The Mandalorian – Season 1 (2019 – …)

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Chapter 1: The Mandalorian

Five years after the fall of the Galactic Empire[29] a Mandalorian bounty hunter hands his latest bounty to Greef Karga. Then he accepts an under-the-table commission on the outpost world of Nevarro from an enigmatic client with apparent Imperial connections, directing him to track down and capture an unnamed fifty-year-old target. While the Client is indifferent to the target’s well-being, his colleague Dr. Pershing insists the target be brought back alive. The Mandalorian is given a down payment of a single bar of Beskar steel, sacred to his people. He takes it to a covert Mandalorian enclave where an armorer uses it to make him a pauldron. Arriving at the planet of the target’s last reported location, the Mandalorian is aided by a vapor farmer named Kuiil. Tired of the chaos that bounty hunters bring to the area, Kuiil leads him to the target’s location and departs. Entering the remote and heavily defended encampment, the Mandalorian reluctantly teams up with bounty hunting droid IG-11 to clear the camp and find the quarry: a child of Yoda’s species. When IG-11 attempts to kill the infant per its bounty orders, the Mandalorian shoots and destroys the droid, taking the Child alive.

Chapter 2: The Child

While returning to his ship with the Child, the Mandalorian fights and kills a group of rival bounty hunters who ambush him. Nearing his ship, he finds it being stripped by Jawas for parts, and violently confronts them. When he tries to attack their sandcrawler, the Jawas stun him and drop him from its roof. The following day, Kuiil helps him locate the Jawas and negotiate for the return of his ship’s components. The Mandalorian agrees to retrieve the egg of a rhinoceros-like Mudhorn in exchange for the stolen parts. He enters the Mudhorn’s cave only to be hurled out by the angry beast inside, which attacks him repeatedly, damaging his armor. As the Mudhorn rushes in for the kill, the Child uses the Force to levitate the beast, allowing the surprised Mandalorian to stab and kill it. He collects the egg and takes it to the Jawas, who crack it open and eat its yellow insides. With the trade complete, the Mandalorian and Kuiil work together to repair the ship, allowing the Mandalorian to leave the planet with the Child.

Chapter 3:  The Sin

The Mandalorian delivers the Child to the Client on Nevarro and collects the bounty of 20 bars of Beskar steel. Uncharacteristically, the Mandalorian asks about the Client’s plans for the Child, but is told that it’s none of his concern. He leaves before conflict arises. Returning to the Mandalorian enclave, the Mandalorian has his damaged armor replaced and weapons upgraded by the Armorer, who forges a full cuirass from most of the Beskar steel, while the remainder goes to support Mandalorian foundling children. The Mandalorian accepts a new job from Greef Karga and prepares his ship to depart. Feeling guilty for abandoning the Child to the Empire, he turns back to attack the Client’s base, killing most of the stormtroopers guarding it. He rescues the Child from Dr. Pershing’s laboratory where it was being experimented on, but chooses not to kill the doctor. On the way back to his ship, the Mandalorian is ambushed by other bounty hunters and Greef Karga, who demand that he hand over the Child. He refuses, and a firefight breaks out. Outnumbered and cornered, the Mandalorian is able to escape only when other Mandalorians arrive from the enclave, attacking the bounty hunters and allowing him to reach his ship with the Child.

Chapter 4: Sanctuary

Arriving on the sparsely populated forest planet Sorgan, the Mandalorian encounters ex-Rebel shock trooper-turned-mercenary Cara Dune. Following a short brawl, Dune explains that she is hiding after taking “early retirement”, and asks the Mandalorian to leave. While he prepares his ship, two desperate fishermen approach, offering to hire him to drive off a band of Klatoonian raiders. He accepts the job in exchange for lodging, using their credits to enlist Dune’s help. At the village, they are housed by Omera, a widowed mother. The Mandalorian confides in her that no one has seen him without his helmet since childhood, when his tribe took him in as an orphan. Despite discovering that the raiders have an old Imperial AT-ST, the villagers refuse to leave, so the Mandalorian and Dune train them to defend themselves. They provoke the raiders at night, with Dune luring the AT-ST into a trap for the Mandalorian to blow up and forcing the remaining raiders to flee. With peace restored, the Mandalorian plans to leave the Child in the village, but a Guild bounty hunter tracks it down and is killed by Dune. Realizing that neither the village nor the Child would be safe, the Mandalorian departs with the Child.

