Did Luke save Grogu or vice versa, The title of this episode has multiple meanings just like Return of the Jedi!
My most heartfelt thanks goes to John Favreau and Dave Filoni, this show has single handedly rescued the franchise and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Rian Johnson and JJ Abrams were not the right choices for Disney's ST.
The fact that there were so many fans guessing who was going to show up and it turned out to be Luke, it's a miracle that the secret wasn't spoiled! To be honest it was always gonna be Luke. It makes the most sense. Sure seeing Ezra would've been cool, and he is out there somewhere in this point in time but having Luke show up just felt right.
And seeing him dispatching the Dark Troopers without breaking a sweat was what we were expecting to see in TLJ and never got. What I saw yesterday was not God Tier, Expanded Universe Luke, it was a logical progression of the Luke Skywalker we saw in Return of the Jedi.
The scene when Din is holding Grogu and he removes his helmet was absolutely poetic and rhymed so well with the scene in Return of the Jedi when Anakin tells Luke to help him remove his mask so he could look at him with his own eyes.
And with Grogu leaving with Luke to be trained the circle is now complete! Luke was trained by Jedi Master Yoda and now Jedi Master Luke Skywalker will train Grogu. Poetry.
That was the highlight of the episode for me, but I also really enjoyed the scenes when Din recruits Bo Katan and the confrontation between Boba, Koska and Bo Katan Kryze. Calling Jango his donor was a low blow!
Now to the issue of the Dark Sabre and Din and Bo...
So Din Djarin defeats Moff Gideon in a rather impressive duel and thus unknowingly claims the Dark Sabre, which was Bo's sole reason for helping Din rescue the child. Gideon knows the story and gleefully explains it to Din in front of Bo. Clearly Din has no interest in the Dark Sabre buuuutttt.....
This will be a major point of contention when The Mandalorian Season 3 returns December 2021 or is that the Book of Boba Fett??? I doubt D+ will have 2 shows running simultaneously about two Mandalorians, more likely than not The Book of Boba Fett will be a miniseries that will lead into season 3 of The Mandalorian.