With 2020 being one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory, the Mandalorian’s return to Disney for season 2 has been thrilling and well-needed an adventure that gave fans a chance to revisit a very familiar planet For the most part, the premiere didn’t come with any jaw-dropping surprises as Baby Yoda from season 1 reveals, but it was still a big, action-packed episode that just deserves kudos. for introducing Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth in Star Wars universe
For an episode that featured the live debut of the dragon Krayt and other creatures from Star Wars lore, “The Marshal” was very memorable for featuring Timothy Olyphant, veterinarian of Justified and Santa Clarita Diet, and finally confirmed his role of Mos Pelgo highest authority, Cobb Vanth Let’s quickly go over why Olyphant and his character are the best things about the Season 2 premiere
Timothy Olyphant’s most beloved TV character is arguably the ironic and restless Raylan Givens of Justified, and The Mandalorian’s spatial Western aesthetic allowed Olyphant to dive right back into that base character for Cobb Vanth. (A little less echoes of Deadwood’s Seth Bullock, if only because The Mandalorian doesn’t feature tons of curses) The fact that the character wears Boba Fett’s signature armor for most of the time. episode gives Cobb Vanth instant legend status If I were to have another child at some point I would create a strong defense to name him Boba Givens
It was clear from the first promos that The Mandalorian would return to the all-important planet of Tatooine with Season 2, although it’s not clear why until the episode went live on Disney’s It s. turns out that Mando was looking for a mysterious lone Mandalorian somewhere on the planet to help him with his Baby Yoda ordeal, and it was revealed to be Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth wearing the aforementioned Boba Fett armor It was probably a pleasure for Mando to go all the way just to realize that his target wasn’t even a true Mandalorian, but at least viewers got to see Amy Sedaris’ adoring Pelli motto during the his visit
First, it was hard to see Olyphant’s Cobb barely reacting to Mando’s harsh threats inside the bar.Second, he looked even more of a beast outside the bar as he just stood there, not flinching at all as a krayt dragon tore through the center of town Sure, I guess he used to see them, but I’m pretty sure I would NEVER be so used to seeing krayt dragons around me that I wouldn’t just scream bloody murder every time the gaping mouth and hot breath were in my neighborhood
With a backstory that somewhat matched the character franchise’s debut in Chuck Wendig’s 2015 novel Aftermath, Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb told Mando how he came to be in possession of Boba Fett’s armor. (Although without saying Boba Fett, obvs) Mos Pelgo was apparently on his last legs and was once overtaken by a group of heavily armed miners from the area, shortly after the second Death Star was defeated in The Miners turned the community into a slave camp, but luckily Cobb was able to escape with a bunch of silicax crystals before walking into the desert Just when it seemed like hope was lost, a pack of Jawas came by and picked him up, and he inevitably traded his crystals for the Mandalorian armor he was wearing.
Okay, so this one probably isn’t directly related to Timothy Olyphant’s influence, since Mando also has a jetpack to go through. Yet they are doing team jetpacking for the first time on The Mandalorian! And it looks awesome!
One of the worst things about meeting new faces on The Mandalorian is wondering if these new characters are secretly going to want to kidnap or hurt Baby Yoda for their own nefarious ways. Obviously not everyone will be the “Jason Sudeikis Stormtrooper” who totally overthrew Baby Yoda, but there are plenty of people in the galaxy who would no doubt want to take The Child and sell him to the highest bidder Fortunately, Cobb Vanth does doesn’t seem to be in that camp, and while that could technically change if he returns later in Season 2, I celebrate him for respecting Mando’s boundaries.
While not exactly presented in its entirety, I choose to blindly believe that the massive reveal featuring Temuera Morrison’s true Boba Fett can be largely attributed to the bounty hunter who traces the armor back to Timothy Olyphant Cobb Granted, it looked like he hadn’t happened to Mos Plego, or had never faced anyone, but he certainly knew about Mando’s run on his speeder. Either way, I’m pretty sure if Mando had never shown up, Boba would have finally entered Cobb’s favorite waterhole and totally destroyed everyone in order to get his armor back.
Now that Season 2 has finally arrived, The Mandalorian will air Fridays on Disney at 3:01 am PT. While waiting for more episodes, head over to our Fall TV 2020 premiere schedule to see what new and upcoming shows back are on their way
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