Chapter 5: The Gunslinger

The Mandalorian defeats a pursuing bounty hunter in a dogfight. He lands his damaged ship at a nearby repair dock, run by mechanic Peli Motto in Mos Eisley on Tatooine. He seeks work in a cantina to pay for the repairs, meeting aspiring bounty hunter Toro Calican, who is tracking elite mercenary and assassin Fennec Shand. Calican needs to catch Shand to join the Guild, and the Mandalorian agrees to help when Calican offers to let him keep the money. They capture Shand in the desert, but she destroys one of their speeder bikes, so the Mandalorian goes to get a dewback they passed for transportation. While Calican watches Shand, she tells him that the Mandalorian betrayed the guild, making the bounty on him and the Child worth more than hers. Shand offers to help Calican capture the Mandalorian if he sets her free, but he shoots her instead and rides the remaining speeder bike to the repair dock, taking Motto and the Child hostage. The Mandalorian arrives, uses a flare to disorient Calican, and kills him. He takes Calican’s money to pay Motto for the repairs, thanking her before leaving Tatooine. Out in the desert, a mysterious figure approaches Shand’s body.

Chapter 6: The Prisoner

The Mandalorian contacts his former partner “Ran” Malk for work. Ran welcomes him to his space station and informs the Mandalorian that he needs his ship for a five-man job. He is joined by ex-Imperial sharpshooter Mayfeld, Devaronian strongman Burg, droid pilot Q9-0, and Twi’lek knife-expert Xi’an for a mission to rescue Xi’an’s brother Qin, a prisoner of the New Republic. After infiltrating the prison ship, they fight through security droids and make it to the control room where the ship’s security chief triggers a security beacon before being killed by Xi’an. The crew rescues Qin but double-crosses the Mandalorian. He escapes and defeats each crew member, then captures Qin. Q9-0 finds the Child after deciphering the archived transmission from Greef Karga, but is shot by the Mandalorian before he can harm him. The Mandalorian delivers Qin to Ran and departs with his payment. Ran immediately moves to launch a fighter to kill the Mandalorian, but discovers the New Republic beacon had been placed on Qin, leading a trio of X-wings to Ran’s station where they attack. In the final scene, Mayfeld, Burg, and Xi’an are revealed to be locked in a cell on the prison transport, having been spared by the Mandalorian.

Chapter 7: The Reckoning

The Mandalorian receives a message from Greef Karga, whose town on Nevarro has been overrun by ex-Imperial troops led by the Client. Karga proposes that the Mandalorian use the Child as bait in order to kill the Client and free the town. In return, Karga will square things with the Guild, which would allow the Mandalorian and the Child to live in peace. Sensing a trap, the Mandalorian recruits Cara Dune and Kuiil to assist him, and Kuiil brings a rebuilt and reprogrammed IG-11 to protect the Child. They meet Karga and his associates, but are attacked by Mynocks. Karga is injured, but the Child uses the Force to heal his wound. In return, Karga kills his associates and confesses his original plan to shoot the Mandalorian and take the Child to the Client. Karga pretends that Dune has captured the Mandalorian, while Kuiil returns the Child to the ship. During the meeting, Moff Gideon’s troops open fire on the building and kill the Client and his bodyguards, trapping the Mandalorian, Karga, and Dune inside. Gideon arrives, demanding the Child. In the desert, two scout troopers intercept the Mandalorian’s communications and track Kuiil, killing him and taking the Child.

Chapter 8: Redemption

IG-11 rescues the Child from the scout troopers. Gideon warns Karga, Dune, and the Mandalorian that they face certain death unless they agree to assist him. IG-11 arrives and breaks the standoff but Gideon injures the Mandalorian. The Child uses the Force to deflect an attacking stormtrooper’s flamethrower back on him. The Mandalorian sends the others through a sewer grate with the Child to find help from the Mandalorian enclave, while IG-11 removes his helmet to tend to a head injury. Joining the others, the Mandalorian finds the covert group of Mandalorians dead or escaped, except for the Armorer. She tasks him to care for the foundling Child like his own, discover its origins, and return it to its kind. The Armorer fashions the Mandalorian his own signet and gives him a jetpack. The group is ferried down an underground lava river, but when they are ambushed by stormtroopers, IG-11 self-destructs to eliminate the enemy. Gideon attacks in a TIE fighter and the Mandalorian uses the jetpack to bring the craft down, but the Moff survives and cuts himself out of the ship with the Darksaber.[a] The Mandalorian leaves with the Child, while Karga and Dune stay behind.


