Hal 9000 said:
Also wanted to say this episode adds extra depth to Chapter 2 with The Egg the Mando delivers to the Jawas and how watching in disgust as they tear it apart reflects the child and what he fears the Empire might do it.
Interesting idea you bring up. He doesn’t seem disturbed by the Jawas eating the egg, and even comically shakes his head. Could still mean what you suggest, even so.
Interesting, I hadn’t thought of that. Entirely possible that he’s becoming moved at how disposable the culture around him really is. The fact that he’s a bounty hunter in the first place seems to suggest he’s at least trying to help the greater good. He collects bounties on known or dangerous criminals, so he’s not evil-hearted.
He’s rough around the edges and has no problem killing if it helps him succeed or survive, but he isn’t ruthless. I think seeing the bassinet in the garbage sparked his concern that the baby was going to be killed. I suspect he sees the baby as innocent and isn’t willing to turn his back on it, not wanting to cross the line and lose his humanity (for lack of a better term).
Plus, the baby saved his life. That clearly carries some weight in his world. He may not understand the baby and its power, but he understands it’s not evil or dangerous.
Enjoyed the episode. I’m not super fond of seeing too many Mandos or their home enclave, but I’m fine if it’s only an occasional visit. It will be interesting to see what he does with the baby now that he’s rescued it. He knows nothing about it other than it’s seen as dangerous to people he knows are bad. He has some detective work to do in the coming weeks. Looking forward to the journey.