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The Mandalorian Season 2 is currently releasing new episodes on Disney+, which means more adventure, excitement, and mystery featuring Din Djarin and The Child. Finally, audiences will get to see Mando attempt to find Jedi to deliver his little Force-sensitive friend to, but after a few episodes, it's becoming increasingly clear that some things about this story aren't adding up.
As it stands halfway through Season 2, there are some things that just don't make sense. That's not to say they won't eventually, but for now, let's work through some of these mysteries with a fine-tooth comb and tackle some of the plot points that don't make sense at this point.
Mando’s Insistence On Keeping The Razor Crest
The Razor Crest took some licks in Season 1 of The Mandalorian, but nothing compared to the damage it's taken so far in Season 2. Now after its latest fix by a Mon Calamari and then overhaul on Nevarro, the ship may be a bigger hunk of junk than the Millennium Falcon. It's a wonder this thing still flies, and that Mando feels so comfortable taking it into space and isn't in the market for a new ship. I mean, one more malfunction and he could be sent into the cold vacuum of space in moments, and unlike Leia Organa, he can't use the Force to pull himself back inside it. I just find it so strange that he's so attached to it and isn't at least in the market for a new ship.
Mando’s Willingness To Continually Work With Those Who Betray Him
We've seen some real ruthlessness from Din Djarin in the first two seasons of the show, but we've also seen that he's more than willing to work with folks who either have or are about to betray him. And yet, he continually puts his trust in others willing to turn on him, including Greef Karga. I guess it's a way of showing just how dangerous protecting The Child and his Beskar armor is, but still, you almost have to think he's gullible at this point to blindly trust others even when they've proven to be untrustworthy.
Boba Fett Hanging Out On Tatooine Years After His "Death"
Season 2 had a big reveal with an apparent appearance by Boba Fett, who somehow survived the Sarlacc eating him in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. While I'm thankful that Fett's survival has supposedly been re-canonized in Star Wars lore, the fact he's still hanging out on Tatooine years after his supposed death is surprising. Boba Fett was one of the galaxy's most known bounty hunters in previous Star Wars canon, so to think he'd just walk away from that to hang out on Tatooine doesn't track. What is his reason for sticking around?
Mando’s Lack Of Understanding Mandalorian Culture Outside His Coven
Din's recent brush with Bo-Katan and other Mandalorians was way tenser than I expected it to be, as The Mandalorian showed him accusing them of straying from "the way." Of course, many Star Wars fans know Din is in the minority of Mandalorian-born characters who never unmask in public. How doesn't he know that though, and why has he had no exposure to other Mandalorians who follow a more mainstream view? Was his coven just that isolated, or was he deliberately shielded from a lifestyle most of his life? Even if he was part of an extremist coven, it's just so hard to believe they'd never come in contact with other Mandalorians with conflicting ideologies.
The Empire’s Continued Loyalists Despite The Emperor’s Defeat
The New Republic is formed, and yet remnants of The Empire still seem to have a sizable presence in the Outer Rim. Their continued work is confusing, especially considering the world is increasingly growing against them. From a fan perspective, we know the birth of the First Order is around the corner, so it's also odd to see these remnants of the Empire forming knowing that isn't far off. There may be some in the know that the Emperor can be saved, but I can't imagine what's keeping the lower ranking stormtroopers and other grunts invested in supporting the fallen regime. Is the knowledge of the Emperor's potential return more widespread than one would expect it to be?
Mando’s Plan In Delivering The Child To The Jedi
Din's plan is to deliver The Child to the Jedi, which is kind of strange given his general lack of familiarity with the mystical order. Not only does he have little idea where to track down the scant number of Jedi remaining, but he also is generally unaware of whether or not they'll be of any help to him or The Child. On top of that, he's taking some big risks to accomplish these goals and has had some pretty close calls. Honestly, the plan makes even less sense from his perspective than the audience's so it's hard to imagine why this was the best plan Mando could come up with.
The Child’s Innate Understanding And Ability With The Force
The Child is more than just a cute frog-eating little bugaboo; he's also a character with a solid understanding and ability to use the Force. Force healing is a pretty advanced tactic that other Jedi like Rey didn't exhibit without training, so to see The Child just be able to do that is something that makes my mind boggle. Is an understanding of the Force just something instinctual in this species, or did The Child have some form of training before Din Djarin came into contact with it? Obviously, there's still a lot we don't know about this creature or its kind, so I have to assume this will make more sense eventually.
Any things about The Mandalorian that don't make sense for you? Throw all thoughts down in the comments below, including any possible explanations for some of the above, and catch new episodes Fridays on Disney+. As always, continue to stick with CinemaBlend for more on Star Wars, and for the latest news happening in television and movies.