As the year draws closer to an end, so does the second season of The Mandalorian. Over the weekend, the last episode of the season aired and it was everything that a Star Wars fan could ever want.
Apart from pleasing everyone, The Mandalorian did something that no one thought could have happened after the debacle of its Sequel Trilogy. It has saved Star Wars and given everyone hope that the version of Lucas George’s franchise is still very much alive.
It’s not just any Jedi in The Mandalorian; it’s The Jedi.
The finale is titled ‘The Rescue’, and it seems very appropriate given that the episode saves one of the most beloved characters in Star Wars franchise, and no it’s not Grogu.
Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni brought back Luke Skywalker into the fold and saved the character by giving him the treatment he deserved yet denied in the Sequels films. The best part of this is that no one was expecting it to happen at all. Sure, we hoped for it but to see it come true was quite an emotional ride.
The way they introduced Luke in the episode was unequivocally a work of art. They captured how powerful he is with the action sequences and how mythical the Jedi are to those who have not met them before. On top of that, the sheer amount of fear on the antagonist’s face sells the entire scene that he knows who it is.
Although the CGI of Luke’s face wasn’t that perfect, it was more than enough to satisfy the fans by giving them what they have always wanted to see, Luke Skywalker in all of his glory.
2020 might be a horrible year, but the appearance of Luke in The Mandalorian might have been the best way to wrap up the year and continue the franchise.