uilding off the massive success of the first season, The Mandalorian's second season built on the show's success even further. Bringing back many of the original characters from the first season and folding in several beloved characters from other shows and mediums, this second season felt like the natural continuation of the so-called "Mando-verse".
Speaking of the "Mando-verse": this season brought us the first ever post-credit scene in Star Wars. That's right, they took a page right out of Marvel's book. The Mandalorian used this post-credit scene to announce a brand new spin-off show called The Book of Boba Fett. Because it's very much connected with The Mandalorian, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Mando ended up appearing in The Book of Boba Fett. However, the amount of advancement in the character and story arc of both Din Djarin and Grogu is what truly came as a shock.
Between Season 2 of The Mandalorian and the spin-off of The Book of Boba Fett, the amount of plot and character development that occurred can seem quite overwhelming to fans. But, if you need a refresher on what happened, you've come to the right place! This article will go over everything you need to know from Season 2 of The Mandalorian, as well as the portions involving Mando and Grogu from The Book of Boba Fett.
The Mandalorian Season 2 Summary
Din Djarin and the Child visit an underground fight club to seek information about other Mandalorians from Gor Koresh, but Koresh demands Din's beskar armor in exchange. Din refuses and fights Koresh's thugs, eventually forcing him to give up information on a rumored Mandalorian on Tatooine. Now with a new lead, Din arrives at Tatooine and lands at Peli Motto’s hanger once again. She watches the Child while Djarin searches for the other Mandalorian.
He travels to the town of Mos Pelgo where he finds Cobb Vanth, who is wearing Mandalorian armor previously owned by Boba Fett. It is revealed that Vanth bought the armor from Jawas. The two men are about to fight over the armor when suddenly the town starts shaking: a krayt dragon starts to attack Mos Pelgo. They team up to kill a krayt dragon terrorizing them, along with the help of Tusken Raiders. The motley group successfully kills the dragon, and Vanth hands over his Mandalorian armor and jetpack to Din. A scarred man is seen watching from a distance.
Djarin accepts a job from Motto in exchange for a new lead on another Mandalorian covert, which requires him to transport a frog-like creature with a canister of eggs to the next system. They are pursued by two New Republic X-wings, and Djarin crash-lands on a planet to evade them. The Razor Crest sustains heavy damage, and the Child eats some of the eggs while they wait for repairs. Frog Lady communicates through the corpse of the droid Zero, revealing that the eggs are the last brood of her life cycle, and if she doesn’t deliver them to her husband, her family line will go extinct.
Djarin and the Child follow Frog Lady to a hot spring in a cave, where they encounter a massive amount of spider eggs that begin to hatch. They are chased by the newborn spiders back to the Crest, but are followed closely by the swarm, which causes even more damage to the ship. With the help of the two X-wing pilots, they fend off the spiders and manage to escape. The pilots reveal an arrest warrant on Djarin but let him go due to his heroic actions. The Crest is severely damaged, but just enough repairs are made to make it capable of flight. The three take off into space in search of Frog Lady’s husband.
The Razor Crest, looking like it’s seen better days, lands on the moon Trask. Mando seeks information about finding other Mandalorians, and a Quarren on the dock offers to take him to them. Djarin ends up being betrayed by the Quarren, who traps him and steals his armor, then throws him into the water. The Mandalorian is rescued by three other Mandalorians, who reveal themselves to be Bo-Katan Kryze, Axe Woves, and Koska Reeves. They explain to him that he is part of a cult of religious zealots, the Children of the Watch, who broke away from Mandalorian society. Bo-Katan and her Mandalorians ask Mando to help them hijack an Imperial shipment of weapons on a Gozanti-class cruiser.
The group successfully infiltrates the ship, but the Imperial captain tries to crash the ship rather than give up the weapons, kicking off a battle between the Mandalorians and stormtroopers for control of the cruiser. Bo-Katan demands to know the location of the Darksaber from the captain, who bites an electric tooth that instantly kills him. Bo-Katan tells Mando to take the foundling to Corvus to find a Jedi named Ahsoka Tano, and to tell Tano that Bo-Katan sent them. They part ways, and Mando and the Child return to the still dilapidated-looking Razor Crest. Djarin attempts to take off, and the ship starts to fall apart in the process.
