Warning — This article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2.
While The Mandalorian is a new, fresh story set in the Star Wars Universe, part of its brilliance and success with fans is its willingness to connect to other Star Wars stories and characters.
So far in Season 2, both Ahsoka Tano and Bo-Katan Kryze have made appearances, along with familiar ships and items from other Star Wars media. One of the most exciting occurred in "The Marshal" where fan-favorite and original Mandalorian Boba Fett made a brief appearance before the credits rolled.
It was in Chapter 14, titled "The Tragedy," that Boba Fett and his iconic ship Slave I officially returned, and audiences finally learned more about his father Jango Fett. But since this is The Mandalorian after all, the Fett family content didn't stop there. In Chapter 15, fans enjoyed another familiar callback to Jango Fett courtesy of Boba.
In Chapter 15 titled "The Believer," Boba Fett expertly handles two pursuing Tie Fighters with a seismic charge, the same weapon his father Jango Fett used in Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
Star Wars is known for its unique weaponry and iconic catalog of sounds. Jango's use of seismic charges on screen wowed fans back in 2002, and the scene coupled with that weapon's signature sound quickly became a fan-favorite moment from the film.
Rick Famuyiwa, the director of the episode, expertly continued The Mandalorian's tradition of bringing back familiar Star Wars content in a way that not only excites fans, but also serves the overall story.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Apart from the Original Trilogy, fan reception for both the Star Wars Prequels and Disney's Sequel Trilogy has been mixed and often criticized for its storytelling, lack of cohesiveness, and even plot holes. The Mandalorian, which has seemingly united the fan base once again, has been bold in bringing in elements from all three trilogies and may intentionally even be trying to lend credibility to past Star Wars projects.
While this strategy may be of concern to some, so far The Mandalorian has only improved throughout Season 2; the series' willingness to answer fan questions and its use of Star Wars Easter Eggs is quickly becoming one of its trademarks.
In addition, Boba Fett doesn't seem to be going anywhere until Grogu is saved from Moff Gideon. Perhaps even more references to his and his father's history will be explored in the season's final episode.