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Child Yoda joins Mando on all his adventures in episode 1 of The Mandalorian season 2.

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After almost a 12 months of pining for our friends Mando and Child Yoda — official title The Youngster — The Mandalorian season 2 kicked off on Disney Plus on Friday with a fairly killer episode. Episode 1 was directed by Jon Favreau, the present’s creator (additionally the OG Marvel Cinematic Universe director).

Chapter 9 is entitled The Marshal, a reputation that is more likely to make followers who’ve been following the Star Wars novels say “Oooooh, sure!” Please do not learn any additional till you’ve got reminded your self what occurred in season 1 and watched the episode on Disney’s streaming service. We good? Good, there’s a lot to debate. Let’s dive into SPOILERS.


Badass lawman

In his quest to reunite Child Yoda along with his personal variety, Mando (Pedro Pascal) seeks out different Mandolorians to information him. He learns of somebody on Tatooine, which weirds him since he and his little buddy have been already there however heard nothing about it.

It seems that the person in Mandalorian armor is not a Mandalorian in any respect — it is Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant, who beforehand performed gunslingers in Deadwood and Justified). He is decked out in Boba Fett’s iconic armor, and his story performed out in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy of novels, that are set between Return of the Jedi and The Mandalorian. This episode additionally presents it in a brilliant cool flashback.

I am fairly jealous of Vanth’s beautiful Hollywood hair — in actual life, it might be a multitude after taking off that helmet. Maybe he makes use of product derived from Bantha juice to maintain it oh so shapely?


Cobb Vanth has some pleasant Hollywood hair below that Boba Fett helmet. 

Lucasfilm/Screenshot by Sean Keane/CNET

When prison goons rolled into Mos Pelgo following the destruction of the second Dying Star (roughly 5 years previous to The Mandalorian), Vanth escaped and purchased Fett’s armor from some Jawas. Because the notorious bounty hunter fell into the sarlacc in Return of the Jedi and is busy being digested for 1,00zero years, he will not want any armor.

Together with his superior new armor, Vanth returns to the city and drives the goons out. He then struts about sporting it, to maintain the city protected within the lawless post-Empire Tatooine.


Boba Fett in all probability needs his armor again.

Lucasfilm/Screenshot by Sean Keane/CNET

Boba Fett

Within the episode’s closing moments, we see a mysterious somebody watching Mando from a ridge. He seems to be sporting Tusken Raider gear, and turns round to disclose the face of Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison). He apparently escaped the sarlacc within the years since Return of the Jedi and it seems to be like he is been hiding. How he acquired out and what he is been as much as for the final 5 years is unknown, however he’ll in all probability be wanting his armor again. 

So Mando’s inadvertently painted a giant(ger) goal on his and Child Yoda’s backs — we would see Boba searching him down solo, or he may crew up with Moff Gideon and the Imperial Remnant. The Imps need Child Yoda, and would pay Boba critical cash for his assist in searching Mando down.

It is truly the primary time we have seen Boba’s face as an grownup, however it’s a really acquainted one since he is a clone of the late bounty hunter Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones. Jango was recruited by Depend Dooku to function the genetic template for the clone military utilized by the Galactic Republic, as a part of Darth Sidious’ tremendous convoluted plot to wipe out the Jedi. A part of Jango’s fee was an unaltered clone that he may increase as his son — Boba — however the elder Fett was killed by Mace Windu in the course of the Battle of Geonosis. 

We noticed younger Boba getting as much as (often murderous) mischief in The Clone Wars and his profession as a bounty hunter was in full swing by the point of the Authentic Trilogy, till he acquired eaten like a sucker.

Child Yoda cuteness

The little man did not do a lot this episode — no sudden use of the Power or something — and principally hung again trying cute. It was cool that Mando introduced him on this extremely harmful mission. Cool, and mad irresponsible.

This text shall be up to date with extra Easter eggs and observations shortly.


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