Let’s Talk: ‘The Mandalorian: Chapter 13’

Okay, first off, I’ve got to deal with the fact that we’ve only got three episodes left! I don’t know if I can fully process the notion that in three weeks’ time we will have to wait an entire year to see Season 3, whatever that means.

This season is moving in a direction I wasn’t expecting and now I have no idea what to expect. What seemed like a simple story about a Mandalorian and his thrilling adventures with his adopted son has turned into what feels like a full-blown Star Wars: Rebels sequel. So, with no further words, here are my thoughts on that stunning thirteenth chapter.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

Okay, let’s get to the nitty-gritty and talk about Ahsoka Tano’s highly-anticipated live-action debut. In short, I loved her! Yes, I realize that her lekku are not the length they were in Rebels but we do not know the process into what made her come to life in live-action so effortlessly.

I’m sure there were many trial-and-errors when it came to making Ahsoka look perfect and honestly, when I look at that glorious picture above, I find myself in awe because it is Ahsoka. It feels like all of my highest dreams came true yesterday and I am simply taken aback by how incredible she was in the show.

Next order of business.

His name is Grogu. Oh my gosh, I love it so much! I’ve pretty much been gushing all day over the uber-cuteness in this episode.

But, on a more serious note, I was heartbroken to see Baby Grogu so fragile in this episode. To learn that he was one of the many students who was there when the Jedi temple was besieged and destroyed, to know that he most likely had to see his childhood friends slaughtered by troopers or worse, Anakin himself, is tragic. And to know that he’s been hiding his ability with the Force is even sadder.

Why do I feel like crying just thinking about all he must’ve gone through?

But who saved him? Who took him from the Jedi temple and hid him away? Is it a Jedi we know or someone else? The thought is thrilling!

And then there was that mind-boggling moment (after the Grand Admiral Thrawn bombshell of course) when Ahsoka sent Mando on his way to a new destination. Basically, if Baby Grogu reaches out with the Force a Jedi will find him…but who?

Are we talking about physical Jedi or ghostly here? If we’re talking ghosts we could have Yoda speak with Grogu which would be uber-cute. Or maybe he could even talk to the likes of Mace Windu, Obi-Wan, or even Qui-Gon (I’m omitting Anakin because it just doesn’t seem right, the destroyer of Grogu’s home, the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, gets to talk Grogu? Nope, not on my watch.)

If it’s a Jedi who isn’t dead the first thought is definitely Ezra Bridger. There have been rumors that we may see Bridger in this series but I always figured that was pretty far-fetched. Now, I don’t know what to think.

We can’t forget that another Jedi that exists during this timeline is Luke Skywalker. And if we’re delving down even deeper into fan-service eutopia, maybe Cal Kestis from Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.

There’s really no limit to the imaginations of Favreau and Filoni and honestly, I’m just ready for whatever surprise is in store.

The future is not clear for the storyline of The Mandalorian but one thing is certain; this season is way better than the first one.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.

One thought on “Let’s Talk: ‘The Mandalorian: Chapter 13’”

  1. I’d be totally comfortable saying there’s zero chance we’re going to see Anakin’s ghost training Grogu. I think that’s fairly sacred ground; he’s gone after Ep6.

    For what it’s worth, I’d guess that Grogu never actually saw the unarmored Vader in person at the temple. Someone has already made a meme of him hiding behind a chair in the council chamber when Vader is addressed as “Master Skywalker” by the little boy, but I’d guess it’s more likely that someone got him out well ahead of him being personally spotted by the troops or especially Vader himself. I think it logically follows that since not many survivors of the Republic know that Anakin became Vader (only Sidious, Yoda, and Kenobi know for sure, and Ahsoka needs years to become certain), this means that none of those in the Temple who actually would have recognized him and been able to bear direct witness to what he did could have survived to tell the tale.

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