Spoilers Ahead for Grogu’s choice in The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 7
The Book of Boba Fett is a fascinating series because while it doesn’t spend nearly enough time on its titular character, our personal favorite, Fennec Shand, it’s hard to complain too much about the good things it sets up. One of the highlights is Grogu’s choice and how that’ll look in The Mandalorian Season 3. The show’s season finale, Chapter 7: “In the Name of Honor,” is an exciting time, no less that doesn’t feel like a conclusion, and if there’s ever to be a second season, we’ll welcome it with open arms.
The fight coming back to Tatooine brings the show full circle, leaving much to be desired. However, it’s incredibly satisfying where Din Djarin and Grogu are concerned. Since day one, their father/son dynamic has been the crux of the series, drawing in audiences near and far because what calls to the heart is unavoidable. In short, it’s precious. You can’t tell us Grogu isn’t the cutest thing you’ve ever seen; it’s impossible, plus, we won’t hear any of it.
All that said, there’s something deeply special about the fact that as a descendant of the Jedi, the beings who aren’t supposed to form attachments, Grogu is yet another example of how impossible that oath is. (They all are…clowns, if you will, who disobey the cult-like commands and form attachments regardless of the promise.) And that’s always been what I’ve personally appreciated about the Jedi because romantic or platonic attachments result, and they’re more endearing than anything the Jedi could find in temples. Grogu’s choice in The Book of Boba Fett thus proves this perfectly.
Grogu might not be a fully trained Jedi yet, but there’s also plenty to be said about the rules Mandalorians need to follow and the detail that Grogu is one of the few beings to have ever seen Din Djarin without the helmet. They’re both making attachments they probably shouldn’t, and it’s the best part of their relationship. This unbreakable bond between the two is a part of Star Wars that’s both comforting and beautiful. That moment smack-dab in the middle of the battle where Grogu jumps to embrace Din might’ve collectively resulted in audible awes. If we were sitting in a theater, the reaction would’ve been potent, I’m sure of it.
While Grogu could’ve gained plenty while training with the Jedi, he belongs with Din. He is his home and safe space, and Grogu’s choice in The Book of Boba Fett indicates that he knows this. Luke could’ve been a safe space, too, considering hope is attached to his legacy in the original trilogy, but the ties between
unofficial father and son will always be more profound.
There is much about Din Djarin and Grogu that we still don’t know, which the new season can and should explore, especially if we look into their individual traumas alongside their collective growth. We see two instances throughout The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 7 that show Grogu’s stronger with The Force than ever before, which tells us that the newly gained skills can now be an exponentially promising asset in The Mandalorian Season 3. The two of them, now clad in armor, represent something bigger for character development and, more importantly, the necessary healing they need.
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