• December 2, 2023

It’s less than a month before the premiere of The Mandalorian season 3 on Disney+, and we’re all ready for another epic season of galactic adventures from our favorite space duo.

But wait—what happened in season 2 again? It’s been over two years since the season 2 finale, and if you feel like you need a refresher before watching the upcoming season, here you go:

The story so far

The first season of The Mandalorian begins with the story of the titular character (Din Djarin), a space bounty hunter who takes on contracts to kill or capture targets. He is tasked to hunt down The Child/Grogu, a mysterious youngling. Upon meeting The Child, The Mandalorian decides to go on the run and not honor the contract. This leads to a journey that becomes a fight for survival as they try to take down The Client, the man responsible for putting up the contract. 

Empire loyalist Moff Gideon

This ends with them making an enemy out of Moff Gideon, who was a part of the Galactic Empire that once ruled the galaxy. The Mandalorian and the Child then formed a new clan as they set off on a journey to learn more about the latter’s true origins.

Luke Skywalker returns to save Grogu

In the second season, Grogu  is abducted by the enemy. This leads to a dramatic rescue and a fight between Din Djarin and Moff Gideon, which ends with Djarin getting a weapon called the Darksaber and saving Grogu. The end of the second season saw Grogu wanting to train to become a Jedi. He then bids Din Djarin goodbye in an emotional farewell.  

Grogu’s origin and powers

Ahsoka Tano meets Grogu

Grogu is one of the show’s biggest stars. We learned more about his abilities and origin story in the second season. His name was revealed by Ahsoka Tano, along with his past as a Jedi in training. We also see Grogu become more comfortable using his powers and abilities, even helping Din Djarin during fights. They include telepathy, telekinesis, healing wounds, calming beasts, and even masking his own abilities to protect himself.

While the second season shared more information about Grogu’s origins, the mystery of who rescued him when he was younger remains. 

Who will claim the Darksaber?

Din Djarin is the current holder of the Darksaber

The holder of the Darksaber—a legendary weapon from Din Djarin’s home planet of Mandalore—can claim the right to rule the planet. Realizing the power that this weapon holds, he has the choice to stake his claim. However, Bo-Katan, one of his trusted allies, is Mandalore’s rightful heir and needs the Darksaber.

Catch The Mandalorian Season 3 on Disney+ starting March 1.

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