On Friday, The Mandalorian released the fourth episode of its second season, "Chapter 12: The Siege." The episode saw Din Djarin reuniting with some old friends, Greef Karga and Cara Dune, to make an assault on Nevarro's last remaining Imperial base. Mid-assault, the group comes to realize that they aren't attacking a troop bunker but a laboratory related to Moff Gideon's interest in the Child. Gideon's experiments involve a prequel trilogy idea and may tie him to sequel trilogy villains Snoke and the First Order.
We're here to point out some of the coolest and most interesting Easter eggs in this week's episode. Keep reading to see what they are.
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Early in the episode, Cara Dune deals with some Aquallsh that are picking over the Mandalorian tribe's abandoned home. The best-known Aquallsh in Star Wars is likely Ponda Baba, who got into an altercation with Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Mos Eisley cantina in A New Hope.prevnext
In this episode, the Mythrol mentions that he still can't see out of one of his eyes. This is a reference to hibernation sickness, an illness that affects those who have been encased in carbonite. Han Solo had temporary blindness when freed from his carbonite prison in Return of the Jedi. His symptoms cleared up quickly, but it seems the sickness can have longer-lasting effects (if the Mythrol is to be believed).prevnext
Fans may notice a statue in the background. It's carved in IG-11's likeness, honoring the sacrifice he made in the first season of The Mandalorian.prevnext
Baby Yoda gets to go to school in this episode. During his one day in class, he steals cookies and learns about hyperspace lanes. Hyperspace lanes are established routes between major planets in the Star Wars galaxy that are highly traveled and considered safe.
The teacher in this scene names some routes that have been established in previous Star Wars media. Those include the Hydian Way and the Corellian Run.prevnext
The tanks in the lab may remind Star Wars fans of the shot of deteriorating Snokes in similar vats in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, suggesting a connection. If that wasn't enough, the episode also plays John Williams Snoke theme, confirming the reference.prevnext
Midi-chlorians have been a controversial subject since they were introduced in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Using the phrase "M-count" is a sly way to acknowledge the canon without burdening the series with too much explanation of it.prevnext
The episode describes them as "dark troopers," which may be a reference to Dark Troopers of the Star Wars Legends timeline. Whatever they are, they seem to be tied to Gideon's plans for Baby Yoda.prev