Three episodes into The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda continues to be an entire thriller. The tiny inexperienced Force-baby simply floats alongside in its little sleep pod whereas the remainder of the galaxy, apparently, fights over who will get to be his caretaker.
The purpose why is unknown, however the present’s newest episode, “The Sin,” supplies viewers with a touch at what the Empire — or a minimum of the remnants of the Empire — may be planning.
[Ed. be aware: This put up incorporates spoilers for the primary three episodes of The Mandalorian and hypothesis about the remainder of the plot.]
In The Mandalorian’s third episode, we get a glimpse of Dr. Pershing engaged on the captured Baby Yoda. For a break up second, we additionally get a greater have a look at his uniform. On it’s a patch with an insignia that appears like one damaged line with a dot on the high, subsequent to a different line. While this may not seem to be a lot initially, it seems it isn’t the primary time we’ve seen it in Star Wars.
The emblem first reveals up in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, when Obi-Wan visits the planet of Kamino. If you don’t do not forget that half … nicely, you’re forgiven … the film is … not nice. Here’s a fast refresher: Kamino is the planet the place scientists cloned the bounty hunter Jango Fett into a whole military to serve the Republic. (Fett, notably, wore Mandalorian armor, despite the fact that he wasn’t truly a Mandalorian, very similar to our hero, The Mandalorian.) On the arm of every of the clones’ uniforms, we will see this exact same image that Dr. Pershing wears.
The two symbols look extraordinarily comparable, with the one distinction being the horizontal line below the 2 vertical traces on Dr. Pershing’s sleeve. While we all know that the Empire shut down the Kamino cloning amenities after taking management of the galaxy, that doesn’t essentially imply it killed the cloning science. It appears doable that the Empire seized the know-how and put it below their very own management, thus the slight change in emblem.
Wait, is Baby Yoda a clone?
The Easter egg lends credibility to the the speculation that Baby Yoda has one thing to do with cloning. This could possibly be a touch that Baby Yoda actually is a Yoda clone. Or it might imply that The Client desires to clone Baby Yoda. Perhaps that’s why they discuss “extracting material” from it. Either approach, it’s additionally necessary to surprise who precisely is making an attempt to get Baby Yoda as nicely.
Based on their Stormtrooper thugs, The Client and Dr. Pershing seem work for the remnants of the Empire; Werner Herzog’s character wears a necklace with the Empire’s emblem on it, in spite of everything. It’s doable that these two work for the identical group that can ultimately grow to be the First Order, or perhaps they’re allegiances lie solely with the Empire. Since The Rise of Skywalker’s trailers have already hinted at the concept that Emperor Palpatine isn’t actually lifeless, maybe The Client is engaged on his orders. There’s in all probability a purpose why Disney Plus schedule the penultimate episode of season 1 earlier than Rise of Skywalker and the finale after.
Whatever his meant function is, we’re positive to be taught extra about it as The Mandalorian continues. For now, we will simply relaxation secure in the truth that Mando went again Baby Yoda and saved him from no matter clone-centric plot he’s concerned in.