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‘Star Wars’ theory turns dark ‘Mandalorian’ moment into something kinder

In ‘The Mandalorian,’ Baby Yoda ate some eggs, but that might not be the whole story

A photo from “The Mandalorian” episode 2 “The Passenger” with Baby Yoda.
A photo from “The Mandalorian” episode 2 “The Passenger” with Baby Yoda.
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The second episode of “The Mandalorian” might have had one of the show’s darkest moments yet — Baby Yoda gulping down eggs of the Frog Lady alien creature, who had joined the crew of a mission.

  • But a new theory suggests Baby Yoda might not have been trying to harm the eggs.

What’s going on?

The second episode of “The Mandalorian” season 2 sees Mando (Pedro Pascal) and the Child (Baby Yoda) helping a Frog Lady safely pass to a nearby planet.

  • The frog lady has a container full of eggs, which are her offspring that she needs to keep safe during the ride.
  • At one point, the Child literally eats the eggs. It’s a dark moment that people have seemed to forget about.

The theory

SlashFilm’s Peter Sciretta recently shared a theory about the Child and the eggs, specifically saying the Child may have been doing more to help than hurt.

  • “I know some of you are disturbed by Baby Yoda eating Frog Lady’s eggs. In our live chat someone posed a fun theory: her tank & eggs will be destroyed and the Child will regurgitate the eggs David Blaine-style as it turned out he wasn’t really eating them but protecting them.”

What we know

Baby Yoda showed at the end of season 1 that it can control the Force, which has the ability to heal. The Child heals Mando at the end of season 1 in much of the same way that Rey and Kylo Ren healed each other in “The Rise of Skywalker.” So, with that in mind, there’s a chance the Child would be using the Force to keep the babies safe.