Here’s The Mandalorian Chapter 14: The Tragedy ending explained.
After meeting former Jedi apprentice Ahsoka Tano in the previous episode, The Mandalorian took everyone on yet another fascinating adventure to a planet called Tython, where The Child — Grogu — was meant to reach out in the force in hopes of another Jedi coming to find him and ultimately train him.
As we’ve come to find throughout The Mandalorian, there is really no such thing as getting from Point A to Point B without major adversity.
What happened in “Chapter 14: The Tragedy,” and how will the ending shape the future for our heroes?
If you haven’t seen it yet, come back for the breakdown when you’re all finished.
Just as everyone would have predicted, Mando was being tracked all the way from Corvus (where he met Ahsoka Tano) to Tython. Unlike what everyone predicted, it wasn’t just the Empire that was tracking Mando and Grogu — it was Boba Fett too.
And Boba wasn’t alone, which is indicative of how much he has changed since what has now been confirmed as a near-death experience in the Sarlacc pit. Boba is no longer a lone ranger but has with him another shocking friend — sharpshooting assassin Fennec Shand.
Wait — didn’t Fennec die in season one? She sure did, but in true Star Wars fashion, she was brought back to life with a mechanical mid-section and has joined Boba Fett in his quest to finally take back his famous Mandalorian armor.
The Empire flies into the atmosphere as Din and Boba are talking about whether or not Boba will get his armor back, and an epic fight breaks out as Grogu is connecting to the Force on the top of the mountain.
Din returns to Grogu to try and get him out of his meditative state while Boba and Fennec start taking out Storm Troopers one by one.
Eventually, Din decides that there is no use trying to get Grogu out of his trance-like state, so he leaves him to join the fight. It appears both Din and Fennec, now fighting side-by-side, are out-numbered when Boba Fett flies in wearing his old armor for the first time in 40 years. Technically, in the Star Wars timeline, it hasn’t been quite that long, but since Boba was last seen in Return of the Jedi, this is the first time he’s been back in the armor.
It is here that some of the most epic Boba Fett moments take place. He puts on an absolute clinic, making quick work of these Storm Troopers and taking out both of their cruisers as they flee and try to save their own lives.
As that is happening, Moff Gideon summons the Dark Troopers (four of them) to go and retrieve Grogu.
The Dark Troopers fly to the top of the mountain, where Grogu has fallen out of his trance and is exhausted from using his Force powers as we’ve seen many times in the past. Unfortunately, nobody knows that Grogu has come out of his meditative state until it’s far too late.
The Dark Troopers come down looking like the Star Wars versions of Iron Man and kidnap Grogu for the evil Moff Gideon, who needs Grogu’s blood and Force powers for his apparent cloning experiments which were officially revealed a couple of episodes ago.
In one fell swoop, Din’s ship the Razor Crest is disintegrated, Grogu is kidnapped, and he’s left with the small metal ball from his ship that he and Grogu have bonded over for so long and the spear made of Beskar he received from Ahsoka in the previous episode.
Boba Fett has assured Mando that their deal is not complete until the safety of the Child is ensured. The new unlikely alliance of Din Djarin, Boba Fett, and Fennec Shand travel once more to Nevarro 7 where Din asks for the release of prisoner Migs Mayfeld, a former Imperial sharpshooter turned mercenary. Remember him from the season one episode The Prisoner?
Din needs Mayfeld to track Moff Gideon’s ship, which has jumped into hyperspace and is en route for Dr. Pershing, who will attempt to harvest more of Grogu’s powerful blood.
Moff Gideon visits Grogu in his prison cell aboard the Imperial ship only to find Grogu using the Gorce to torture some stormtroopers, even Force-choking them and throwing them around the room.
He reveals to Grogu the Darksaber for the first time before Grogu is stunned, cuffed, and left alone.
The Mandalorian ‘Chapter 14: The Tragedy’ ending explained
All of this is adding up to what is likely to be a substantial intertwining of all these different threads that have been woven into the plot of 14 episodes of The Mandalorian so far.
The remnant of the Empire has been aggressive but patient in getting their hands on Grogu. Din Djarin has made some powerful allies in his journey to not only protect Grogu but also find out more about him and find out how he can get him either back to his own kind or in the hands of a Jedi.
What’s likely to happen next based on the ending of this episode?
Because of how long Grogu was reaching out in the Force, it would be shocking if another Jedi did not enter the fray before the end of season two. Ahsoka and Bo-Katan Kryze are likely to re-enter the picture somehow, and Bo-Katan is almost assuredly going to be joining Din, Boba, and Fennec as her primary quest has been to obtain the Darksaber from Moff Gideon.
They are now looking for the same enemy and can mutually benefit from each other once more.
Another Jedi will certainly not take well to hearing of such a powerful remnant of the Empire still out there causing trouble. The question is — who will it be? It could be that Mace Windu is still alive after his tragic fall in Revenge of the Sith. Luke Skywalker is certainly out there somewhere. Ezra Bridger is also still out there, at least as far as any of us knows.
Who else? Cal Kestis from the video game Jedi: Fallen Order? That’s not impossible, either.
With one episode to likely assemble an all-star crew of fighters to take on Moff Gideon and his army of Dark Troopers and stormtroopers, it’s now Mando who is going to have to exercise the perfect combination of patience and urgency. He will need to use every connection he has made to assemble the group that will take on this powerful Imperial remnant.
That will apparently start with freeing Mayfeld from prison, but it’s almost a certainty that Cara Dune will join along with likely Greef Carga, Boba Fett, Fennec Shand, Bo-Katan and the Nite Owls, and possibly Ahsoka Tano, another Jedi, and maybe even more Mandalorians like Sabine Wren.