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How Grogu And Mando Reunited After The Mandalorian Season 2's Emotional Finale

After over two years of waiting, "The Mandalorian" is finally back, with Season 3 premiering today on Disney+. Everyone's favorite bounty hunter-turned-father has returned, cementing Pedro Pascal's tight but welcome hold over the entire industry. 

Fans will recall that "The Mandalorian" Season 2 finale saw Mando and his ragtag group taking on Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) with the help of the timely arrival of Luke Skywalker (brought to life via motion capture by Max Lloyd-Jones, Graham Hamilton, and the OG Mark Hamill.) The Jedi came searching for Grogu after his distress signal of sorts at the remains of the Jedi temple. Even though the two have been together much longer than anyone thought, Mando chose what was best for his son, giving him to Luke to continue his Jedi training. However, when we first see the bounty hunter in Season 3, his tiny companion is right by his side once again. 

"The Mandalorian" Season 3 opens with a group of Mandalorians initiating a young child into their ranks. After a ceremony gone wrong, including an attack from a massive alligator-like monster, Mando arrives just in time to take down the creature with the still-adorable Grogu in tow. The reveal may surprise many viewers, leaving them wondering how they missed the two reuniting. If that's the case, don't worry because you're probably not alone. "Star Wars," in an interesting decision, decided that three years was a long time to wait to see the Mandalorian and Grogu, so they continued their stories in another show.

The Mandalorian and Grogu reunited in The Book of Boba Fett

While "The Mandalorian" fans are sure to be excited that Mando and Grogu are reunited, those who don't watch every piece of "Star Wars" content may be confused about how the two are together once again. The answer? They reunited in the final episode of "The Book of Boba Fett."

In Episode 5 of the spin-off, aptly titled "The Return of the Mandalorian," Lucasfilm shifts the focus away from Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) to the new fan-favorite bounty hunter. Looking back on it, Mando's story progressed a lot in the few episodes of "Boba Fett," including acquiring his awesome N-1 starfighter. After the Armorer (Emily Swallow) rejects him from their tribe for taking his helmet off, Mando visits Grogu at Luke Skywalker's sanctuary, bringing along a gift he had forged from his beskar spear. 

While he doesn't actually get to see Grogu, Mando has a heart-to-heart with Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson), who says the bounty hunter's presence will distract Grogu from his training. After Mando departs, Luke gives Grogu two options: the beskar chainmail Mando brought him or Yoda's lightsaber. He informs the young padawan that he cannot have both and must choose between Mando and his Jedi training.

Grogu eventually chooses to reunite with his father figure, forgoing his Jedi training. R2-D2, piloting Luke's X-Wing, flies him back to Mos Eisley, where Motto (Amy Sedaris) takes him to Mando, who's helping Boba Fett win a gang war to control Mos Espa. Mando and Grogu reunite amid the fighting, and the scene is probably the cutest moment in all of "Star Wars."