Bo-Katan was just the start. In Season 2 Episode 5, The Mandalorian seems set to introduce Ahsoka Tano, a beloved character from the Star Wars cartoons, however what if Ahsoka is not the one animated character who’s about to make their live-action debut?
Earlier than Sasha Banks was revealed to be Koska Reeves, a member of Bo-Katan’s Nite Owls, she was alleged to be enjoying the Mandalorian warrior Sabine Wren. Within the animated world of Star Wars Rebels, Sabine was a fierce chief who fought to guard Mandalore towards the Galactic Empire. Previous to that, nonetheless, she attended the Imperial Academy that was created when Empire seized management of Mandalore. Sabine additionally discovered the Darksaber and discovered to wield it, earlier than passing the historic weapon to Bo-Katan, making her the chief of Mandalore.
In fact, we now know that Moff Gideon by some means acquired his arms on the Darksaber after Rebels, however The Mandalorian has but to disclose how that occurred.
Whereas Ahsoka’s transfer from animation to live-action has excited followers, Sabine is arguably extra instrumental to The Mandalorian’s Season 2 plot. Proper now, Moff Gideon is experimenting with clones. He is additionally nonetheless in possession of the Darksaber. It’s unclear what he intends to make use of it for, however there’s little question the weapon’s immeasurable energy and significance to Mandalore will play an necessary position within the plot.
That’s the place Sabine may are available in. Bo-Katan’s live-action introduction added depth to The Mandalorian’s mythology and helped explain why Din Djarin’s code of conduct was totally different from different Mandalorians. Sabine may theoretically do the identical, solely this time it will be to clarify the significance of the Darksaber and the way Gideon acquired his arms on it.
It’s attainable that Mando’s journey to Corvus (if he can truly discover the mysterious planet) is a crimson herring to lure him to Sabine as an alternative of Ahsoka first. In spite of everything, the Mandalorian storyline is beginning to take priority over the seek for Child Yoda’s species (which has been on the again burner for a while now).
With Gideon on the rise and Bo-Katan nonetheless looking for the Darksaber, there’s no manner the Disney+ sequence will depart this thriller lingering for for much longer. There must be a cause past Ahsoka that Disney and Lucasfilm are protecting footage for the remainder of the season beneath wraps, proper? (As one fan recently pointed out, each little bit of footage in The Mandalorian Season 2 trailer got here from Episodes 1-4.)
The final time followers noticed Sabine, she and Ahsoka had been off on a mission to search out and rescue Ezra Bridger, the Jedi padawan and fellow freedom fighter from Rebels. Nonetheless, their search happened a number of years after the ultimate occasions of that present, and it’s unclear whether or not the Sabine who may seem in The Mandalorian would be the model from earlier than or after Rebels‘ finale scene.
Both manner, her arrival may segue properly into the ultimate episodes of Season 2 whereas successfully bringing the storylines of Gideon, Bo-Katan, and Mando collectively finally.
The Mandalorian Season 2 airs each Friday on Disney+.