The following post contains SPOILERS for The Mandalorian "Chapter 11 - The Heiress". This is the way!
Lucasfilm's creative art manager has come to the defense of a controversial The Mandalorian scene that saw Baby Yoda eat another creature's eggs. But the Quarren have other plans for him and the Child. Whereas that was a Seven Samurai homage, this is all Star Wars.
With the element of surprise, these bounty hunters get onto the ship.
Once again, Mando is disappointed when this trio remove their helmets, but this isn't like the first episode. This isn't Sackhoff's first foray into the galaxy far, far away. Favreau had a guest-starring role in several episodes as the Mandalorian extremist Pre Vizsla.
The Mandalorian continues to integrate all the best bits of Star Wars lore, mixed together in just the right quantities to make a ideal Star Wars cocktail. If you've watched and read a lot of Star Wars stuff, you likely knew that, but for folks who are just jumping in here, this is the first revelation that maybe Mandalorian is a much broader term than we had realized. This is her triumphant return to Star Wars. Bo-Katan has a vital role where she allies with Ahsoka once more, this time to take on Darth Maul and try to save her home planet now engulfed in all-out war. At the bar, the Mandalorian meets someone who says by going on his ship he'll take the Bounty Hunter and the Child to other Mandalorians. When Mando and his new squad are faced with a never-ending sea of Troopers, Koska (with the rest of her Mandalorian friends) keeps fighting her way through each new wave of them. It's clearly performing well for Disney, and is even winning back Star Wars fans jaded by the recent movies. That wasn't part of the deal, they can't just change it.
Now what transpires is one of the best action sequences of the entire series. This pair of episodes is an excellent lesson in All Things Mandalorian and offers some fascinating details that help explain things you may be wondering about from The Mandalorian. The four Beskar-clad badasses take the ship one group of dead Stormtroopers at a time. The narrative was more relevant to the overall story. They betray each other through their attempted takeover of Mandalore, along with the results are catastrophic. Bo-Katan seems on a collision path with Moff Gideon, who is also on a collision path with Din for the Child. "We fought too hard and suffered too much to resign ourselves to the extinction of our family line". We know that she's a Mandalorian, and thanks to her armor, we can tell that she was a member of the Nite Owls, a small squad of female Mandalorian warriors led by Bo-Katan. She sends him to find Ahsoka in the city of Calodan on the forest planet of Corvus. Boom! - the ultimate Star Wars name-drop, at least for big fans of the franchise.
A third pointed out: "Guys, I don't know if you know it or not, but the eggs that Baby Yoda was eating were not real eggs". It feels like seeds were planted for fans to start seeing Pedro Pascal's face more. Check out all of the essential Ahsoka Tano episodes!
"It's not amusing at all to hear mama frog lady go into great detail about how important and beloved her eggs are to her & have to watch them get eaten on 3 separate occasions for shits & giggles", wrote one viewer.