The Razor Crest arrives as the frog woman’s home world of Trask, but due to the damage it took on the ice planet, its landing at the local spaceport is less than elegant, and much of what the Mandalorian earns from ferrying the frog woman home will have to be spent on repairs. As a water planet, Trask also has healthy populations of Mon Calamari and Quarren, and while treating the Child to lunch, the Mandalorian resumes his search for others of his kind. A Quarren offers to take the Mandalorian to a Mandalorian covert on Trask, but the journey can only be made by sea – and naturally, it’s a trap, but one that is thwarted by other Mandalorians. When the leader of his rescuers removes her helmet, it offends him, until she explains that the ancient Mandalorian custom of never removing one’s helmet is considered a throwback observed only by a particularly zealous religious order of Mandalorians. The female Mandalorian, Bo Katan, is leading a few of her kind in an effort to overcome Imperial interference on Mandalore itself, and she seeks help in preventing an Imperial ship carrying weapons from taking off. But for all of Bo Katan’s claims that he’s a zealot, the Mandalorian discovers that she is just as driven to locate something of hers that was taken by a particular Imperial officer.
written by Jon Favreau
directed by Bryce Dallas Howard
music by Ludwig Goransson
Cast: Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Amy Sedaris (Peli Motto), Misty Rosas (Frog Lady performance artist), Mercedes Varnado (Koska Reeves), Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan Kryze), Simon Kassianides (Axe Woves), Titus Welliver (Imperial Captain), Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon), John Cameron (Frog Man performance artist), Norwood Cheek (Mon Calamari Server), Kevin Dorff (Deck Officer), Alexander Wraith (Freighter Pilot), Philip Alexander (Security Officer)
Notes: Bo-Katan – voiced by Battlestar Galactica veteran Katee Sackhoff and played by her in live action for the first time here – was last seen, Darksaber in hand, in the Star Wars: Rebels episode Heroes Of Mandalore Part 2 (2017). She gives the Mandalorian a lead on where to find Ahsoka Tano, also last seen in Rebels (albeit in its final episode).
LogBook entry by Earl Green