Warning: spoilers ahead for season two of The Mandalorian.
The latest episode of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus had viewers in floods of tears, as the attempts of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) to keep Baby Yoda out of the grasp of the evil Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) tragically failed.
While Star Wars fans were left reeling by Grogu’s brutal kidnapping, many were also delighted by the appearance of a character they previously met in season one, who was presumed dead the last time we saw her.
The Mandalorian Chapter 14 – aptly named The Tragedy – sees the Mandalorian come face to face yet again with highly-skilled mercenary Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), who last appeared in Chapter 5 of the series.
The season one episode saw Fennec shot by wannabe bounty hunter Toro Calican (Jake Cannavale), who betrayed Din after seeking out his help to join the Mandalorian guild.
At the very end of the episode, Fennec’s supposed dead body was seen lying in the desert, where it was approached by a mysterious, unseen figure.
As we’ve now learnt from the latest instalment, that unnamed individual was bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), a character also believed to have died in the 1983 Star Wars film Return of the Jedi.
With Boba’s assistance, Fennec survived, vowing to help him retrieve his unique armour from The Mandalorian, who picked it up when he encountered Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant) early on in season two.
While on the planet Tython – with Baby Yoda fixed in a sort of trance in an attempt to make contact with other Jedi across the galaxy – the Mandalorian, Boba and Fennec face an attack from multiple Stormtroopers.
Several fans of The Mandalorian expressed their excitement over seeing the trio join forces during the explosive action sequence, with many praising Ming-Na’s welcome return to the show.
‘Fennec and Din fighting is SO POWERFUL,’ one person tweeted.
‘Having Fennec and Boba on team Mando is all I wanted!’ another said.
Someone else tweeted: ‘OH MY GOD. I AM FREAKING OUT. FENNEC SHAND IS BACK.’
Another viewer thanked Ming-Na for ‘constantly proving just how badass women can be’.
Ming-Na, who voiced Mulan in the 1998 animated Disney classic, shared her excitement on Twitter over her return in The Mandalorian.
The actor also reshared a tweet that stated that she is the only person to play a Star Wars character, a Disney princess and a Marvel superhero, as she portrays Melinda May in TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Mandalorian is available to stream on Disney Plus.
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