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"Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian" is the fifth episode of the television series The Book of Boba Fett. The episode was released on January 26, 2022.[1]

Official description[]

An unexpected ally emerges.

Plot summary[]

"Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian" opens with the return of Din Djarin. He's still collecting bounties, though he now uses the Darksaber, which he acquired from Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian Season 2 season finale. He comes into a meat-packing plant on a Ring World looking for a Kaba Baiz, and a fight ensues. During the battle, Din pulls out the Darksaber and uses it to defend himself against Baiz's thugs.

Din wins the fight, but accidentally wounds himself with the Darksaber in the process. He takes Baiz's head to his client, in exchange for information: he follows the directions given to him to the Ring World's underside, where he finds The Armorer and Paz Vizsla. He explains where he got the Darksaber and why he's wielding it. The Armorer tells Din about the history of the Darksaber, explaining that its wielder has a claim to leadership of Mandalore, but it must be earned by victory in combat.

Paz challenges Mando to a duel for the saber, which he loses. After the fight, The Armorer asks Paz and Din if they have removed their helmets or had their helmets removed. Din tells The Armorer that he has removed his helmet, and begs her forgiveness. She tells him that only way for him to be redeemed is in the waters beneath the mines of Mandalore itself, however, says Din, those mines have been destroyed.

Din boards a commercial transport to Tatooine, where Peli Moto has a "replacement" for the Razor Crest. As it turns out, it is an old N-1 starfighter. With Mando's help, as well as assistance from several droids and the local Jawas, they're able to get the starfighter into working order. During the test flight, Din's speeding earns him the attention of Captain Carson Teva and Lieutenant Reed, who inquire about some of Din's past activities around Nevarro, and his sudden sub-light speed boost is trial enough for the new ship.

When Djarin returns to Mos Eisley, he finds Fennec Shand waiting for him. She has a job offer — providing muscle for Boba Fett. Djarin is willing to do it for free, but first, he says, he has to pay a visit to a little friend.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 D23 logo.png Everything New You Can Stream on Disney+ in January 2022 on D23.com (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Book of Boba Fett Media Kit. dmedmedia.disney.com. Archived from the original on January 11, 2022.
  3. TwitterLogo.svg Tracy Cannobbio (@Tcann13) on Twitter: "Well, it's coffee time to stay up for #TheBookOfBobaFett! Tonight's ep is directed by the amazing @BryceDHoward!" (backup link)
  4. StarWars.com SWCC 2019: 9 Things We Learned from The Mandalorian Panel on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that The Mandalorian is set about five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Therefore, the events of The Mandalorian must have taken place around 9 ABY. As StarWars.com The Book of Boba Fett, a New Series, Coming December 2021 on Disney+ on StarWars.com (backup link) states that The Book of Boba Fett is set within the timeline of The Mandalorian, it must therefore also be set around 9 ABY.


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