Did ‘The Mandalorian’ Just Save Grogu from Kylo Ren?

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Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian holding Grogu

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The Book of Boba Fett has a new kid in town, The Mandalorian. Episode five of this thrilling series just kick-started a new era of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s Star Wars franchise. Still, a small detail in the latest episode may reveal how Grogu survived the fall of Ben Solo (Adam Driver) and the destruction of Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) Jedi Order.

Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin
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Din Djarin/Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) is finally back, this time without his counterpart Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”). After hearing the beloved theme from The Mandalorian in last week’s Episode 4, virtually every Star Wars fan assumed that the rumors of Din Djarin returning were true.

Episode Five, “Chapter 5: The Return of the Mandalorian,” showcases Din Djarin forging his iconic Beskar spear into what appears to be chain mail armor for Grogu, alluding to how the young Force-user survived the fall of Ben Solo into Kylo Ren when he slaughtered the entirety of Luke Skywalker’s new Jedi Order:

The Book of Boba Fett, "The Return ofThe Mandalorian"
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Fans also spotted this fun easter egg:

Grogu’ present is wrapped such that it looks like grogu. The cloth had a face and two long ears like grorgu does.

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In the first photo above, you can spot Din Djarin’s beskar spear transformed into small beskar rings, much of which looks like the early foundations for a Mythril-like armor for Grogu.

The Star Wars Universe can be confusing when tracking the events from various movies to streaming series like The Book of Boba Fett. In Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), every Star Wars fan got a glimpse at the massacre of Skywalker’s Jedi Order at the hands of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his Knights of Ren.

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Due to The Mandalorian kicking off five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) and now The Book of Boba Fett pushing the story closer to the fall of Ben Solo, Grogu was present at this destruction of every Jedi Knight at Luke Skywalker had been training until the son of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) gave in to the dark side.

With this beskar armor, Grogu can escape the blade of Ren’s lightsaber and remain one of the last few Jedi within the entire galaxy, sharing the mantle with Rey Skywalker (Daisy Ridley).

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Fans learned in Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2018) that Jedi Master Luke Skywalker foresaw the darkness of Ben Solo, leading to his attempted murder.

While there was never any mention of a “Baby Yoda,” leading to many thinking that Grogu was included in Kylo Ren’s slaughter.

Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian
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Being the geniuses they are, showrunners Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Robert Rodriguez answer this critical question with Djarin’s next big move: find Grogu to deliver this special gift. As a result, Grogu’s story will expand past season three of The Mandalorian and more.

The Mandalorian holding present for Grogu
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More about The Book of Boba Fett

The world of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), Darth Maul (Ray Parker), Anakin Skywalker (Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch/Temura Morrison), the Millennium Falcon, and the Clone Wars within the Star Wars franchise are moving far past Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or the controversial Rian Johnson Star Wars film The Last Jedi (2018) as we dive into the Old Republic or explore new realities with each new TV show or the upcoming Star Wars game like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 or Star Wars Eclipse.

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The Book of Boba Fett chronicles the integral parts that take place in the adventure of this legendary bounty hunter between Return of the Jedi and The Mandalorian season two, when fans see an aged, more rugged version of the clone that’s been through a world of pain.

2022 alone is set to feature Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, The Bad Batch season two, and reportedly The Mandalorian season three, giving fans more than enough content to enjoy until feature films hit the theaters again.

When will fans see Grogu next? Let us know in the comments below!

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