But this episode isn't only stellar because of that one, glorious sequence. It also features more Werner Herzog (which is never a bad thing) AND Carl Weathers, and delves deeper into The Mandalorian society.
No spoilers here. I want people to discover the joys of this show on their own. As a Star Wars fan, I feel I owe the tribe that.
This series is doing what the best storytellers do; they don't explain, they show. So yeah, details are slowly revealed as the show goes on. There's no big info dump. I appreciate that, as so much TV is blah, blah, blah then some shooting. Not this one. Thank you, Jon Favreau, for having faith in the viewer!
OK, one spoiler: we do get to see a bunch of Mandalorians throw down during that climactic sequence. Like I said a few paragraphs ago -- it's amazing.
A lot of fuss has been made this is the first time a woman has directed a live-action Star Wars. Given the quality of the episode, I'm not surprised. Deborah Chow delivers the goods. The job clearly went to the right person, as it should no matter the gender. I look forward to what she does with the upcoming Obi Wan series.
The show takes a big turn with this episode. Like I said, I will avoid spoilers. But I'm stoked to see what happens next. Another Good for The Mandalorian.