The Mandalorian

10 Best Episodes of The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian, an exciting show available on Disney+, follows the journey of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Since its first airing in 2019, the show has been widely acclaimed for its captivating story and characters. With 3 seasons currently available, fans have taken to the task of ranking the best episodes from the show.

From thrilling battles to emotional moments, the show has something for everyone. Here we take a look at the highest-ranked episodes of The Mandalorian, as voted by viewers.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

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#1 - Chapter 16: The Rescue (Season 2 - Episode 8)

In Chapter 16 of The Mandalorian, the Mandalorian and his allies embark on a daring rescue mission. Throughout the episode, viewers are kept on the edge of their seats as they watch the characters fight their way through obstacles and enemies. When an X-wing appears, the tension is palpable and viewers are left holding their breath. When the Mandalorian pulls off the hood, the audience is overwhelmed with emotion and some can't help but shed a few tears. This episode has been hailed as one of the best of the show, even topping the trilogy sequels for many viewers. As the season comes to an end, fans are left wondering where this story will go next and how the characters will continue their journey. It's sure to be an exciting year as the show continues to unfold.

The episode was rated 8.84 from 6611 votes.

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#2 - Chapter 8: Redemption (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Chapter 8: Redemption of The Mandalorian starts off with the Mandalorian coming face-to-face with an unexpected enemy. In this thrilling episode, we get to see a lot of the exciting action that we all know and love about Star Wars. We get to see a conversation between the Troopers, and we find out more about the Mandalorian's backstory. The episode ends with a thrilling battle that is sure to leave viewers in awe.

The comments from viewers have been overwhelmingly positive, citing this as the best Star Wars they have seen since the throne room sequence in Return of the Jedi. People are also praising the conversation between the Troopers as something that they wanted to see outside of the movies. This episode is definitely a must-see for any Star Wars fan!

The episode was rated 8.42 from 7530 votes.

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#3 - Chapter 13: The Jedi (Season 2 - Episode 5)

In Chapter 13 of the Mandalorian, the Mandalorian embarks on a mission to a world ruled by a cruel magistrate who has made a powerful enemy. This episode is highly praised for its inclusion of Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Tombstone). Fans of the Star Wars franchise appreciate the episode for its strong resemblance to the original Star Wars trilogy. The episode was written and directed by Filoni, which alone is reason enough to watch it.

The episode is also praised for the manner in which Rosario Dawson captures the character of Ahsoka Tano. Despite the fact that Ahsoka is 45 by this point, the actress does an excellent job of representing Ahsoka’s changed stance over the years. This is made evident in the battle at the end of the episode where Ahsoka goes back to her natural grip and wins in just a few seconds. The episode is a clear demonstration of Filoni’s admiration and respect for his own work, which makes it a must-watch episode.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 6051 votes.

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#4 - Chapter 14: The Tragedy (Season 2 - Episode 6)


In Chapter 14: The Tragedy of The Mandalorian, the Mandalorian and Child travel to an ancient site. With Moff Gideon in hot pursuit of the Child, the Mandalorian is determined to protect his beloved companion. As tensions rise, so does the anticipation of what will happen next. Fans of the show are excited to see how Giancarlo Esposito portrays Moff Gideon as an evil villain, and what will become of the Child.

This episode was full of heart-stopping action and suspense. It was exciting to see how much of an impact Boba Fett had on the show, and it will be interesting to see if a Jedi will answer the Mandalorian's call. The ending of this episode was full of excitement and drama, leaving fans wondering what will happen next. With such a powerful episode, it is clear why fans are hoping that the show will continue for many years to come.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 5898 votes.

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#5 - Chapter 15: The Believer (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Chapter 15: The Believer of The Mandalorian gave us an unexpected emotional pull as the former Imperial, played by Bill Burr, came to terms with his past and embarked on his journey to redemption. Rick Famuyima stepped up his game to deliver one of the best episodes of the show to date, with impressive action scenes and a great setting. We really get to see what the Mandalorian is willing to do to get Grogu back, and the episode ends on a dramatic note with the message: "Papa's coming to get his baby back, bitch!" This season has been on fire, and this episode has set the bar even higher.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 5816 votes.

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#6 - Chapter 7: The Reckoning (Season 1 - Episode 7)


The seventh episode of The Mandalorian, titled "The Reckoning" is one of the most dramatic episodes yet. With an old rival extending an invitation for The Mandalorian to make peace, the episode sets the mood for an intense season finale. Viewers were glued to the screen as they watched the characters experience loss and setback. The homage to Sam Peckinpah's films only added to the drama.

