Just in case we weren’t excited enough for season 2 of The Mandalorian…
With production on most content coming to a global halt, recent rumor has provided Star Wars fans with a nice distraction to look forward to. The Mandalorian will finally provide fans with the live-action debut of fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano.
The Togruta ex-Jedi has the potential to take the show in a number of interesting directions. How can the show incorporate the character into its already dynamic story?
Ahsoka teaches characters about the Force and Baby Yoda
Lack of knowledge of The Force was one of the more confusing plot points of season 1 of The Mandalorian. Nobody between Mando, Cara Dune, or Kuiil (RIP) could make much sense of Baby Yoda’s gifts.
With Rosario Dawson rumored to play Ahsoka Tano in the upcoming Season of The Mandalorian, John Favreau and Dave Filoni finally has an opportunity to remedy the situation. Ahsoka could be the source of information our characters need. She’s a former Jedi, fought in the Clone Wars, and formed a different connection with the Force, apart from the binary of Jedi and Sith.
She also has experience with the Child’s mysterious species, having trained under the guidance of Yoda during the Clone Wars. If anyone can enlighten our characters, it would be Ahsoka.
Ahsoka trains Mando to handle the Dark Saber
Mando will have to learn how to wield the Dark Saber if he hopes to unite the remaining Mandalorians. Similar to the Rebels arc where Kanan trained Sabine in the art of saber combat, Ahsoka could do the same with Din Djarin.
This wouldn’t be the most original story, but plenty plausible. Obviously, this would first require the acquisition of the Dark Saber, currently in possession of Moff Gideon. Perhaps Ahsoka will team up with our heroes to protect The Child and defeat the remnants of the empire.
We already know Ahsoka comes in close proximity with the Dark Saber in the Siege of Mandalore and her previous run-ins with Death Watch. Given what we know about Ahsoka’s past, her story in The Mandalorian will likely be intertwined with the ancient Mandalorian weapon.
Ahsoka becomes the new guardian of The Child
Its been nice to see Mando build his relationship with The Child over the course of season 1. But let’s be honest – Mando is in way over his head. He frequently leaves Baby Yoda alone on the ship to fend for himself with danger lurking from every corner of the galaxy.
Ahsoka might be able to help with that. Ahsoka already knows about The Child’s gifts and has some background with his species, it wouldn’t be totally shocking for Ahsoka to take The Child at the end of the season and either return him where he comes from or give him the guidance (and supervision) that Mando cannot.
It might be a stretch to see Baby Yoda’s arc with Mando end after two seasons, but it could be worth learning if the show can stand without the cute little monster waddling his way across the screen.
Season 2 of The Mandalorian hits Disney+ in October 2020.