Welcome to Fantha Tracks complete guide to The Mandalorian. Here we will post every reference, Easter egg, everything named and unnamed per episode and some fun trivia in-between. If you are keen to avoid spoilers, move along…
Official summary: An old rival extends an invitation for The Mandalorian to make peace.
As the first season nears its end, a lot of things are being tied up and return from previous episodes. The most obvious ones being Cara Dune on Sorgan and Kuiil with IG-11 on Arvala-7. However their characters get more back-story in this episode.
Still new elements are introduced like: Cara Dume’s bar fight with a Zabrak male (played by Dave Reaves) while the two combatants are tied with some sort of energy coil. A white-skinned alien with blue markings (that may or may not have been intended as an Umbaran). Mudscuffers (insult), Strand-Cast (an engineered creature) made in gene-farms, Cytocaves of Nora. A new quadruped animal can be seen on Nevarro.
There are plenty returning aliens in this episode also (for a full list per episode visit: https://alienanthology.
The Charter of the New Republic may have been the first time that this term is used, but is also featured in the novel ‘Bloodline’.
When Kuiil is working on IG-11 a spoked window can be seen that brings to mind the one that the Millennium Falcon has as part of the front of the cockpit window. This one seems smaller and with more spokes however.
We have seen the Child using the Force in a few different ways now, but all of those times it was associated with the Light Side (especially the healing, which is the link to The Rise of Skywalker). This episode however shows him using the Force to choke Cara, a well-known Dark Side usage.
The three bounty hunters that Greef brought along are a Trandoshan, a Kadas’sa’Nikto and a human. The Trandoshan has Aurebesh on his helmet translating to UXRRO (his name?) and is the one taken by the flying creatures that are currently still unnamed.
Talking about flying creatures, Greef mentions the bogwing, that we have first seen on Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back, but has since appeared on a couple of other worlds like Naboo and Zygerria in The Clone Wars.
Greef also mentions that “the Client” (played by Warner Herzog) has a fireteam with him. For those who are not familiar with the term, Wikipedia describes it as a: small military sub-subunit of infantry designed to optimize “bounding overwatch” and “fire and movement” tactical doctrine in combat.
The Scout trooper who checks Greef’s ID was played by actor and comedian Adam Pally.
Moff Gideon’s (played by Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito) TIE Fighter is actually an entire new type as revealed by Star Wars: Card Trader. This type of TIE is called the Outland TIE Fighter and can folds its wings into a v-shape, making it easier to land. This ship was based on early concept art drawings for The Force Awakens.