mayfeld shoots him. After shooting everyone else in the room, Mayfeld hands the Mandalorian back his helmet, saying he never saw his face. 

The two sneak out the window and Boba Fett picks them up on the roof. The bounty hunter swings back to pick up Cara Dune and Fennec and Cara Dune compliments Mayfeld on his shooting. In fact, she says, it was too bad he didn’t make it out alive. 

Yeah, the Mandalorian says, too bad. As a result, Mayfeld leaves. With their coordinates, the rest of the gang head off to find the kid. Meanwhile, on Moff Gideon’s ship, there’s a transmission from the Mandalorian. The fight has just begun.