‘The Mandalorian’ (Finally) Reveals Baby Yoda’s Name
He will always be Baby Yoda to us!
Have you seen the latest episode of The Mandalorian? We have and we have so many feelings on that big name reveal. Warning: major spoilers ahead!
In season 2 episode 5, titled ‘Chapter 13: The Jedi’, it was revealed that everyone's favorite character known as Baby Yoda or The Child for all 13 episodes of The Mandalorian so far is, actually, called Grogu.
Dave Filoni—who wrote and directed "Chapter 13: The Jedi"—has revealed why now was the right time to formally introduce the little guy.
The Mandalorian and the child.— A Star Wars Moment (@astarwarsmoment) November 30, 2020
Din took comfort in the titles.
He thought it put distance between himself, the kid, and what had to be done. A necessary armor for them both.
Now, hearing his name, Din realized it had never been true.
They had always been Din Djarin and Grogu. pic.twitter.com/6wWTyaYic1
Filoni tells Vanity Fair in an interview: "I felt that if anyone would know or understand the Child’s history it would be Ahsoka (played by Rosario Dawson). She has such a long history as well. By having her relate the story it also helps the viewer to understand some of her own backstory. This is similar to when Obi-Wan tells Luke about his father’s history. Through the story about Anakin, you are getting a look at Obi-Wan and his backstory as well. A lot of the campfire scene, as I call it, is shaped around that scene between Obi-Wan and Luke in A New Hope."
"The name has been around for a while," Filoni revealed. "Jon told me early on in season one what it would be, which made me start to think about how people could learn the name. This gave me the idea that Ahsoka, who is very compassionate, would be able to connect with the Child, and that without words they could probably communicate through memories and experiences. Through that connection, she learns the name and then tells Mando and the audience."
Star Wars fans on the Internet have responded with mixed reactions—as we have! Here are some of the funniest and cutest tweets we definitely can relate to:
Just a friendly reminder his name is Grogu pic.twitter.com/DTa0T1HdQG— Leflower 🌸 (@leflower) November 30, 2020
grogu leaving the jedi temple as anakin arrives to kill the other younglings pic.twitter.com/dJKtec8hAY— seth (@manuel_loba) November 30, 2020