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the mandalorianThe main cast consists mainly of people who never take off their helmets and a puppeteer, although they all manage to emote very expressively despite that handicap. Grugu in particular is extremely expressive, with his facial expressions clearly showing what he is feeling at any given moment.
But this week’s episode will see him utter his first words and if we are hearing it right, he will melt Dina Zareen’s heart. Din, Bo-Katan and Grugu are all traveling together on Bo’s ship at the beginning of the episode, with the two Mandalorians agreeing that “this is the way”.
Then, from behind the ship, Grogu looks like he’s joining in:
Grogu has been taking cues from his Mandalorian daddy ever since the pair first met, and past episodes have shown that the creed is definitely rubbing off on that. Whether or not these were actually his first words is up for debate, though many fans are certain he was at least trying to say “that’s the way”.
And that day Deen’s heart became of three sizes…
Can we expect the little man to begin the monologue soon?
The Mandalore of the future is almost certainly on this ship, but could it be Grogu?
The only concern is that we like Grogu and don’t necessarily want the chemistry between him and Din to change. That said, even Grogu has to grow up at some point and we see this as a major milestone in his development. Plus, Dave Filoni has teased it’s coming, recently telling Entertainment Tonight:
“We don’t know if he’s not talking in his own way, and obviously, he can communicate with Ahsoka where she can at least have some communication with him.”
After this, we wonder what else he is going to come up with in the future episodes…
the mandalorian Airs Wednesdays on Disney Plus.