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The Entire Mandalorian Timeline Explained

The vast and ever-expanding galaxy of the "Star Wars" franchise is populated by a broad spectrum of heroes, villains, and colorful characters who often blur the lines between good and evil. With 11 theatrical films to carry the "Star Wars" banner and even more comics, books, and video games adding to the lore, the franchise is sure to continue to bear fruit from years to come. After all, Disney didn't spend billions of dollars to merely own the property. The House that Mickey Built fully intends reap the rewards for satiating fans' desires as long as "Star Wars" remains vibrant, and "The Mandalorian" was a step in that direction. As steps go, it was a rather massive one, as it introduced audiences to new characters who rapidly became fan-favorites.

The story of the Mandalorian, or Mando as he is known by his associates, and the loveable little tike at his side, Grogu (originally known simply as "the child") takes many twists and turns. Often danger isn't lurking far behind the pair, as a malevolent force seeks the youngling for sinister purposes. As a loyal follower of the ancient traditions of Mandalore, Mando firsts seeks to protect Grogu before eventually forming a familial bond with him. After all of their adventures together, how could he not? Speaking of adventures, let's dissect the timeline of events in the series to date and look at the major defining moments of its characters at large.

A foundling of the Children of the Watch

The Mandalorian is a bounty hunter who is highly skilled in combat and is outfitted with beskar armor shielding his true identity. Long before he was a bounty hunter who honored the old traditions of Mandalore, he was a young boy who lived on the planet of Aq Vetina during the age of the old Galactic Republic, prior to the rise of the shadowy Empire. His real name is Din Djarin, and his home was attacked by combat droids from the Separatist Confederacy. Din's parents hid him in a small bunker, but were killed in the massacre shortly thereafter.

As Din hid inside the bunker, he was eventually discovered by a hostile droid, but was saved as the Children of the Watch from Mandalore descended into the fight. The Children of the Watch are known as fanatical Mandalorians who strictly adhere to ancient traditions — unlike other Mandalorians fans have seen in Star Wars lore, including Jango Fett and Bo-Katan. One of the Children of the Watch helped Din out of his hiding space and whisked him to safety away from the battle. Din became a foundling — abandoned or lone children that were saved and adopted by Mandalorians. They would then be returned to their people (if that were still possible) or raised as a Mandalorian, loyal to the cause and always heeding the traditions of the warrior culture.

The Great Purge of Mandalore

The Great Purge of Mandalore is often referred to as a source of pain and contempt that Mandalorians hold for the dying Empire. During the height of the Galactic Empire, the despotic machine steamrolled the people of Mandalore, killing many and confiscating their most valuable resource: beskar, a rare metal to which the Mandalorians lay claim. It is nearly indestructible and capable of withstanding even the most powerful weapons in the galaxy, including a Jedi's lightsaber. The purge scattered the remaining Mandalorians, many of whom hid in the shadows and operated in secrecy. In "The Book of Boba Fett" the Armorer recounts the Night of a Thousand Tears, and we are shown the Imperial bombing raids of Mandalore.

One of the purge's greatest champions was Moff Gideon, an Imperial officer who played a major role in the Great Purge of Mandalore. Gideon is responsible for committing countless atrocities against the Mandalorian people, and his role in the purge also garnered him the most fabled artifact in Mandalorian history: the Darksaber. In the animated series "Star Wars: Rebels," it's revealed that the Darksaber was created over 1,000 years ago by the first Mandalorian to ever become a Jedi. It is one of a kind, and a true Mandalorian must wield it in order to gain leadership over Mandalore.

After the fall

Five years after the fall of the Empire, on the planet of Nevarro, Mando is now a seasoned bounty hunter, skilled in the tactics of Mandalorian combat. He works for Greef Karga, an agent of the Bounty Hunters' Guild, and accepts targets on a contract basis. Fractured remnants of the defeated Empire still remain throughout parts of the galaxy, and early on, Karga maintains connections with these Imperials, as it seems to be good for business. He even attempts to pay Mando in Imperial currency, but the bounty hunter rejects that form of payment — regardless of any moral qualms, it's a wonder that the currency of a fallen dynasty still held any value at all.

It's Karga who offers Mando the bounty that will change his life forever. After meeting with an Imperial contact, Mando learns his target is to be captured alive or dead, with the latter option garnering a lower fee. It's also revealed that the target is approximately 50 years old. It's a rather mysterious proposition, but one Mando takes on without hesitation.

