The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 2: All The Easter Eggs And References In 'Chapter 10: The Passenger'
The second episode of has arrived on Disney+, taking Mando and Baby Yoda on a series of sidequests as they continue trying to take The Child home. In this new episode, "Chapter 10: The Passenger," the duo make a new friend and run into some trouble along the way, and ultimately there are far too many cute moments courtesy of the little green alliance. However, there were also quite a few Easter eggs and references to other corners of the Star Wars galaxy for you to find.
Warning: The following contains spoilers for the latest episode of The Mandalorian, "Chapter 10: The Passenger." If you haven't watched it yet, stop reading now.
From callbacks to Season 1 to familiar ships, to even a nod to the Star Wars area at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, there was plenty in the episode that was hidden in plain sight. Did you catch them all? Take a look at our favorite Easter eggs and references below, then sound off in the comments with the ones you spotted. Then, go ahead and check out our Easter egg breakdown for and take a look at our explainer for that very special last week.
1. The Nikto
The first alien species we see setting up a trap for Mando is a Nikto, known for their scaly skin and symmetrical horns and spikes on their faces. Mando and IG-11 faced off with Nikto guards at the facility where they found The Child.
2. Mos Eisley Cantina
Before leaving Mos Eisley, Mando stops by the cantina that first appeared in A New Hope. The recreation of the location is pretty spot on, with plenty of scum and villainy milling around.
3. Meet Dr. Mandible
While it's hard to say for sure, Dr. Mandible, the massive ant-like creature, looks a lot like the species known as Killik. If that is, in fact, what the good doctor is, it marks the first live-action appearance of the species. The creatures were first introduced in the novel Dark Nest I: The Joiner King. It's also pretty funny that Ant-Man director Peyton Reed directed this particular episode, given that led to him directing another very large ant.
4. They're playing Sabacc
Peli and Dr. Mandible are playing a game of Sabacc. This widely-popular game was first mentioned in Empire Strikes Back, but it also appeared in Rebels and The Force Awakens, and was heavily featured in Solo.
5. A very clever Galaxy's Edge Easter egg
If you haven't been to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland or Walt Disney World, you probably missed this one. Outside of the cantina, Mando passes a WED-15 Treadwell droid roasting meat on a pod racer engine. When visiting Galaxy's Edge, you can visit an eatery called Ronto Roaster that purports to cook its meat the same way. In reality, the massive burning pod racer engine in the eatery is for show, but it's still nice to see Galaxy's Edge represented.
6. "I'm not some Rodian"
Peli remarks that she's "not some Rodian", referring to the green-skinned species with large pupil-less eyes which have popped up throughout the franchise. A number of Rodians worked as bounty hunters, like Greedo in A New Hope.
7. Traveling sublight
Peli tells Mando that the passenger can't travel using hyperdrive, and instead must travel sublight. This refers to sublight engines that let ships fly at speeds below the speed of light.
8. "Do you speak Huttese?"
Clearly, Mando doesn't speak whatever language frog lady talks to him in. However, he does suggest they both use Huttese, the language spoken by the Hutts--including Jabba. Sadly, it doesn't seem she knows that one.
9. X-Wings join the party
The New Republic cops that pull Mando over are flying the iconic X-Wing ship. It gets its name from the shape of its wings when it enters combat mode (as seen in the episode).
10. Those pilots look familiar
If you're wondering where you've seen those pilots before, we can help solve that. One of them is Trapper Wolf, played by Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni. Filoni also directed episodes of The Mandalorian in Season 1, and first appeared as Wolf in Episode 6, "The Prisoner." The other pilot was played by actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, who you might know from the show Kim's Convenience.
11. The New Republic
The pilots mention to Mando that they represent the New Republic. Fans of the politics of Star Wars will remember the New Republic is the government that rose following the destruction of the Empire. You may also remember that the New Republic was wiped out by the First Order in The Force Awakens because time is a flat circle in Star Wars.
12. May the Force be with you
Mando may not be a Jedi--and the pilots likely aren't either, for that matter. Still, that didn't stop him from throwing out a Jedi pleasantry in hopes it would keep the representatives of the New Republic from wanting to hold him up any longer. It didn't work.
13. A callback to last season
Instead of letting him go, the pilots flag Mando for his involvement in the prison escape in the Season 1 episode "Chapter 6: The Prisoner." One of the pilots even mentions Lt. Davan, the character played by Matt Lanter in that episode.
14. That busted droid looks familiar
If you're wondering where you've seen the scraps of droid Mando has on his ship, they were introduced last season in "Chapter 6." That droid's name was Zero and it was voiced by Richard Ayoade--who returns in this ep to lend his voice to the character once again.
15. The Mandalorian code
Speaking through Zero, the frog lady reminds Mando of the Mandalorian code. We're not entirely sure how that fits this particular situation, as previously the Mandalorian code was concerning one-on-one combat to settle disputes. It's how Sabine challenged Fenn Rau on an episode of Star Wars Rebels.
16. Those disgusting spiders
The spiders that attack Mando and company are Krykna. These carnivorous creatures were also referred to as "crawlers" in Star Wars Rebels. The rebels were attacked by them after building a base on Atollon in the Season 2 episode "The Mystery of Chopper Base."
17. Prisoner X6-911
This is yet another callback to Season 1 Episode 6, "The Prisoner." In it, Mando helps free a prisoner, which it turns out the New Republic isn't very happy about.
18. And about that frog lady
The voice of the frog lady should be familiar to some Star Wars fans. It's voice actor Dee Bradley Baker, who was the voice of the clone troopers and Commander Rex in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He'll next be heard as the clone troopers once more in the animated Star Wars: The Bad Batch.