Official summary: The Mandalorian and his allies attempt a daring rescue.
Dr Pershing is onboard the shuttle, and is confirmed to be a clone engineer which is something many of us guessed already based on the symbol on his arm that can be seen on Kamino.
The ship that the Slave I parks next to is the Gauntlet, Bo-Katan’s Kom’rk-class fighter first introduced in The Clone Wars 7×08 ‘Together Again’. The other ship to the left is barely seen, but the side-view when the Slave I approach makes it look like an YT-series ship.
Aliens seen in the bar include, but are not limited to: Aqualish and a Rodian. It is also fun to see how that the moment Din Djarin and Boba Fett enter the bar and start speaking with Bo-Katan and Koska Reeves that we see in the background a couple patrons moving quickly to exit the bar.
The bar serves a lot of previously established food from a variety of sources:
Cushnip with Fral (The Force Awakens)
Endorian tip-yip (Dining at Dex’s and Galaxy’s Edge)
Gornt (Creatures of the Galaxy, WEG)
Haroun bread (The Phantom Menace)
Jorgan (New, a Jorgan Spa was mentioned in Age of Rebellion – Boba Fett)
Kaadu ribs (Animal from The Phantom Menace, as food from The Vow of Silver Dawn)
Lamta (The Phantom Menace)
Meiloorun (Rebels, but originally from X-Wing: Wedge’s Gamble)
Polystarch (The Force Awakens)
Roast nuna (The Clone Wars)
Shaak kebab (Animal from The Phantom Menace, as food new)
Space waffle (The Clone Wars)
Roasted sidi (Sidi gourd was a fruit seen in The Phantom Menace)
Topato (The Crystal Star)
Veg-meat (The Force Awakens)
Yobashrimp (Galaxy’s Edge menu, but originally from Gungan Frontiers)
And then there is a kind of stew that is too vague to make out, but looks like Gala stew, which would be a new one. Could be that it reads Galia, as a galia melon does exist.
New expression: “the Quacta calling the Stifling slimy.” which is a play on our “the pot calling the kettle black.”. Both Quacta and Stifling are new.
Bo-Katan speaks of her history in the Clone Wars and identifies Boba as a clone right away. Boba calls her princess, which is purely meant to mock her, as Bo-Katan’s sister was a Duchess, which is different than a queen. However the relationship between the two titles (princess/duchess) is not always clearly defined.
Dr Pershing gives a nice nod on how we are indeed looking at the third-generation design of the dark troopers, where they are no longer suits but droids. This fits with every depiction in its history that we had in Legends and mentioned before in these Episode Guides.
Fennic uses the word bivouacked, which means a stay in a bivouac, which is an improvised camp site or shelter that is usually of a temporary nature, used especially by soldiers.
This is the episode for swears also. Cara mentions again “skank in the scud pie.” and our beloved dank farrik is uttered also once again. New is ‘son of a mudscuffer’. The RA-7 droid speaks in Kyhhhsik much like the one aboard the sandcrawler in A New Hope did. Before this language got retconned into A New Hope (and others), this was first mentioned in Jedi Quest: The Way of the Apprentice.
“This Child is extremely gifted and has been blessed with rare properties that have the potential to bring order back to galaxy.” Is Moff Gideon speaking here about resurrecting the Emperor with all this research? There have been more hints to Snoke and cloning after all.
Din Djarin and Moff Gideon are fighting, Darksaber versus the Beskar spear. This is not the first time for Pedro Pascal that he can be seen fighting with a spear, as he did also in Game of Thrones.
Bo-Katan on the bridge with her hands clasped behind her back while staring into space is a pose often seen in the movies and even one we saw Anakin do in The Clone Wars.
And then the return of the Jedi… When Luke leaves the elevator tube we are treated to one big nod to Rogue One, where Darth Vader had his killing spree. Here we have Luke making short work of the death troopers. Only where Darth Vader stepped out of the fog and spelled doom for everybody, here his son steps out of the fog and brings salvation and hope to them all.
Max Llloyd Jones was the body double and he really mimics Hamill from Return of the Jedi well, like when he pulls his hood off. And the familiar Force theme plays when he announces himself as a Jedi.
The after the credits scene brings us back to Jabba’s palace, which is now owned by Bib Fortuna. Bib is played by Matthew Wood, who returns to this role as he played the Twi’lek also in The Phantom Menace. Bib’s throne is adorned with stylized rancor heads and the Old Script language. As expected Bib speaks Huttese, but it contains phrases that we have heard before, like “Dobiella Nok” which was used by Sebulba in The Phantom Menace to insult Anakin. It means “You slave scum”. Bib also holds a staff that was based on the one that his Vintage actionfigure had.
In the palace we have a couple returning species (the Gamorrean guards, a Kadas’sa’Nikto, a Weequay, a Quarren and a Rutian Twi’lek), but also two new ones making its Mandalorian debut: a Gran and the woman he speaks with is a Theelin.
The entrance of Fennic and Boba, with somebody falling down the stairs that they have shot, mirrors the entrance of Leia (as Boushh) and Chewbacca, only there they pushed someone to fall down the stairs.
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