Enter the child

As Mando arrives on Arvala-7, the planet where his target resides, he is instantly assaulted by its wildlife. He's saved by Kuiil, an Ugnaught who recently gained his freedom after spending his life in servitude. Kuiil takes Mando under his wing, showing him how to ride a monstrous creature known as a blurrg so that Mando can make the trek to the encampment where his target resides. As Mando spies on the encampment, he sees another bounty hunter, the droid IG-11, engage the hostiles on the ground. Mando teams up with the droid to secure the bounty, which turns out to be a near-infant alien child of unknown race. (Jedi Masters Yoda and Yaddle are the only other known members of the species.) Mando is confused by the target's youth, but IG-11 acknowledges that varying alien life-forms age at different rates. IG-11 then aims to collect the bounty, and Mando, in turn, terminates the droid before the child can be harmed.

After gaining Kuiil's help once again to retrieve parts and repair his ship, the Razor Crest, Mando experiences the child's Force abilities for the first time when it saves his life from a wild beast. Regardless, Mando reluctantly offers the child to his Imperial employers. It becomes obvious that the two have developed a bond. With the child's fate weighing heavy on Mando's mind, he resolves to retrieve him and does so (despite Greef Karga's attempt to stop him) with the help of his fellow Mandalorians.

The protectors of Sorgan

Mando escapes with the child in tow and is determined to flee far away from the grasp of the Bounty Hunters' Guild, knowing full well that they have trackers capable of locating the child. They land on the planet Sorgan, where they meet Cara Dune, an ex-rebel shocktrooper.

Mando learns that the village in which he and the child are resting is being tormented by raiders and accepts an offer to help them in exchange for a temporary roof over his head — he applies their actual payment to hiring Cara Dune to assist. Many of the villagers have lost loved ones to the raiders, and Mando and Dune train them to fight and defend themselves. They successfully repel a raider incursion even though the enemy force is packing an Imperial AT-ST — careful planning and strategy goes a long way. Mando resolves to leave the child at the village to live in peace, but Cara Dune narrowly saves the child's life after she terminates a bounty hunter sniper from the trees. Knowing it is no longer safe on Sorgan, Mando takes the child and leaves.

Clash with Fennec Shand

While traveling in the Razor Crest, another bounty hunter pursues Mando and the child. Mando manages to outmaneuver the bounty hunter and destroy the enemy ship during a dogfighting sequence, but the Razor Crest is damaged. He lands in Mos Eisley spaceport on Tatooine for repairs. Leaving the child in the care of Peli Motto, the woman managing the repairs, Mando sets off to find work in order to pay for them. He comes across a young and inexperienced bounty hunter by the name of Toro Calican, who is attempting to get into the Bounty Hunters' Guild by accepting a rather tough assignment: hunting down the feared assassin Fennec Shand.

Hoping to split the bounty with Mando, Calican enlists his help to find Shand. After a tense showdown that leads to Shand's capture, Shand tells Calican that the Mandalorian and the child are high-value targets of the guild, and that killing the Mandalorian would bring Calican fame and a legendary status. Calican shoots Shand, and then nabs the child and Motto — only for Mando to arrive and terminate the young bounty hunter, using Calican's money to pay Motto for the repairs. Mando and the child then depart Tatooine.

Shand, meanwhile, hasn't quite shuffled off this mortal coil, and is approached by a mysterious figure.

Betrayed by an old friend

Seeking more work, Mando contacts an old friend by the name of Ranzar Malk, who provides Mando with a job that requires a team of five. The four other members of the team include an ex-imperial gunner named Migs Mayfield, a Devaronian named Burg, the droid Q9-0, and a Twi'lek woman named Xi'an, with whom Mando shares a history. The goal is to spring a prisoner from a New Republic prison. Tensions run high in the group, as Mando distrusts the others and they seem largely contemptuous of him. This dynamic comes to a head when they successfully free the prisoner, who turns out to be Xi'an's brother, Qin, imprisoned as a result of past actions by Mando himself. The others then turn on Mando, locking him in Qin's prison cell to await the coming of New Republic soldiers, who are being drawn to their location by a homing beacon.

Mando, however, escapes the cell and begins hunting down his former teammates one by one. After defeating and imprisoning each of them, he delivers Qin to Malk himself, demanding his payment before taking off. Malk orders his gunship pilots to shoot Mando down, but realizes with horror that Mando had placed the homing beacon on Qin. Three New Republic X-wing fighters arrive and attack Malk's gunships and his station, the Roost, with a swift and surgical strike.

