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‘The Mandalorian’ may have hinted at Snoke’s creation and the Emperor

A brief scene in ‘The Mandalorian’ may have hinted at how Snoke was created.

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Greef Karga (Carl Weathers), Cara Dune (Gina Carano) and the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and mythrol (Horatio Sanz) in “The Mandalorian.”

Greef Karga (Carl Weathers), Cara Dune (Gina Carano) and the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and mythrol (Horatio Sanz) in “The Mandalorian.”

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The fourth episode of season 2 of “The Mandalorian” may have hinted at how Supreme Leader Snoke was created, and what the Empire was up to when it comes to cloning.

What happened?

In the episode “The Siege,” there’s a brief moment when Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), the Child (Baby Yoda), Cara Dune (Gina Carano) and Greef Karga (Carl Weathers), stumble upon a series of tanks filled with some sort of creators.

We then learn from a hologram message that the Empire wants the Child due to cloning interest, hoping to use the creature’s “m-count” — which we assume means midichlorians — to help with the cloning.

What it means:

Weathers, the episode’s director, recently commented on that scene in an interview with Empire magazine, suggesting it hints at something bigger.

  • “And so as you followed it, the challenge for me as a director — and I’m certain the challenge for Jon as a writer-producer — was keeping people engaged, wanting to know what’s going to happen next. And when you find out what’s really involved here, you finally get to, ‘Oh man, this thing is much bigger than we thought.’”

Weathers told Empire magazine you may need to rewatch the scene for more details, too.

  • “When you listen to the dialogue, it’s pretty much explained, without saying, ‘OK, now let us tell you what this means!’” Weathers said. “We all find out almost simultaneously, which means the audience finds out. Then the character in the hologram comes in and underscores what it’s all about and who is really responsible for it all. So we understand now that this episode really is calling back to all of the stuff that’s been going on out there, and what the Mandalorian is up against, and what we’re all up against with that guy called Moff Gideon.”

Is it Snoke?

There are a slew of theories out there right now that the tanks seen in “The Mandalorian” hint at Snoke’s creation and origins. In fact, ScreenRant said the music in that scene even resembles a similar theme you’d hear with Snoke:

  • “When Mando and his team explore the Imperial laboratory on Navarro, the music is hauntingly familiar. It’s not an exact match, but it bears a marked similarity to the score associated with Supreme Leader Snoke throughout the sequel trilogy. It’s similar enough to feel like a very deliberate tease.”

So we don’t know whether or not this is Snoke. But there are signs that “Star Wars” is connecting some dots, and there are probably more to come.