Episode 4 of Season 2 of The Mandalorian, also called Chapter 12, is finally available this morning. If you have seen this episode you have surely been intrigued by a scene where we are shown a tank. If you haven’t seen this episode, we invite you to close the page to avoid spoilers.
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After meeting Bo-Katan last week, our Mandalorian and Baby Yoda continue their journey to see Ahsoka Tano. The Razor Crest is still in a sorry state, they stop on the planet Nevarro where they meet up with Greef Karga and Cara Dune. The hero is taken on a new infiltration mission to an abandoned Empire base, finally what he thought was an abandoned base. In reality, this base is still squatted by a faction of the Empire which does genetic research. During the mission, we can see a tank with an unidentified shape inside.
Snoke or Palpatine?
This scene particularly intrigued the spectators and there is something. Some think of Snoke, others of Emperor Palpatine. There is surely a link since the music played at the time of this passage is similar to the music of the sequences where Snoke appears. in The force awakens, but also to the music one can hear when Palpatine tells Anakin the story of Darth Plagueis the Wise in Revenge of the Sith.
A few weeks ago, you were offered a theory explaining that Empire wants to get hold of Baby Yoda to use his DNA and allow the creation of Force-using beings, this tends to be confirmed today. We could well be in the presence of an attempt to create Snoke.
Jon Favreau had announced it himself in September 2019, before the release of season 1 of The Mandalorian, the series will explore the origins of the First Order. At this time, it’s unclear exactly how, when, and in what way Palpatine created Snoke. The Emperor is too weak to leave Exegol, but Moff Gideon can well orchestrate the dirty work for him. Baby Yoda could be the key to the First Order and we could very well witness the creation of the latter in the series The Mandalorian.
The mysterious Dr Pershing, who appears to be from Kamino, should give us more answers in the next episodes. In any case, he seems particularly interested in Baby Yoda’s midi-chlorian rate. Also note that fans are simply thinking of the creation of an army of force-sensitive Stormtrooper thanks to the blood of Baby Yoda and that they are the ones we see at the end of the episode.
For now, all hypotheses are open, even if we put a coin on the creation of Snoke and the First Order.
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