Earlier today, The Mandalorian finally returned to Disney+ for an episode that kicks off season two in style. The first batch of episodes received widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike, and even overshadowed Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker last December (a bad movie made even more disappointing by it not living up to the lofty heights on this TV series).
The series premiere featured that jaw-dropping Baby Yoda reveal, and with Iron Man and The Lion King director Jon Favreau stepping behind the camera for this opening chapter, there's an equally big surprise for Star Wars fans this time which is going to leave people talking all week.
It's clear now that season two is going to take Din Djarin and The Child to some unexpected places as the bounty hunter sets off on a mission to reunite the adorable Yoda lookalike with its people, the Jedi. This super-sized episode - titled "The Marshal" - was big on action, but firmly brings The Mandalorian into the wider Star Wars Universe... for better or worse.
Here, you'll find an in-depth recap of Chapter 9's biggest reveals and moments, including what that jaw-dropping final scene might mean for the Mandalorian over the course of the next seven episodes.