Chapter 1: The Mandalorian

The series takes place five years after the fall of the Galactic Empire (i.e., after Return of the Jedi, but before The Force Awakens).

An unnamed bounty hunter dressed in Mandalorian armor (similar to that of the Fetts), is given a bounty for a 50-year-old lifeform on a distant planet. He is suggested to return the bounty alive (dead would significantly decrease the payment).

With the help of IG-11, a bounty droid, the hunter is able to infiltrate the basecamp, where they discover that the bounty is a baby of the same species as Jedi Master Yoda. Before the IG unit can terminate the lifeform, the Mandalorian kills the droid.

Chapter 2: The Child

Escorting the infant to his ship, The Mandalorian fights off an attack by ambushing mercenaries after the infant’s bounty. They arrive only to find the Mandalorian’s ship has been stripped by Jawas. The Mandalorian violently confronts the scrap merchants besieging their Sandcrawler, but he is stunned in the process and dropped from their roof. The following day, Kuiil assists the Mandalorian in retrieving his ship’s components, but in return he must oblige the Jawas’ request that he hunt “The Egg” within the den of a large horned beast, who expels its would-be slayer with a violent charge. Repeating its attack, the beast damages the Mandalorian and his armor, but the child uses The Force reflexively against the Beast, allowing the Mandalorian to maneuver to kill it. Having traded “The Egg” for the components, the Mandalorian and Kuiil repair the stripped conveyance, allowing The Mandalorian and the child to leave the planet.

Chapter 3:  The Sin

Mando returns the bounty and uses the reward to forge new armor. At the Covert underground lair, the other Mandalorian bounty hunters express their disdain with consorting with “the enemy,” in reference to the “Great Purge” where many Mandalorians, including Mando’s family, were systematically killed (a la Order 66). They have since lived in hiding, appearing one at a time so as not to reveal their numbers.

Now that Mando is the most sought bounty hunter in the parsecs, their presence will be even less. However, since Mando did not violate the code, he has done no wrong and is therefore not dishonoring them.

Mando has a change of heart and steals back the child, which reactivates its tracking fob. All the local bounty hunters ambush him as he reaches his ship, but he is saved by the remaining Mandalorians, who have left the Covert for good.

As he boards his ship, Mando is surprised by Greef, but shoots him off the ship in his chest before taking off with the Child. However, the shot was blocked by an Imperial steel credit brick.

Chapter 4: Sanctuary

Mando brings the child to Sorgan, a far off planet where he is sure no will track them. While visiting a pub, he meets Cara Dune, another bounty hunter who is ex communicado after the fall of the Empire. Cara tells Mando that he must leave Sorgan lest their presence draw more attention. Mando agrees.

A nearby village of krill farmers is regularly attacked by a group of raiders using an Imperial scout walker. Two of the villagers follow Mando’s ship to his landing point and ask for his help. When he learns that the village is in the middle of nowhere, he agrees as it may be a suitable relocation for the child. He also asks Cara to help. Mando gives the villagers weapons from his ship. He and Cara teach them to fight and shoot. They also build a barrier around the village.

When the raiders attack, the villagers shoot back, drawing out the scout walker. Cara and Mando lure the walker into a hole the villagers had dug, giving Mando enough to throw in a charge grenade. The raiders retreat and the villagers rejoice.

A bounty hunter tracks the child to the village, but Cara takes him out before he can take the shot. Mando realizes he must take the child with him again, and leaves Sorgan.

Chapter 5: The Gunslinger

After a space shootout, Mando lands at Mos Eisley on Tattooine for repairs. He looks for an available bounty to help him pay for the repairs. A rookie bounty hunter named Toro Calican claims to have a tracking fob for Fennec Shand, a former elite mercenary who is staked out across the Dune Sea. If captured, Toro will be admitted to the Guild, so he agrees to give Mando the payment for the bounty in exchange for his help, while Toro will take all the credit for the capture, keeping Mando’s presence unknown. He and Mando go after Fennec together while the repair shop looks after the Child.

