The Mandalorian

10 Worst Episodes of The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian is a space western drama series that has been streaming on Disney+ since 2019. It follows the story of a lone gunfighter who earns his keep as a bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy after the fall of the Galactic Empire. Since its premiere, the show has been received positively by viewers and has been renewed for a third season. However, not all episodes have been as well-received. Here, we take a look at the worst episodes of The Mandalorian, as ranked by viewers.

Written by Sophie and last updated on may 20, 2023.

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#10 - 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 7.93 from 3314 votes.

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#9 - 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 5953 votes.

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#8 - 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 7.84 from 7456 votes.

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#7 - 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 8052 votes.

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

The Mandalorianโ€™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 7739 votes.

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#5 - 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 6236 votes.

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

Din Djarin returns to the hidden Mandalorian covert.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 3066 votes.

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#3 - 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 7.66 from 3569 votes.

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

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

The episode was rated 7.57 from 3173 votes.

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#1 - Chapter 22: Guns for Hire (Season 3 - Episode 6)


The Mandalorian visits an opulent world.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 2881 votes.

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