Mando and the Child head to Nevarro for help repairing the Razor Crest. Greef Karga, now the Magistrate of Nevarro, and Cara Dune, now the Marshal of Nevarro, meet them and offer to repair the Crest. They ask Mando to help them take out the last Imperial outpost on the planet, both so they can sell the weapons from the outpost on the black market, but also so that Nevarro can be freed of Imperial rule. The Mandalorian agrees and drops the Child off at a local school while on the mission.
They infiltrate the outpost and find tanks with mangled bodies, suggesting that the outpost is actually a scientific laboratory. The group finds a holo of Doctor Pershing, seemingly reciting the results of an experiment: that a body rejected a blood transfusion and that they need a donor with a higher M-count (midi-chlorians). He also reveals that they need more of the Child’s blood in order to do more experiments. The group fights off stormtroopers and TIE fighters in their escape from the outpost. As they make their way back to town, they are questioned by New Republic pilot Captain Carson Teva, who is investigating the destruction of the outpost.
Dune declines Teva's offer to join the New Republic, but he gives her a badge after commiserating with her about Alderaan’s fate. Meanwhile, on an Imperial cruiser, an Imperial comms officer is talking with a Mimbanese spy who confirms placing a tracker on the Razor Crest. The officer reports the information to Moff Gideon, who is in a laboratory observing a legion of Darktroopers. Gideon says that he’s ready to execute his plan.
Elsewhere, on the planet of Corvus, former Jedi Ahsoka Tano battles guards outside the city of Calodan to try to get an audience with the Magistrate, Morgan Elsbeth. Meanwhile, Din Djarin and the Child arrive on Corvus and seek information about the Jedi from the destitute and morose citizens. Mando meets the Magistrate, who hires him to kill the Jedi causing havoc in her city, and offers him a pure beskar spear in return. Djarin eventually encounters Ahsoka Tano, who is initially hostile but is talked down when he mentions that Bo-Katan Kryze sent him, and she also becomes interested in the Child. Ahsoka Tano discovers that the name of the Child is Grogu and that he was trained in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Tano tests Grogu's Force abilities and realizes that he has hidden his abilities to survive. S
he decides not to train him due to his strong bond with Din Djarin. Tano and Djarin decide to work together to eliminate the Magistrate and free the prisoners of the Calodan. Tano emerges outside the city gates from the mist, ignites her lightsabers, ready to emancipate the city. Ahsoka insists that Elsbeth gives up the whereabouts of Grand Admiral Thrawn. She defeats the Magistrate, and the city is now free. At the Razor Crest, Mando is prepared to say a final goodbye to Grogu, but Ahsoka denies this and instead instructs the pair to go to Tython and place Grogu on the seeing stone, which would allow Grogu to decide what he wants to do and possibly reach out to other Jedi through the Force.
Din Djarin and Grogu arrive on Tython, where Djarin places Grogu on the seeing stone in hopes that he could contact a Jedi. Suddenly, Boba Fett and Fennec Shand arrive and demand the return of Fett's armor. After a tense standoff, Fett offers to protect Grogu in exchange for the armor. Shand reveals that the bounty on Grogu has increased greatly, so he will need protection. She also shows Mando her mechanical innards, which explains how she survived being shot by Toro Calican on Tatooine. Grogu makes a connection to the Force on the seeing stone. But shortly after, stormtroopers arrive to try to capture him. Mando, Fett, and Shand fight off the troopers in an attempt to give Grogu more time on the seeing stone. A blast coming from above very suddenly destroys the Razor Crest.
Then, dropping down from the sky are Darktroopers that surround Grogu, capturing him. The Darktroopers fly away with him, bringing him up to an Imperial cruiser. Mando, Fett, and Shand follow the Darktroopers to the Imperial cruiser in Fett’s Slave I, but Mando calls it off in fear of harming Grogu. They decide that their next step is to travel to Nevarro. There, Mando finds Cara Dune, now a Marshal of the New Republic. He needs her help finding a Migs Mayfeld, who is in a New Republic prison somewhere. He informs Dune that Grogu has been kidnapped. Elsewhere, Moff Gideon intimidates Grogu by showing him the Darksaber. Grogu holds his own, using the Force to attack stormtroopers in his cell. Gideon exits the cell and Grogu is stunned and cuffed by a trooper.
