'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Episode 8 Spoilers: The two cutest members of the 'Star Wars' franchise just met

Two fan-favorite characters have had their first meeting on screen, officially bridging the 'Star Wars' shows with the films

                            'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Episode 8 Spoilers: The two cutest members of the 'Star Wars' franchise just met

Spoilers for 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Episode 8 'The Rescue'

For decades, R2-D2 set the standard for cute sidekicks in science fiction, as the beep-booping sidekick to C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) and eventually a vital member of the rebellion. Since then, 'Star Wars' has tried, one way or another, to replicate the instant success of the android with other cute sidekicks both droid and biological, with their closest success being BB-8 from the sequel series. Then, however, the internet sensation known as Baby Yoda - Grogu - came around, and the internet collectively lost their minds - asking, "R2-D who?"

Now, in the biggest and most shocking 'Star Wars' cameo of all, Grogu has met two of the most major characters from the original film series: Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and R2-D2 himself. R2-D2 or Artoo, as he's better known to a large segment of the fandom, often rode as Luke's guide on Luke's X-Wing, a practice that has apparently continued even past the fall of the Empire. After Luke received Grogu's call on Tython, he was able to track the Child to Moff Gideon's (Giancarlo Esposito) ship, rescue the child- and bringing R2-D2 along with him for this fateful meeting.

In a long and stressful year, this appears to have been the moment that broke a lot of fans. "I just can’t believe that happened and it was real. I knew who it was based off the light saber and his clothes but I needed it confirmed and then when artoo Frikin showed up I literally lost it and starting sobbing," wrote one fan. "Can we talk about how Artoo beeped at grogu... that literately just happened in the year 2020," wrote another. "WHY DID ARTOO HAVE TO SHOW UP TOO MAN I BAWLED AND WHEN GROGU WALKED UP TO HIM" wrote this viewer. "i was tearing up the whole time but artoo and grogu talking to each other was what broke me, how sad is that" wrote this user.





The social media is still reeling from the Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 reveal from 'The Mandalorian', but it's safe to say that the show could not have had a bigger finale.

All episodes of 'The Mandalorian' are now available for streaming on Disney+.

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