5 Easter eggs you may have missed in The Mandalorian season 2 finale

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So Din Djarin is the ruler of Mandalore now?

When Bo-Katan showed up in the first 10 minutes of the episode, we knew the Darksaber would play a major role. Before heading to Gideon’s cruiser, Bo-Katan makes it abundantly clear that she wants Gideon to surrender to her. Okay, we get it; he stole the Darksaber from her, and she wants her revenge and also to humiliate him. However, we find out later that he needs to surrender to her if she wants to be the rightful ruler of Mandalore.

Apparently, the Darksaber comes with its own rules now. Mandalorian culture dictates that one cannot be given the weapon; they must win the saber in combat to become the leader of Mandalore. Any other way would be seen as illegitimate or unworthy. As the Moff says, it’s the story of how the Darksaber is won that wields power and not the actual weapon itself.

Since Mando defeated Gideon, the bounty hunter is now the ruler of the planet. Poor Bo-Katan cannot catch a break, can she?

This rule is a bit confusing, however, as Kryze has been given the Darksaber before. In Star Wars: Rebels, Sabine Wren had the saber before handing it over to Bo-Katan, who accepted it. So Bo-Katan didn’t win in the first place. It could’ve been because, at the time, the Mandalorian’s situation was so dire that combat wasn’t necessary. But still, this is the first time we are hearing about this rule.

We can see why this rule hurts Bo-Katan’s credibility, and now we understand why she looked so angry with Mando. This conflict was not resolved at the end of the episode, so we’re thinking the next season could be about Mandalore and Din Djarin becoming its ruler.

Hopefully, this gets cleared up next season, and Bo-Katan finds a way to wield the Darksaber once again as it’s been an integral part of her story.