‘The Mandalorian’ Review: Beloved Character Makes Live-Action Debut in ‘Chapter 13’

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Mandalorian” Season 2, Episode 5, “Chapter 13 – The Jedi.”]“The Mandalorian” has been building up to a meeting with a Jedi since Season 1 concluded last year, and the latest episode of the “Star Wars” show makes good on the teases via an action-packed episode that is one of the season’s best installments yet.Given that “The Mandalorian” has been hinting at the appearance of lightsaber-wielding warriors for so long, the episode thankfully wastes no time before introducing viewers to Ahsoka Tano.

Episode writer/director Dave Filoni, who co-created Ahsoka with George Lucas, handles the character’s first live-action appearance with the reverence one would expect from a diehard fan; “Chapter 13” opens with an intense fight scene between the fan-favorite ex-Jedi and a handful of faceless goons and the action is shot in a way that is tailor-made to overjoy viewers who have been in love with Ahsoka since she made her

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