The latest chapter of The Mandalorian had a handful of very famous cameos. We won’t spoil it for anyone that hasn’t seen the episode yet, but there were three big name cameos. However, Season 2 spoiled us all, and the appearance of major Star Wars characters is something that this show and even The Book Of Boba Fett has made the norm now, so a season without an appearance by Ahsoka, Luke, Boba or one more major Rebels character (on top of the one who has already made an appearance) seems incomplete.
There are just two chapters left and the season has flown by, but there’s still a chance that someone like Ahsoka, Sabine, Fenn Rau or even Ezra Bridger, although that’s a stretch, can show up. An even bigger deal would be an appearance by Grand Admiral Thrawn and the revelation of him being behind every move Moff Gideon makes, thus making him the big villain of The Mandalorian and maybe the “Mandoverse” as a whole.
Chapter 13 of the series gave us a Thrawn name drop when Ahsoka grilled Morgan Elsbeth on the whereabouts of the Grand Admiral, so it would be fitting for this to be the show where Thrawn makes his first live action appearance. It can be a brief one, but even a glimpse of him would be enough to blow everyone’s minds. That episode was written by Dave Filoni and the next chapter of Mando Season 3, Chapter 23 is also written by Dave, so is there a chance?
If not Thrawn, any another appearance by Ahsoka or even her ‘Rebels’ friends would also be massive. It’s going to take something huge to top Season 2 finale’s Luke Skywalker surprise, but who knows, maybe an even bigger surprise awaits. Whoever it is obviously has to fit the plot and can’t just be brought in for fan service. Ahsoka, Luke and Boba and even Bo Katan’s Season 2 appearances fit the plot perfectly, and served as a launchpad for their own series. The past two seasons of the show have really delivered in the final two chapters, so it’s a good bet that this season will deliver as well.
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