In The Mandalorian season 3, episode 2, fans are in for a treat as Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin and Grogu embark on an adventure to Mandalore, with several new Star Wars Easter eggs to discover. The episode titled “Chapter 18 – The Mines of Mandalore” picks up where the previous episode left off, with Din setting out on his true journey, and Mandalore proving to be a treasure trove of Easter eggs and references. Here are five Easter eggs to keep an eye out for before watching Episode 3.

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1) Grogu’s Growing Force Powers are similar to those of Yoda’s

One of the most notable Easter eggs in this episode is Grogu’s growing proficiency with the Force, reminiscent of Yoda’s combat form of Ataru. This is evident in Grogu’s use of Force to defend himself throughout the episode, particularly when he leaps into Peli’s arms, displaying a mastery of the Force that is reminiscent of Yoda. It will be interesting to see what new powers Grogu displays in the future.

2) Bo-Katan’s upper hand with the Darksaber

Another Easter egg to look out for is Bo-Katan’s impressive display of her proficiency with the Darksaber. Unlike Din, who struggles to wield the Darksaber effectively, Bo-Katan takes it from him and demonstrates her mastery. This indicates her strong will and determination, as the Darksaber responds to the will of its wielder. Bo-Katan hands the Darksaber back to Din, showing that she is unwilling to take it from an ally.

3) Grogu’s Solo Journey

In this episode, Grogu embarks on a solo journey to seek help from Bo-Katan after Din is incapacitated. This is a significant moment, as it is one of the first times that Grogu has traveled alone in the show. His journey is reminiscent of Yoda’s travels in the prequel trilogy, where he flew a Jedi starfighter with the aid of an astromech droid, often R2-D2. Grogu’s journey with R5-D4 is a nod to this, making him seem very similar to the old Jedi Master.

4) Bo-Katan’s Mandalorian Gauntlet

Bo-Katan has a major role in The Mandalorian season 3, flying to Mandalore in her Mandalorian Gauntlet. This Mandalorian ship first appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Bo-Katan was shown flying it in The Mandalorian season 2. Fans are excited to see if the Gauntlet’s capabilities will be explored in more detail in future episodes.

5) Boba Fett and the Hutts

Lastly, Peli drops a reference to Boba Fett and the Hutts, establishing a connection to events in The Book of Boba Fett. Boba has established himself as a local crime boss, taking over Hutt territory, with Din’s help. Peli’s reference leaves fans wondering if Din has been hired for another crisis.

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In conclusion, The Mandalorian season 3, episode 2 is a treat for Star Wars fans, with several Easter eggs and references scattered throughout the episode. From Grogu’s growing Force powers and solo journey to Bo-Katan’s Mandalorian Gauntlet and skill with the Darksaber, fans have plenty to look forward to in the upcoming episodes.