The Mandalorian Season 3 Episode 4 Review: It's noticeable that the third season's fourth episode of The Mandalorian slows down a bit from the previous episodes' forward velocity, returning to a neat 30-minute misadventure that forgoes action in favor of character development.
Chapter 20, titled “The Foundling,” was written by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni and starts up where last week's episode, “The Convert,” left off, with Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) settling into her new life as Din's (Pedro Pascal/Brendan Wayne/Lateef Crowder) undercover.
While Bo-Katan saw the Mandalorians' training like something out of Rocky, viewers could probably assume that Carl Weathers had returned to helm the episode.
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While “The Foundling” doesn't exactly have a tonne of plot development, the story makes up for it in the second act with a flashback to Order 66. While most people would rather not go back in time and relive the horror of seeing the Clone Troopers they trusted turn on the Jedi they swore to defend, this specific trip to the past reveals who saved Grogu, and it's a familiar face.
As Emily Swallow's character, The Armorer, fashions new armor for Grogu, he is reminded of his own history in the fiery heart of the forge. When the turbo-lift doors open, Jedi Master Kelleran Beq (Ahmed Best), who has come to rescue the youngling, enters the scene, along with flashes of lightsabers blocking blaster fire and the same general air of bewilderment as in the previous Order 66 flashback Grogu saw.
A web-based children's game show titled Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge was released by Lucasfilm in 2020, and it included the return of Jar Jar Binks actor Best as Jedi Master Kelleran Beq, from the Prequel Era.
This short-lived series felt like it managed to heal Best's relationship with the franchise and its fans after his bad experience as Jar Jar Binks. Now that Jedi Master Kelleran Beq has been identified as the Jedi who saved Grogu, he plays a pivotal role in the narrative.
In addition to tying together previously unrelated endeavors, this casting decision also gives an actor who has underappreciated his due recognition. “The Foundling” makes up for last week's episode, which strayed away from Din and the secret, by spending a lot of time with the Mandalorians, albeit Din and Grogu still only appear in brief cameos.
In an early scene, Din decides that Grogu must begin his training alongside the other Mandos if he is to become an apprentice. Little as he is, he is paired with Ragnar (Wesley Kimmel), the only other short Mando (Ragnar gained his helmet in the pilot).
Ragnar gets the better of Grogu at darts at first, but with a little encouragement from Din, Grogu utilizes the Force to triumph in the end. Ragnar, still bitter from defeat, sulks his way to the shoreline, where he is promptly scooped up by a gigantic pterosaur.
Ragnar is in imminent danger, and the story immediately shifts into a rescue effort to bring him back from the brink of death. They try to follow him, but the Mandalorians' jetpacks die before they reach the creature's lair. Fortunately, Bo-Katan recognizes this as her chance to shine, so she pilots her spacecraft to the nest's location to scout it out and figure out a strategy.
It's hilarious that Paz Vizsla (Tait Fletcher) points out that this has happened countless times to other Foundlings and the Mandalorians have done nothing to prevent it from happening again, even though the Mandalorians are hardly the brightest bulbs in the galaxy. The tin-can tribe may not be as brilliant at strategy as they claim to be.
Although the rest of the rescue team has gone to scope out the area around the beast's lair, Grogu has been spending time with the Armorer, who seems to have taken a liking to him. A flashback to the first episodes of the show, when Din's beskar armor was first created, means that our young kid is in for some dazzling new metal.
But, the increased decibel levels of the process set off his PTSD, and we have to resort to Order 66 once more. Keep in mind that this time around, the Jedi Order didn't have to call for backup, so it's possible that Ahsoka won't make an appearance at all.
Anyway, we get a longer version of Grogu being defended by the Jedi during the purge of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, so we can find out who rescued him from the Empire's grasp. One of the biggest surprises in the series so far is that Master Kelleran Beq freed Grogu and escaped the planet with the help of the Naboo Royal Security Forces.
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