18 Dec 2020 10:52 AM +00:00 UTC

The Mandalorian’s Chapter 16 Exposes Huge Plot Hole Surrounding Darksaber

Credit: Lucasfilm

Warning: If you haven't seen the final episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 yet, this news contains major spoilers so read at your own risk!

The Mandalorian's second season has been teasing the epic showdown between Din Djarin and Moff Gideon and it finally happened in Chapter 16. Their encounter in the episode titled "The Rescue" isn't as over-the-top as some of us have imagined, it was just a straight-up Darksaber vs Beskar spear duel but I gotta say, the action sequence still delivered. As exciting as that one sounds, it's not their duel that is causing a buzz in the Star Wars community. Episode 8 features a huge, and I mean HUGE plot hole concerning the black-bladed weapon.

To give you a spoiler-ish idea, Moff Gideon ultimately succumbs to Mando during the battle and not only does he succeed in saving Grogu, but he also gains possession of the Darksaber. He then proceeds to surrender it to Bo-Katan who's seemingly appalled by what has transpired. Gideon later reveals that handouts won't exactly work and in order for Katan to win back the saber, he must defeat Mando in battle.

Fans who've already seen the episode were left puzzled at the plot hole considering the fact that in Star Wars Rebels, Sabine Wren gained possession of the Darksaber not by winning it from a battle but by stealing it. She even passes it onto Bo-Katan herself. Yup, you can obtain the Darksaber by any means imaginable so why are they trying to establish the entire "you have to earn it" angle anyway?

The Mandalorian parting ways with Grogu
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Credit: Lucasfilm

It's strange, I gotta tell you but I guess it all adds up to the drama and makes the Darksaber a more special weapon than it already is. Here's to hoping though that Season 3 will address the matter 'cause we can't have this plot hole left undiscussed. I'm just nitpicking at this point but Chapter 16 was one hell of a ride. A tiny inconsistency in the story wouldn't make it that less on an episode.

The finale episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 is now streaming on Disney+.Also Read:The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale Reveals [SPOILERS] Answers Grogu's Call