THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 3
- By KENNE HOFFMAN
- Photo By Disney+
The bounty hunter known as The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) returns with Season Three. But more important (to many), this season brings the return of The Child, Grogu.
Last season’s finale left us with Djarin/Mando (Pascal) rescuing Grogu from the clutches of Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad), only to say goodbye as Luke Skywalker (CGI de-aged for timeline consistency, Mark Hamill) arrives to take and train the tiny “Force” to be reckoned with. In an emotional moment, Din Djarin removes his helmet (an act forbidden in Mandalorian custom) to say goodbye. Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni decided to reunite Mando and Grogu during a mini arc in Book of Boba Fett. Realizing Grogu was having a tough time training under Master Luke, Mando departs without seeing Grogu but leaves a gift of Beskar (Mandalorian) armor. Luke presented Grogu with a choice between the armor and Master Yoda’s old lightsaber. Choosing the armor would mean a return to his father and a life as a Mandalorian. If choosing the light saber, he would be trained as a Jedi, but would never see his father again. Fans and Disney’s marketing team rejoiced as Grogu chose the armor and returned to Mando’s arms.
We know there will be power struggles between Mandalorian groups and a battle for the laser sword. Now that Grogu’s memories have been unlocked, many fans are hoping for more details about how he escaped Order 66 at the Jedi Temple and what other mysteries are trapped in that tiny green head.
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