'The Mandalorian' Season 2: Will Rosario Dawson reprise her role as Ahsoka Tano by the end of the series?
From the storyline, it will probably be a no as 'The Jedi' establishes the fact that she has a different mission and that would see her chart her own course
Spoilers for 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Chapter 13 'The Jedi'
One of the highlights of The Jedi' was the return of the fan-favorite 'Star Wars' character, Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson). In a chapter that saw the famed Padawan warrior take up much of the screentime, there was enough chatter and theories that fans can talk about well past the conclusion of the season. In addition to establishing her mission— searching for Grand Admiral Thrawn and declining to train Grogu, she also had an epic battle against the Magistrate aka Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto).
With this, the next big question is if she will return to the show again in some capacity. From the storyline, it will probably be a no as 'The Jedi' establishes the fact that she has a different mission and that would see her chart her own course. The other theory would be the massive screen presence she has. Dawson as Tano was undoubtedly the star of the episode, so much so that it almost overshadowed Baby Yoda's name reveal and even the chatter about a Mando-Tano face-off.
In addition, IMDb has all but confirmed that Dawson's pretty much done with the role and it was a one-off appearance as it was with Katee Sackhoff's Bo-Katan Kryze, Timothy Olyphant's Cobb Vanth and Temuera Morrison's Boba Fett. In a way, this bodes well for the series as it gets the attention back on Mando and Grogu. Although fans have been hoping for a return and see the duo team up, that's wishful thinking and may not really materialize.
Besides, there is enough fan service done in the episode. Starting from the fact that Tano revealed Baby Yoda's origin, an attempt to train the child and also teaming up with Mando in an episode that lasted a breezy, yet solid 45 minutes. She had enough action sequences for us to remember and also left us with a storyline that will be a constant topic of discussion for the next few months. Our theory is that Mando and Grogu will next head to Tython where the little one decides the path it has to take.
With the 'Star Wars' geeks and fandom speculating the decision Grogu makes, there's more to look forward to and that pretty much means Tano will be on her mission by then.
'The Mandalorian' Season 2 drops in with new episodes every Friday on Disney+. The series still has three episodes left and will end in December.