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The Mandalorian: baby Yoda makes his way back to Mando

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The Mandalorian: Disney+ has released the much awaited The Mandalorian season 3 trailer to the delight of fans.

However, those who have recently finished watching The Mandalorian’s second season may be baffled as to how baby Yoda, whose real name was ultimately revealed to be Grogu, was able to get back to Mando.

Here, we follow Grogu as he makes his way back to The Mandalorian, his father.


As the thrilling Season 2 of The Mandalorian came to an end, Din Djarin handed Grogu over to Luke Skywalker, who hadn’t been seen since The Return of the Jedi.

Over the course of numerous voyages, Djarin had become close to Grogu, so losing him was devastating.

Grogu was expected to remain with Luke while Mando carried out his interstellar bounty hunts.

Passionate Star Wars fans would know how the two were reunited in the spinoff of another fan favorite character, Boba Fett.

The Book of Boba Fett

The legendary bounty hunter from The Empire Strikes Back triumphantly resurfaced in season 2 of The Mandalorian.

The long-awaited miniseries about Boba Fett’s misadventures with Fennee Shand was finally released in 2021, following the completion of The Mandalorian season 2.

But many thought that his spinoff did more than anything else to get fans ready for The Mandalorian season 3

Luke Skywalker was shown to be mentoring Grogu’s apprenticeship in The Book of Boba Fett, which included droid training.

Mando was not permitted to see baby Yoda when he paid a visit to his surrogate son.

Luke Skywalker rebuffed the request, citing the Jedi Order’s prohibition against forming emotional attachments.

The Jedi master offered Grogu a lightsaber and a piece of beskar armor.

During the trial, he was expected to select between the Jedi and the Mandalorian.

Grogu finally made the choice to abandon the Force and pursue the Mandalorian path, choosing Mando’s armor.

The Mandalorian season 3 was ignited by the reuniting of Mando and Baby Yoda at the conclusion of The Book of Boba Fett.

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Grogu’s future

The reconciliation between Din Djarin and Grogu helped them to heal their relationship, and the new trailer could have hinted at what baby Yoda’s future would hold.

In addition to accepting the Mandalorian way of life, Grogu’s decision to embrace the beskar compelled him to renounce Luke’s mentoring and droid training.

In the season 3 teaser, Djarin explains to his kid what it actually means to be a Mandalorian.

Grogu receives navigational training from Mando as well.

After electing to pursue the Mandalorian path rather than the Jedi one in season three, Baby Yoda learns what it takes to follow “the way.”

Inevitable reunion

There are more connections between stories in the expansive Star Wars universe than one could possibly fathom.

One of the studio’s strangest decisions was to separate Djarin and Grogu in season 2 and then bring them back together in season 3.

The Mandalorian is one of the shows that has done a lot to bring together old and new fans, far more so than the Boba Fett series.

Many casual viewers will be pleased yet puzzled as a result.

The relationship between Djarin and Grogu is essential to The Mandalorian, thus its removal for the third season feels like a major mistake.

It seemed inevitable that the bounty hunter, his kid, and their journey through the Star Wars galaxy would occur in the program.

The Book of Boba Fett seems to be more of an effort to close the gap than simply provide fan service.

It was always intended for Grogu’s decision to remain with Luke Skywalker to be a phase in the grander framework.

Mando and Grogu will likely travel and engage in little adventures throughout the first half of the third season before the major storyline begins.


How Grogu is back with the Mandalorian in season 3