How 'The Book of Boba Fett' Episode 5 Sets Up 'The Mandalorian' Season 3

The latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett was all about Pedro Pascal's Mandalorian.

With Temuera Morrison's bounty hunter nowhere in sight, the focus was entirely on the Mandalorian as it followed him in the aftermath of his series' Season 2 finale.

In what felt more like a The Mandalorian interlude than an episode of The Book of Boba Fett, the Disney+ show set up both the latter's final two episodes and the former's third season.

Here's how it was done.

How 'The Book of Boba Fett' Episode 5 Sets Up 'The Mandalorian' Season 3

The Book of Boba Fett Episode 5 opened with Pascal's Mandalorian on a job, taking the head of a bounty and bringing it to the alien who hired him.

In the thrilling opening sequence Din Djarin is seen fighting off bad guys while wielding the darksaber he won after defeating Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) in The Mandalorian Season 2.

He may have earned the right to wield the darksaber but that doesn't mean that he knows how to use it—during the fight he inadvertently injures himself when the blade is pressed against his leg.

After collecting his bounty, the Mandalorian finds the hideout for the remainder of his clan where The Armorer (Emily Swallow) and Paz Vizsla (Tait Fletcher and Jon Favreau) are ready to assist him by not only healing his wound but teaching him how to best use the darksaber.

Djarin also has The Armorer make an item for Grogu using the Beskar spear he was given from Ahsoka, with the Mandalorian admitting he wants to visit the child who is currently training with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

While the Mandalorian references Grogu multiple times it's likely that rather than seeing him in The Book of Boba Fett their reunion will be saved for The Mandalorian Season 3.

In an unexpected turn of events Djarin is challenged by Vizsla for the darksaber and the pair fight, with the Mandalorian just winning out against his opponent.

However, the battle leads to him being cast out by his peers because he confesses to taking off his helmet, and The Armorer says he can only redeem himself by visiting the living waters beneath Mandalor.

Djarin refers to how the mines were destroyed when the Imperial army laid siege to Mandalor but it may well be a place that the character visits in Season 3—otherwise why mention it?

Afterwards, the Mandalorian visits Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) at her hangar in Mos Eisley where the pair work on a new ship for him after the Razor Crest was destroyed in The Mandalorian Season 2.

For those familiar with the game Jedi: Fallen Order keep an eye out for BD-1, or at least what appears to be the same droid, helping Djarin and Motto out.

With a new ship at his disposal the Mandalorian is ready for anything, which is exactly why Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) decides to employ his services to help Boba Fett in his fight against the Pyke syndicate.

Djarin agrees to help Boba Fett for free but says he has to visit a "little friend" before he does so, which could well mean everyone's favorite Baby Yoda will make an appearance in The Book of Boba Fett's final episodes.

That, or whatever the Mandalorian gets up to with Grogu, will feature in Season 3 of his own show.

The Book of Boba Fett airs weekly every Wednesday on Disney+.

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Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett in "The Book of Boba Fett" and Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian in "The Mandalorian". Pascal's character was the focus of Episode 5 of Boba Fett's Disney+ Show. Lucasfilm Ltd.