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STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN: Season One: Episode 8: Redemption

"Self-Sacrifice Saves the Day"

Quality:
Content: -1 Discretion advised for older children.
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Violence
Sex
Nudity

What You Need To Know:

In “Redemption,” Chapter Eight of THE MANDALORIAN on Disney Plus (Disney+), a droid saves the kidnapped Baby Yoda child from the stormtroopers and reunites him with Karga, Cara and the Mandalorian aka Mando. The Mandalorian and his friends are trying to escape the Empire’s ambush led by Moff Gideon. The escape is only successful once the child uses the Force to help fight off Gideon’s troops. The group uses underground tunnels to avoid capture, and Mando leads them to a hidden group of Mandalorian people. Meanwhile, Moff Gideon’s troops try to devise another ambush. Will Mando, Baby Yoda and their friends survive?

Mando’s willing to sacrifice his own life for the safety of the child and his friends. Also, this exciting episode unveils Mando for the first time, both his physical face and the story of his past. It extols compassion, loyalty and especially self-sacrifice and delivers a powerful, pleasing end to the first season. However, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children due to lots of action violence and some New Age pagan references to the Force in Chapter Eight of THE MANDALORIAN.

Content:

(Pa, FR, BB, C, L, VV, A, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Light New Age, pagan, but mixed worldview with a depiction of a character using the Force and some references to the Mandalorian “Creed,” which is a little vague but seems to involve a warrior code of honor, mitigated by strong moral and some redemptive elements promoting compassion, loyalty and especially self-sacrifice

Foul Language:
Two “h” obscenities and one light profanity

Violence:
Strong action violence with several firefights depicted, hand-to-hand combat, a stormtrooper is burned to death, people and Stormtroopers are killed by explosions, laser fire, gunfire, a big laser battle with explosions, baby has been kidnapped by two Stormtroopers, robot droid twists one kidnapper’s hand before knocking him out and beats up the other kidnapper, soldiers use flamethrower to burn out the good guys from an enforced building where they are hiding, Baby Yoda uses the Force to put out the raging fire, parents hide their boy from a group of invaders from space, and the mass murder of an entire people group is discussed and depicted, but not in an explicit ultraviolent way

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
Mild alcohol use with a man shown drinking liquid from a flask

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs;

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Revenge, selfishness and some anger.

More Detail:

In “Redemption,” Chapter Eight of THE MANDALORIAN on Disney+, a droid saves the Baby Yoda child from the stormtroopers and reunites him with Karga, Cara and the Mandalorian aka Mando as they try to escape the Empire’s ambush led by Moff Gideon. The escape is only successful once the child uses the Force to help fight off Gideon’s troops. The group uses underground tunnels to avoid capture, and Mando leads them to a hidden “covert” or group of Mandalorian people.

Upon arriving, Mando discovers the entire covert has either fled or been killed except for the Armorer. She tells Mando that, according to the Mandalorian Creed, he must care for the child and try to return it to its own kind. Meanwhile, Moff Gideon’s troops try to devise another ambush.

Will Mando, Baby Yoda and their friends survive?

The Mandalorian’s character development reaches a full 180 degree turn in “Redemption,” where Mando is willing to sacrifice his own life for the safety of the child and his friends. This exciting episode unveils the Mandalorian for the first time, both his physical face and the story of his past. It extols compassion, loyalty and especially self-sacrifice and delivers a powerful, pleasing end to the first season. However, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children due to lots of action violence and some New Age pagan references to the Force in Chapter Eight of THE MANDALORIAN.