The episode also featured exciting story and characters, with new locations and TIE-Fighters. It showed what became of the Empire after the fall and gave a glimpse of the future of the series. The ending was heartbreaking and viewers are sure to be in suspense until the release of the next episode. The episode honored Kuiil, with a speech wishing him well and blessing him with the Force.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 7600 votes.

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#7 - Chapter 9: The Marshal (Season 2 - Episode 1)

In Chapter 9 of The Mandalorian, the Mandalorian is on a quest to find others of his kind. He is drawn to the Outer Rim, a remote and dangerous region of the galaxy. Along the way, he encounters some of the most impressive Star Wars filmmaking since Rogue One. Director Taika Waititi has proven to be an amazing Star Wars director and deserves his own series.

The episode also features some wonderful performances by Amy Sedaris and Tim Olyphant. Sedaris is a true delight to watch and Olyphant is a handsome beast. The cinematography, effects, and production design are also incredible and add to the immersive experience of this Star Wars adventure.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 6696 votes.

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#8 - Chapter 3: The Sin (Season 1 - Episode 3)


The Mandalorian returns to his client in Chapter 3: The Sin of The Mandalorian, battered but ready to receive his reward. The episode is full of intense firefights and emotional weight, thanks to the connection between the Mandalorian and The Child. Director Deborah Chow excels in the big budget filmmaking of this episode and manages to bring out the best of Star Wars in her action scenes. With the story moving in the best way possible, this episode has become the strongest of the series so far. Fans have been delighted with the progress of the show and with The Child, and the promise of more to come with the Obi-Wan miniseries is something to look forward to.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 8284 votes.

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#9 - Chapter 1: The Mandalorian (Season 1 - Episode 1)

The first episode of The Mandalorian follows a Mandalorian bounty hunter as he tracks a target for a well-paying client. With impressive visuals and great acting, this episode is a promising start to the show. Despite its short length, the episode manages to give viewers enough to understand the setting and characters, while leaving just enough mystery to make them anticipate the next episode.

The episode has been praised for its aesthetics, as well as its ability to build on the Star Wars universe. The episode also introduces an important element to the story: the mysterious baby, which is sure to be a major plot point in the future. Fans of the show have already expressed their excitement as they wait to see what happens next.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 9635 votes.

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#10 - Chapter 11: The Heiress (Season 2 - Episode 3)


In the eleventh episode of The Mandalorian, the titular character braves treacherous waters and meets unexpected allies. Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, the episode has stunning visuals and captivating camerawork reminiscent of the original Star Wars trilogy. The show is also making use of some fan-favorite characters from the Star Wars EU, such as Bo-Katan, ably portrayed by Katee Sackhoff. Fans of the animated shows The Clone Wars and Rebels will be excited to see these beloved characters come to life. This episode has been praised for being an exceptional one, and even has some people saying it's better than the entire Disney Star Wars trilogy.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 5942 votes.

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    #11 - Chapter 18: The Mines of Mandalore (Season 3 - Episode 2)

    The Mandalorian and Grogu explore the ruins of a destroyed planet.

    The episode was rated 7.97 from 2489 votes.

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    #12 - Chapter 2: The Child (Season 1 - Episode 2)


    In Chapter 2 of The Mandalorian, the Mandalorian has his target in hand and must now face off with the scavengers. The visuals of this episode were stunning, and the characters were engaging. In particular, fans found Yoda and the Child to be adorable, especially when the Child was eating. It was a great reminder of what Star Wars should feel like, with the writers and directors doing an excellent job of staying true to the original.

    This episode is a great example of how a TV series should be, taking its time to develop the story instead of relying on constant stimulation. This may not be for everyone, but for old school Star Wars fans, it's brilliant. Fans found this episode even better than the first, with more story and terrific action.

    The episode was rated 7.97 from 8431 votes.

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    #13 - Chapter 12: The Siege (Season 2 - Episode 4)

    In Chapter 12 of The Mandalorian, the titular Mandalorian reunites with old allies for a new mission. The episode is directed by Carl Weathers and is filled with light humor and fun. The Child provides comic relief, as always, and there is a nice closing scene. Gina Carano's poor performance and attitude has been a source of frustration for many viewers. Despite this, the episode progresses the plot and provides classic Star Wars action. There are a variety of plot dumps and questions which indicate that the episode is setting up for Episode IX. Many viewers appreciate the sequel trilogy love and other Legends love at the end of the episode. Overall, it was a solid entry in the season.

