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.