The finale of the second season of The Mandalorian may be one of the greatest moments of Star Wars of all time. When all hope seems lost to our heroes trying to save the Child, formerly known as Baby Yoda, a lone X-Wing arrives on Moff Gideon̵
Before the finale, there were rumors that Luke Skywalker might appear, but the idea of seeing the central character of “Star Wars” in a TV series in 2020 seemed quite distant. Yet creator John Favreau brought the impossible out with a rather unanimously satisfying and surprising moment from Star Wars. In the weeks after the second season of The Mandalorian ended, fans discuss what this means for the show and the Star Wars universe as a whole ahead.
But a Reddit fan noticed a pretty incredible parallel between Luke Skywalker’s appearance and another key scene in the series. Reddit user skywalkinondeezhatrz posted another series of photos showing how the finale of The Mandalorian reflects the massacre of Anakin Skywalker over the Jedi Temple in revenge on the Sith. The visual and emotional rhythms of the stage offer a powerful contrast between father and son. In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin reveals himself as the ruler of the Sith as he kills young Jedi children in the Temple, destroying the future of the Jedi Order. IN The MandalorianLuke reveals himself as the new leader of the Jedi Order, promising a future for young users of the Force like Grog in the galaxy.
Of course, father and son are not completely different. Both were capable of great failure. Anakin apparently failed the Jedi, turning to the dark side. But the very failure of Luke – which is yet to come in the framework of “Star Wars” after the events of The Mandalorian– is finer. Ben Solo’s failure leads to the destruction of his new Jedi temple and throws the galaxy into chaos again. It’s not that different from the end of Episode III.
And, one of the questions left after The Mandalorian The finale of the second season is how Mando and Grogu play in the events that we know are yet to come.
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