We have gathered the most important ones for us.
The first season of The Mandalorian is over, and the great eighth episode has been thoroughly filled with pop-ups, easter eggs, and hidden references. We have now compiled the most important of these.
By definition, massively spoiler lines follow, so read on with that in mind!
Right at the beginning of the episode we get the whole series, and roughly the funniest Star Wars scene of the last 20 years: two scout trooper stops a bit with the captured and bagged baby Yoda, chatter a little, then have a random shooting practice, and of course not hit once. the target. These few humorous minutes are guaranteed to be ingrained in everyone’s mind, and this is also due to the actors hiding under the masks: the assault squads are made up of two well-known humorists, It was played by Adam Pally and Jason Sudeikis.
Do you still remember the planet Alderaan? You know, this planet was destroyed by the first Death Star in 1977 in A New Hope. Not incidentally, it was the home of Senator Bail Organa and his adopted daughter, Princess Leia. Well, from now on we can also know another lady from Alderaan, for it turned out that the former heavy infantry, Cara Dune (Gina Carano), also comes from this planet.
Pedro Pascal had previously stumbled upon the character’s real name in an interview, but he had to wait until the last part of the series to finally find out what the name of the protagonist wearing the helmet forever was. Now, however, we already know the big secret: Din Djarin, you can immediately record the big Star Wars “Who-Who?” to your lists. At the same time, we learned that Din Djarin was not born in Mandalor, but his child was slaughtered by the separatists as a child, and the little boy was rescued by Mandalorians – judging by their blue armor and clan mark, they are probably members of the Death Guard. The series reiterated the previously known fact that the Mandalorians are not actually a race, but a clan-based society that also embraces outsiders and raises it as its own. This is how Din Djarin could also become a Mandalorian.
If we are already at the Mandalorians, it is worth mentioning the “night of a thousand tears” mentioned by Moff Gideon. This term refers to the siege of Mandalor when, in the last days of the Clone Wars, the Jedi stormed the planet, which was ruled by Darth Maul, who was then in charge of the Death Guard. Right in the middle of the fight, Palpatine’s 66 command came into force, according to which the clone soldiers turned against the Jedi. We must not forget that the last, seventh season of The Clone Wars animation series is coming in 2020, which will deal with this very battle, so we can expect more details in this area soon.
We’ve met flamethrower assault squadrons in video games and comics several times already, but I recall that in the live-action version, The Awakening Force first showed such units — now in the First Order. During the big showdown, however, in the eighth episode, we saw the incinerator trooper, which had previously debuted in exactly the same form in the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
Finally, we obviously need to talk about a black lightsaber called Darksaber, which according to the current canon is the only blade of this color in the world of Star Wars. The sword was made a thousand years before the events of the movies by Tarre Vizsla, the first (and probably the only) Jedi in Mandalor. After Tarre’s death, the sword was kept in the Jedi temple, but later his descendants grabbed the gun. During the Clone Wars, he fell into the hands of the Darksaber Pre Vizsla, the leader of the Death Guard, but it was acquired by Darth Maul, who took control of the clan. In the Rebels animation series, Sabine Wren, a young Mandalorian woman on the protagonists’ team, became the owner of the sword, but she handed the gun to Bo-Katan Kryze, the sister of the late Satine Kryze (Satine Kryze, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s love led the Mandalor for a while). planet during The Clone Wars animated series, eventually killed by Darth Maul), who became the ruler of the entire Mandalor as the filmmaker of Darksaber. It seems that Moff Gideon somehow obtained the legendary blade from him, with which he smoothly cut himself out of the crashed TIE fighter in the last scene of the eighth episode. In the second season of The Mandalorian, hopefully we’ll learn more about how the sword got from Bo-Katan to Gideon.
Did you notice any other hidden hints or winkes in the last episode?