A bold plan

In the penultimate episode of Season 1, Mando receives a message from Greef Karga asking for his assistance in taking down Imperial troops that have seized the city. He proposes that Mando return to Nevarro and assist in wiping the mysterious client, who seeks the child, off the board. In exchange, he'll clear Mando's name with the Guild and Mando can keep the child. Wary of a double-cross, Mando reluctantly accepts in hopes of removing the constant danger of bounty hunters on his trail. Of course, Mando also finds an ally he can trust, recruiting Cara Dune to assist with the operation. Mando and Dune make contact with Kuiil and find that he has restored IG-11, but installed an AI programming within its neural processes that enabled it to learn from its experiences and gain a new, caring personality.

Kuiil suggests that he care for the child alongside IG-11 while Mando and Dune carry out their mission against the Imperials. Mando voices his distrust of IG-11 (he hates droids, a result of his childhood experience on Aq Vetina) but agrees. Mando and Dune set off with Karga, who it turns out had planned to betray Mando, but who drops his plot after the child heals him from a near-fatal wound. Mando hatches a plan to pose as a prisoner of Karga and Dune in order to reach the client. The child is left with Kuiil, but stormtroopers intercept their communications, find and kill Kuiil, and take the child.

Showdown with Moff Gideon

Mando's plan might have worked if not for the arrival of Moff Gideon, whose troops kills the client and pin down Mando, Cara Dune, and Greef Karga. Thankfully, IG-11 arrives and takes back the child. He then rides a speeder bike through town eliminating stormtroopers, giving Mando and the others the distraction they need to emerge and start fighting. During the fight, however, Mando is injured. Retreating to the cantina where they'd met the client, Mando tells Karga and Dune to escape through the sewers with Grogu and seek help from the Mandalorians while he stays behind to give them time. Mando refuses to remove his helmet and allow IG-11 to heal him, until the droid reasons that removing the helmet in front of a non-living being doesn't violate the Mandalorian Code of Honor.

Mando and IG-11 follow their friends into the tunnels, only to find that the hidden Mandalorian warriors have fled, leaving behind only the Armorer, who stayed behind to collect their materials. She declares that Mando and the child are now Clan Mudhorn and explains that Mando's new directive is to keep the child as a foundling until he can be returned to his own people.

The crew then flees on a boat down a lava river. IG-11 sacrifices himself to destroy their pursuers, and Mando takes down Moff Gideon's tie-fighter. Having survived the unthinkable, the crew go their separate ways, but Gideon cuts his way out of the wreckage with the fabled Darksaber.

Cobb Vanth and the krayt dragon

Immediately following the events of the first season, Mando begins searching for other Mandalorians to aid him in his quest to return the child to his own kind. Interrogating a crook who attempted to kill Mando for his armor, Mando learns of a Mandalorian in Mos Pelgo on Tatooine. There, Mando finds Cobb Vanth adorned in a particularly distinctive set of Mandalorian armor — "Star Wars" fans are instantly aware that this armor belongs to Boba Fett. Vanth claims to have purchased it from a group of Jawas. Mando demands the armor back, as it belongs to a true Mandalorian, but before they can fight about it, the town is struck by a krayt dragon that has been feasting on the local livestock. Vanth ultimately agrees to give Mando the armor if they work together to slay the dragon.

The pair meet up with a tribe of Tusken Raiders who also want the krayt dragon dead, and also enlist the assistance of the townsfolk. With this alliance forged, they make a plan to lure out the dragon. Mando eventually tricks the creature into swallowing him and his Bantha, which is packing explosives. He escapes by shocking the creature, flies from the krayt dragon's mouth, and detonates the explosives, saving the town from the creature and winning the armor of Boba Fett.

Precious cargo

Mando heads back to Mos Eisley and hopes to find another lead tracking down other Mandalorians. Peli Motto has a contact who can help him find what he's looking for. However, this contact, known as the Frog Lady, requires that Mando take her as passenger to a moon called Trask, along with her eggs. He is also not allowed to use hyperdrive or her eggs will die. While en route, the Razor Crest is surrounded by two New Republic X-wings, who recognize the Razor Crest as the craft as having been involved in the previous season's prison breakout. Mando flees and manages to evade the X-wings, but in the process, crash-lands in an ice canyon on a remote planet.

