The Book of Boba Fett concludes with an epic series finale, and here’s how Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu leaving Tatooine together sets up The Mandalorian season 3. The Book of Boba Fett season 1 acted as The Mandalorian season 2.5, bridging the gap between two seasons of the parent series and bringing the characters of both series together in the last episodes of the Boba Fett-centric series. Grogu was one of the fan-favorite surprises in The Book of Boba Fett, and the last episode saw him finally reunite with Din Djarin on Tatooine. The Book of Boba Fett ended with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) offering Grogu an ultimatum — choosing the Jedi’s path or returning to Mando — and Grogu chose Din Djarin.
Setting up the adventures of Mando and Grogu in season 3 of The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett‘s finale sees the two leaving Tatooine in Mando’s new N-1 Starfighter. Curiously, Grogu’s choice to abandon Jedi training echoes Luke Skywalker’s own path, implying a big Star Wars twist could come in The Mandalorian season 3. With the Pyke Syndicate finally eliminated and Boba’s reign unthreatened, Mando and Grogu are free to go anywhere. It remains to be seen what path Din Djarin will follow, but The Mandalorian season 3 trailer suggests that he and Grogu will be returning to Mandalore soon.
Why The Book Of Boba Fett Finale Reunites The Mandalorian & Grogu
Din Djarin reuniting with Grogu has been a hot conversation topic since the beginning of The Book of Boba Fett, which is very much connected to the events of The Mandalorian. But the much-awaited reunion would not have been possible unless Grogu made the choice to see Din himself. After The Mandalorian season 2, Grogu began his Jedi training with Luke, and as the Armorer (Emily Swallow) reminded Mando, Jedi must “forgo all attachment.” But Mando hadn’t given up on Grogu: “Loyalty and solidarity are the way,” he replies to the Armorer, indicating that Grogu is a Mandalorian foundling as well as a Padawan. Din Djarin believed that Grogu might find his way back to him as, after all, Mando is family to Grogu.
Similarly, Grogu is Din Djarin’s only family: after the Armorer banishes him from the Creed for removing his helmet (and sending him to redeem himself in “the living waters beneath the mines of Mandalore”, which have been destroyed), the only one Mando can call family is Grogu. But Grogu returning to Mando does not mean he has completely abandoned his Jedi skills. Grogu can be both Jedi and Mandalorian, just like Tarre Vizsla was many years ago.
The Book of Boba Fett episode 7 proves this, as Grogu skillfully uses the Force twice, destroying a scorpion droid and sending the rancor to sleep. Grogu and the Mandalorian reuniting in The Book of Boba Fett doesn’t end Grogu’s story arc: this is just the beginning. Like in The Book of Boba Fett, these Force powers are also bound to be useful to Mando and Grogu in season 3.
Where Are The Mandalorian & Grogu Going After The Book of Boba Fett Finale?
In The Book of Boba Fett’s finale, Boba (Temuera Morrison), Din, Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), and all their helpers finally manage to bring peace to Tatooine, ending the spice trade and eliminating the ruthless Pyke Syndicate (as well as Boba’s old enemy, Cad Bane). Mando fought by Boba’s side until the Pyke threat was eliminated, even telling Boba he was willing to “die in the name of honor” and adding “this is the way” when Boba seemed surprised Mando still believed in his Creed. This announces that Mando hasn’t given up on the Children of the Watch or on their honor code.
The Book of Boba Fett episode 7 sees Din finish his business with Boba: he fulfilled his promise to ensure Boba’s victory in Mos Espa. It would come as no surprise if Mando will now seek to redeem himself in order to be welcomed back into the Mandalorian Creed. However, this won’t be an easy task, as “the living waters beneath the mines of Mandalore” have been destroyed and the Armorer refused to give Din an alternative to this solution. The Mandalorian Purge committed by the Empire left Din’s planet in ruins, but he might find his way to Mandalore in hope of redemption. But now that Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) brought Din a “surprise,” his priorities might shift to keeping Grogu safe. There’s no doubt that Mando and Grogu in season 3 will be facing greater perils than before.
How Din Djarin & Grogu Reuniting Sets Up The Mandalorian Season 3
At the end of The Book of Boba Fett, Mando has Grogu, the Darksaber, and the desire to find a way to redeem himself and be welcomed back into The Children of the Watch. Din and Grogu reuniting announces a long series of adventures the pair will have throughout the galaxy. Moreover, with Grogu a former Padawan (who is as strong with the Force as ever), and Mando the owner of the Darksaber, it wouldn’t be surprising if Din Djarin will train Grogu to use the Darksaber. Grogu might become the second Mandalorian Jedi, after the aforementioned legendary Tarre Vizsla.
Furthermore, in The Book of Boba Fett, the Armorer blames Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) for the Night of 1000 Tears: “If it (the Darksaber) is not won in combat and falls into the hands of the undeserving, it will be a curse unto the nation. Mandalore will be laid to waste and its people scattered to the four winds.” In The Mandalorian season 2, Bo-Katan makes it clear how much she wants the Darksaber but refuses to accept it from Mando as she insists she must earn it in battle. The Darksaber will most likely play a big role in The Mandalorian season 3, reuniting Din Djarin with Bo-Katan. This might also offer a fresh perspective to Mando, who might remove his helmet once more and abandon his “unorthodox” Creed for good. This would draw a good parallel to Grogu’s character arc, as he is not a full Jedi, nor a Mandalorian. Perhaps, just like Boba Fett, Mando will be “a simple man, making his way through the galaxy” alongside Grogu in The Mandalorian season 3.
Din And Grogu Are Going To Mandalore
Following their reunion in The Book of Boba Fett, Mando and Grogu in season 3 of The Mandalorian will be making their way to Mandalore, the homeworld of their people. Din Djarin seems intent on seeking the living waters of Mandalore to be forgiven for removing his helmet, and in doing so reclaim his identity as a Mandalorian. Meanwhile, Grogu’s very story arc threatens to break both Jedi and Mandalorian traditions. The Mandalorian season 3 already promises to be incredibly significant for Mando and Grogu, and the trailers have already given several shots of what appears to be Mandalore.
The War for Mandalore and the Mandalorians’ reclaiming their independence is reported to be an upcoming plot point in The Mandalorian, so Mando and Grogu in season 3 will almost definitely be swept up in the events leading up to this legendary Star Wars conflict. Whether the War for Mandalore will break out during season 3 of The Mandalorian isn’t known, as it could be the next season of The Mandalorian simply sees the key players being set out before the battle commences. Since Din Djarin, aka Manda, is the titular Mandalorian of the show, it’s all but guaranteed he’ll be involved, which means Grogu will be too (unless the show takes a wild break from its winning formula and separates them again).
Notably, though the Darksaber is nowhere to be seen in the trailer, Mando and Grogu in season 3 will no doubt have to face the repercussions of Mando winning the iconic lightsaber in combat. Indeed, it remains to be seen whether Din Djarin or Bo-Katan will end up becoming the undisputed leader of their people. With the most likely final wielder of the Darksaber being Grogu — the only Mandalorian Jedi in the galaxy — even Grogu might end up becoming ruler of Mandalore. As The Mandalorian‘s endgame dawns on the horizon, the only thing that’s for certain is that The Mandalorian season 3 is shaping up to become the most epic Star Wars story in recent history.