The story is simple and driven by plot as opposed to franchise
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Pod Racer Speeder Bike... I rest my case.
The Mandalorian and the Child (or, y’know, Baby Yoda) bring us back to the galaxy far, far away in season two on Disney+. Re-visiting an iconic Star Wars planet in the premiere, the inseparable pair find themselves in search of a character familiar to fans.
Given the very high bar set by the first season, as well as the increasingly high stake stories with significant revelations, it was a wonder if this follow-up season would live up to expectations. Thankfully, not only does it do so with seeming ease, it also exercises great discipline in not allowing the series to be consumed by the popularity of a particular puppet.
At the end of The Mandalorian‘s first season the lone wolf and his cub were left to roam the universe in search of the Child’s kind. Left in the care of Din Djarin, the man under the helmet, they were both also being pursued by Moff Gideon, an Imperial loyalist seeking to fill the vacuum of power left in the wake of the second Death Star’s destruction. There is clearly more to the Moff than meets the eye as it’s been revealed that he possesses the famed Darksaber, a symbol of leadership within the Mandalorian culture.
With both Moff Gideon and a new adversary on the tails of the Child and the Mandalorian (probably respectively), it won’t be long before audience will be seeing the allies of season one returning to assist Djarin and his ward against overwhelming odds.
And maybe, if we’re lucky, the rumours of Rebels characters popping up–be they Ezra Bridger, Ahsoka Tano, or Sabine Wren–may turn out to be true. After all, given her own past and history with the Darksaber, it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if Sabine has a bone to pick with Moff Gideon.
But with Disney+’s old school weekly release schedule, it’ll be a good couple of weeks before we learn much more. In the mean time, lean back on your pod racer engine power speeder bike and enjoy the ride!
The Mandalorian Season 2 is available exclusively on Disney+.