Holy crap episode one of The Mandalorian was so good. SO GOOD! Thankfully we don't have to wait long for episode 2 as it is supposed to be released on the 15th, just 3 days after episode 1.

Now, this should go without saying, MAJOR SPOILER ALERTS AHEAD. Turn back now if you don't want spoilers.

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Okay, if you've made it this far, so you must be okay with spoilers, so here we go...

A baby Yoda!! Sort of. It's not actually baby Yoda because the timeline of The Mandalorian takes place after the fall of the Empire. But, we are to assume that Yoda's species is pretty rare if there are bounty hunters being sent to hunt a baby of the species.

Yoda's species has never been given an official name other than "Yoda's Species." We have seen a couple of them in the canon story line, which includes of course Yoda and Yaddle, who was also on the Jedi Council.

What does this mean for the plot of the first season of The Mandalorian? We aren't quite sure, other than IG-11 was given the assignment of killing the baby Yoda, while The Mandalorian was given the option of dead or alive.

Want a more in depth explanation? Check out this video from The Nerdist and Dan Casey, who sums it up rather nicely.