Warning — This article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2.
Grogu has been taken.
After nearly two seasons' worth of searching, Moff Gideon finally has the asset in his grasp. Like before, Din Djarin knows he'll need to assemble a team if he's going to find the Child and return him to safety. Fortunately for him, Boba Fett and Fennec Shand have already offered their services. It's likely that both Cara Dune and Greef Karga will be joining the action as well, but Mando needs more.
Enter Migs Mayfeld. We last saw Bill Burr's feisty former Imperial sharpshooter in "Chapter 6 - The Prisoner," when Mayfeld ironically became incarcerated after busting someone else out. Being a former Imperial, Mayfeld is needed in order to locate Gideon and find Grogu, and he had enough of a moral compass that he just might be willing to help. But before Mayfeld was found by Cara Dune in the prison registry, a member of a very familiar species briefly flashed across our screens...
In The Mandalorian "Chapter 14 - The Tragedy," a Zabrak (the same specifes as Darth Maul) briefly appears in the New Republic's prison registry.
WHAT THIS MEANS
This appearance marks the fourth time a Zabrak has shown up in The Mandalorian, and our pal in the prison registry is another scoundrel. Previously, a Zabrak had been featured in the saloon on Nevarro with several of his bounty hunter confederates, and another was seen getting his ass kicked by Cara Dune on Sorgan.
There were once more elegant times for the Zabrak species. Darth Maul is obviously the member of this race that comes to mind, and he was more of a traditional Force wielder - even when he became a crime lord. The Clone Wars introduced us to Maul's brother, Savage Opress, as well as the Nightbrother village that they hailed from on Dathomir. The brothers went on to wreak havoc across the galaxy and called themselves Sith, but Darth Sidious put an end to their efforts almost immediately.
While the Zabraks we know are largely on the darker side of the spectrum, there have also been some members of this species that were part of the Jedi Order. In The Clone Wars, we also meet Jedi Master Eeth Koth, who was captured by General Grievous and required a heroic rescue. Revenge of the Sith introduced Agen Kolar, who served on the Jedi High Council, but he was the first member of Mace Windu's squad to be gutted by Sidious in an instant.
It's tough to tell what the future holds for the Zabraks. Until The Mandalorian, Maul was the main one who seemed to be more of a renegade, and that's largely because his mother had given him away and he was defeated by Kenobi. The Separatists pillaged Dathomir during The Clone Wars and annihilated the Nightbrothers in the Son of Dathomir comic book, so it's not entirely clear how many traditional clans are left.
Could the brief appearance of a Zabrak in the New Republic's prison registry be hinting at something more for the species? This, coupled with the other sequences featuring members of the race in The Mandalorian, may indicate that there's more to come for the horned warriors. Or perhaps it means absolutely nothing, and these guys are all serving as neat extras. Before long, we'll have our answer.