Disney + is currently broadcasting Season 2 The Mandalorian (since Friday, October 30, 2020, to be more precise). The opportunity to do a quick recap of the end of season 1 and explore what to expect in the new installment.
Warning: the rest of this article may contain spoilers on The Mandalorian seasons 1 and 2
It’s time to resume your Disney + membership. The platform has been broadcasting since Friday, October 30, 2020 season 2 of The Mandalorian, the event-series taken from the Star Wars universe, the first season of which was nominated 15 times at the Emmy Awards. Created by John Favreau the series launched concurrently with Disney + on November 19, 2019 (even though she arrived in France on April 7 due to coronavirus). The plot of The Mandalorian takes place 5 years later Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983). The Mandalorian, whose main character is played by Pedro Pascal, follows a lone bounty hunter whom sympathizers from Empire rubble end up hiring.
The fall of the Empire drastically reduced the amount of bonuses. And it is therefore under these conditions that The Mandalorian, known as one of the most formidable bounty hunters, agrees to capture a 50 year old being. But he quickly discovers that this being has the appearance of a baby of the same species as Master Yoda. And that he masters the power of the Force. He then returns to his sponsor and delivers the target to him. But as soon as he gets his bounty, he changes his mind and runs away with “baby Yoda”. Then begins an epic escape across the galaxy.
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How did the Mandalorian season 1 end?
The end of Season 1 was intense to say the least with clashes against the remnants of the Galactic Empire. Then emerges the figure of Moff Gideon (played by Giancarlo Esposito whose acting has shone in several other small onion series like Breaking Bad), who heads the last garrisons of the Empire. At the end of an epic-style chase, the Mandalorian (also called Din Djarin) ends up shooting down Moff Gideon’s ship. Baby Yoda ends the season in safety, against the backdrop of a routed Galactic Empire.
The last images of the season nevertheless raise a heavy suspense for the continuation since we can see that Moff Gideon survived his device crash. He then arms a lightsaber with a strange glow – we understand thathe will be a central character in season 2.
Which characters are returning in The Mandalorian Season 2 and which are we discovering?
We know that five characters return in season 2 of The Mandalorian: Din Djarin (the Mandalorian), baby Yoda (whose name was recently released), Moff Gideon, Cara Dune and Greef Karga. New actors have also joined the cast for this season. So, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders …) embodies Ahsoka Tano, the Jedi known since his appearance in the Clone Wars.
Ahsoka Tano is a character who had so far only appeared in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels (as Fulcrum) and during a cameo in Star Ears: The Rise of Skywalker. The character has become more complex over time to the point of becoming very popular with fans. She is a strong female character in the franchise.
Katee sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Nip / Tuck, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Big Bang Theory…) embodies the role of Bo-Katan Kryze. The character was first introduced during the Clone Wars. This is an old group of Mandalorians called Death Watch in the original version. There is also Michael biehn (Sgt. Kyle Reese in Terminator and Terminator 2, Cpl. Dwayne Hicks in Aliens, Lt. Coffey in The Abyss…) who plays the role of Lang, a guard commander of corrupt magistrate Morgan Elsbeth.
Finally Timothy Olyphant (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Good Place…) plays Cobb Vanth, the marshall of the city Mos Pelgo, on Tatooine.
What questions should be answered in The Mandalorian Season 2?
Obviously, season 2 of The Mandalorian is expected lifts the veil on baby Yoda… Starting with his real name! And beware of spoiler alert: this is indeed the case in one of the episodes of season 2. We will not tell you more about it not to disclose the season to you if you have not seen it yet.
Not much is known about him, other than that he looks like the famous Jedi master and that he is clearly inhabited by the Force. In all of Star Wars’ opus, we only encounter beings similar to Master Yoda on very rare occasions.
And when he died at the age of 900 in Return of the Jedi, master Yoda who is yet on his planet, is not surrounded by any of his fellows. So it seems that the members of the Yoda species (she apparently has no other name in the saga) are few, if not extremely rare.
Adding a little more mystery surrounding the origins of this 50-year-old baby Yoda. Season 2 should also explore the reasons why this being is so important to the last holders of the Empire. For now, the season has revealed the real name of the character as well as part of his origins.
There are also a lot of gray areas around the Moff Gideon lightsaber. In the last sequence of Season 1 we see him indeed holding a lightsaber with a strange glow. It is believed to be the Darksaber, a valuable Mandalorian relic. Whoever owns this sword rules the Mandalorians. The problem is that this saber also has deleterious effects on the wearer, much like the ring in Lord of the Rings. This saber is a lightsaber with a crystal in black color, created by Tarre Vizla. It is totally unique in that the thoughts and actions of the wearer modulate its destructive power.
Sometimes the saber can produce lightning in response to strong emotions. And it becomes difficult for the one who wears it not to be carried away by its power. Suddenly we say that the next season should focus a lot on Moff Gideon and his relationship with the Saber and the Mandalorians.
The Mandalorian Season 2: on what dates are the episodes airing
We know the name and the exact date of broadcast of all the episodes of The Mandalorian:
- The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 1 “Le Marshal”: Friday October 30, 2020
- The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 2 “The Passenger”: Friday November 6, 2020
- The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 3 “The Heiress”: Friday, November 13, 2020
- The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 4 “The Siege”: Friday, November 20, 2020
- The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 5 “The Jedi”: Friday, November 27, 2020
- The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 6 “The Sorcerer”: Friday December 4, 2020
- The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 7 “The Return”: Friday December 11, 2020
- The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 8 final season “The Empire”: Friday December 18