There is little doubt that people couldn't stop talking about The Mandalorian Season 2 considering everything that happened in the premiere episode. However, most of these surprises shouldn't be a huge shock for fans who have been waiting for the series since the first season. After all, Chapter 9: The Marshal simply made an old Star Wars theory true at last.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers from The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 1. Proceed with caution.
In Chapter 9: The Marshal, Din Djarin headed back to Tatooine in search of another Mandalorian who is said to have been seen in a city called Mos Pelgo. There, he comes across someone (played by Timothy Olyphant) wearing pieces of Mandalorian armor who doesn't waste time in removing his helmet.
Not surprisingly, Djarin immediately realizes the man is not a real Mandalorian since removing your helmet is forbidden. When confronted, the impostor reveals himself to be Cobb Vanth and that he has been using the armor to act as the city marshal to keep the peace.
Now if the name sounds familiar, that's because Vanth was originally believed to be the lead character who would appear in The Mandalorian. Fans theorized that the show would focus on Vanth's effort to keep the peace in Tatooine, something that he has been doing in the Aftermath novels by Chuck Wendig. Of course, it has since been revealed that Vanth will not appear in the first season but Jon Favreau certainly didn't forget about him.
The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 1 is currently streaming on Disney+.