In order to tug off such an formidable scheme, the leftover Imperial remnants by some means have to coordinate their efforts. Enter the Shadow Council, which lastly made its live-action debut within the newest episode of “The Mandalorian.” First launched in creator Chuck Wendig’s novel “Aftermath: Life Debt” in 2016, the top-secret board is revealed to be the brainchild of Fleet Admiral Gallius Rax within the quick aftermath of the Death Star 2.0’s destruction in “Return of the Jedi.” Rax, touted because the Counselor to the Empire and a protégé of the Emperor himself, can also be a major character from the “Aftermath” trilogy of novels and performs an outsized function in guiding the transition from the Empire to the First Order.
Created with the categorical function of reviving the now-fragmented Empire within the wake of the Emperor and Darth Vader’s premature demises, the Council counted on the unwavering help of Brendol Hux, the daddy of General Armitage Hux from the sequel trilogy, whom we see verbally sparring with Gideon throughout their session (and sure, the household connection is additional strengthened as Brendol is portrayed by Brian Gleeson, the brother of authentic Hux actor Domhnall Gleeson) and Captain Gilad Pellaeon (Xander Berkeley), a key proponent of paving the best way for Grand Admiral Thrawn’s return. Although viewers will (probably) have to attend for “Ahsoka” to see Lars Mikkelsen swimsuit up because the fan-favorite large unhealthy, it is clear that “The Mandalorian” season 3 has main plans for its ultimate episode.
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