Jon Favreau wasn't kidding when he said The Mandalorian Season 2 would be significantly expanding Din Djarin's world. Through just three episodes, we've already encountered Cobb Vanth, experienced the demise of a Krayt dragon, seen the return of Boba Fett, and been introduced to Bo-Katan Kryze for the first time in live-action, with Ahsoka Tano's debut on the way.
The big question mark that remains is how all of these threads will tie together. None of the characters brought into the picture were done so without a good reason, and it's only a matter of time until the full arc of Season 2, and the series as a whole, becomes clear. Boba Fett's appearance is particularly intriguing, and one of the actresses making the interview rounds has touched on what she may know - and what no one does...
In an interview with Deadline, actress Katee Sackhoff said she can't talk about a potential connection between Bo-Katan and Boba Fett, and there are things nobody is yet aware of:
“All of that is stuff I can’t talk about. There is stuff that I know about talking with Dave Filoni about the world, and there are things that no one is meant to know yet.”
WHAT THIS MEANS
Sackhoff may not have told us anything, but she really told us a lot. Her suggestion that she does know things about Boba Fett as it pertains to Bo-Katan is very interesting, as the exiled bounty hunter has been out of the galactic picture for half a decade.
Do Boba Fett and Bo-Katan know each other? Could their paths have crossed at some point following The Clone Wars? Fett and his father, Jango, aren't technically Mandalorian, which would wipe any potential family ties off the table. What occurred during the Great Purge between the Mandalorians and the Empire is still unknown, and it's possible Fett had a role in Bo-Katan's defeat.
What's interesting, though not really unsurprising, is that there are things about the progression of the series that nobody is meant to know at this point. Filoni and Favreau typically like to keep their cards close to the vest, but if they're not yet willing to disclose any big ties like a Bo-Katan and Boba Fett connection, that's something we won't be seeing in Season 2.
The first season of the series was fairly small and self contained, but things are starting to get big. It's clear that the creative behind The Mandalorian is swinging for the fences with the scope and scale of the show, and thus far they've successfully left the yard. How Bo-Katan and Boba Fett will factor into the story as things progress will be interesting to see, and there's a good chance they could be in it for the long haul.