Mando and Toro head out on speeder bikes, but are flanked by Fennec, who destroys Mando’s bike, giving Toro the opportunity to get the drop on her. He and Mando subdue and cuff Fennec. Mando leaves Toro with Fennec so he can go back and find a Dewback they had passed on their way so that they can all return to Mos Eisley. Fennec tells Toro about how Mando betrayed the Guild and that the bounty on his head and that of the Child (who she knows is still alive) would be greater than the bounty for just her. Toro kills Fennec and speedbikes back to Mos Eisley to kidnap the Child.

When Mando returns on the Dewback, he is confronted by Toro, who plans to take in both Mando and the Child. However, Mando distracts him with a flash grenade and kills him, with the Child unharmed. Mando takes Toro’s wallet and gives all of its content to the repair shop before leaving the planet. Just before the credits, an unknown figure approaches the body of Fennec.

Chapter 6: The Prisoner

Mando takes a job to extract a prisoner from a jail rig with 4 other bounty hunters. Before they get to his cell, a distress beacon is activated, limiting their time.

After the prisoner’s cell is released, the other bounty hunters turn on Mando and force him into the cell. Mando escapes and imprisons 3 of the other bounty hunters, killing the last one.

He delivers the prisoner and collects the bounty. As he departs, an order is given to have him killed. However, Mando placed the distress beacon on the prisoner, and three X-Wing fighters destroy the station.

Chapter 7: The Reckoning

Mando receives a transmission from Greef asking him to return to Nevarro, as the client has cracked down on security by hiring more stormtroopers. If Mando takes out the client, he can keep the child and have his named cleared with the Guild.

On his way back, Mando enlists the aid of Cara Dune and Kuiil, who has rebuilt and reprogrammed the IG-11 bounty hunter droid.

On Nevarro, Mando, Kuiil and Cara meet with Greef and three bounty hunters, while IG-11 stays on the ship on Mando’s insistence. As they camp outside of the town the night before, they are attacked by flying creatures who gravely injure Greef. but the Child uses the Force to heal his wounds (a foreshadowing of what we will see in Episode IX). Greef takes out his own enforcers and tells Mando that the original plan was to kill him and take the Child, but after being saved, Greef has a change of heart.

Greef, Mando, and Cara meet with client while Kuiil rides back to the ship with the child. The client takes a transmission from an Imperial general named Moff Gideon. Mando secretly calls to Kuiil for a status update, and the call is picked up by a pair of Storm Troopers on speeder bikes.

Moff Gideon orders a mass shooting, killing the client and several of his stormtroopers. Greef, Cara, and Mando are able to hide from the blasts, but it is revealed that Kuiil was killed by the biker troopers, who recover the Child and are heading back to the city.

Chapter 8: Redemption

IG-11 rescues the Child from the Bike Troopers after they kill Kuill. Moff Gideon orders Cara and Greef to surrender and calls Mando by his name Din Djarin. He also reveals that Cara was born on Alderaan. In a flashback, Din recounts being saved by Mandalorians when his village was attacked by Trade Federation droids. IG-11 flanks many of Gideon’s Storm Troopers, and manages to help Greef and Cara escape into a tunnel. Din takes heavy damage, but as IG-11 had been reprogrammed to be a nurse droid, it is able to treat his wounds. It removes Din’s helmet, revealing a human underneath. As IG-11 is not a living being, Din has not violated his code by revealing his face to it.

Underground, Din leads the group to the Armorer, who reveals that the rest of the Mandalorian clan on Nevarro was wiped out after Chapter 3. She tells him that the child’s powers resemble those of a race of sorcerers the Mandalorians used to fight called Jedi. She then gives him the final two parts of his armor: a sigil in the shape of a mudhorn (the best he fought in Chapter 2), and his jetpack. Din is then tasked with watching over the child, the Armorer proclaiming them “a clan of two.” The Child is now the Mandalorian.

On their way out of the tunnel, Din detects several troopers waiting to ambush them at the exit. IG-11 goes out in front and activates his self-destruct protocol, taking the troopers out with him.
Moff Gideon appears in his TIE Fighter, but Mando uses his jetpack to fly onto the ship and plant two bombs, causing it to crash.

Cara decides to stay with Greef on Nevarro while Din and the Child leave to find the latter’s family, if it so exists.

While some Jawas scavenge the wreck of Moff Gideon’s ship, a black lightsaber cuts a hole from the inside, revealing the Gideon survived the crash.

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