Season 2 of the isn’t as standalone as the first season was. While many casual fans may not notice, the Disney+ Star Wars series has plenty of connections to two animated series: The Clone Wars and Rebels. Mando can certainly be enjoyed as a standalone series, but placed into a greater context within the Star Wars expanded universe, it becomes a whole lot more exciting.
We saw the biggest connection in the Season 1 finale when Moff Gideon stepped out of a Tie Fighter holding the Darksaber–the weapon the very first Mandalorian Jedi used, which appeared on Clone Wars.
Now, with Season 2, the references are a bit more frequent and apparent. In Episode 3 of Season 2, Mando found himself face-to-face with other Mandalorians, one of which was Bo-Katan Kryze, played by Katee Sackhoff who you may also know as Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica. This isn’t the first time Kryze has been a part of the extended Star Wars Universe. Kryze has appeared both on the Clone Wars and Rebels animated series.
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