Till episode 5, The Book of Boba Fett was criticized heavily by fans for its slow pace. Bringing in Din Djarin changed this public opinion. Actually, episode 5 was so Din Djarin heavy that Boba Fett didn’t even show up in that episode.
Basically, from then on, The Book of Boba Fett really became The Mandalorian 2.5. This was a good move by Lucasfilm because Mandalorian is a major brand. As such, The Book of Boba Fett has become an essential viewing.
But more than that, Din’s appearance in Boba Fett hints at his upcoming story in season 3 of The Mandalorian. Want to know what those are? Read on:
Razor Crest was destroyed in season 2 of The Mandalorian. But thankfully he got a new customized N-1 Naboo Starfighter (courtesy of Peli Motto) in The Book of Boba Fett.
Even though Mando wasn’t impressed at first, it seemed like he liked his craft by the end of the episode. It isn’t Razor Crest, but it’s seemingly well-armed enough to take on threats, and removing the astromech port seems to reveal the bounties that Din had captured.
Season 2 ended with Luke Skywalker taking Grogu away to continue his Jedi training. This was a significant change in the narrative of the show.
Many thought that Din and Grogu’s story had ended. But The Book of Boba Fett showed that it wasn’t the case. Din hadn’t abandoned Grogu because to him the little guy was both a Mandalorian and a Jedi.
In fact, commissioning armor for him was a way of accepting him as part of the Mandalorian tribe. Right now, it looks like Grogu will be the next Mandalorian Jedi. After all, that might be the only way to get him out of Luke’s Jedi Academy before it goes up in flames.
In season 2 of The Mandalorian, Din Djarin became the rightful owner of the Darksaber. However, he still lacks the skill to wield it. Now, non-Jedis can use the saber. But they need to bond with the blade for that.
When Kanan Jarrus was training Sabine Wren to use the Darksaber in Star Wars Rebels, he said:
“Energy constantly flows through the crystal. You’re not fighting with a simple blade as much as you are directing a current of power. Your thoughts, your actions, they become energy. They flow through the crystal as well and become a part of the blade… There’s pull. Can you feel it? That sword is old, heavy, but powerful. Respect its strength.”
Right now, Din doesn’t have the discipline to bond with the black blade. Due to this, the saber became heavier with every swing. Mando even injured himself with it in episode 5.
So it’s clear that he needs training to wield it. Maybe in season 3 of The Mandalorian, we will see Luke Skywalker himself train Din Djarin.
Din was raised by a group of Mandalorian religious zealots called Children of the Watch. They believed that a Mandalorian shouldn’t ever remove his or her helmet in front of anyone else.
So when Din Djarin says that he has taken his helmet off, he is thrown out of the group. Now, the last of the Children of the Watch know that Din has the Darksaber, and they want it.
So it’s possible that they might go after him hoping for a rematch. Fortunately, Din Djarin will find the support he needs with Bo-Katan and the Nite Owls. Also, if nothing else, he will need their help if he wants to maintain his weapon and armor after the Armorer casts him out.
Finally, the total interconnected nature of Star Wars live-action TV shows probably means that Fennec Shand and Boba Fett will play major roles in season 3 of The Mandalorian.
In fact, the two of them might serve as important allies in season 3. If this turns out to be true, then there’s a lot to look forward to in the next season of The Mandalorian.
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