This is sort of where I'm at, although I appreciated the reveal at the time. But it was less of a "main course" and more of a "cherry on top of the sundae." I did not think it was even close to the best part of the show.
As someone whose knowledge of Star Wars until very recently was "I saw the original triology and liked it," this show feels accessible, and not intimidating. I can follow along, despite not knowing all the mythology. And I am hopeful the creators are aware they've attracted more than Star Wars fans (especially with a POV character so unfamiliar with the world) and not go too far "inside baseball" into the Star Wars universe in the future.
Because I thought the finale itself was outstanding. All the thematic elements of the season coming home to roost. The culmination of a cohesive character and story arc for the show and its titular character. I was on the edge of my seat, cheering and crying and feeling so much, it was almost cathartic.
Others have commented on how perfect that final scene was, and I adored it, too. The perfect amount of repressed emotion spilling over. So quiet and heartfelt, it was as if we were interrupting a private conversation. The acting, directing, music-- everything was top notch. This show not only deserves to be nominated for Emmys, but deserves to win them. Or at least Golden Globes.
To me, The Mandalorian was the perfect show for 2020: the bonds we form through trauma, the things we do that were unthinkable a short time ago, and everything we're willing to give up to keep the ones we love safe.