The weekend has come to a close, and that means most of us must have watched the latest episode of The Mandalorian titled The Jedi. This new chapter has been something that every fan of the Star Wars franchise had been waiting for since Season Two got released. And yet, despite that, none of us was ready for what came with it.
I am no Jedi.
Former Jedi Ahsoka Tano. This episode was all about one particular force user that everyone was waiting to see, who was being brought to the big screens from animations. And Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni blew it out of the park with it! So come on Disney, hand them the keys to Star Wars already!
Right off the bat, Rosario Dawson was the absolutely the best choice to play Ashoka. She delivered a believable live-action performance that captured the established character in the franchise as a whole. To top it off, the amazing fight sequences paired with excellent cinematology showcased what Ashoka truly was; not a Jedi but a Ronin.
I am Grogu.
Baby Yoda, I am no longer. Honestly, I don’t think fans were not expecting Baby Yoda to have a name. In effect, I believe everyone has forgotten that particular detail and moved on with their life, so it was quite surprising when the episode announced the kid’s name as Grogu.
And as usual, many fans did not like it one bit and have decided to stick by its Baby Yoda. However, it’s not surprising for Star Wars characters to have odd names, especially alien species. I think people wanted his name to reflect how cute he is but let’s not forget that he’s technically 50 years old in the tv show. Besides, Grogu doesn’t sound so bad, and it could have been worse like Jar Jar Binks.
I am Thrawn and the Mandalorian is my stepping stone.
Grand Admiral Thrawn. This name was something that I nor anyone was ready to listen to when Ashoka uttered it. Earlier last month, I speculated that we might get to see Sabine in the show accompanying Ashoka, but instead of taking things slow, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni just threw it out that Thrawn is back!
As for those of you who don’t know who Thrawn is, he’s an individual as dangerous as Darth Vader and the Emperor. He could have easily saved the entire Empire from blowing up a second time; hence, he was taken out of the equation by a Jedi named Ezra.
If he is returning to the franchise, then I believe the Mandalorian may in effect be building up to Thrawn as a future villain in the shows or movies. Favreau and Filoni are truly saving Star Wars with their vision.