As I look back on the most memorable moments from season two of The Mandalorian, a few things stand out, of course there was the calamity and moment when Baby Yoda’s name is revealed, and that great ice spider fight. There were some particularly good guest appearances including the return of Boba Fett, Rosario Dawson as Ashoka Tano and Timothy Olyphant, Space Marshal There was Baby Yoda swaying on the rock, but the outbreak that surprised me most was off the show itself: the cloud of dust about baby Yoda eating some frog eggs, which annoyed a lot of people

In the second and third episodes of this season, Mando picks up a passenger trying to find more Mandalorians – a frog lady who carries an incubated canister with her unfertilized eggs.She needs Mando to reunite with her husband, in order for the eggs to be fertilized It’s a very moving little story other than being plagued by Baby Yoda in Troublesome Toddler mode. He has a documented fondness for frogs (eat, not be friends), and when he’s left unattended on a huge one Staring bowl of his favorite snack, he does something completely surprising to each parent He eats them And he continues to eat them even after Mando tells him not to

I am no stranger to complaining about The Mandalorian and its portrayal of parenting.In the first season, I complained that the show was a separate kind of fatherhood fantasy, full of love, but also completely detached from all of the actual Tsk-tsking about the lack of Baby Yoda diaper scenes is petty, but it speaks to the Mandalorian’s priorities in season one, Baby Yoda wasn’t actually a kid was a support to advance Mando’s development

From that perspective, I was really surprised at the outrage over Baby Yoda, the frog egg eater.Some of the criticisms were that Baby Yoda’s behavior was clearly inappropriate, and yet Mando did nothing to stop him (Aside from you “No, don’t do that” said what obviously crouched) Part of the setback was that baby Yoda is supposed to be cute and a desperate woman’s only chance to have a family is extremely not cute I guess that most of it was about the show’s audience tripping over how The Mandalorian wanted this little snack scene to feel. Was it any weird relief? Or should it be annoying? If it’s disturbing, fine – the show has recognized the behavior is cruel. But if it’s a little Star Wars moment of humor, then Baby Yoda is a monster and The Mandalorian laughs at the impossible gravity of parenting / p>

It’s hard to read this sequence on your own, it seems awkwardly twisted towards comedy, so no assurance that the eggs are unfertilized can really comfort the eyes of The Mandalorian’s larger season two project However, there is a season when Mando tries to come to terms with how to raise Baby Yoda This is a decision about who to teach him, and also a decision about how best to help Baby Yoda grow into himself.The weight of that decision comes from all of Season 1’s work in developing Mando as a father figure – when baby Yoda leaves, Mando will be sad! But it does make it clear that the little egg-eating scenes of season two are more than a possibly misguided comic book relief they are additional evidence of why this decision matters so when baby Yoda isn’t trained properly, when he’s not well behaved, he can cause damage without even realizing it because he doesn’t know any better

This is a giant duh, especially in the Star Wars universe, where the idea that mentoring is important is capitalized in every scene and yet I found it surprisingly moving.I don’t know anyone with a toddler who isn’t accurate the mixture of humor and horror that Mando expresses when he sees Grogu put the egg in his mouth It is a clear moment, of course, he eats it; He loves her and he’s hungry and he has no idea that he may be ruining this poor frog woman’s whole life. The feeling that comes with it isn’t disgusting Baby Yoda’s behavior – it’s the weight of Mando re-understanding how a lot of work it will be to transform this terrifyingly powerful, adorable, frog-eating monster into a compassionate, thoughtful, responsible being

The egg-eating sequence wasn’t the only moment like this in season two.First, I was intrigued that all of the greatest moments Baby Yoda struck alone or used the Force for his own purposes this season were on the Food was based.He steals a kid’s Blue Space Macarons, tries to grab those frog eggs, and cracks the spider eggs so he can eat them too.But when Moff Gideon later smiles, when Baby Yoda uses the Force to toss a few stormtroopers around as if they were They rag dolls, shift all those earlier moments into another gear It’s not just about baby Yoda being cute and loving food The point is, he’s dangerous. He’s not angry. He’s a baby, full of chaos, desires and anger, and the need to be calm and protected, and meeting all of those needs is really, really, really hard. And that’s star Wars The dark side is always right there, waiting

Adding this element to their relationship makes Mando’s love for him more meaningful and making the grand finale of the finale much, much more poignant Sending your fun, cute mascot to go live with a new teacher is very different from passing it over of an actual child capable of immense destruction and deep love The really effective emotion of this moment (the helmet! I tore it!) is only possible because the Mandalorian used all those little semi-funny Baby Yoda pieces to make him bringing Mando’s loss closer to an actual child is greater, but so is our awareness of the importance of getting it right
Turning Mando into a father was incredibly compelling in season one, and letting baby Yoda be a baby is one of the smartest things the Mandalorian did in season two – it made their love more complicated and delicate and when If they don’t reunite in season three, I’ll burn the whole thing down

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