The third episode of The Mandalorian saw our stoic hero finally, finally go all-in on Baby Yoda, rescuing the adorable alien tyke from his creepy captors and skipping town. We don’t yet know where he’s heading, but every bounty hunter in the Outer Rim is gonna be hot on his trail. So when does the next episode come to Disney+? Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series has a bit of an odd release schedule over the next several weeks, but here’s what we know.
Episode 4 of The Mandalorian arrives on Disney+ on November 29. The newest contender in the streaming wars drops new content in the early hours of the morning, so expect your latest Mando fix around 3 am Eastern or midnight Pacific on Friday.
While the plot of each episode remains a closely guarded secret at this point, there’s a few things we can glean about what’s coming up on next week’s episode. According to IMDb, Bryce Dallas Howard will direct episode 4. This also means we’ll likely see the debut of Gina Carano’s character Cara Dune in this week’s episode. During the post-premiere panel held on November 13 in Los Angeles, Jon Favreau referenced Howard as “the director who brought Cara Dune to life.” (If you’re curious to see the exchange, it starts around the 12-minute mark in the video below.)
The November 13 panel inadvertently revealed that Cara will also be around for Season 2 of The Mandalorian, which is currently in production. When Carano spaces out as the moderator asks a question, Favreau comes to her defense by saying “she was just fighting aliens about three hours ago in a sewer.” Based on official reveals from Star Wars Celebration back in the spring, we know Cara is a former member of the Rebellion who works as a mercenary after the fall of the Empire. Her “rebel scum” leanings would suggest she’s probably not going to be a fan of the shadowy ex-Imperials looking to squeeze all the sweet, sweet midi-chlorians out of wee baby Yoda.
There’s still a whole lot we don’t know about Cara. Episode 4 will likely explain if she knew the Mando previously, and may even explain a bit of her history with the Rebel Alliance. Given the Mando’s rather aloof exterior, it seems hard to believe he’s got a gaggle of old chums kicking around the galaxy. However, if he’s likely to have an affinity with anyone, it’s likely someone who kicks a whole lot of ass, and Cara certainly seems to fit the bill.
The Mandalorian is available to stream on Disney+.