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The Ending Of The Mandalorian Chapter 15 Explained

There's only one episode left in the second season of Disney+'s The Mandalorian, and the penultimate installment, "The Believer," spent its time setting up the big finale. Huge spoilers for chapter 15 of The Mandalorian ahead!

After Grogu's capture at the hands of evil Imperial bigwig Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), Mando (Pedro Pascal) and his team of allies, including Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Boba Fett (Temeura Morrison), and Fennec Shard (Ming-na Wen) are all determined to take him back from the Empire's clutches. However, before they could find Moff Gideon, they needed coordinates for his ship, and to get those, they needed the help of career criminal Migs Mayfield, played by comedian Bill Burr.

Mando and Mayfeld ultimately break into an Imperial refinery disguised as Stormtroopers, and after they get the coordinates, Mayfeld gets settles some old scores, killing commanders left and right and even blowing the base up entirely. Ultimately, Mando and Cara agree to let Mayfeld walk away as a free man, and after he leaves, the gang prepares to rescue Grogu from an extraordinarily dangerous situation. Here's what the ending of The Mandalorian chapter 15 means for the second season finale.

Mando vs. Moff Gideon will be a showdown for the ages

In the last moments of "The Believer," Moff Gideon receives a communication from Mando himself, perfectly echoing Moff Gideon's ominous message that closed out season one. In the message, Mando tells Moff Gideon that Grogu means more to him than Moff Gideon could ever know, and makes it quite clear that he's coming to take back his surrogate child. Sadly, Grogu didn't appear in this episode, but there's sure to be a huge showdown on his behalf next week during the season finale.

How Mando and his crew will sneak onto Moff Gideon's ship remains to be seen, but the potential for a show-stopping fight is pretty high. Throughout "The Believer," the episode takes great pains to show off Mando's fighting prowess, especially when he's using the spear he recovers from the pirates he's squaring off against; only time will tell whether this means we'll see a showdown between Moff Gideon's Darksaber and the Beskar spear Mando recovered from the wreckage of his destroyed ship, the Razor Crest.

All in all, "The Believer" did an excellent job setting up a potentially explosive season finale, and fans will have to wait until next week to see if Mando and Grogu will finally reunite. The final episode of The Mandalorian's second season will drop at midnight PST on Friday, December 18, and the entire season thus far is available to stream on Disney+.