The Mandalorian: Our greatest questions in regards to the season two finale

The finale of the second season of The Mandalorian was a sucker, full of this season's strong mix of familiar cameos (maybe the biggest of them all!), oversized action, and nice emotional flourishes. We also had a few questions that may reverberate in Season 3 and beyond.

1. What does the Empire want with Baby Yoda's blood?


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This would probably have been a good question to ask the sniffing scientist Dr. Pershing (Omid Abtahi) What do you do with my kidnapped son when they are on board the transport ship? (This is especially true since the Mandalorian rescued Grogu from this madman back in season 1 amid a very threatening looking medical procedure.) This blood secret was later found on Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) spat at the Mandalorian that he could take his child back because they had already got what they needed from him. But what do you need it for? Our best guess is that it had something to do with the resurrection of the emperor, who miraculously survived being atomized with the rest of the second Death Star … or was cloned … or something … which resulted in him being the last Year emerged Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But maybe something evil is going on that has absolutely nothing to do with the emperor? Boy, we hope that's the case. Because the whole thing with the Kaiser is so stupid.

2. What happens to the dark sword now?


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Some of the tense moments of the episode were when Moff Gideon explained to the Mandalorian that Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) wanted to defeat him in battle, because only then could she wield the mythical lightsaber and lay claim to the throne of Mandalore. (That's a lot, I know.) When the Mandalorian tried to hand it over like they were trading snacks at lunch, Bo would get none of it. It has to do with honor and legacy. And before they could decide exactly what to do, a certain Jedi showed up and cut the whole conversation off. Still – do the Mandalorians and Bo-Katan have to fight so that she can take the dark sword? Will everyone on this ship just agree to let them go their way with the blade and say nothing? Or is there a reality where the Mandalorian actually returns to Mandalore to guide the people on the planet? (Granted, the last one seems like a stretch.) Will Bo-Katan take back the sword and take back the planet? Whatever happens, this is one of the most enticing storylines left after the season two finale.

3. Will Grogu meet Kylo Ren?

When Luke goes with Grogu, a.k.a Baby Yoda, are we to imply that the artist formerly known as Baby Yoda will now be part of the group of young Jedis who will eventually fall thanks to the rise of Kylo Ren? The timeline does not work completely (The Mandalorian takes place about 5 years later Return of the Jedi) although we're also not sure how old Kylo Ren was when he decided to turn on his master and embrace the dark side of the Force. Maybe it could work after all. That would be especially tragic if Baby Yoda, along with a number of other Jedis in training, died in an inferno – and certainly improved Kylo Ren's credibility as a monster, too.

4. Where is Luke going with Grogu?

This leads us to another question: where is Luke going with Grogu? The Rise of Skywalker featured a flashback of Luke training Leia on Endor. Could that be his practice site? Or could he go elsewhere?

5. What happens to Din?


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What should the Mandalorian a.k.a. Do Din Djarin now after his emotional farewell to the child? Will he be a hired bounty hunter again? Will he become an upright citizen and maintain law and order on a backwoods planet like Cara Dune (and Cara Dune)?Gina Carano) or Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant)? He also took off his helmet in front of people. So does that mean he will be expelled from his clan (as seen in Season 1)?


Our best guess is that he will actually be one of the Rangers of the New Republic, announced the new Star Wars spinoff Disney on Disney Investor Day 2020 along with several other characters from The Mandalorian (#BringBackOlyphant). This is all the more likely given that Boba Fett is apparently taking over the actual Mandalorian. And honestly, the idea of ​​the Mandalorian and a few other favorites hopping around the galaxy solving crimes and quelling rioting sounds very, very cool. It also gives him the opportunity to reconnect with his tiny, big-eared, empowering son, which of course would be an unalloyed joy.

6. What is a dark soldier?


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If you need a refresher on the nature and purpose of these creepy robotic soldiers known as Dark Troopers, you've come to the right place. (Side question: How great was Ludwig GöranssonMusic in this episode? This Dark Trooper theme is the best, and that piece of music when The Mandalorian took off his helmet made the sequence even more powerful.)

7. How does Moff Gideon know what he knows?

Throughout the episode, Moff Gideon torments the Mandalorian with the amount of information he has (about how tough he had it with the Dark Trooper, what weapons he fired, etc.). We know that Gideon placed a tracking device on the Mandalorian's ship, the Razor Crest, which eventually led to its destruction (sad!). Is he monitoring the situation from surveillance cameras or is there some other, more sinister explanation for the amount of knowledge he possesses?

8. Will we ever get a Star Tours reference?

Now listen to me out here. We have received clues about virtually every part of the Star Wars galaxy. The Mandalorian season two finale even had a reference to "Maclunkey," the strange new piece of dialogue that surfaced in the Han versus Greedo shutdown in the original film. Elsewhere, explicit reference was made to the original series of action figures, with generous references to Boba Fett's first animated appearance in The Star Wars Holiday Special and Dave FiloniAnimation series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. All three trilogies were given a hat. However, "Star Tours", the very first Disney / Star Wars theme park attraction, was not mentioned at all. (We thought the vehicle they stole in "The Siege" was going to be a Starspeeder; unfortunately not.) We'd argue that the original Star Tours, which ran steadily from 1987 to 2011 (when they were updated and given.) ) a new vibe) was (and is) vital to the legacy of Star Wars and the maintenance of public interest in the property even through the fallow years. It's located in Disney parks around the world and is still a must see. In addition, the original attraction took place after the events of the original trilogy, so it is even in the same time period as The Mandalorian. For the love of God, stick RX-24 (aka Rex) in somewhere. We know Filoni, Favreau and the gang is not about it.

Mandalorian Seasons 1 and 2 are now streamed on Disney +. For more information, visit Disney + in December.

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