The identity of who saved Grogu from the aftermath of Order 66 has been revealed in the latest episode of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3.
Chapter 20 (or episode 4) of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 has landed on Disney+, with the latest instalment of the live-action series picking up straight after the events of ‘The Convert.’ Directed by Greef Karga himself, Carl Weathers, the episode focuses on the surviving Mandalorian warriors working together to save one of their own and even flashes back to the prequel era to reveal how Grogu survived Order 66. (Spoilers ahead)
‘The Foundling’ begins with a group of Mandalorians training on the shore where the giant crocodile-like creature attacked them in ‘The Apostate.’ Din Djarin encourages Grogu to take part in a sparring session with a young Mandalorian, as part of his initiation into the clan. What should have been a one-sided battle ends with Grogu victorious, surprising many, including himself.
When Paz Vizsla’s son, Ragnar, is abducted by a huge flying monster, the Mandalorians blast off to rescue the child, but soon run out of jetpack fuel. Fortunately, Bo-Katan Kryze manages to track the beast to its lair and together with a hand-picked team they hatch a plan to rescue the young foundling. Arriving at a large rocky peak, the warriors begin a long and silent climb to the top to reach the creature’s nest.
Unfortunately, the flying terror’s babies sound the alarm and the mother monster snatches Ragnar away before the others can get to him. Jetting off once more, the Mandalorians manage to snare and trap the beast, with Din Djarin swooping in to save Vizsla’s son in the nick of time, forging a new bond between the two warriors.
Back at the Mandalorian hideaway, The Armorer begins crafting something for Grogu, whilst the youngling’s mind drifts back to his time at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. The flashback shows multiple Jedi being gunned down by Clone Troopers, with Grogu rescued by Jedi Master Kelleran Beq, played by none other than Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best. The character first appeared in the Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge kids’ TV show and returns here to whisk Grogu away to a waiting Naboo ship and the pair manage to flee Coruscant.
Grogu snaps out of his trance to be rewarded with a Beskar chest plate featuring the crest of the Mythosaur. The episode ends with Bo-Katan Kryze also receiving a new piece of armour featuring an image of the legendary creature, which she reveals to the Armorer that she has seen in the flesh in the Living Waters of Mandalore.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 is currently streaming on Disney+ for all subscribers, with new episodes dropping each Wednesday.