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“Reflections” Articles

The Uniting Power of Vulnerability in “The Rescue”

Din Djarin was self-serving and outcasted when he set out with Grogu, but the season 2 finale shows that vulnerable love breaks boundaries.

Building Bridges with Compassion in “The Believer”

Just as the Skywalker saga is defined by the power of compassion, so too is The Mandalorian with empathy and a second chance for Mayfeld.

Overcoming Fear in “The Jedi”

In The Mandalorian episode "The Jedi," fear is all-encompassing, especially with attachment; however, love can be the very key to conquer it.

Restless Restoration in “The Siege”

The Mandalorian episode "The Siege" reminds us that diligence is always necessary to preserve goodness because evil never rests.

Confronting Conflict Within Creeds in “The Heiress”

The Mandalorian episode "The Heiress" echoes divisions within Christianity, and how and when believers can band together despite differences.

Rationalizing Evil in Doom

Despite Doom's satire, its portrayal of demonic influence is hardly unbelievable with characters showing evil cannot be used for good nor excused.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

The writers of Love Thy Nerd's Skywalker saga reflections give their impressions on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in the wake of its ranging reception.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

Writer Lisa Eldred shows how Kylo and Luke exemplify two extremes of people addressing life trials, but Yoda shows another way in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Writer Scott Kingsolver argues how Star Wars: The Force Awakens exemplifies the value in embracing a beloved and messy past with a forward-thinking future.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

Writer Steve Cullum explains how Star Wars: Return of the Jedi paints a model of undying hope through Luke, who shows that redemption is always possible.