The final episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 brought nothing less than a rollercoaster of emotions.
The joy and excitement of Luke Skywalkers glorious arrival was considerable but came coupled with a heartbreaking story pivot that meant the adorable Grogu would leave his proto father figure Din Djarin behind to begin his Jedi training. Cue a tear stained separation between Mando and his little green baby. But those worried that the duo would remain apart for the upcoming Mandalorian Season 3 had their fears quelled in The Book Of Boba Fett which included two instalments barely featuring the titular character instead depicting Grogus Jedi training with Luke and Mandos lonely travails across the galaxy without his young ward. In the Boba Fett finale father and son were properly reunited ready to continue their adventures together in Season 3.
At Star Wars Celebration chief Mando actor Pedro Pascal opened up about Din and Grogus reunion one he did not initially expect. It was scary was not it? To be separated like that he said. Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni showrunners called me and they told me that they would be bridging seasons two and three with The Book Of Boba Fett as far as Mandalorian and Grogu were concerned. I just thought that was brilliant. What I did not expect is such a beautiful lonely episode that Bryce Dallas Howard directed so incredibly. And also for the reunion to be precious but also just quite sudden and natural. With Grogu stepping into the fray of the Fett finale putting a stop to the Rancors rampage with his Force powers Pascal teased a new dynamic for the pair going forward. That heroic intervention he says reflects the power that Grogu is developing starting to ask the question who will be protecting who?