How the ending of The Book of Boba Fett sets up Mandalorian season 3

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+. Image courtesy Disney+
The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+. Image courtesy Disney+ /

This post contains SPOILERS for The Book of Boba Fett “Chapter 7: In the Name of Honor.”

The final chapter of The Book of Boba Fett was full of humor, action, and even a few tender and bittersweet moments. One of the most significant plot points from a Mandalorian perspective was Grogu returning to Tatooine in Luke’s X-wing to be with Din Djarin (aka “dad”). Luke gave Grogu a choice, and it appears Grogu chose the Mandalorian life. But what does this mean for The Mandalorian season 3?

Now that Grogu and Din are reunited and the two have flown off Tatooine in their new starfighter, what could possibly be next for the “clan of two” in Season 3?

There are a dozen possible directions the series could go from here, and it’s likely no accident that The Book of Boba Fett spent time moving the joint story of Din and Grogu forward. However, “Chapter 7: In the Name of Honor” did give an important hint about what Mando’s journey might look like moving forward.

In the episode, Din specifically tells Boba Fett it’s against “the creed” to abandon a fight. However, this comes after The Armorer pretty much stripped Din of his right to call himself a Mandalorian. Right after that, he griped about having to part with his weapons due to the same creed. And we haven’t seen him remove his helmet since the end of The Mandalorian Season 2.

While Season 3 will likely deal more with the overall Mandalorian struggle to reclaim some sense of collective purpose — Bo-Katan isn’t likely to give up on her quest to take Mandalore back anytime soon — it will also probably dive deeper into Din’s individual struggle to define who he is and what being a Mandalorian truly means to him.

The Book of Boba Fett probably left Din and Grogu’s destination ambiguous on purpose — just enough to tease that there will be more without giving too much away. We don’t know where Din is headed next. To Mandalore? To reconvene with Bo and her covert? All of the above?

Sometimes, the most exciting thing about anticipating more Star Wars TV is that you don’t always know exactly where it’s going.

The Mandalorian Season 3 does not have an official release date yet, but there is still a possibility it could squeeze its first few episodes into the end of 2022. When we find out more, we’ll let you know.

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Season 1 of The Book of Boba Fett is streaming now exclusively on Disney+.