The Mandalorian now forces you to watch the Clone Wars and the rebels


WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Season 2, Episode 3 of Star Wars: Le Mandalorien, “Chapter 11: The Heiress,” streaming now on Disney +.

During the first season of The Mandalorian, the series took place in its own little corner of the Star wars universe. The characters were new additions to the galaxy far, far away, and aside from a few key aspects such as familiar planets and New Republic appearances and the remnants of the Empire, Din Djarin’s adventures were seemingly disconnected from the Skywalker saga.

Viewers can just get started The Mandalorian without much prior knowledge, and enjoy the show for what it was. However, that all changed when in its final episode, “Chapter 11: The Heiress,” the series featured an important debut that now makes it an integral part of the fabric of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

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“The Heiress” is quickly becoming a fan favorite episode of The Mandalorian as it features the long-awaited debut of Bo-Katan Kryze, who shows up alongside the Nite Owls to help Djarin survive an attack by traitorous Quarren pirates. The introduction of these three Mandalorians takes the bounty hunter’s mission to the next level, but it’s also pretty massive given that it makes the episode, as well as the entire series, a direct continuation of The clone wars and Rebels.

The Lady Bo-Katan was first introduced in The clone warsThe Season 4 episode, “A Friend in Need,” will appear throughout the fifth and seventh seasons of the animated series. The character had an important storyline tied to greater Mandalorian mythology – one that even continued into the fourth season of Star Wars Rebels – and she would develop a bond of trust with Ahsoka Tano. The same Ahsoka that Bo sends Djarin to meet at the end of “The Heiress”. It has long been rumored that Bo-Katan would appear in the second season of the Disney + series, and now the mention of Ahsoka’s name likely means that the popular Jedi will also make his live-action debut.

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For the people who haven’t watched The clone wars or Rebels, the impact of the appearance of Bo-Katan, his Nite Owls and a mention of Ahsoka Tano on The Mandalorian will surely be lost. Longtime fans knew the two animated series were crucial to the bigger Star wars saga, and now The Mandalorian showed how connected everything is. So for the full story on Bo-Katan, Ahsoka Tano, and the Darksaber, just watch The clone wars and Rebels.

Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, with guest stars Amy Sedaris, Misty Rosas and Richard Ayoade. Directors for the new season include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed, and Robert Rodriguez.

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