The Mandalorian has returned in style, with a chapter full of action and references to the Star Wars saga, which will delight fans. If you think you’ve missed a wink or reference from chapter 1 of season 3, you can check this list. These are all the easter eggs that we have seen in the return of Din Djarin.
On his journey to Nevarro, Grogu sees the silhouettes of giant space whales known as purrgils, creatures that can swim through hyperspace. Space whales were last seen in Star Wars Rebels, and they forced Admiral Thrawn’s flagship into hyperspace with Padawan Ezra Bridger aboard. This story will be picked up in the Ahsoka series.
The N-1 Starfighter
The ceremony that opens season 3 episode 1 is interrupted by an attack by a giant sea creature. Din Djarin gets rid of her with the help of his N-1 starfighter, which he acquired in The Book of Boba Fett. This is a Naboo starfighter, and its weapons are identical to those shown in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Even the sound effects are similar to the ones in the movie.
Many have recognized some rather familiar droids in the first episode of The Mandalorian season 3. The most striking is a protocol droid very similar to C-3PO, which was built by Anakin Skywalker. in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Greef Karga’s protocol droid is probably a more standard model.
The latest chapter has brought back the race called Anzellan. An Anzellan named Babu Frik appeared in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and, from what we’ve been able to see, the entire race seems to be experts on droids. The inclusion of these little beings in the series also opens the door for a possible Babu Frik cameo in the future.
the asteroid field
After leaving Nevarro, we witness an action scene set in an asteroid field. This is in reference to The Empire Strikes Back and Attack of the Clones. Both movies have battles in asteroid fields. The first episode of season 3 follows suit with a fight between Din Djarin and the space pirates.