The Mandalorian season 2 ended with a triumphant bang. Not only was Chapter 16 a remarkable adventure through that galaxy far, far away, but the finale brought back a Star Wars character few people expected to see again on screen. And yet, here we are, with *that* person back.
Before we go into anything more, a spoiler warning: we're about to dive into exactly what happens during the Mandalorian season 2 finale. If you have not witnessed the wonderful episode, then turn back now! If you have, then keep reading.
Still here? Then you know that Luke Skywalker has returned! Mark Hamill's back as the famous Star Wars character, though with his face made younger by some CGI shenanigans. During the Mandalorian finale, the Jedi Knight saves the day, arriving on Moff Gideon's cruiser and fighting his way to Baby Yoda/Grogu and Din Djarin.
Few people thought The Mandalorian would actually bring back Luke Skywalker. Boba Fett had been long rumoured to make an appearance, but Luke? That was one of the most closely guarded secrets in Star Wars history.
With nobody expecting Luke to appear, Hamil reprising the role has sent Star Wars fans loopy. "I just cried," wrote one person on Twitter, and they were not alone.
What an amazing "feels so good" moment. I just cried. #TheMandalorian #LukeSkywalker @HamillHimself pic.twitter.com/VJ3QOXaR3ADecember 18, 2020
Such a rollercoaster of emotions in this episode, I'm so sad and happy and excited, I can't even explain how much I love this show and how excited I am for Season 3#Mandalorian #MandalorianSeason2 #LukeSkywalker #StarWars #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/bNen8iGDhZDecember 18, 2020
IM ALREADY DYING FROM LUKE'S REVEAL!! GASPING AWAY AND THEN FUCKEN R2D2 POPPED OUT OF NO WHERE AND I ALMOST CHOKED MYSELF TO DEATH!!!!!!!! #TheMandalorian #LukeSkywalker pic.twitter.com/XsESuIoEFMDecember 18, 2020
The kind of reception Dave Filoni & Jon Favreau must be getting today from everyone that they come across.#TheMandalorian pic.twitter.com/oYVTPCz5NnDecember 18, 2020
Fuck me #TheMandalorian pic.twitter.com/foVcB5JkQPDecember 18, 2020
Of course, the revelation that Luke took Grogu away for Jedi training leaves a lot of questions. Namely: what will happen when Ben solo turns evil? Will he... kill Grogu? We can only hope that Mando comes and saves the day before any such fate befalls our small, green friend. But that doesn't mean we're not all worried.
Star Wars fans after realizing by baby yoda being with Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren probably killed him:#mandalorian pic.twitter.com/EjjxVFwM8lDecember 18, 2020
Lets just hope Grogu graduates Luke's training before Kylo's temper tantrum#TheMandalorian pic.twitter.com/wlNiF6UgkbDecember 18, 2020
Grogu a few years from now when Kylo has that one bad night. #TheMandalorian pic.twitter.com/FpbLgyGFgeDecember 18, 2020
So, what next for Luke Skywalker? We'll have to wait and see, but no doubt there are plans for the character to continue appearing in that galaxy far, far away. Will Hamill stay on board as CGI Luke? Or will they recast him?