'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Episode 5 Preview: Will Ahsoka Tano have a multi-chapter arc in the series?
With Tano being looked at as the main source of information regarding Baby Yoda's origin and kind, a single episode might be too much information
With four chapters left in 'The Mandalorian' Season 2, fans have been eagerly awaiting the appearance of the famed Padwan warrior, Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in the series. Ever since Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) confirmed the presence of Tano in the series by directing Mando/Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) to head to Corvus to find her, there has been enough anticipation, except the series decided to throw in a filler episode in between.
While speculations have been strong that Tano will appear in Chapter 13, two questions linger. For starters, will she actually appear in the upcoming episode? And if she does, will it be a single-episode affair like that of Timothy Olyphant's Cobb Vanth? Or will we see her in a multi-episode arc?
Why does a multi-episode arc make sense?
There's a lot that Ahsoka Tano brings to the storyline. While there have been rumors that Chapter 13 will have a runtime of 45 minutes that puts it on par with the runtime of the season opener. While this, if true makes for an action-packed episode, it would still be relatively short for a Tano chapter. At the moment, IMDb has no mention of Dawson in the credits list and that makes it harder to ascertain if her appearance will be a multi-episode affair.
With Tano being looked at as the main source of information regarding Baby Yoda's origin and kind, a single episode might mean too much to digest and instead, a single episode just for the character would make more sense. Not just would it address what her journey has been like, but it would also set up the platform for a detailed episode that would trace the journey of Baby Yoda. The child has been a central part of the series and an in-depth narrative will work better for the show.
In addition, there is also that business with Moff Gideon. With a tracker now being installed on the Razor Crest and Mando blissfully unaware, the Empire will be tracking every move and will be hot on the heels of Mando to acquire Baby Yoda. By the looks of it, a Tano assist is in order if Gideon catches up with the duo.
Tano's assistance would make sense too and would have the same pattern as Season 1 did. Mando was assisted by Cara Dune (Gina Carano) and Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) in the finale in their battle against Gideon and IG-11 played a key role in helping them win, even though it paid the ultimate price.
While these theories are pure speculation, only time will tell how the story unfolds.
'The Mandalorian' Season 2 drops with a new episode every Friday on Disney+.