    The episode was rated 7.88 from 5854 votes.

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    #14 - Chapter 6: The Prisoner (Season 1 - Episode 6)


    In Chapter 6: The Prisoner of The Mandalorian, the titular hero joins a crew of mercenaries on a dangerous mission. The episode introduces interesting elements such as the seriousness of the New Republic with regards to law and order, as well as the workings of hyperspace navigation in the Star Wars universe. The ending is kid-friendly as the three baddies are left alive on the cell.

    The episode is not without its flaws, however. Poor planning and execution of the prison break is evident, and the make-up and acting of the Twi'leks is uneven. Furthermore, the X-Wings take longer than expected to arrive, leaving the prison ship without a driver, potentially leading to a death sentence for all aboard. Despite this, Bill Burr's character is an entertaining addition and Baby Yoda's presence is always a welcome one. In conclusion, this episode is a great addition to the show and is met with high praise from the majority of the fanbase.

    The episode was rated 7.85 from 7374 votes.

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    #15 - Chapter 4: Sanctuary (Season 1 - Episode 4)

    Chapter 4 of The Mandalorian, titled "Sanctuary," brings a fond homage to Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. The episode follows The Mandalorian as he teams up with an ex-soldier to protect a village from raiders. The Mandalorian is taking its time to introduce characters and set the plot, despite the short running time of each episode, and this installment is no exception.

    The episode was met with great reviews, with comments praising the path the show is following and the introduction of characters. The Child also plays a role in this episode, adding to the overall enjoyment of the installment. Although some viewers found this particular episode to be a bit of a step down from the previous one, the Child makes up for it and the episode is still an overall success.

    The episode was rated 7.83 from 7962 votes.

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    #16 - Chapter 20: The Foundling (Season 3 - Episode 4)


    Din Djarin returns to the hidden Mandalorian covert.

    The episode was rated 7.73 from 1777 votes.

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    #17 - Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (Season 1 - Episode 5)

    The Mandalorian’s latest adventure takes him to the Tatooine desert in Chapter 5: The Gunslinger. Along the way, he encounters a rookie bounty hunter who is in over his head and needs help. The Mandalorian comes to the rescue and together, they have a thrilling space skirmish and return to Tatooine. The sets for Mos Eisley are perfect, with the droid sensors at the Cantina's door not present because the new bartenders are droids themselves. There is plenty of humor to be found and lots of scenes to remind the viewer of the original trilogy.

    Overall, the episode is enjoyable and laid-back with the Mandalorian making a friend along the way. The story is exciting and the characters are cool. It is a familiar setting to the Star Wars universe, leaving fans wanting more. Fans were also surprised to see Jerri Blank working on ships. This episode sets up the last couple of episodes in the season well and promises to have a nice pay-off.

    The episode was rated 7.71 from 7653 votes.

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    #18 - Chapter 10: The Passenger (Season 2 - Episode 2)


    The Mandalorian's Chapter 10: The Passenger is an action-packed episode with a unique plot and great effects work. It follows the Mandalorian as he embarks on a dangerous mission, ferrying a passenger with precious cargo. This episode is great for its simple yet well-conceived plot and its ability to encapsulate the Star Wars experience. It features some of the best humor from the show with great scenes from The Child and the family-esqe relationship between them. The effects and puppetry work are spectacular, with the spider sequence at the end being particularly creepy. It is a detour from the main plot, but it is an enjoyable and memorable episode that fans of the show will love.

    The episode was rated 7.70 from 6140 votes.

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    #19 - Chapter 17: The Apostate (Season 3 - Episode 1)

    In Chapter 17 of The Mandalorian, the Mandalorian begins an important journey. The episode opens with a scene of intense action and beautiful visuals. It quickly becomes clear that this is a journey that will be full of excitement and danger. The Mandalorian is joined by Boba Fett, who is making his return for season 2.5, as well as the mysterious figure of Grogu. The episode culminates in a meeting between Grogu and Luke Skywalker, offering a glimpse of the future. All in all, this episode was full of action, mystery, and a touch of Star Wars nostalgia. It was a visual feast and a perfect way to kick off the new season of The Mandalorian.

    The episode was rated 7.70 from 2793 votes.

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    #20 - Chapter 19: The Convert (Season 3 - Episode 3)


    On Coruscant, former Imperials find amnesty in the New Republic.

    The episode was rated 7.59 from 2188 votes.


    Last updated: mar 28, 2023

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