When The Book of Boba Fett was released, it was fascinating to observe how people reacted to it. The show’s premiere elicited a mixed response. While it was agreed that the show did an excellent job of telling the story of Boba Fett’s past on Tatooine, the show omitted Lord Fett’s current conflict.
Nonetheless, “Chapter 5 – The Mandalorian’s Return” breathed new life into the show. The most recent episode has been met with unprecedented levels of excitement.
Chapter 6 of The Book of Boba Fett successfully reintroduces Luke Skywalker and Grogu! Ahsoka Tano made her first appearance; Cobb Vanth and Cad Bane clashed, and the new Jedi Temple was constructed. Fans were most taken aback by the calmer scenes with Master and Padawan.
Luke, who is once again played by Mark Hamill but through a new actor, is prepared to teach his first student, though he is uncertain whether Grogu is truly interested in the Jedi way.
Din, the father figure of the little green guy, is unable to master the Darksaber in the same way that Mando is unable to focus on the Force due to his intense longing for him.
When Din arrives to deliver gifts, Luke immediately recognizes Grogu and Din’s strong bond. Ahsoka advises Luke, in her growing wisdom, to trust his own instincts regarding Grogu’s training rather than having her tell him what to do.
She dipped out gracefully in a way that only Ahsoka could. Luke is now faced with some difficult choices.
Luke concludes this episode by offering Grogu two options. He can either accept Din’s beskar chain mail or reclaim Yoda’s lightsaber and use it.
The issue is that if Grogu chooses the armor, he will regain Mando’s favor, but if he chooses the lightsaber, he will join the Jedi full-time.
This is an impossible choice to make for a child. Master Luke may have a Yoda-style twist up his sleeve that will ensure the longevity of their relationship.
Fans are well aware that the Luke Skywalker they know and love is not malicious. This is a positive development for Grogu. At this point in the story, Luke has retained his sense of self and is willing to discuss issues with his students rather than taking a bad action. There is only one way to be certain of Grogu’s heart’s location, and that is to ask him.
Luke’s journey to become a Jedi was incomparably different from anyone else’s. While he spent time with both Obi-Wan and Yoda, he also learned a great deal on his own. As a result, his masters never had the same effect on him as they did on previous generations of Jedi, which ultimately resulted in the Order’s demise.
Since they saw “Chapter 6,” many people have been reflecting on Luke’s apparent adamant refusal to engage in any kind of relationship with others. In this case, it appears as though people have forgotten what distinguishes Luke Skywalker: he embraces attachments.
Anakin Skywalker returns to save his son, Luke, out of love for him and his son. Luke clung to the hope that Darth Vader could be swayed against his master’s wishes. He believed that his father retained some redeeming qualities. In the end, his love for Anakin vindicated him.
Grogu is in a similar situation to Din, but it is not quite as dire. He regards Mando as a father figure and desires to be with the man who restored to him the chance at life that exile had robbed him of. Grogu could protect both Din and himself if he improved his use of his abilities. Luke may outgrow Mando before he can ever reconcile with him.
If Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni continue to misread Luke Skywalker, the lesson learned by the new master in Return of the Jedi is unlikely to be forgotten. Filoni, a George Lucas scholar, is well aware of how Luke’s storey emphasizes love and compassion. Ignoring the values of Skywalker’s son, issuing an ultimatum to Grogu.
Regardless of what Grogu believes, Luke will present him with both items. He hopes, if anything, that Grogu will choose chain mail. He desires that he does as well. Luke understands loyalty and familial love better than any previous Jedi, including Anakin. Despite his fears of creating another Vader, Luke would allow attachments as a way for the Jedi Order to evolve and become more powerful.
A Jedi’s heart should indeed be filled with sympathy for the others, and Grogu’s choice of armor from Din demonstrates Luke’s own concern for family. He discussed Yoda several times in “Chapter 6,” even pointing out that each nugget of wisdom shared by the ancient master was akin to a riddle. Luke’s proposition to Grogu is also a riddle, directly inspired by his own teacher. Grogu will be unable to comprehend what Luke is teaching until he does what he believes is right. This was the beginning of his journey.
Lucasfilm first dipped its toe in the post-credits waters following the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, which ironically served as the launch pad for The Book of Boba Fett. “Chapter 7” should be entirely focused on the upcoming conflict between Lord Fett and the Pykes. But a sequence following the credits could appropriately reveal Grogu’s choice and how it will affect him in the future.
Even though Grogu will eventually rejoin Din, there is still much Grogu needs to learn to keep himself safe. The orphan and his teacher: What comes next?
Over a month ago, there were images of Lucasfilm employees receiving gifts for Christmas in 2021. For those who have not seen them, the following are a few examples: Every employee of a company received a gift that included a list of the projects they worked on this year.
With the exception of Tales of the Jedi, which was a new project, they were all familiar. Initially, speculation suggested the project could be an unannounced animated anthology, perhaps chronicling the exploits of Jedi throughout history.
It is possible that Tales of the Jedi is a live-action series chronicling Grogu’s training under Luke. This is because the relationship between Grogu and Luke ended on a cliffhanger, and because of the technology that restored Luke to his youthful glory, there is a good chance it will be a surprise live-action show. While Lucasfilm’s calendar appears to be full in 2022, the series would need to premiere prior to The Mandalorian Season 3 in order for Grogu to rejoin Din.
Perhaps Tales of the Jedi will arrive in the Fall, filling the void between Andor and Season 3 of The Mandalorian? The second season of The Bad Batch can be streamed concurrently with other projects, so there will be less overlap. It is scheduled to air in the spring regardless of what happens. In May, at Star Wars Celebration, fans may receive additional information about the film.
Finally, The Mandalorian is the tale of Din Djarin and Grogu’s bond. Eliminating the child would fundamentally alter the show’s heart. Grogu will be able to travel across the stars with his father figure once again, but only after he has mastered the use of his lightsaber and rediscovered his long-forgotten abilities.
It will be revealed on Wednesday, when the final episode of The Book of Boba Fett premieres on Disney+. Grogu’s decision will be revealed, as well as what the future may hold.