Mando makes some necessary repairs, but he, the child, and the Frog Lady are swarmed by spider-like creatures. The New Republic X-wing fighters arrive in time to save the day. They recognize that Mando has an arrest warrant for breaking Qin out of prison, but they also note that he detained three others with warrants and risked his life to save a New Republic officer. With that knowledge, they let him off with a warning.

An alliance with Bo-Katan Kryze

After arriving at their destination, the Frog Lady lives up to her part of the bargain and informs Mando of the inn where Mandalorians have been seen. There, a fish-boat captain tells Mando that he knows where the Mandalorians are and can take him there. During the journey, however, the captain attempts to have Mando and the child killed so that he can steal the beskar armor. The Mandalorians arrive and save the duo, but then remove their helmets, which instantly distances Mando. The leader, Bo-Katan, explains that as a Child of the Watch, Mando is a part of a faction of religious fanatics who are trying to re-establish the old ways of Mandalore. She, however, is part of mainstream society born on Mandalore which apparently tolerates helmet removal.

Despite Mando's initial distrust of Bo-Katan, he eventually allies with her team. Bo-Katan agrees to assist Mando if he helps her raid an Imperial freighter. During the operation, she reveals that she is searching for the Darksaber, a blade that she claims belongs to her and that must be retrieved in order for her to rule in Mandalore. After they take the ship, Bo-Katan honors her part of the deal by telling Mando where he can find a Jedi named Ahsoka Tano.

The Imperial remnant

In desperate need of repairs, Mando heads back to Nevarro, where he meets up with old friends Cara Dune and Greef Karga. Dune is now a law enforcer serving as a local marshal, and Karga is a magistrate. While Karga has the child taken care of and arranges for the complete repair of the Razor Crest, he asks Mando to help take out a remaining Imperial base on the planet in an effort to bring peace to all of Nevarro.

After infiltrating the base, the crew learns that it's a research facility. The labs contain cloned bodies, and a recording from Dr. Pershing indicates that during the brief time they had access to the child, the Imperial researchers had been attempting to transfuse its blood into the clones. Furthermore, the recording reveals that Moff Gideon is still alive. Mando, Karga, and Dune arrange for the base's destruction while fleeing enemy forces, ultimately prevailing thanks to a repaired Razor Crest. Mando and the child leave to find Ahsoka, while Dune and Karga deal with New Republic investigators. Moff Gideon, meanwhile, can be seen overlooking a unit of artificial Dark Troopers, and it's revealed that one of Karga's mechanics planted a tracking beacon on the Razor Crest.

Ahsoka and Grogu

Mando makes his way to Corvus to find Ahsoka Tano, as instructed by Bo-Katan. On the forest planet, Ahsoka has given Imperial Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth an ultimatum: She must surrender and identify her master's whereabouts, or die. Mando arrives in the magistrate's city of Calodan, meets with her, and is offered a beskar spear if he kills Ahsoka. Mando finds Ahsoka, who ambushes him, but stops attacking when Mando tells her that he was sent by Bo-Katan. Ahsoka is able to communicate with the child and learns that his name is Grogu, and he hails from Coruscant's Jedi Temple. Since the fall of the Galactic Republic, he's hidden his abilities in order to survive the rise of the Empire. Ahsoka tells Mando that she cannot train Grogu due to the child's anger and fear, and his attachment to the Mandalorian.

Mando agrees to help Ahsoka against Elsbeth if Ahsoka can help him obtain training for Grogu. The pair storm Calodan, where Mando kills the magistrate's lieutenant while Ahsoka confronts Elsbeth. The Jedi defeats Elsbeth and demands to know the location of her master, Grand Admiral Thrawn, while Mando claims the beskar spear. After the victory, however, Ahsoka still refuses to train Grogu, instructing Mando to take him to the planet Tython, where he can set Grogu upon a seeing stone within the ruins of the Jedi Temple. He can then reach out with the Force in hopes of attracting a Jedi who is able to train him.

Boba Fett

Mando does as Ahsoka instructed and brings Grogu to Tython, but while Grogu communes with the Force, Boba Fett arrives with the assassin Fennec Shand by his side. Fett saved her life after her encounter with Toro Calican, and the two of them have been tracking Mando to obtain the armor that he recovered from Cobb Vanth. Mando agrees to give Fett the armor, but only if he helps Mando protect the child as Imperial forces arrive. Mando, Fett, and Shand all engage the encroaching stormtroopers while Grogu continues to meditate. During the chaos, Fett retrieves his armor and wields it against the enemy.