Landing on the Karthon chop fields, Cara Dune claims custody of prisoner Migs Mayfeld. She leads Mayfeld to the Slave I where Mando, Fett, and Shand are waiting for him. The group travels to Morak, where they plan to infiltrate an Imperial mining hub so they can get the coordinates of Gideon’s cruiser. In order to sneak in, two members of the group need to commandeer a juggernaut tank, which is hauling rhydonium to the hub. Because of scanners, the two people that go cannot have an Imperial criminal record. So, Mayfeld and Djarin sneak into the juggernaut and steal the uniforms of the operators. Donning the Imperial armor, the pair drive their juggernaut towards the mining hub. Along the way, pirates attempt to steal their cargo, and Djarin successfully fights them off.
Arriving at the hub, Djarin and Mayfeld enter the officer’s mess. Mayfeld recognizes an officer named Valin Hess and is hesitant to proceed, but Djarin convinces him to give him the datastick. Djarin logs into the network terminal but Hess demands to know his designation, which Mayfeld saves by claiming that Djarin is his commanding officer. The terminal requires a scan of the user’s face, forcing Djarin to remove his helmet despite being in a room full of people. After using the terminal, he is forced to sit with Hess and Mayfeld. After they discuss the morality of the Empire's actions, Mayfeld shoots Hess before engaging in a massive fight with stormtroopers and Imperial officers.
They escape the hub with the help of Fett, Shand, and Dune, causing a massive explosion and destruction of the hub. They drop Mayfeld off in the forest, and Dune allows him to walk away instead of returning him to prison. Now that they have the coordinates to Gideon, Djarin sends him a threatening holo, using the same verbiage that Gideon used back on Nevarro when he cornered the original crew in the cantina.
The crew board a Lambda-class shuttle carrying Doctor Pershing. One of the pilots of the shuttle shoots the other pilot, informing Cara Dune that Doctor Pershing is a clone engineer and someone who is incredibly valuable to the Empire, warning her not to do anything she would regret. After some tense moments, Dune shoots the second pilot, and the group boards Slave I with Doctor Pershing in tow. The group’s next stop is an unidentified planet where Djarin and Fett enter a diner to speak with Mandalorians Bo-Katan Kryze and Koska Reeves to recruit their help. Kryze and Reeves are skeptical of Fett because of his clone past, and they have tense words. But, Kryze agrees to help them capture Gideon’s ship so she can take the Darksaber, which she’d use to take Mandalore back.
The whole crew formulates a plan en route to the cruiser. Upon boarding, Djarin makes his way to the brig in hopes of rescuing Grogu, all while Shand, Kryze, Reeves, and Dune fight off resistance as they head toward the bridge. Djarin finds Grogu, but he’s being held captive by Gideon, who is holding the Darksaber over his head. Djarin duels Gideon with the beskar staff. He defeats Gideon and puts him in the shackles that once held Grogu. He brings Grogu, his prisoner, and the Darksaber to the bridge to rejoin the group. Kryze is upset that Djarin has the Darksaber. He offers her the saber, but she declines since she didn’t win it in battle. Suddenly, an alarm blares on the ship: the entire legion of Darktroopers are making their way toward the bridge. Another alarm goes off, signaling a ship on the radar: one X-wing.
In the confusion, Gideon takes a blaster and tries to shoot both Kryze and Grogu, but Mando uses his body to block the shots from reaching Grogu. Gideon turns the blaster on himself, but Dune knocks it out of his hands and knocks him unconscious. On the security feed, they see someone in the hallway dressed in black robes, wielding a lightsaber and destroying the Darktroopers. Entering the bridge is Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and his droid R2-D2. Djarin gives Skywalker his approval to let Grogu go with Skywalker. The pair say an emotional goodbye. Skywalker, Grogu, and R2 leave Djarin, Kryze, Reeves, Shand, Dune, and an unconscious Gideon on the bridge.
The Book of Boba Fett Summary
NOTE: This section doesn't recap the entirety of The Book of Boba Fett, only the portions involving The Mandalorian and Grogu.
