A few episodes ago when Mando and Grogu made it to the Jedi Shrine, they may have been told by Ahsoka Tano that they could or not summon a Jedi, it seemed impossible that we would meet the Jedi that we knew was out there somewhere in the galaxy Could Luke Skywalker himself show up to claim Grogu? No, no The Mandalorian has been closely associated with the movie wing of the Star Wars universe from the start, and while Boba Fett has recently shown up, there’s no way a character this tall could arrive to hang out with our little Force-rich friend interact, right? And yet, here we are at the end of season two, and not just that Luke showed up (played by Mark Hamill with the help of some formidable de-aging technology), he kidnapped Grogu into unknown parts after the creature previously known as The Child and Mando Swap One tender, helmet-free parting from In some ways, it seemed obvious to include Luke, but also the only step the series couldn’t take because are we really going to see Luke Skywalker on this show?

But that goes to the end. Before Luke enters his hooded entrance and Dark Trooper, Mando, Fennec Shand, Boba Fett and Cara Dune must command an Imperial shuttle, nab Dr Pershing (Omid Abtahi) out of the clutches of some Imperial officers and find a way onto the Light Cruiser, where Moff Gideon Grogu has you make it in the first step, but not before the pilot imposes a moral relativism on Cara Dune He mocks her for being out comes from the destroyed Alderaan, and then asks, when she answers with a death star burn, “Do you know how many millions were killed on these bases?” According to his logic, he was only protecting the galaxy from terrorism by serving the Empire and blowing up a planet full of villains Everyone has to find a way to sleep at night (not that the pilot needs to worry about sleep after Cara Dune blew it up at close range before telling Dr Pershing)

From there, it’s time to pick up two more old friends they think are necessary: ​​Bo-Katan Kryze and Koska Reeves. It takes the length of a short, intense fat vs. Koska fight scene to convince her to sign up, but there’s a catch Bo-Katan wants to keep the ship and maybe Mando could consider helping her recapture Mandalore? Oh, and one more thing: Moff Gideon has the Darksaber that she can use to recapture the Mandalore throne, which she’s going to need too (She doesn’t share the fine print about what to do to get the Darksaber back, however, but there’s no way that could have an impact, right?)

It won’t be easy as Dr Pershing explains that there might not be that many human officers aboard Gideon’s cruiser, but it is full of Dark Troopers, the highly efficient droid soldiers who kidnapped Grogu a few episodes ago. “The human inside was the final weakness that was resolved had to be, “explains Pershing. And when we see them in action later in the episode, it’s clear he’s not kidding. The Dark Troopers not only combine the best parts of Stormtroopers with the best parts of Battle Droids, they are relentless, indestructible opponents Mando and his friends clearly need a solid plan before they go

The plan was made with the kind permission of Bo-Katan and includes boarding through the launch portal while the cruiser is sending out its TIE Fighters Then Mando slips through the shadows while the rest of the crew wreak havoc throughout the ship as a distraction It’s so crazy it might work, and after a pretty exciting space fight, everyone on board can make it

From there it gets harder Bo-Katan and the others keep mowing through the stormtroopers – albeit not without a few tense moments – but Mando tries to take the Dark Soldiers out of the equation and lets you slip into the corridor, before he closes the door The enormous trouble he has in defeating just one of the Dark Troopers, even with this cool Beskar spear, shows how tough you are as an opponent. You have no chance against a whole train Fortunately, Mando blows them out of the airlock and we’ll never see her again (Spoiler: we’ll see her again)

Then it’s time for the endgame. Bo-Katan’s band arrives on deck and discovers that Moff Gideon is nowhere to be found.This is because he’s with Grogu, holding the dark sword threateningly over his head, Fortunately, Mando strikes an agreement before: He’s going to take Gorgu and let Gideon go, Darksaber and everyone And that’s okay with Moff Gideon because in his words he “already got what [he] wanted from him” Apparently Gideon has had enough of Grogus Receiving Blood That He No Longer Needs The Source In his view, this is his best attempt at “bringing order back to the galaxy.” This is good news for Grogu, but bad news for probably everyone else in the Star Wars universe

