This is the way.
The live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, is set to make its way back to our small screens on October 30th, streaming exclusively on Disney+. The hit series stars Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin, Gina Carino as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, and of course, the star of the show, Baby Yoda aka the Child. As of now, the plot synopsis for the show sets up The Mandalorian and the Child as they “continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.” However, very little is known about this upcoming season outside of what has been shown in the trailers. Even they’re pretty vague, but that doesn’t stop someone like me from putting the pieces together and trying to fill in the blanks. And that’s what this article aims to achieve. So let’s get right into what we can expect from season two of The Mandalorian.
“I’ve been quested to bring this one back to its kind.”
Now, we know from the last episode of The Mandalorian in Season One that The Armorer tasked Din Djarin on the quest to lead the Child back to its kind; “a race of enemy sorcerers” known as the Jedi. As we know, most of the Jedi were killed after Order 66, and the only Jedi technically remaining in this point in time, which would be after the events of Return of the Jedi, would be Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, and Ahsoka Tano. Now, obviously, we’re most likely not going to see the Skywalkers on this side of the galaxy anytime soon, so my best bet would be on Mando trying to locate Ahsoka Tano, who we know will be appearing in the series and be portrayed by Rosario Dawson.
In Star Wars lore, the last time we saw Ahsoka was at the very end of Star Wars: Rebels, where she was waiting for Sabine Wren to go and locate the missing Jedi, Ezra Bridger, who sacrificed himself at the end of the show to save his crew and friends from Admiral Thrawn and the Empire. Now, we don’t know exactly if Ahsoka and Sabine were able to locate Ezra, but we might get an update on that in the show. But back to the matter at hand, if the Mandalorian is indeed setting up a meeting between Din Djarin and Ahsoka Tano, then he would have to find her, mainly since most of the galaxy believes her to be dead (See: The Twilight of the Apprentice from Star Wars Rebels). But the galaxy is a very big place, so where would she be? Here’s where it gets interesting.
“If I can locate other Mandalorians, they can guide me.”
We know that Katee Sackhoff is set to reprise her role as Bo-Katan and Temuera Morrison will make his return to the Star Wars universe portraying the first on-screen Mandalorian; Boba Fett. We can also assume that if Ahsoka Tano is set to appear in the show, then chances are we might see Sabine Wren appear as well on the show, possibly played by Sasha Banks, who was cast in the show in an unknown role but was seen in the trailer for The Mandalorian Season Two wearing a Mandalorian style cloak.
Now in the recent special look, we know that Din Djarin will try to locate other Mandalorians who can possibly lead him to Ahsoka Tano. Perhaps he knows of a Mandalorian who was seen traveling with a Jedi. And this could lead him on an adventure where it focuses on him trying to find the other Mandalorians from the saga of Star Wars. That’s would explain why we’re headed to Tatooine for this season. That’s where we will see him encounter Boba Fett. He’ll also be looking for Bo Katan in the series, who was last seen in Star Wars Rebels on Mandalore wielding the Darksaber, which we now know its in Moff Gideon’s possession from the last episode of the Mandalorian, so we might know what happened with her and the rest of the Mandalorians after the Great Purge of Mandalore. She might guide Din to Sabine Wren, who will guide him to Ahsoka. This is how I see the show playing out, but not without some Imperial resistance along the way.
“For The Empire”
We know that Giancarlo Esposito is set to return as Moff Gideon for this season and he will be the main over-arching villain of this show as he is very interested in acquiring The Child for the Empire. And we know from the last episode of The Mandalorian in Season One that he has the Darksaber in his possession. The actor has explained that Moff Gideon’s past is linked to how he acquired the Darksaber. So chances are, we might see Moff Gideon in the past during the events of the Great Purge in Mandalore, while exploring the depth of this character even more. But of course, Din Djarin is ready to step up to the challenge and his allies are not too far behind.