Easter Eggs in “The Mandalorian” Season 3 Episode 2

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Chapter 18: The Mines of Mandalore” is the next episode of The Mandalorian‘s third season. Finally arriving on Mandalore, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu find Sundari’s capital in ruins. Din remains steadfast in his search for atonement and travels beneath the Mines of Mandalore in search of The Living Waters. It’s time to dive deeply into anything you might have missed because this season has already featured a lot of Star Wars history and there are many callbacks. Here’s the process.

Peli Motto & Tatooine

Peli Motto & Tatooine – The Mandalorian

Another familiar location in the far-off galaxy is the arid planet Tatooine, and Din Djarin has returned there to repair IG-11. Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) is still in her hangar at the Mos Eisley spaceport where we last saw her. It’s business as usual for Peli as he is surrounded by well-known pit droids. Where’s my boyfriend, then? As to be predicted, Peli beams with happiness upon seeing Grogu again, who astound her with Force jumps into her arms. For more information about Grogu’s Force demonstration, keep reading.


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Lurmen – The Mandalorian

Who gave you the instruction to leap like a Lurmen, you ask? The Lurmen are a gentle species from the Outer Rim, only referenced when Grogu flies into Peli Motto’s arms. The jumping Lurmen appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and were reportedly noted for their agility.

Boonta Eve

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Boonta Eve The Mandalorian

On Tatooine, Din Djarin and Grogu arrive at a special moment. It’s Boonta Eve on the desert planet, and Peli Motto is ecstatic. Boonta Eve, a celebration honoring Boonta Hestilic Shad’ruu the Hutt’s elevation to deity, is marked by fireworks, which Grogu marvels at, and the Boonta Eve Classic. This is what? Well, you’re quite familiar with it. A youthful Anakin Skywalker participated in the Boonta Eve Classic, an annual pod race, in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

R5-D4 & Jawas

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R5-D4 & Jawas The Mandalorian

R5-D4 and the Jawas made their debut in Star Wars: A New Hope, and they have been a part of the Star Wars universe ever since. As Din Djarin and Grogu arrive, the Jawas conduct their customary form of trade with Peli Motto while robbing and selling wherever they go. Din is in trouble since the Jawas contend they are unable to obtain the memory circuit he would require to fix IG-11. Din, therefore, hires R5-D4, the iconic red and white astromech droid, at Peli’s insistence. Since the beginning of it all, R5 has offered our characters assistance. R5’s apparent malfunctioning in A New Hope was a gallant act of self-sacrifice in support of the Rebellion.


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Rodian The Mandalorian

There are many well-known faces on Tatooine, as one might anticipate. A Rodian has made appearances throughout the Star Wars canon and is seen here haggling with Peli Motto in her hangar. We’ve seen the scaly reptile humanoids known as Rodian serving in the Senate of the Galactic Republic and traveling the galaxy as bounty hunters. The most well-known Rodian of them, Greedo, played a memorable role as the assassin hired by Jabba the Hutt to capture Han Solo in the original Star Wars movie. First-shot Han.

Boba Fett

The renowned bounty hunter last appeared in The Book of Boba Fett defeating the Pyke Syndicate, killing Cad Bane, and taking back Mos Espa. With the Hutts allegedly no longer in charge of their previous domain, the conflict for Fett’s leadership is most likely far from ended. Peli Motto might be implying that the power struggle will continue when she asks Din Djarin if he has returned to Tatooine to kill Boba Fett.

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Boba Fett – The Mandalorian


Concordia, a moon of the planet Mandalore and the place Din Djarin was raised, is a nod to Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Concordia served as the base for the Death Watch, a group of survivors led by Pre Vizsla, who were the exiled Mandalorian warriors after the Civil War. Din recounts the significance of the moon to Grogu in a moving moment as he describes how this became his home as a member of the Children of the Watch.


The Alamites, a species that is unfamiliar to us, serve as Mando’s primary antagonist in “Chapter 18”. Din and Grogu are hostile, if not protective since they battle many of these monstrous beings. We discover from Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) that they had resided in the surface wastelands of Mandalore, with the remaining members of their species now residing underground.

Grogu & The Force

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The Mandalorian – Force

Grogu’s connection to the Force gets stronger, occasionally making it obvious that he was related to the late Master Yoda. The aforementioned Force jump came first, but Grogu would shortly engage in a fight. Even with the Darksaber pulled, Din struggled to repel three Alamitos as they advanced further into Mandalore. Grogu, however, dispatches one of these adversaries who try to obstruct his escape with a single wave of his hand, sending the Alamite flying off. Even Grogu’s aptitude for navigation is mentioned by Bo-Katan, suggesting even greater Force sensitivity.

Kryze Royalty

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Kryze Royalty

Bo-Katan provides more background information by recalling the period when her family, the Kryze, ruled Mandalore as monarchs. “Looking at all this wreckage, you’d never know it.” Bo-Katan alludes to Sundari’s former prominence before internecine strife rendered the Mandalorians helpless to fend off the Empire. She refers to the royals’ rites as mere spectacles and seems to recall the period with a somber feeling of sorrow. Bo-Katan may be contemplating her sister, Duchess Satine Kryze, from whom she and the Death Watch were estranged while she struggles with feelings of pride and embarrassment.

The Living Waters

Din ultimately makes it to The Living Waters thanks to Bo-guidance Katan’s beneath the Mines of Mandalore. A Mandalorian can atone for the sin of taking off their helmet only here. Din jumps in the water and begins to say the Creed. Bo-Katan reiterates her skepticism over the magical properties of these waters, but Din is unwavering.

The Mythosaur

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The Mythosaur

In The Living Waters, the mythical creature known as the Mythosaur abruptly ends Din Djarin’s attempt at redemption. After Mandalore the First defeated the creatures, apparently driving them out of existence, this monstrosity became the representation of the Mand’alor. Obviously not; the Mythosaur is still alive.

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