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Theory: Why Was Luke Skywalker Missing From The Boba Fett Finale?

By Ishita Chatterjee
February 13,2022

The Book of Boba Fett recently ended its run on Disney+. The finale was all about the fight between the Pykes and Boba Fett. After a long battle with Scorpenek droids, Cad Bane, and the Pyke warriors, Boba successfully saved Mos Espa and also Tatooine.

Boba was assisted by Fennec Shand, Din Djarin, Black Krrsantan, and the Mods. Also, Grogu helped in the fight by putting Boba’s rancor to sleep and killing the two Scorpenek droids.

Grogu came to Tatooine to reunite with Din in an X-Wing after choosing the beskar armor over Yoda’s lightsaber off-screen. Many viewers were surprised that Luke gave R2-D2 the full responsibility of returning Grogu to Mando.

So why didn’t we see Luke Skywalker in the finale?

Where Was Luke Skywalker During The Finale Of Boba Fett?

Leading up to the finale, there were multiple theories about who would show up to help Lord Fett with his Pyke problem. One of the popular theories was of Luke Skywalker coming to drop Grogu off at Tatooine after the little guy chose the armor.

There he would meet Din and get to know what was happening with the Pykes. After this, he would eventually join the fight. But this didn’t happen since Luke didn’t even show up once in the entire episode. And here are the theories of why:

Luke Was Upset At Grogu’s Decision

Luke Skywalker asking Grogu to choose between Mandalorian and Jedi way

Luke Skywalker asking Grogu to choose between Mandalorian and Jedi way

When Luke told Grogu to choose, he did entice the little creature with the lightsaber. Also, he informed Grogu that he would be Luke’s very first student and that he would be able to protect himself. So when Grogu chose the armor, it’s likely that he was annoyed with him.

Luke Doesn’t Want To Go To Tatooine Anymore

Luke Skywalker on Tatooine

Luke Skywalker on Tatooine

Regarding Tatooine, Luke likely has only bad memories about the planet. After all, his uncle and aunt were burned by the Empire, and he himself was almost murdered by Jabba.

So maybe he just doesn’t want to go back to the planet after all that trauma and drama. And maybe that’s why he didn’t accompany Grogu to Tatooine.

Sought Guidance From Obi-Wan And Yoda

Luke With Yoda

Luke With Yoda

Grogu’s decision to choose the Mandalorian way over that of a Jedi likely made Luke confused about what to do next. After all, he was Luke’s first student, and after he decided to leave, maybe the Jedi Master was confused about his ability to train a new batch of Jedis.

So it’s likely that he wanted to get guidance from his masters- Yoda and Kenobi, to know what they think his next steps should be. Also, maybe, Luke sought out Anakin’s help as well.

We don’t know how much time has passed, but looking at Ahsoka and Luke’s interaction, it likely isn’t the first time they are talking. So maybe he sought out advice from his father because he was in a similar situation with Ahsoka as well.

Luke Was On Tatooine

Camie and Fixer

Camie and Fixer

Maybe Luke was on Tatooine and just got off at Anchorhead. After all, it’s really hard to believe that the Jedi Master would have let only R2D2 be with Grogu for the entire journey halfway across the galaxy.

He would definitely take into consideration a possible malfunction with the ship or trouble with pirates/marauders. So maybe he did follow R2 and Grogu to Tatooine and disembarked at Anchorhead to meet his friends.

After all, as one of the most recognizable people in the Galaxy, this would help him keep things on the down-low.

Looking For New Students

Panel from Rise of Kylo Ren comic

Panel from Rise of Kylo Ren comic

In “The Rise of Kylo Ren” book, Ben Solo tells a character that he was Luke’s first student. Also, we get to know about Luke’s other Jedi students at the academy.

Now that Luke knows he can train students, he would probably have gone to Leia so that he could begin training Ben. Luke’s nephew was born about a year after the events of Return of the Jedi.

So during The Book of Boba Fett, he would be about 4 or 5 years old. And at the right age to begin Jedi training.

What Are Luke Skywalker’s Plans Now?

Kylo Ren

Kylo Ren

So now Luke doesn’t have any students. However, we know that soon he will train Ben Solo and officially begin his academy. After that, we know from the Sequel Trilogy that his academy won’t exactly thrive.

Who knows, we might get to see it all happen in a Luke Skywalker series. After all, a lot of time passes for Luke between The Book of Boba Fett and his next Ach-To appearance in The Force Awakens.

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