With The Mandalorian Season 2, the Disney+ series’ showrunners thought of putting Baby Yoda’s overwhelming cuteness (an unexpected TRP) to good use. It worked and is still doing wonders save for its Episode 2 “The Passenger,” which saw The Child gobbling down the last eggs of an alien Frog Lady. But looks like the showrunners are deadset on making amends by amping up the adorable meter on the show, even sidelining the highly awaited Star Wars crossover.
The Episode 2 scenes of Baby Yoda caused an instant uproar and fans were still divided over the scenes, debating whether him eating the eggs and effectively committing genocide was needed, with some even going so far as to comment that this was the first sign that he will end up turning to the Dark Side in the future.
And now, The Mandalorian Season 2 is busy giving us reasons to forget that we ever even thought that Baby Yoda had a shred of villainy in him. The latest episode of the series, “The Siege” sees Mando trying to repair his gunship which took a severe beating back in “The Passenger.”
To reach the small nooks and crannies hiding the main system of the ship, Mando has Baby Yoda as his not-so-pro volunteer. We get an adorable moment when an exasperated Din Djarin tries to coach him how to mend the ship and NOT let the wires touch each other, but knowing Baby Yoda, he does the opposite of what he is told, making the system short-circuit. And if you thought anyone looked cute while coughing, check out our tiny Jedi because he looks adorbs even as he is coughing and trying to make sense of what he did wrong.
Mando decides to land in Nevarro for some much-needed repairs for his ship and meets up some old friends, Cara Dune and Greef Karga. But the pit stop soon turns into a short task then into a major encounter pushing Mando to leave The Child with children at a bar-turned-school supervised by a droid. Just like in the last episode we saw Baby Yoda bonding with the now hatched tadpoles from the eggs, The Mandalorian Season 2’s Chapter 12 goes forward to prove that the worst thing the adorable package can do with his Force is stealing a packet of macarons from a kid who is too rude to share.
The best thing is that his adorableness is such that the high-octane action (there is tons) does nothing to diminish it. And just before the big-reveal-at-the-end-of-the-episode tradition of The Mandalorian Season 2, we see Mando defeating a fleet of dangerous foes only to turn around and find Baby Yoda vomiting the blue macarons he stole, once again reinforcing that The Child is not the mass murderer many are painting him to be and is just like any other kid who is habitual of putting everything they find in their mouth. Mando had no choice but to turn down an offer of free drinks because of some “onboard maintenance”– tending to a whining and fussy Baby Yoda.