The Mandalorian: Our biggest questions from episode 1

CNET | 11/12/2019 | Staff
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Star Wars fans rejoice! Disney Plus is live, which means the very first episode of The Mandalorian is live, and we have things to discuss.

A lot of things to discuss. There's flashback, lore hints, armour upgrades, but most importantly: What the **** is the deal with that ending?

Case - Territory - Warning

Just in case it wasn't obvious we're heading into spoiler territory. So beware. This is your final warning.

OK, so let's talk about the ending first.

Case - Mandalorian - Bounty - Job - Werner

In case you haven't watched, The Mandalorian takes a sketchy bounty job from the one and only Werner Herzog, then infiltrates a base full of bad dudes alongside a bounty hunting robot. After slaughtering everyone with what can only be described a blaster crossed with a WW1 vickers-style mini-gun, The Mandalorian finds the bounty and...

Wait, is that a baby Yoda?

Yep - Bounty - Question - Yoda - Thing

Yep, the bounty in question is baby Yoda looking thing. I mean obviously it can't be the Yoda. It just can't. The Mandalorian is set after Return of the Jedi and Yoda died in Return of the Jedi, so look. It's not Yoda. Is it a time-travelling Yoda? A reincarnation of Yoda? I'm not sure any of that registers or makes sense. According to the show itself, this "baby" is 50 years old. This is completely normal in terms of the Star Wars universe (Yoda died at 900 years old) but that doesn't tie in with any possibility of a Yoda reincarnation.

Most likely this is a brand-new character and that is a very cool thing indeed.

Anything - Yoda - Species - Member - Species

But we don't know anything about Yoda's species, not even what they're called. We've only ever seen one other member of the species in Star Wars -- "Yaddle," a female who appeared in the prequel trilogy.

That would suggest that creatures from Yoda's species are rare and, potentially, powerful users of the Force. Does ol'...
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