This article contains SPOILERS for The Mandalorian season 3 episode 4.
Grogu gets a hands-on lesson on what it means to be a Mandalorian while Bo-Katan leads the covert on a rescue mission in episode 4 of The Mandalorian season 3.
Catch up here on everything from the last episode!
The episode begins with the Mandalorian covert that Din Djarin is a part of training by their new river, while Bo-Katan Kryze walks among them, observing. Grogu is off to the side playing with creatures before Din brings him to the rest of the Mandalorian foundlings and their training.
Even though everyone has hesitations, even Grogu, Djarin has his little companion go through with the session. Eventually Grogu shows off his Force jumping that he likely learned from Luke Skywalker and defeats the foundling.
This foundling, disappointed to lose to a smaller opponent, walks off his frustrations only for him to be swept up by a monster. The jetpacked Mandalorians chase after it but eventually run out of fuel.
Bo-Katan flies overhead with her ship, finding the lair of the beast.
The Mandalorian season 3 episode 4: Grogu’s History Revealed
After Kryze returns to the covert, they all devise a plan to hunt down the beast safely, bringing no damage to the foundling in the process. Grogu is left with the covert and The Armorer since she says they have much work to attend to, before The Child is able to become Mandalorian.
The Armorer takes the young Grogu into the Forge, where she draws beautiful and harrowing parallels to shaping metal and becoming a true Mandalorian. As The Armorer is pounding, Grogu has a traumatic memory that becomes unrepressed about his experience during Order 66.
During this time, Grogu is on Coruscant being protected by young Jedi knights as the Clone Troopers slaughter them all in their temple. After taking an elevator away, Grogu finds another Jedi, Kelleran Beq, who is able to get them transportation, so they can escape the Jedi temple.
Clone troopers are still able to hunt them down, however, but Kelleran is able to fly Grogu to safety. The Jedi takes Grogu to some friendly guards of Naboo, who give them a ship to get away from the clones via hyperdrive.
Grogu snaps out of his memory to find The Armorer forging a rondel with the Mythosaur signet of Mandlore on it, thus truly signifying Grogu’s journey into becoming Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian season 3 episode 4: Rescuing the Foundling
Landing just out of earshot of the beast, Bo-Katan leads her fellow Mandalorians to set up camp before making their attack. When it is dinner time, the hunting party disperses, allowing them to eat without their helmet nor anyone seeing their face.
This is something quite foreign to Bo-Katan. In the morning, the party makes their final stretch to the lair of the foundling-thieving monster.
As they all scale the cliff where the lair resides, the three that make it up first are Bo-Katan, Din Djarin, and Paz Viszla. Since it turns out the foundling taken was Ragnar Viszla, Paz goes barreling into the nest without caution, thinking the heat source was his son.
However, it turns out it was the beasts’ own offspring. Right on time, the beast returns to their nest.
Paz hides but reveals himself when the beast tries to feed Ragnar to the baby beasts. Easily, the beast takes both generations of Viszla and flies away, leading the rest of the Mandalorians to give chase.
With aid from his fellow covert members, Din Djarin is able to incapacitate the large winged monster and fly Ragnar Viszla back into the safety of his father’s arms.
The Mandalorian season 3 episode 4: Bo-Katan upgrades her armor
Bo-Katan flies everyone back to their covert cave to a celebration with cheering, as everyone was brought back home safely. The Armorer takes the leader of this hunting party aside and tells her that she did House Kryze and Man’dalor proud by rescuing a foundling.
After Bo-Katan informs The Armorer that they brought back the three hatchlings from the beast, she is taken to the Forge to have her missing shoulder plate replaced. The Armorer asks Bo-Katan if she wants the Nite Owl signet on the pauldron.
With the image of the Mythosaur in her mind, Kryze has that signet forged onto her new plate. This, along with Bo-Katan being more accepting of The Way, shows a real change in the former leader of Mandalore.
Kryze then talks to The Armorer about how she actually witnessed a living breathing Mythosaur. Clearly not being believed and being dismissed by the person who just made her pauldron, Bo-Katan is conflicted with her relationship with being a Mandalorian.
Do you think Bo-Katan actually saw a Mythosaur? Will Grogu be treated differently because of his Jedi training?
Is Din Djarin pushing his de facto son too much too fast? Let us know your answers and opinions in the comments below!
Watch the new episode of The Mandalorian season 3 next Wednesday, only on Disney+!