Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! The finale of The Mandalorian’s inaugural season proved to be a massive Pandora’s Box of lore, paving the way for all the future conflict to define Mando’s return in the second season. Let’s take a look at how much bigger Mando’s story has become and what it will mean for the next hotly-anticipated season, whenever it arrives.
Within the action-packed shell of The Mandalorian chapter 8, a rich, succulent nugget of characterization for Mando was slowly revealed. His brush with death gave us the first opportunity we’ve ever had to actually see Pedro Pascal in his role as the Mandalorian, when IG-11 removes his helmet to save his life under the amusingly convenient technicality that the droid isn’t a living being which means Mando wouldn’t wound his honor by revealing his face to him.
It’s a deeply humanizing moment for our hero whose full name has now been spoken on-screen to show his face in his most desperate moment, visibly frightened and lost like any other person in the face of death. Additionally, it’s particularly special because IG-11 came to represent a mirror for Mando and the kind of man he used to be.
After a little help shaking off the grim reaper, Mando had bestowed upon him an official signet to represent his complete identity within the Mandalorian creed, and finally got a slick jetpack of his very own. Being of no traditional Mandalorian clan himself, he has become his own collective unit with the Child a.k.a. Baby Yoda as a Clan of Two, and was given his mission: return the Child to where it belongs. That said, it’s become painfully clear that, if the Child belongs anywhere, it’s with Mando but again, that’s the overarching emotional journey we’re going on with our favorite chrome-domed hero as he continues fully realizing that.
Underneath his Mandalorian armor, the character fans have fallen in love with over the course of the series’ first season is named Din Djarin. Mando’s canonical name snuck out into the public eye some weeks ago, so you may have already heard it if you were paying attention, but at the end of the day, his true moniker isn’t of any terrible consequence or meant to be a forbidden secret. Keep watching the video to see the ending of The Mandalorian season 1 explained!
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