Just when it seems like victory is in hand, however, Moff Gideon arrives in a cruiser, destroys the Razor Crest, and unleashes the Dark Troopers, who capture the drained Grogu and take him away for further experimentation. Honoring their agreement, Fett and Shand agree to stick with Mando until the child is back in his care and safe.

An uneasy alliance

Mando returns to Nevarro once again and approaches Cara Dune, asking her to use her position as marshal to temporarily release the criminal Migs Mayfield to help track Moff Gideon. Mayfield's Imperial clearances will gain him the access he needs to obtain the coordinates of Gideon's ship. After some discussion, Mayfield reveals that there is a secluded Imperial rhydonium refinery located in the heart of the planet Morak. After arriving on Morak, Mando and Mayfield disguise themselves as Imperial officers and risk their lives to deliver a shipment of rhydonium to the facility. This marks a turning point for Mando, who willingly removes his helmet in order to keep up the ruse, allowing living creatures to see his face. His bond with Grogu runs so deep that he is willing to forsake the traditions of his forebears.

As the two attempt to retrieve the coordinates from a terminal, they're approached by officer Valin Hess, who forces them into having a drink. During the conversation, the officer disrespects Imperial soldiers who died during Operation: Cinder, a horrific event that Mayfield experienced personally. Angered by the callousness of his former superior, Mayfield shoots Hess, forcing he and Mando to fight their way out of the facility while Dune and Shand provide cover fire. As they flee on Fett's ship, Slave I, Mayfield takes a sniper shot at a cache of explosive rhydonium, destroying the facility. Because of his help and his disdain for the Empire, Dune sets Mayfield free.

Final clash with Moff Gideon

Using Slave I, Mando and Cara Dune manage to board an Imperial ship and take Dr. Pershing hostage. Later, Fett and Mando track down Bo-Katan Kryze and her fellow Mandalorian Koska Reeves, seeking their help in retrieving the child. They manage to secure a partnership, so long as Bo-Katan can kill Moff Gideon and take the Darksaber. The crew finds and boards Gideon's ship, with Bo-Katan, Reeves, Dune, and Fennec Shand fighting off stormtroopers on their way to the bridge. Gideon unleashes the Dark Trooper droids, which are nearly indestructible. However, Mando finds that the beskar spear can pierce their armor. He traps several and ejects them out of an airlock.

Mando confronts Gideon, facing the Imperial leader in a clash between beskar spear and Darksaber. In the end, Mando defeats the moff and brings him to the bridge, along with Grogu. There, Gideon attempts to pit Bo-Katan against Mando, since Mando rightfully earned the Darksaber in combat. Mando tries to give Bo-Katan the Darksaber, but it turns out that the weapon can't be given, only taken. To claim rulership of Mandalore, Bo-Katan must defeat Mando and take the Darksaber by force.

Before all this can come to head, however, the inhuman Dark Troopers who had been blasted out into space return to Gideon's ship and begin to march toward the bridge, ripping apart any obstacles in their path.

Grogu's choice

All hope seems lost as the Dark Troopers start to batter down the door to the bridge, surely about to slaughter everyone inside. Before they can, however, a single mysterious X-wing arrives and docks on the ship. A unknown Jedi boards the craft and begins eliminating Dark Troopers as though they were nothing. Moff Gideon realizes that there is no longer any way out of his predicament and attempts to kill the child and then himself. However, Mando defends the child, and Cara Dune disables Gideon, rendering him unconscious so that he can be taken alive.

When the doors finally open, all the Dark Troopers have been destroyed, and the Jedi is revealed to be none other than Luke Skywalker. He heard Grogu's call from Tython and has come to offer him the training he needs. Grogu doesn't want to leave his surrogate father, but Mando insists that it's for the best. In an emotional farewell, Mando again goes against ancient Mandalorian tradition, removing his helmet and showing Grogu his face. Luke vows to protect the child, while Mando promises that one day, he and Grogu will see each other again.

The fall from Mandalorian grace

The fifth episode of "The Book of Boba Fett" is, surprisingly, entirely about Mando's exploits some time after his climactic clash with Moff Gideon. Seemingly back to his old ways as a bounty hunter, Mando is tracking a new target by the name of Kaba Baiz. When Kaba's goons surround Mando, the bounty hunter gets his first chance to wield the Darksaber on screen, slicing his enemies to bits. He then bisects Baiz and removes his head as proof of the kill. He delivers the bounty in exchange for information — the location of the Mandalorians' new hideout.

