The new chapter of the famous Disney Plus series, as always came with many surprises and a very worrying cliffhanger that left viewers on the brink of nerves. However, it was also allowed in a veiled way to review with discretion the famous legend of darth plagueis and it even helped us understand the connection the Mandalorian narrative would have with the most recent movie trilogy.
Of course it goes without saying that the following lines will count as spoilers, so if you have not seen the most recent episode of The Mandalorian we recommend that you do not continue reading and better review the story of Darth Plagueis, the supposed darkest Sith Lord of everybody.
The episode is called The Tragedy presumably for the capture of Grogu, or The Child, or Baby Yoda, as they prefer to call it. But many media and fans have recognized that the title plays with a dual purpose by subtly connecting with the famous Darth Plagueis Tragedy. As you may recall, this story is told by Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars Episode III. Specifically, he narrates it like this:
Have you ever heard the ‘Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? I figured not. It is not a story the Jedi will tell you. It is a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise that he could use the Force to influence midichlorians to create life. He had such knowledge of the Dark Side that he could even prevent those he cared about dying … The Dark Side of the Force is a path to many abilities that some consider unnatural … He became so powerful, the only thing he was afraid of losing was his power, which he eventually did, of course. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. It’s ironic that he could save others from death, but not himself.
Many fans speculated at the exit of The Force Awakens that Snoke was probably actually Darth Plagueis, who had managed to cheat death after all. However, in The Last Jedi they got rid of the character and The Rise of Skywalker eventually proposed that Snoke was created in some kind of laboratory experiment as below picture prove.
Finally The Mandalorian has managed to reconcile all the threads. This season we learned that Dr. Pershing (Omid Abtahi) uses Grogu’s blood to create beings that are Force-sensitive. It is a project supervised by Imperial Officer Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito). It is not known with certainty exactly what type of beings they are dealing with, since the contents of the bodies that are in the tubs have not even been revealed and that have been said, they are recent failures of recent attempts.
In a holographic recording of Dr Pershing we learn that the tests with the volunteers have failed and that their bodies have refused blood transfusions. The Child’s blood M-counts are mentioned, which we must assume are the midichlorians. Those microscopic life forms that live in the blood of those who are force-sensitive.
Is it possible that the result of all these experiments is Snoke and the eventual return of the Emperor? This would explain the dramatic twist featured in The Rise of Skywalker with Emperor Palpatine back to turn the galaxy upside down. But on the other hand, it would also link perfectly with the Darth Plagueis story.
Palpatine would have learned from Plagueis the secrets of immortality and therefore, despite his supposed death, he would still pull the strings of these experiments with the help of the remnants of the Empire. Similarly, the legend mentions the ability of use force to influence midichlorians to create life, something that many considered unnatural.
The Mandalorian has proven to be a new addition to the Star Wars universe that has fallen in love with fans and new audiences. With each chapter, the series increasingly extends its scope towards the possibilities of reconciling a whole universe made up so far of nine central films and two more that surround them.
Do you think that at the end of the season we will know who really pulls the strings behind the experiments? New episodes arrive every Friday.
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