Warning: spoilers ahead for season 2 of The Mandalorian.
In the latest episode of The Mandalorian season 2 on Disney Plus, viewers were granted a look at the face of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) without his helmet for only the second time.
Throughout the Star Wars series, it is made abundantly clear that one of the most important vows of being a Mandalorian is that they never remove their armour, including their helmet, other than when they are on their own.
However, desperate times call for desperate measures, and so while on a mission to retrieve Grogu, who has been kidnapped by Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), the Mandalorian does the unthinkable.
Not only does he don the uniform of an Imperial cargo transporter, but he also removes his helmet so that he can use facial-recognition software that will help them find Moff’s location.
While the moment Din voluntarily takes off his helmet is particularly poignant, The Mandalorian viewers couldn’t help but make a very pertinent observation – why does he have a perfectly trimmed moustache if no one ever sees his face?
The reason could simply be that Mando likes to keep his facial hair neat for himself. But several fans found themselves asking the same question about his grooming practises.
‘The fact that the Mandalorian doesn’t show his face, but he grows a sick moustache anyways shows how much of a dad he is,’ one person tweeted.
‘So the Mandalorian has never removed his helmet in front of another living person for his entire adult life, but he maintains a neatly trimmed moustache?’ another said.
Someone else speculated that Din ‘grows his moustache just so he can admire it when he’s alone’.
‘I like that Mando clearly takes the time to maintain his secret moustache,’ one fan wrote.
‘The fact that his moustache is just on point. Wears a helmet 24/7, but gotta take care of that moustache,’ another remarked.
The first time we saw Mando without his helmet was in season one, when it was removed by a droid so that it could heal a wound on his head.
Next week’s episode of The Mandalorian will be the last of season two.
While the chapter’s title has not yet been revealed, we can expect (or hope) that the season finale will see the Mandalorian go head-to-head with Moff in a bid to retrieve Baby Yoda.
As Din tells Moff in a hologram message at the end of Friday’s episode: ‘He means more to me than you will ever know.’
That statement – in addition to the fact that he broke one of his vows as a Mandalorian – proves that Din is prepared to do just about anything to save The Child.
The Mandalorian is available to watch on Disney Plus.
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