THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE HAS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR EPISODES 1-4 OF THE MANDALORIAN
In the fourth episode directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, we’re introduced to both Gina Carano’s Cara Dune and Julia Jones playing Omera as Dyn Jarren seeks out a remote planet to hide from the Guild after their previous skirmish in Chapter 3.
We also have comedian Eugene Cordero (The Good Place, Kong: Skull Island) playing one of the fisherman/farmers asking Dyn Jarren for help named Stoke, his partner is played by fellow comedian Asif Ali.
It’s not hard to see why the episode is heavily influenced by The Seven Samurai and it’s western remake The Magnificent Seven.
The farmers beg Dyn Jarren to help protect them from bandits and he enlists the help of Cara Dune, who is also hiding out from a bounty on her own head on the remote planet.
They both help to train and arm the farmers before the two coax a nighttime attack on the fishing village from the bandits for their advantage.
Another clue to Dyn Jarren’s origin is revealed suggesting that while the Mandalorians took him in after his parents were killed (shown in flashbacks), he himself alludes to not actually being a Mandalorian.
I’m not sure how fans are going to react to this possible reveal, that it’s just not Jango Fett/Boba Fett wearing the armor and not actually being Mandalorian.
Also, Jarren reveals to Cara Dune that if a Mandalorian takes their helmet off they can never put it back on and tells Omera that he’s worn the mask since he was a child.
This certainly is going to lead to asking more questions than it does give answers, but it was nice to see that Dyn does actually take off the helmet from time-to-time.
Jarren attempts to leave Baby Yoda with the farmers but quickly realizes that the bounty hunters will keep be looking for the pair as Cara Dune shoots one before it’s able to take a sniper shot at Baby Yoda, so the two move along back to ship leaving Cara and Omera behind.
Again, the series is mirroring Lone Wolf & Cub/Shogun Assassin as the two will likely keep moving along from planet to planet.
Chapter 5 is set to be released on Friday, December 6th.