By George Bate & Josh Reilly B.
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian – Season 3, Chapter 20
The third episode of The Mandalorian‘s third season has premiered on Disney+ and we’re here to breakdown all of the easter eggs, references, and trivia facts from this new episode.
Chapter 20 was directed by Carl Weathers, who previously directed Chapter 12: The Siege in Season 2 and stars as Greef Karga in the series.
Grogu trains by lifting ‘rocks’ (actually crab-like creatures) with the Force. Grogu sees Luke Skywalker lift frogs in The Book of Boba Fett and this concept of “living rocks” is referenced by and joked about by Rey in The Last Jedi.
Carl Weathers references a classic shot from Apocalypse Now in his episode.
In one of the more unpredictable moments in recent Star Wars history, the Jedi revealed to have rescued Grogu from the Jedi Temple is…Kelleran Beq, played by none other than Ahmed Best. Best played Jar Jar Binks in the prequel trilogy, but returned to play a new character named Beq in the game show Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge.
Umate can be seen once again on Coruscant as Beq and Grogu escape.
Beq takes Grogu onto a Naboo starcruiser, and their escape is assisted by soldiers from Naboo wearing armor similar to that seen in The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.
Bo-Katan leads other Mandalorians in a hunting party to find Ragnar. Bo-Katan states that the mountains they need to scale aren’t any higher than those she trained on on Kyrimorut. Kyrimorut appeared in the Legends book Republic Commando: True Colors.
The foundling Ragnar is revealed to be Paz Vizsla’s son, continuing the honored Vizsla family line notable for the likes of Pre Vizsla and the original Mandalorian Jedi Tar Vizsla.
The creature who stole Ragnar meets its end after being eaten by the water creature seen earlier this season in Chapter 17. This evokes the “There’s always a bigger fish” moment in The Phantom Menace.
Bo-Katan adds the Mythosaur to her armor at the end of the episode. As The Armorer notes, any Mandaloiran can wear this signet. This signet dates back to The Empire Strikes Back as it appears on Boba Fett’s armor.