7 important details from 'The Book of Boba Fett' you need to know before watching 'The Mandalorian' season 3

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  • "The Book of Boba Fett" detailed the rise of Boba from presumed-dead bounty hunter to a crime boss.

  • Halfway through the "Star Wars" miniseries, The Mandalorian and Grogu appeared.

  • Here's how the miniseries bridges the gap between seasons two and three of "The Mandalorian."

Boba Fett is now a Tatooine crime boss.

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Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen star as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in "The Book of Boba Fett."Lucasfilm

Towards the end of "The Mandalorian" season two, the titular character (Pedro Pascal) is joined by two unlikely allies, Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), who was presumed dead after falling into the famous Sarlacc pit in "The Return of the Jedi," and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), who was presumably shot dead in season one.

"The Book of Boba Fett" episode one explains that Boba escaped the monstrous Sarlacc pit due to his Beskar armor keeping him from being crushed or melting inside the Sarlacc's stomach acid. He burned the monster and then crawled out of the pit.

As for Fennec, episode four shows that Boba saved Fennec after she was shot, bringing her to a mod shop to replace her organs with machinery. Together, they took over the palace of the former crime boss Jabba the Hutt, and fought to create their own crime family on the planet Tatooine. They even recruit Mandalorian, also known as Mando and Din Djarin, later in the season to help ward off a rival gang.

Moff Gideon is a prisoner of the New Republic.

Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon in "The Mandalorian."
Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon in "The Mandalorian."Lucasfilm/Disney+

In the first two seasons of "The Mandalorian," the big villain is Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), a former Imperial officer trying to restore the Empire to its former glory. His plan was to experiment on Force-sensitive children, including Grogu (Baby Yoda), in the hopes of creating a new Force-powered clone army.

However, in the season two finale, Mando and his allies, including Fennec and Boba, stormed Gideon's ship after he kidnapped Grogu and defeated the Imperial villain.

In episode five of "The Book of Boba Fett," Mando tells his tribe, the Children of the Watch, that Gideon was being handed over to the New Republic to be tried for his crimes.

The Mandalorian had to duel to keep his Darksaber.

Mando wielding the Darksaber.
Mando wielding the Darksaber.Disney+ / Lucasfilm

In "The Mandalorian" season two finale, Mando also won the Darksaber after defeating Gideon.

The special weapon is an important part of Mandalore's history and can be used to unite the people of the once-powerful planet. However, it can only be taken when won in battle.

After returning to the Children of the Watch in episode five of "The Book of Boba Fett," Mando is challenged by Paz Visla for the Darksaber. Mando wins the battle but this may not be the only time he has to fight to defend the lucrative weapon.

Mando was kicked out of his tribe, the Children of the Watch.

Emily Swallow plays The Armorer
Emily Swallow plays The Armorer.Francois Duhamel / Disney+

Mando was also kicked out of the Children of the Watch in episode five of "The Book of Boba Fett."

The tribe is a religious Mandalorian group that follows the Way of Mandalore. One of their beliefs is that no human should be able to see their face underneath the helmet.

However, in previous seasons of "The Mandalorian," Mando took off his helmet on numerous occasions, showing his face to both humans and droids.

After the duel, the leader of the tribe (Emily Swallow) asks Mando to renew his vows, forcing him to reveal that he broke the important tenet of the belief. The leader, called the Armorer, exiled Mando from the group and told him that the only way he can become a Mandalorian again is by bathing in the living waters of the mines of the planet Mandalore.

This explains why Mando is trying to return to Mandalore in the third season of "The Mandalorian."

The only problem is that Mandalore was blown up decades beforehand, which means it will be hard to reach the mines.

Mando helped build his new ship.

The Mandalorian's new ship
The Mandalorian's new ship.Disney+

After leaving the Children of the Watch, Mando went to Tatooine to get a new ship.

"Mandalorian" fans will know that his ship, the Razor Crest, was destroyed in season two during a battle with Gideon and the Empire.

In "The Book of Boba Fett" episode five, Mando reluctantly works with his friend Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) to rebuild a broken-down Naboo starfighter to use as his new ship.

The trailers for "The Mandalorian" season three indicate that this new ship is here to stay, at least for the moment.

The Mandalorian tried to give a gift to Baby Yoda.

Beskar chain armor
Mando gave a Beskar chain armor to Grogu.Disney+ / Lucasfilm

At the end of "The Mandalorian" season two, Grogu headed off with Luke Skywalker in order to be trained on how to use his Force abilities.

Fans thought this meant the pair will be separated for a long time, but Mando spends a lot of his time in "The Book of Boba Fett" trying to get back to see Grogu.

With help from the Children of the Watch, before being exiled, Mando turned his Beskar spear into a Beskar chain armor for Grogu. In episode six, Mando then went off on his new ship to find Luke and Grogu.

When he reaches the planet, he is diverted by R2-D2 and Ahsoka Tano, stopping him from seeing Grogu. Ahsoka told Mando that if he sees Grogu again, it'll make it harder for the pair to separate.

Instead, Mando gives the Beskar armor to Ahsoka and leaves. The armor is eventually passed on to Grogu at the end of the episode.

Baby Yoda chose to leave the Jedi to rejoin Mando.

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Grogu, aka Baby Yoda, in "Chapter 14: The Tragedy."Disney Plus

In episode six, we get a brief glimpse of Luke trying to train Grogu in the way of the Jedi. However, Luke acknowledges that Grogu is still distracted by worldly attachments.

At the end of the episode, he gives Grogu a choice: take master Yoda's lightsaber and become a Jedi or take Mando's Beskar armor and rejoin his companion. Grogu chose the latter and leaves the Jedi order to help Mando in the season finale of "The Book of Boba Fett."

Together, they both leave Tatooine to explore the galaxy together again, which leads us right into "The Mandalorian" season three.

"The Mandalorian" season three streams on Disney+ from Wednesday.

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