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Peli Motto Mentions A Clone Wars Species On The Mandalorian S3 Episode 2

This article contains spoilers for "The Mandalorian" Season 3, Episode 2

The "Star Wars" universe is steeped in lore, which is explored through a variety of mediums including film, television, books, comics, and video games. Sometimes it's intimidating to try and comprehend it all, as the franchise has been around since 1977. At the same time, it's always fun to engage with a piece of "Star Wars" media and try to spot the Easter eggs and connections to the overarching mythology of the galaxy far, far away.

"The Mandlorian" Season 3 is full of Easter eggs, some of which might be signaling upcoming storylines. For example, the season premiere contained Purrgil sightings, suggesting that Ezra Bridger will make his live-action debut in the near future. Episode 2, meanwhile, includes nods to "Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" that will undoubtedly be appreciated by fans. 

In this episode, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) visits Tatooine to see his old friend Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) about a droid. During their exchange, however, the mechanic gives a shout-out to a species that first appeared on "The Clone Wars," and who have yet to grace a live-action "Star Wars" property.

Peli Motto namedrops the Lurmen species on The Mandalorian

Mando gets straight to the point when he visits Peli Motto on "The Mandalorian" Season 3, Episode 2, but Grogu is excited to see her. Upon catching sight of the crafty mechanic, the toddler leaps out of Din's ship and straight into her arms. It's an impressive leap, with Motto comparing Grogu to a Lurmen — a species of diminutive creatures known for their ability to perform mighty leaps and speak with an Irish accent.

The Lurmen can mainly be found on the Outer Rim planet Mygeeto, though they have been known to crop up elsewhere. For example, their first appearance on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," in the episode titled "Jedi Crash," introduces them as inhabitants of Maridun, where they live to try and avoid the conflicts taking place in the galaxy. In the episode, the tiny creatures aid Ahsoka and Anakin Skywalker after they crash land in the region and get into some trouble. The Lermun also make an appearance in the subsequent episode, "Defenders of Peace," as their village is ransacked by Lok Durd's forces.

It remains to be seen if the Lurmen will show up on "The Mandalorian" at some point. If they do, they probably won't be too happy to engage with a bounty hunter who seems to attract trouble wherever he goes.