The Mandalorian: Pedro Pascal Knew Baby Yoda’s Name Before Filming Season 2

It makes sense that Pascal was given the heads up about Baby Yoda’s real name. (And apparently, the Internet knew as well months ago, thanks to a legit Reddit leak.) After all, Djarin’s main task for season two was to find a Jedi to train Grogu so he could have more control over his Force powers. And nothing beat that first moment when Grogu heard Djarin call him by his real name. Of course, Djarin does occasionally struggle with the name change, slipping right back to calling Grogu “kid.”

In a way, Djarin discovering Baby Yoda’s real name was the sad beginning of their inevitable goodbye. Djarin knows that he has to let Grogu go eventually, especially when he realizes through Ahsoka’s initial Force training just how powerful his unofficially adopted green son is. (And Grogu’s tragic backstory.) It’s not really about the name Grogu itself, but the weight of what Baby Yoda’s real name represents. No longer is Baby Yoda or the Child a mystery. Grogu’s training at the Jedi Temple was cut tragically short by the actions of Order 66 and the slaughter of the Grogu’s fellow younglings. As a result, Grogu is still incredibly strong in the Force, but he’s still weak in his lack of proper training on how to wield said Force powers without passing out from exhaustion.

Djarin’s choice to let Grogu go with Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian season two finale was sad but necessary. In the end, it didn’t matter what name Baby Yoda or Grogu was called. At that moment, it was just a Mandalorian revealing his face to his son for the first time, letting him go out of love and reminding him not to be afraid.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

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