Warning! SPOILERS for The Mandalorian, season 3, episode 2.The Mandalorian season 3, episode 2, “Chapter 18 – The Mines of Mandalore” just teased that Grogu may be close to saying his first words. It’s been several years since Din Djarin first met Grogu back in The Mandalorian season 1, and even though he may look the same, the fact of the matter is that Grogu is growing up. After being chased down by the Empire following Order 66, Grogu has finally gotten a taste of freedom thanks to Din. He’s been grunting, cooing, and babbling in The Mandalorian season 3 more than ever before, and after living for over fifty years, it seems like he finally has something he wants to say.


So far, details about Grogu’s species remain a mystery. No one knows at what age his species starts to speak, but Grogu appears to be getting close. When Din visits Peli Motto for a tune-up on Tatooine, she believes that Grogu says her name: “Peli.” For whatever reason, Din brushes off her comment and gets to business. Either he doesn’t believe that Grogu was trying to speak, or he’s not ready to face the fact that his adopted son is growing up fast. In any case, there are a couple of things Grogu might want to say in The Mandalorian season 3.

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“Dad” Or “Daddy”

Din Djarin removes his helmet in The Mandalorian season 2 finale.

It’s most likely that Grogu will call Din “Dad” or “Daddy” as his first word. Given that “Dada” is one of the most popular first words for babies, it makes sense that this would be Grogu’s first word. It also skirts around the important question of whether Grogu will talk like Yoda, which may be something that Lucasfilm is not ready to answer just yet. In The Mandalorian season 2, Ahsoka Tano was able to connect with Grogu’s thoughts through the Force. She reveals that Grogu is already forming thoughts and emotions and that he has a strong attachment to Din, solidifying him as a father in Grogu’s life.

Grogu calling Din “Dad” would demonstrate his relationship with his adoptive father. Actions speak louder than words, and Grogu has already made the decision to abandon Luke and the Jedi in order to remain with Din. Even so, hearing Grogu validate his feelings through words is something that Din may need to hear out loud. In The Mandalorian season 2 finale, Grogu chooses to train with Luke, but only after asking for Din’s permission. It’s obvious that Grogu looks up to Din as a father figure, he just needs to take the leap and say it.

“This Is The Way”

The Armorer in The Mandalorian season 3 premiere

If “Dad” is not Grogu’s first word, then the next likely choice may be the phrase his father constantly repeats. Saying “this is the Way” could easily provide the same level of emotional impact as “Dad.” Not only would the phrase indicate Grogu’s dedication to the Mandalorian religion, but it would also make Din the proudest father in the galaxy. Grogu would follow in his father’s footsteps as a foundling by taking the creed and becoming a Mandalorian. Just as Bo-Katan tells Grogu that the Mandalorians and Jedi were once good friends, Grogu is uniquely placed to bridge the two cultures by the end of The Mandalorian.

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