If you half expected The MandalorianAhsoka Tano points out that the Child looks like a “Baby Yoda”, you are far from the only one who wants the meta-moment.
Mandalorien Executive producer Dave Filoni – who wrote and directed the fifth episode of Season 2, which marked Rosario Dawson’s worthy TVLine Performer of the Week debut as the aforementioned live-action Jedi – joked in this excellent Q&A Vanity Fair that he himself was tempted to pay the nickname “Baby Yoda”, a lip service to the screen.
« [O]One of the most compelling things about Ahsoka’s presentation is that she’s one of the few people we might meet in a story and she was like, “Alright. I met someone like [the Child]. I’ve only ever seen one other being like that, ”admitted Filoni. “I had to stop myself from doing something ridiculous like making him say, ‘Is that a baby Yoda?’ It’s almost requests to say.
And yet it was not. Instead, Ahsoka simply told his new Mandalorian friend, aka the diligent guardian of Grogu, “I have only known one other being like this – a wise Jedi master named Yoda” (at what point the score has been sampled Star wars “Yoda Theme” by composer John Williams).
At the end of the episode, Ahsoka argued that she would not be able to resume the training that Grogu had started years ago in a Jedi temple in Coruscant, feeling the little one’s attachment to Mando him. would make you too vulnerable to fear, anger, suffering yada yada (yoda yoda?). Good that she made suggest that if the child were brought to a sight stone in the ruins of a Jedi temple on the planet Tython, he might, just could, summon another Jedi for this task.
As for Ahsoka herself, could she be seen again? A screenshot of an Instagram action between her and her comrade Mandalorien Guest star Simon Kassianides, who earlier this season appeared alongside Katie Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan as Ax Woves, suggests they shared scenes together. In this case, an Ahsoka encore – and a live “reunion” with Bo-Katan – actually awaits us.