Mark Hamill Shares First Reaction To The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale Episode

By Savannah Sanders Updated:
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Warning — This article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2

Season 2 of The Mandalorian has been quite a ride. In addition to cameos from past characters like Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan Kryze, and even Boba Fett, fans have been invested in Mando's mission to bring Grogu to the Jedi. But after Chapter 14 "The Tragedy," much of the focus and speculation shifted on how Mando would save Grogu from Moff Gideon as well as which Jedi would come for Grogu after he tapped into the Force on Tython.

No one knew for sure if those questions would even be answered in The Mandalorian's Season 2 finale, but Chapter 16 "The Rescue" gave fans way more than they were expecting and the internet and reaction was something comparable to a Death Star explosion. 


The Jedi whose timely arrival saved the day and took Grogu to be trained was none other than Luke Skywalker, only a few years removed from Return of the Jedi thanks to CGI de-aging and wielding his iconic green lightsaber. 

Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker, is well known for his witty Twitter commentary. He clearly enjoyed the internet's reaction to his character's appearance in this season's final episode and couldn't help but join in on the fun with the tongue-in-cheek question: "Seen anything good on TV lately?"

This isn't the first time Hamill has appeared in The Mandalorian. During Season 1, Hamill voiced the droid EV-9D9 in Chapter 5. He also wasn't the only Original Trilogy character to cameo in Chapter 16. His faithful droid R2-D2 made a surprise appearance which, for some, was just as exciting as Luke's. 

Also, while Boba Fett has appeared in the past several episodes of the series, the finale offered a post-credits scene where Boba returned to Jabba's Palace on Tatooine. There, he dethroned Bib Fortuna, yet another returning Original Trilogy character, who had assumed control of Jabba's palace. All of this preceded an unexpected announcement for The Book of Boba Fett project.


While some fans dared to hope Luke would be the Jedi, the possibility of Ezra Bridger or Cal Kestis seemed more likely. The Rise of Skywalker had only concluded the Skywalker Saga a year prior; and with Disney and Lucasfilm's focus on side stories and new material, bringing back such a central character seemed too much to ask for so soon. 

It's no secret that Hamill was less than thrilled with how Luke Skywalker was handled in the Sequel Trilogy; and earlier this year, Hamill claimed he felt his time playing Luke Skywalker was over. But it's worth noting that in the same interview, Hamill praised The Mandalorian and its style of storytelling. 

From what we know of what's to come for Luke Skywalker, it doesn't seem likely Grogu stays with him; and if that's indeed the case, it seems somwhat likely we see Luke Skywalker appear in future seasons of The Mandalorian

- About The Author: Savannah Sanders
Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.