After following the instructions given to him, he locates the Armorer, along with Paz Vizsla, whom Mando had briefly scuffled with back in Season 1 of "The Mandalorian." The Armorer inspects the Darksaber and fills Mando in on its history, confirming that winning it in combat grants the wielder leadership over Mandalore. She also asks Mando for the beskar spear so that it can be shaped into armor and explains that by tradition, beskar is meant for armor, not weapons. Mando requests that it be made into armor for Grogu.

Paz Vizsla challenges Mando to a duel in order to win the Darksaber from him, as the blade was forged by Vizsla's ancestor. Mando wins, but when he reveals that he has removed his helmet, the Armorer declares him a Mandalorian no more.

Restoring a classic

With the Razor Crest a heap of scrap metal thanks to Moff Gideon, Mando sets out to retrieve a new ride so he doesn't have to continually use public galactic transportation. After receiving a message from Peli Motto indicating that she has a replacement for him, Mando heads to Tatooine to see just what Motto has in store. It turns out to be an old N-1 starfighter from Naboo that has clearly seen better days. Reluctantly, Mando agrees to help Motto finish restoring it and add new modifications along the way. 

After a lot of work and elbow grease, Mando has a new ship — a bit more compact than the Razor Crest, but faster and far more capable in combat. As Mando fires her up, he proclaims over the ensuing roar, "That's a lot of engine for a little ship." After a successful flight test in which he learns that his new ship has speed and maneuverability he could have only dreamed of with the Razor Crest, Mando is ready for his next adventure.

Recruiting Freetown for war

In the time since Mando last encountered Boba Fett, Fett and Fennec Shand have taken over the Tatooine criminal empire formerly controlled by Jabba the Hutt. Their rule is shaky, however, and they find themselves up against the mayor of Mos Espa and the Pyke Syndicate. In need of allies, Shand comes to Mando, who agrees to help free of charge — but not before he pays his little green friend a visit to drop off the newly-minted armor Mando has just obtained for him. 

Mando heads to a remote forest planet, where he finds Luke Skywalker's droids constructing a Jedi school. He also finds Ahsoka, who encourages Mando to avoid distracting his former foundling from his Jedi training. Reluctantly, Mando leaves the armor with Ahsoka and departs. Luke, meanwhile, senses that Grogu's heart is not fully invested in his Jedi training. He offers Grogu a choice: receive the armor Mando left for him and return to his former partner, or continue his training and receive a lightsaber.

Back on Tatooine, Mando heads to Mos Pelgo, now known as Freetown and patrolled by none other than Marshal Cobb Vanth, who has taken a stand against the Pyke Syndicate. Mando asks Vanth to consider an alliance. After he leaves, however, Freetown plays host to the live-action debut of Cad Bane, a bounty hunter previously seen in the animated "Clone Wars" series. Bane is working for the Pykes, and shoots Vanth when the marshal refuses to make a deal.

Battle for Mos Espa

Mando returns to Mos Espa, only to find that the Pyke Syndicate is already closing in. Even worse, the other criminal leaders of Tatooine have turned on Fett and ambushed his allies, despite their promises. Mando and Fett resign themselves to their own deaths in a fight for Mos Espa and its people. 

Suddenly, however, the people of Freetown arrive to help turn the tide — witnessing their marshal being gunned down was enough to spur them into action. After the Pyke send two imposing and nearly indestructible battle droids into combat, Fett's allies scatter for cover. Fett then leaves the battlefield in an attempt to bring in "reinforcements," leaving Mando to distract the massive droids wreaking destruction on the city. It's at this point that Peli Motto arrives, and with her, Grogu, who has returned to Mando via Luke's X-Wing. Mando and Grogu share a brief moment, but then have to focus on the task at hand. Fett returns riding his rancor (a gift from Jabba's twin cousins), which destroys the droids with help from Mando and Grogu. Fett then wins a duel against Cad Bane, ending the battle. Grogu connects with the rampaging rancor through the Force, calming the creature. The Pyke Syndicate has been defeated.

After Shand assassinates the Pyke leadership and their backstabbing allies, she and Fett enjoy a time of peace in Mos Espa. Meanwhile, Mando and Grogu take to the stars, partners once again in their restored N-1 starfighter.