In Friday's new episode of The Mandalorian, Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) makes her first appearance, and although dedicated Star Wars fans have known about her long before now from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, this is still momentous as her live-action debut, just as last week's episode was for Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff).
Why is Ahsoka Tano such a big deal? Well, the fans at Star Wars Explained have put together a good primer on her backstory to bring us up to speed on why she's the person Mando needs to see to figure out what to do with The Child, aka Baby Yoda.
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