'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Episode 5 Preview: Does Ahsoka Tano know Baby Yoda aka The Child's real name?
As far as theories about his identity go, perhaps Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) might offer more insight into Baby Yoda's origins
'The Mandalorian' Season 2 deserves some serious credit. In the two seasons it has successfully dished out so far, the show has managed to keep things a secret and has surprised 'Star Wars' aficionados with something novel in each episode. It started with the identity of Mando. While the trailer gave us a glimpse of Pedro Pascal's bounty hunter avatar, his identity and actual name Din Djarin was kept a closely guarded secret.
Add to this list, last year's breakout star, Baby Yoda, Giancarlo Esposito's Moff Gideon and the dark saber. While there were enough hints ahead of Season 2 that saw fans speculate the roles of Rosario Dawson and Timothy Olyphant, the bigger answer the world has been looking forward to knowing is Baby Yoda's name.
Colloquially referred to as "The Child", much about the cute green force wielder has been an enigma. The new season's plotline is to find his origins and kind that Mando was tasked with in the final episode of Season 1.
As far as theories about his identity go, perhaps Ahsoka Tano (Dawson) might offer more insight into Baby Yoda's origins. With Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) instructing Mando to head to Corvus and find the famed Padawan warrior. Tano could be integral to the show's second half as she may probably know more about the kid. This, of course, is pure speculation assuming Tano will appear in the next episode.
Last we saw, Mando's Razor Crest was being fixed at Navarro and one of the mechanics actually worked for Moff Gideon setting up a tracking device in the ship, unknown to Mando. Coming back to Tano, there might be a possibility that she is aware of a child and a Mandalorian traveling across the galaxy in search of the former's origins.
As an alternate option, Baby Yoda would be given a name by Mando himself if Tano too is in the dark about the child's name. However, there is no ruling out the theory that she knew who the green people were and how the baby got lost in the first place. Our guess is Baby Yoda might be the last of his kind and if so, that makes him a more crucial component in the 'Star Wars' franchise.
What are your thoughts on Ahsoka Tano knowing Baby Yoda's name and origins? 'The Mandalorian' drops a new episode every Friday on Disney+.