'I just cried': 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 finale sends Twitter on an emotional rollercoaster
"The Mandalorian" Season 2 finale Thursday night left fans in shock and tears, riding a rollercoaster of emotions.
Between a surprise appearance by CGI Luke Skywalker (a younger-looking Mark Hamill) and R2-D2 and an action-packed post-credits scene that hints at a Boba Fett spin-off or "Mandalorian" Season 3 teaser, Twitter was left in shambles.
The Disney+ action-adventure drama, the first live-action "Star Wars" TV show, is set after "Return of the Jedi" but before the most recent film trilogy. Pedro Pascal's helmeted protagonist has been questing this season to help Baby Yoda, who recently got a name and more of a back story.
In the finale, Baby Yoda is saved and taken away by Skywalker for training.
The anticipation of a series focused on Boba Fett had some people in their feelings as Jeremy Bulloch, who played the bounty hunter in the "Star Wars" film franchise, died the same night as the finale.
Though the entire episode had viewers enticed, many fixated on Skywalker's cameo.
"What an amazing 'feels so good' moment. I just cried," wrote @FrknRngmonster alongside a photo of Skywalker's scene.
"THE MAN OF THE FREAKIN YEAR!! @HamillHimself #LukeSkywalker," tweeted @unclelroh1138.
"IM LOOOOOOOOOOSING MY (expletive) OVER #LukeSkywalker #R2D2 THIS IS THE GREATEST STAR WARS (expletive) IVE SEEN IN YEEEEEEEEEEARS," wrote @FnMoonMoon.
Others simply marveled at the greatness of the episode as a whole.
"OH MY GOD WHAT AN EPISODE AND THE BEST STAR WARS SINCE REVENGE OF THE SITH ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!!!" tweeted @starwarsmando.
TazGover1 wrote: "And thats a wrap on Season 2 of #TheMandalorian what a beautiful moving ending to the series with the appearance of #LukeSkywalker and #R2D2 thank you @dave_filoni and @johnfavreau for giving us this amazing story."
For some, "The Mandalorian" was a highlight to a tumultuous year.
"Do we agree that #TheMandalorian was the only good thing of the entire 2020?" wrote @STARDIS_R.
"Final episode of season 2 was a roller coaster! @SashaBanksWWE was really good. Emotional ending. I can’t wait to watch season 3 next December!" wrote @KarlHoveyJr.
@therealkennyno wrote: Can we put @Jon_Favreau in charge of all tv shows/movies. Not just Star Wars, like every single one. Holy crap."