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Jedi training is all about finding balance. I used to think that referred to harmony within the Force, but now I see the error of my ways. In “The Book of Boba Fett,” Grogu spends a solid chunk of his time literally learning about how to keep his balance — by trying to stand one-legged on a piece of wood. In a separate scene, Luke brings out a training remote so Grogu can hop, skip and somersault his way past some blaster fire, all while keeping steady on his feet. This almost Mister Miyagi-esque training method ends up having a profound impact on the Jedi dropout, who puts those mad skills to the test in the most recent episode of “The Mandalorian.”

When the dangerous creatures of Madalore take Din (Pedro Pascal) out of commission, Grogu must save the day… by escaping to the ship as quickly as possible. Good thing he’s equipped with somersaults! The toddler flips past danger and into his floating cradle so he can fly the hell out of dodge and seek Bo Katan’s help. He also Force throws an enemy out of his way, but the all-important end note of the encounter is when Grogu makes it back to the ship and unnecessarily flips into the driver’s seat. Being a Jedi is 90% looking cool and 10% making ominous proclamations. Since Gogu has only just uttered his first word, he’s funneling all of his energy into that first part.

In The Mandalorian Season 3 Episode 2, Din Is The Best Worst Dad Ever

Don’t get me wrong: Din is a lovely father figure, especially considering the perennial unpredictability of the “Star Wars” universe. In the season premiere, Din goes to great lengths to fix IG-11, so that the droid would be able to detect possible dangers on Mandalore and shield Grogu from harm. However, this endeavor does not end up being fruitful, and Din has to settle for a meek, rickety R5-D4 droid that needs rescuing the moment it is sent inside to analyze potential threats. Din does everything a good dad must do before dragging his kid on a life-threatening quest: He relays key information to Grogu about planets and navigation tools and even throws in some lore. Din also keeps Grogu safe inside the Razor Crest before making sure that Mandalore’s atmosphere is breathable, and only lets him out when he’s sure it is safe.

This is where the best dad moments end because Din makes the himbo-esque decision to take Grogu along with him deep inside the caverns of a ruined city that is famously rumored to be cursed. The kid is naturally terrified of the dark but decides to be a champ and follow his father into the depths of the unknown anyway. Deadly reptilian creatures are seen lurking, and this is when Mando falls right into the trap of a menacing cyborg monster, who most definitely plans to torture and kill the Mandalorian. Thankfully, Grogu is able to hide in the nick of time, and skillfully evade the many monsters on his way to the craft. While Grogu is able to accomplish this due to the valuable guidance his dad provides, things could have easily gone left field, if not for the kid’s seriously badass (and improved) Jedi skills.