Chapter 5 of The Book of Boba Fett opens with Din Djarin searching for a bounty on Glavis Ringworld. After a major fight, he kills his bounty. Limping throughout the ringworld, he finds a lift to bring him down several levels. He uses a scanner in his helmet, which shows him a hidden path marked by Mythosaurs. It leads him to other Mandalorians from his covert, including the Armorer and Paz Vizsla. Djarin and the Armorer discuss the importance of the Darksaber, Bo-Katan Kryze, and Moff Gideon’s crimes against Mandalore. She informs him that the beskar spear shouldn’t exist any longer, because it is the only thing that can pierce beskar armor. So, she melts it down and forges it into a gift for Grogu.
The pair practice sword fighting so Djarin can get used to the Darksaber. He struggles to wield it, and the Armorer informs him that he can’t fight against it. Vizsla challenges Djarin for the Darksaber, but Djarin prevails. The Armorer asks both Vizsla and Djarin if they’ve ever removed their helmet in front of others, and Djarin has to admit that he’s done so. He is called an apostate, and the Armorer declares that he’s no longer a Mandalorian. Dejected and without a place in the covert, Mando heads to the spaceport of the ringworld to take a flight to Tatooine. Upon arrival, he heads to Peli Motto’s hangar. She has a replacement for the Razor Crest: an N-1 starfighter that they need to put together and fix up. They continue to build and modify the ship, purchasing parts from Peli’s Jawa associates.
Mando takes it for a spin once it’s finished. He gets “pulled over” by a New Republic X-wing for flying too fast next to a commercial transport. Another X-wing piloted by Captain Carson Teva approaches and wants to ask Mando some questions. Knowing he’d get into trouble if he answered those questions, he speeds away. Upon returning to the hangar, Peli Motto tells him an old friend was looking for him. Then, Fennec Shand climbs down the hangar walls, asking if Djarin is looking for a job as a muscle for Boba Fett. Not only does he accept the job, but he also refuses to be paid for it.
Din Djarin flies his new N-1 starfighter to Ossus in search of Grogu. R2-D2 meets Djarin upon landing and leads him to an area under construction from ant droids. The droids build a bench for Mando to rest on. Meanwhile, Grogu and Luke Skywalker mediate. Skywalker shares his memories of Yoda and tells Grogu that he reminds him of his former Master. Skywalker then assists Grogu in remembering his home, prompting a flashback of Order 66. Back to Mando on the bench, he’s frightened when Ahsoka Tano is suddenly next to him.
She informs him that the ant droids are building what will someday be a great school. They discuss Grogu’s future, and that Djarin shouldn’t visit him. Tano promises to give Grogu the gift from the Armorer - a set of beskar armor. She also gives Djarin her word that she’ll protect Grogu. Elsewhere, Grogu is training with Luke Skywalker, learning how to better feel the Force. Skywalker is carrying him in a backpack, opposite to his situation with his former Master. He shows Grogu a training remote and has him dodge the bolts. Skywalker steps back and watches him with Ahsoka Tano. She gives him the armor for Grogu while Skywalker wonders if Grogu is committed to being a Jedi. Tano comments that he’s just like his father.
He asks her for advice about Grogu, to which she tells him to trust his instincts. They part ways. Meanwhile, Mando pilots his N-1 into Boba Fett’s Palace hanger and joins a briefing from Fennec Shand, in which she’s sharing the plan to take down the Pyke Syndicate. Djarin flies out to Mos Pelgo to recruit Cobb Vanth and the people of the newly renamed Freetown to the cause. Back on Ossus, Luke Skywalker gives Grogu a choice between the beskar armor and Master Yoda’s lightsaber. Grogu must choose one of these paths.
Din Djarin fights alongside Boba Fett to take back Mos Espa from the Pykes and succeed. Time passes, and we see Din Djarin flying in his N-1 with Grogu in the bubble seat behind the cockpit. Thus, confirming Grogu’s choice back on Ossus.
And that's the story so far! Our journey with Mando and Grogu continues in Season 3, which airs on March 1, 2023. Do you have any predictions for what happens next in their story? Let us know in our Discord community or by connecting with us on social media. Want a refresher on Season 1 of The Mandalorian? You can read our summary here.
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