The deal is predictably proving to be short-lived and leads to another intense battle that tests Mando’s Beskar armor Mando prevails, but the scene raises an interesting question: did Mando seriously take the deal? After all, it’s Gideon who breaks the arrangement. Mando’s concern has always been to save Grogu, but would he sell Bo-Katan to keep Grogus safe? And if he sells Bo-Katan, he sells Mandalore and the chance that the planet will be retaken. Is his bond so strong that it could overwhelm his sense of honor? We leave the episode with no answer (Vulture will soon be releasing a piece devoted to other unanswered questions, but this one seems like it needs immediate recognition)

Mando wins the fight, but that’s a solution that creates another problem.After defeating Gideon in battle, he now owns the Darksaber. And while he likes to pass it on to Bo-Katan, the Darksaber doesn’t work like you have to defeat him in battle to regain the weapon and the right to rule Mandalore. This has nothing to do with a trait inherent in the Darksaber himself. “The Darksaber has no power,” explains Gideon. “The story does, this is a messy one Situation But the Mandalorian hits the streets because the Dark Troopers are back

Can the deck blast doors stop them? Short answer: yes Long answer: no As our heroes prepare for a doomed battle with the Dark Troopers, Gideon mocks their chances and doesn’t anticipate the unexpected arrival of a dark-hooded Jedi with a familiar green lightsaber hovering over X- Wing arrives

Luke chews a sirloin like a dog through the Dark Troopers and then meets with our heroes after Mando opens the doors for the Jedi over the objections of the others. Then it’s time to say goodbye to Grogu, maybe for always? It seems like they’ll say goodbye for a while, if not forever, despite Grogu’s initial reluctance. “He wants your permission,” explains Luke, adding that Grogu is better off with him because “talent is nothing without training, and…” so Mando says goodbye to his surrogate child and even takes off his helmet to look Grogu in the eye “I’ll see you again,” he says to the little guy. “I promise” It’s a truly heartbreaking moment, even if the arrival of R2-D2 (not a stranger in Grogus’s way) and Luke’s affectionate way of hugging Grogu suggest everyone made the right decision

Then they walk away with a “May the Force be with you” and end this season of The Mandalorian on a bittersweet note and with a tearful Mando making no effort to pick up his helmet. Whatever season three may be , it will certainly look very different from this one

But wait: there is more! After the credits roll, we learn what happens next, not for Mando or Grogu, but for Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, who show up at Jabba’s palace to find the presidency of Jabba’s former right-handed Bib Fortuna Bib looks a little slimmer than the last one Time we’ve seen him, suggesting that even running a decimated gangland empire has its perks, but he won’t enjoy them much longer: Boba Fett kills him and ascends the throne when the season has shown he is one Being a good guy effectively doesn’t mean that being a good guy is really what he does best

• Great time of year, right? And it ended well, too, reaching the same heightened emotions as the season one finale and without killing anyone (or at least everyone who matters) Grogu’s Departure is a Surprise From the start, this was a series about an ace bounty hunter who unexpectedly becomes the father of an orphan in need of his help. Will it be season three if not right away? We’ll have to wait a while to find out

• “I saw the tear,” says the Imperial pilot to Cara Dune and explains how he knows it came from Alderaan. So that symbolizes that

• “I’ve heard your voice a thousand times,” Koska tells Boba Fett, assuming he’s a clone and not the source of all that clone DNA (But wait, could he be a clone? Is he so escaped? Hmm )

• The opening portal sequence in which all of these TIE Fighters shot out of the front of the Light Cruiser pays homage to the original Battlestar Galactica, which used a similar sequence in almost every episode (The show made the most of the few expensive effects shots that were available to her) Although this series was the subject of a lawsuit at the time, the presence of Katee Sackhoff suggests that Star Wars made its peace with the franchise, and The Mandalorian was pretty free to other science fiction – Pay homage to universes As many have noted, Amy Sedaris’ Peli motto looks very similar to Ripley from Alien. More recently, the Dark Troopers have owed both The Terminator and Robocop something; Her jerky movements even act like a tip of an older style of special effects

• When someone speaks of similarities, someone else thinks Dr Pershing looks a bit like classic Saturday Night Live writer Michael O’Donoghue?

• And that’s a wrap for now, May the Force be with you and please Baby Yoda, um, keep the kid, um, Grogu on your mind until the next season

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World News – USA – The Mandalorian Season Finale Recap: Mando and child

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