The first episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 had us all reeling, and with its highly-anticipated return, the show definitely didn’t disappoint. From the return of a fan favorite to wink-wink-hint-hints for fans, these are a handful of the coolest Easter eggs you might have missed from the season premiere.
- Revolutionary graffiti
As the season premiere of The Mandalorian Season 2 begins, Din Djarin and Baby Yoda walk into a town where there’s an artwork scrawled onto the wall that shows Stormtroopers crossed out with black Xs. This could be a show of defiance for the Empire, but there’s also graffiti that shows a gold droid ala-C-3PO (maybe for pure fan service?).
As part of the group of pit droids in Peli Motto’s workshop, a clumsy R5-D4 unit shows up, which once belonged to Luke Skywalker. When R5 sabotaged his chance for freedom during A New Hope so that it could help out R2, it became a fan favorite because of its sacrifice. It was likely decommissioned after that, but now, it seems that the red and white droid apparently survived, proving that good things come to those who wait.
3. Boba Fett galore
Fans have been waiting for Boba Fett’s return since forever (why would you even name a show “The Mandalorian” if you’re not going to include the most famous one, right?), and now, we finally get confirmation that he’s alive and well. Cobb Vanth was first able to obtain his armor from Tatooine’s Jawas, but with the final shot of Boba Fett (as played by Temuera Morrison) observing the show’s heroes, it’s clear that he survived the Sarlacc. We also get a nod to Vanth commenting that it wasn’t him who damaged the jetpack, which could possibly refer to Han Solo damaging the thing in Return of the Jedi.
By the way, in Chapter 9, it was revealed that the Krayt Dragon made its nest in an abandoned Sarlacc pit after it devoured its previous occupant, which might possibly be another nod to Boba Fett’s untimely “demise”.
4. A dragon and its pearl
The Krayt Dragon’s skeleton was first seen on the Tatooine desert when C-3PO was wandering alone after splitting up with R2-D2 in A New Hope, but it has since appeared in video games as a very-much-alive beast. The Tusken Raiders started dissecting its carcass after it was defeated in The Mandalorian Chapter 9, and when the Sand People took out a giant pearl, they started celebrating. This telltale pearl is actually pretty valuable—it not only serves as a symbol of triumph and bravery for the Tusken Raiders, but it was also supposedly what Han Solo bartered with to buy his way into winning the Millennium Falcon (according to non-canon lore). More importantly, these pearls contain the essence and properties of kyber crystals, which can be used to make a lightsaber.
What are the coolest things you discovered for the season premiere of The Mandalorian Season 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!