Thirteen Easter eggs on the wide narrative universe of Star Wars can be found in the episode “The Seige” (2×04) of The Mandalorian (Jon Favreau, since 2019), recently released on Disney Plus. To begin with, those who occupy what was the lair of the Mandalorian blacksmith (Emily Swallow) on the planet Nevarro and those who Cara Dune (Gina Carano) kicks their asses well are various aqualish, a species with two or four eyes (without glasses) and a native of Ando whom we soon met, in the Mos Eisley canteen during A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977).
One of the girls from Nevarro’s school wears Rey Skywalker’s hairstyle in the third Star Wars trilogy, made up of three bows in a straight line
On the other hand, the alien suspect who places a tracker on the Razor Crest ship is a Mimbanese, whose fellow men were introduced to us in Han Solo (Ron Howard, 2018), but had already appeared in “The Marshal” (2×01). And a kind of smart being that was introduced in the same movie and that we do see for the first time in The Mandalorian is someone like Silvasu Fi, one of the Riders of the Clouds or the Marauders of Enfys Nest, in the market that Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) and Cara Dune pass through to take Baby Yoda to the school of Nevarro.
Ignoring the monument to IG-11 for sacrificing himself to shake off the imperial yoke in “Redemption” (1×08), the C-3PO protocol droid in his lesson he refers to various trade routes, those of Corellia, a world mentioned in A New Hope and previously in The Mandalorian during “The Gunslinger” (1×05) and where Han Solo was born. But also the Hydian Way, which takes us back to The Clone Wars (Lucas, 2008-2020) and that of the planets Coruscant Y Chandrila, from The Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand, 1983) and the novel Consequences, by Chuck Wendig (2015).
In a holographic message to Moff Gideon, Dr. Pershing states that Baby Yoda’s “M count” is abnormally high, and refers to midichlorians.
And that of Maelstrom Akkadés, the nebula within which is the Kessel Corridor, traversed by Han Solo in twelve parsecs, a feat he boasts of in A New Hope and which we contemplate in his own film. On the other hand, one of the school girls is wearing Rey Skywalker’s hairstyle (Daisy Ridley), composed of three bows in a straight line. And the blue mythrol (Horatio Sanz) says that still can’t see anything in one eye after being frozen to carbonite by Din Djarin at the beginning of the first chapter of The Mandalorian, a side effect that Han Solo also suffers in Return of the Jedi.
Mythrol himself possesses an X-34 land hovercraft like Luke Skywalker (Mark Mamill) on Tatooine, as we saw in A New Hope. But the Marauder Trexler in which Cara Dune, Greef Karga and the alien flee from the Imperial base is a brand new vehicle. The code cylinder that Greef Karga takes from an Imperial officer strangled by Kara Dune was already used in “The Heiress” (2×03), and comes from A New Hope. Film of which the little one sounds a lot to us platform over void which the mythrol must access to manipulate a screen, as Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) did the same to deactivate the tractor beam on the Death Star.
When the protagonists enter the room with experimental subjects, we hear the theme song of Supreme Leader Snoke, a clone created by Sheev Palpatine
Then, in a holographic message to Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), Dr. Pershing (Omid Abtahi) claims that “The M count” of Baby Yoda is abnormally high, and refers to midichlorians, microorganisms whose quantity in someone’s cells determines their abilities in the use of the Force, and of which we learned about in The Phantom Menace (Lucas, 1999). And, when the protagonists enter the room with experimental subjects, we hear Supreme Leader Snoke’s theme song (Andy Serkis), in a reference to the fact that it was one of the clones created by Emperor Sheev Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) according to The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams, 2019).
The article All the Easter eggs in the twelfth episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ was published in Hypertext.