Chapter 6: The Prisoner
The Mandalorian Season 1



Critic Ratings: 29
Critics Consensus

"The Prisoner" opts for more world-of-the-week action, providing many fun moments but little forward momentum.

Episode Info

Wounded from his skirmish, the Mandalorian tries to collect a debt from his client.


Pedro Pascal
as The Mandalorian
Gina Carano
as Cara Dune
Giancarlo Esposito
as Moff Gideon
Emily Swallow
as the Armorer
Carl Weathers
as Greef Karga
Omid Abtahi
as Dr. Pershing
Werner Herzog
as the Client
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Critic Reviews for Chapter 6: The Prisoner

The last three episodes of "The Mandalorian" have been entirely interchangeable, and there's been zero plot developments to speak of since the titular protagonist escaped the Bounty Hunter's Guild with Baby Yoda in tow in Episode 3.

Dec 13, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Personally, I don't mind the X-Files-esque way The Mandalorian's first season has toggled between standalone episodes and a larger story arc so much, as long as the side adventures are exciting and full of cool aliens and planets.

Dec 13, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

A tension achieved by a script that knows how to use the tropes of this kind of stories and prevents us from taking our eyes off the screen. [Full Review in Spanish]

Apr 17, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Not as much Baby Yoda, but the Mandalorian seems to be growing into his armor finally. Bill Burr is a great bit of added chemistry to the world of Star Wars, even if he is a Butterfingers with the big-eared green kid.

Jan 11, 2020 | Rating: 7.9 / 10 | Full Review…

"The Prisoner" -- though not the best episode of the season thus far -- is a much stronger outing than "The Gunslinger."

Dec 14, 2019 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

Despite the lack of balance between the drama and the humour, the latest Mandalorian succeeds in nearly every other area with its compelling story and neat action.

Dec 18, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The most rollicking and entertaining entry yet.

Dec 18, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It's a change of pace the show sorely needed at this point in the season, and the fact that it had more guest stars in crazy makeup than a Doctor Who Christmas Special was just the cherry on top.

Dec 18, 2019 | Full Review…

On its own, "Chapter 6: The Prisoner" might be a perfectly fine episode. It's serviceable in every way that matters... As a piece of this season, however, it is less successful.

Dec 18, 2019 | Rating: 2.9/5 | Full Review…

This episode was another fun adventure that made great use of the Star Wars mythology and dense variety of alien species, but did not feel as forced as last week's chapter.

Dec 18, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Thus far, this scenario is one of my favorites from the series. It was unexpected and delightfully cathartic to see Mando turn into a spooky, silent killer.

Dec 18, 2019 | Full Review…

With a renewed focus on its title character it's perhaps not a surprise that The Prisoner was the best episode of the series so far.

Dec 13, 2019 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…