Within the episode, we go to a utopia the place droids are the labor power, and folks have time to only take pleasure in life, have lavish tea events, and play croquet with Jack Black and Lizzo. The difficulty of droids has all the time been within the background of “Star Wars” tales, solely explored sporadically. These beings are sometimes mistreated and prejudiced towards regardless of being alive and sentient, however this episode exhibits a special angle.
In direction of the top of the episode, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) go to a droid dive bar known as The Resistor, the place the bartender presents to assist them remedy the crime. The bartender will not be hiding something however is anxious that droids will shortly get replaced by people. It’s an existential disaster we’ve not seen on this franchise earlier than, and it raises a number of questions concerning the portrayal of droids up to now.
The explanation the droid is so involved is that droids have been breaking down, and we see a number of situations of droids malfunctioning. These are taken straight out of viral movies, like a rubbish truck flinging rubbish. In fact, the spotlight of the subplot was seeing infamous droid hater Din Djarin kick a Tremendous Battle Droid prefer it was a Boston Dynamics robotic, an absolute hate crime Din ought to pay for. What makes this higher is the next scene the place the Battle Droid begins working away with its tiny little legs and large torso (displaying the significance of leg day).
Regardless of going down previously, “Star Wars” has all the time given us a window right into a way forward for potentialities, however relating to droids, we must always heed the warning and by no means kick one.