‘The Mandalorian’: Why Emily Swallow’s Character May Not Return After All

by Jeremy Spirogis
Emily Swallow on the red carpet

Fans have cherished The Mandalorian a lot, they’re even questioning in regards to the return of minor characters whose faces we by no means see. Then once more, since The Mandalorian makes some extent of not revealing his face, possibly that isn’t saying a lot. 

The character in query is the Armorer performed by Emily Swallow. We noticed the character in three episodes of the primary Star Wars stay motion TV present, however there may be some doubt as as to if she’ll be again. 

Who is The Armorer?

Emily Swallow on the red carpet
Emily Swallow | Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage

The armorer, who doesn’t have an precise identify as but, appeared in three episodes of The Mandalorian, sort of serving as an tools grasp for the title character –  it’s the Star Wars model of James Bond’s Q, so to talk. Only the Armorer doesn’t scold the Mandalorian about not bringing the stuff again.

The Armorer first appeared in episode 1 welding a pauldron for Mando, a pauldron being the portion of the Mandalorian’s armor that covers the shoulder space. She then returns in episode 3,  forging Whistling Birds for him. Those are the weapons that shoot from his arms, quite like very small guided misses.

Tellingly, the Mandalorian has flashbacks to his childhood each instances he’s with the Armorer.

The weapons grasp lastly confirmed up once more within the finale, when the Mandalorian is in search of the remainder of his colony and is unable to search out them. She explains what was left of the Imperials had tracked the colony down, and he or she is all that continues to be. However, she refuses to depart till she salvages all that she will be able to, lastly offering Mando with a jet pack. 

Who is Emily Swallow?

Swallow, who performs the armorer, really does have a well-recognized face, having performed Kim Fischer in The Mentalist and Amara, who is named  The Darkness, in Supernatural. She additionally voiced Lisa Tepes in Netflix’s Castlevania. She has finished principally TV work, though she did have a small position within the 2008 movie The Lucky Ones starring Rachel McAdams.

According to her IMDB bio, Swallow can also be a singer, having created a stage present with fellow singer/comedienne Jac Huberman, and the 2 carried out in New York on the Laurie Beechman Theater and Joe’s Pub.

Swallow gave an interview to the Digital Journal, saying of The Mandalorian:

“It is unlike anything I’ve ever done. It is completely delightful. It was so much fun to shoot it, and the world that was created. It was such a fun, collaborative environment. Seeing how well it has been received has been so much fun. Prepare to have your minds blown over and over again. It keeps getting better and better.” 

Why the Armorer may and may not return 

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Swallow’s quote makes it sound like she’d love to come back again, though whether or not she is going to or not stays to be seen. There is actually a chance for her character to return, however Screen Rant factors out that Swallow is engaged in different initiatives. She did a voice position for the online game The Last of Us: Part II, and he or she additionally appeared in  the brief movie Health to the King

These could or could not preclude her look in season 2 of The Mandalorian, manufacturing of which is already underway.

Since we by no means see her face, it’s doable that The Armorer could possibly be recast, however that would appear like a missed alternative for Sallow to indicate extra of her abilities. We’ll discover out for certain late within the 12 months when Season 2 of The Mandalorian premieres. In the meantime, Swallow is becoming a member of within the love for Baby Yoda on social media, identical to the remainder of us. 

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