Star Wars: Why The Mandalorian Season 2 Won’t Solve the Baby Yoda Mystery

Star Wars: Why The Mandalorian Season 2 Won’t Solve the Baby Yoda Mystery
At the end of The Mandalorian season 1, Din Djarin was given a pretty specific mission from the Armorer: find the people who are supposed to take care of “the Child” and deliver this helpless little green guy back to them. Presumably, this means Mando is going to track down some Jedi and/or other characters who look like Yoda. But, the strangest thing about this huge, overarching plot point is that there is no way the audience actually wants Mando to complete his quest. In adventure stories, orphans like Baby Yoda don’t get reunited with their parents, because if they do, things get boring.

Back in 2011, the novelist Karen Russell made a perfect observation about why we love orphan narratives in fiction. Speaking about her 2011 novel Swamplandia!, which tells the story of a group of teens working in an alligator-wrestling theme park, Russell said: “I think it’s expedient
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