Excitement grows surrounding Baby Yoda in the Season 2 of “The Mandalorian”



“The Mandalorian” (2019-) tells the story of a lone bounty hunter who comes upon a young creature on one of his journeys. He soon realizes that this child is much more mysterious than he originally realized, and soon the two are inseparable.

Jonny Trigg, Staff Writer

WARNING: Mild spoilers for seasons 1 & 2

The Mandalorian was first released on Disney+ in November of 2019. This release came with a lot of excitement around the action packed Star Wars spin off. Most of the excitement circled around Baby Yoda, a young character resembling the iconic Jedi.

Mando and his new found child formed a unique duo that compelled adventure. In the earlier episodes, Mando and Baby Yoda found all sorts of trouble, leading them to nerve wrenching experiences. However, as more episodes of The Mandalorian came out, the series became more and more repetitive. Viewers started to notice that Baby Yoda and The Mandalorian were seemingly doing the same thing in every episode. The popular character Baby Yoda did not seem to do anything other than be captured and then saved by Mando again and again. Viewers saw that Baby Yoda wasn’t developing as a character, and all the early excitement caused by him was diminishing. This is until Baby Yoda meets a Jedi.

In “Chapter 13 – The Jedi” Mando finally finds a Jedi, Ahsoka Tano. During this specific episode, Ahsoka was revealed and introduced to the plot. Ahsoka, when meeting Baby Yoda, refused to train him. Still, she helped progress Baby Yoda as a character. During Ahsoka and Baby Yoda’s interaction, Ahsoka revealed the name of the child, Grogu. Grogu showed hints of his powers as well as showing the strong bond between himself and Mando.

The details released in “Chapter 13” made for a lot more understanding of who Grogu is. The introduction of Ahsoka diverted off the tedious pattern that The Mandalorian episodes were on and helped to show a great deal of character development from both Grogu and Mando. The bond between the two is expressed more than ever in the episode, causing excitement about Grogu and making sure that The Mandalorian is back and better than ever.