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Why Star Wars' Sequel Trilogy Has Us Worried About The Mandalorian Season 3

The Mandalorian season 2 is officially in the books. The Darksaber has a new owner in the form of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), who, in turns seems like he might be over wearing his mask at all times. We know that Djarin possessing the Darksaber places all of Mandalore in a precarious situation. And, of course, we know that Grogu has a new Jedi Master in the form of a very CGI Luke Skywalker

And as exciting as all that is, it's hard not to be paranoid about the future when you already know it.

There are many details about the time and space between The Mandalorian and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens which we don't know. We have no idea what impact Djarin having the Darksaber will have, and we don't know what happens with any of the regulars from The Mandalorian. We do know Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennic Shand (Ming-Na Wen) are getting their own spin-off show, The Book of Boba Fett.

We also know at least a little bit about Luke Skywalker's future — and that's precisely what has us worried. Because when it comes to Din Djarin, Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff), and all the rest, it's entirely possible that they get to walk off happily into the sunset. But Grogu's fate isn't looking so hot right now.

What happens if Grogu stays on Ahch-To?

We know at some point, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) goes to the birthplace of the Jedi Order on Ahch-To in order to train a new generation of Jedi. Once Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) is defeated, Luke has a chance to teach new students everything he knows about the Jedi and the force. We know that Luke teaches his sister, Leia (Carrie Fisher) to hone her power — which is great! 

Unfortunately, Luke's most well-known pupil is someone's whose story is a little less great: Ben Solo, AKA the villainous Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). In The Last Jedi, we learned that Ben Solo has a whole lot of anger in him. We also know that Luke briefly considers killing Ben, out of fear, and we know that this moment causes Ben to turn to the Dark Side and become Kylo Ren. We know that Kylo then takes many of Luke's students to form the Knights of Ren. And we've always assumed that anyone who didn't side with the Knights of Ren died in a slaughter.

All of that leaves a very big question: What happens to Grogu if he's training with Luke? Along the same lines, will Grogu even make it to Ahch-To? Will Grogu train with Luke long enough to meet a young Ben Solo? And, most importantly, will Grogu survive the Knights of Ren? Here's one thing we know: None of those Knights are Grogu-sized, so the likelihood that Grogu joins up with Kylo Ren seems unlikely.

It's sad to think about, but unless Din Djarin swoops in to save the day, or something else remarkable happens, there's a real chance we know exactly where Grogu makes his last stand.

We'll find out more when The Mandalorian returns for its third season on Christmas 2021.