I have finished watching the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels: Legacy of Mandalore. I was very eager to see this episode because it more prominently featured the Mandalorians. I got to learn more about their culture in the New Expanded Universe like the fact that they have their own form of aristocracy since Sabine’s mother holds the title Countess. I remember speaking the Mandalorian language, Mando’a, to Mandalorian fans at WonderCon 2014. Sabine Wren sounded super-sexy when she spoke Mando’a. Overall, the episode showed a dramatic change to Sabine’s storyline and the Mandalorians as a people.
With the Galactic Empire’s puppet ruler Gar Saxon dead, the Mandalorian people will be thrown into chaos and anarchy all over again since the Clone Wars. Some people might see this as a bad thing, but because the Mandalorians are a culture of battle-hardened warriors they thrive on chaos while other civilizations implode from it. It is as Littlefinger from Game of Thrones once said, “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail, and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but refuse. They cling to the realm, or love, or the gods… illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.” In a world of chaos, the Mandalorians are the only ones who can climb that ladder because chaos weeds out the weak from their ranks and allows the strong to thrive. In time, this will allow the strongest of the survivors to rise as the new Mandlore, who is the absolute ruler of the Mandalorian people.
Overall, I look forward to finding out the long-term aftermath of the events of this episode. I wonder if we will see Sabine again in future episodes or if this is the end of this chapter of her story. Only time will tell.