'The Mandalorian' Season 2, Episode 4 Review: Baby Yoda Goes To School In 'The Siege'

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Baby Yoda goes to school and Mando finds new clues about Moff Gideon's nefarious plot in Chapter 12 of 'The Mandalorian.'
'The Mandalorian' Credit: Disney / Lucasfilm

Chapter 12 of The Mandalorian should largely be viewed as a setup to this coming week's episode. We know that Mando and the Child are headed to to the city of Calodan on the forest planet Corvus to find Ahsoka Tano, the former Padawan to none other than Anakin Skywalker himself—and someone who knew Yoda personally back in the day.

As Paul Tassi points out, Friday's episode is written by Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels creator (and Mandalorian producer) Dave Filoni. It seems all but certain that this will be the episode Mando finally finds the Jedi and meets up with Ahsoka, who will be the first person on this show (other than the bad guys) who will have an inkling of what Baby Yoda means to the universe.

Chapter 13 is reportedly titled 'The Jedi' which makes sense if, indeed, we finally get a live-action version of Ahsoka Tano who is reportedly being played by Rosario Dawson and who, in turn, could get their own Disney Plus live-action spinoff series.

That's a big deal, obviously. We shall see.

Ahsoka Tano Credit: Lucasfilm

In any case, "The Siege" is all buildup to next week's episode. My dad summed it up as "Cute and Shoot" which is fairly accurate (and really a pretty accurate TL;DR of The Mandalorian broadly speaking).

We get lots and lots of Baby Yoda cuteness—he's placed in a little school that's been created out of the ashes of the destroyed cantina; he uses the Force to steal macarons from a fellow student; he gets all excited flying around in the Razor Crest with Mando taking down Tie-Fighters. He even giggles. And then spits up blue macaron vomit.

Oh my gosh he's just too much.

Most of the rest is the "Shoot" part of this equation, though there's a bit more to it than…
Erik Kain
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