Episodes 5 and 6 of The Book of Boba Fett have pushed the story forward in unprecedented ways. In these two episodes, the story shifted from Boba Fett to Din Djarin.
In episode 6, we saw Cad Bane, Cobb Vanth, Ahsoka Tano, Grogu, Luke Skywalker, and Din Djarin. So it was a stacked cast. Also, at the end of the episode that Luke Skywalker asked Grogu to choose between the armor and the lightsaber.
We know that Grogu has strong ties with the Jedi and is strong with the Force. However, that isn’t the only bond Grogu has. He was taken in by Din Djarin as a foundling. Mando protected and cared for him. So the little character is tied to the Mandalorians as well.
Episode 5 sets up Baby Yoda’s uncertain path when Mando asks the Armorer to make a beskar Armor for him. She reminded him of the fact that as a Jedi, Grogu would have to learn to give up all kinds of attachments.
Mando says that it’s the opposite for their Creed, as for them it’s solidarity and loyalty that plays the biggest role.
However, even when Luke asks Grogu to choose between the beskar armor and Yoda’s lightsaber, he isn’t quite asking the little character to choose one or the other.
When Luke asks Baby Yoda to choose between the lightsaber and the armor, he is telling Grogu that choosing one path will lead to him letting go of the other one.
But now we know that there was a Jedi who chose both the paths- Tarre Vizsla, the first Mandalorian Jedi. Also, he was the one who made the Darksaber.
More than 1000 years before the effects of the Star Wars Original Trilogy and during the Old Republic days, Tarre Vizsla joined up with the Jedi Order as a Mandalorian kid after being found to be force sensitive.
Grogu right now is sort of a Mandalorian Padawan. He is force-sensitive and a Mandalorian foundling training with Luke Skywalker.
No matter his choice in episode 7 of The Book of Boba Fett, it won’t be a surprise if Grogu chooses both, and this choice inevitably leads to him becoming the second Mandalorian Jedi.
Now, Vizsla wasn’t just a Mandalorian Jedi Knight. He was also the Mandalore. As such, he was respected by The Mandalorians. In episode 5, Paz Vizsla, Tarre Vizsla’s descendant, fought Din to get the Darksaber.
But the sword remained with Mando.
After this, the Armorer banished Mando from his Creed for removing his helmet. So Din is now quite like Boba Fett- “a simple man, making his way through the galaxy.”
Din now no longer is a part of the Mandalorian sect. And even though he didn’t get to see Grogu in episode 6, it’s very clear that he is the only family Mando has.
confirms that Grogu misses Din too. When Luke asks Grogu to choose between the armor and the saber, the little guy’s eyes grow big. This indicates just how difficult a choice this is.
Know that if Grogu chooses the armor, he won’t need Yoda’s lightsaber at all. After all, Din now knows how to wield the Darksaber. Even though Mando isn’t a Jedi, the training he could give Grogu, combined with Baby Yoda’s force sensitivity could make the little creature the second Mandalorian Jedi.
The Book of Boba Fett finale releases Wednesday, February 9th, 2022, on Disney+.
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