Much to the delight of most “Star Wars” fans, Luke Skywalker returned in all his glory in a special appearance in the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian”.
The scene shows the Jedi Knight in action saving Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Grogu, and company from the clutches of the Empire’s Dark Troopers.
Still excited for the moment, director Peyton Reed posted a post expressing how important it was to him to be able to work with his childhood hero.
After that, Mark Hamill made sure to respond to the message and even sent a hint to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which portrayed Luke as a coward and a loser.
“Dear Mark Hamill, when I was a child, this picture hung on the wall in my bedroom. “Star Wars”, and especially Luke Skywalker, meant a lot to me. Some things never change. It has been an honor and a dream come true to work with you on “The Mandalorian”. Thank you! May the Force be with you, ”Reed wrote.
To which Hamill replied:
“Dear Peyton Reed, I am so grateful that I had the unexpected opportunity to revisit my character when he was still a symbol of hope and optimism,” the star said, referring to the failed Luke of ‘ Episode VIII ‘. “Her leadership and kindness were crucial parts of the experience and meant more to me than I can say.”
I’m so grateful that I had the unexpected opportunity to see my character again when he was still a symbol of hope and optimism.
Your assured direction and kindness was a crucial part of the experience and means more to me than I can say. # ThankYOU🙏 https://t.co/yNngOQdJRS
– Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 16, 2021
Previously, Hamill had already thanked the show’s creators for the triumphant return of the Jedi after the great disappointment of ‘The Last Jedi’.
On his Twitter profile, the star shared Luke’s image with the following words:
“Sometimes the greatest gifts are the most unexpected and something you never realized you wanted until you received them.”
Sometimes the best gifts are the most unexpected and something you never realized you wanted until given. # ThankYouJonAndDave 🙏 pic.twitter.com/4nNjSvbvIN
– Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 30, 2020
Check out the episode summary:
The plot begins already tense when Mando (Pedro Pascal) and Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) track down Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) and Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks) in an attempt to convince them to help them save Grogu from the clutches of the Empire.
In return, the Mandalorians could stay with Gideon’s Imperial Cruiser to retake Mandalore, in addition to allowing Kryze to reclaim the Black Saber from the villain.
However, Reeves soon realizes that Boba is a clone of the despicable Jango Fett and a friction arises between the two, but the Warrior ends up agreeing to participate in the mission after Din’s plea.
“Help me save the child,” he pleads, “and you can have whatever you want. It’s my only priority.
After initiating the plan, the group manages to invade Gideon’s ship without any problem.
As Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), Bo-Katan and Koska fight their way against the Dark Troopers, Fett distracts some TIE Fighters across space and Din takes the opportunity to get away. take to the child.
Along the way, he comes face to face with a Dark Trooper who completely dominates him, proving why Gideon’s personal guard is so creepy.
Thankfully, the Mandalorian’s Beskar spear was enough to take down the droid after intense combat.
Locating Grogu, he finds Gideon waiting for him wielding the Black Saber … I threaten him and promise to leave him alive and in possession of the Saber if he returns Grogu.
Gideon agrees, saying he already has what he needed from the little alien to restore “ order ” to the galaxy, but the villain attacks Mando by surprise.
In a duel, Din shows himself to be a skillful opponent and his Beskar coat leaves the fight fairly balanced, until he defeats his opponent and recovers the Black Saber, thus becoming his rightful wearer.
As soon as the hero prepares to deliver him to Bo-Katan, she is taken by surprise, as she knows that she will only be worthy to wield the Black Saber and rule Mandalore if she defeats her ally in battle … something thing that should be explored next season.
Before they get there, the Dark Troopers return and block the path of the Mandalorians about to disintegrate them with a blast of lasers.
However, an X-Wing approaches the Imperial Ship creating a new moment of tension, mystery and expectation.
A mysterious hooded action figure with a green lightsaber arrives and slays droids so easily that it leaves heroes and villains unanswered, making it clear that he is a powerful Force user …
The Jedi Knight is none other than Luke Skywalker, in a scene that references Darth Vader’s attack on the rebels in “ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. ”
Luke walks down the hall to the room where Grogu is and they seem to connect mentally …
With the promise to train Baby Yoda, Luke decides to leave and take him to the new Jedi Academy. That’s when Mando takes his helmet off again, tears in his eyes, watching the little one leave with Luke and R2-D2.
The end of the 2nd season was much more grandiose than that of the 1st and promises nice surprises for what will follow… The training of Grogu should be one of the highlights of the next episodes, as well as the consequences of his kidnapping by the hands of Gideon.
Without a doubt, everything indicates that the little boy was kidnapped to launch the Emperor’s cloning plan and the possible birth of Supreme Leader Snoke.
Recalling that the 2nd season of ‘The Mandalorian’ remains available on Disney +.
Check out the trailer:
Created by Jon Favreau (from the live-action ‘The Lion King’), the series is set in the same universe as the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.
The plot takes place after the fall of the Empire and before the insurrection of the First Order. The story follows the journey of a lone gunner to the far reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.
The cast includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Nick Nolte and Werner Herzog.
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