The Mandalorian recalls a "simple" line from the Star Wars prequel trilogy when Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) returns in "Chapter 14: The Tragedy." Directed to the Deep Core planet Tython by Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) brings Grogu to the ruins of an ancient temple where the Force-strong foundling can reach out to a Jedi trainer. Tracking them is Fett — piloting the same ship steered by his father, feared bounty hunter Jango Fett (Morrison), in Attack of the Clones — and the indebted assassin Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), who survived a near-fatal shooting back on Tatooine.
Fett confronts Djarin over the well-worn armor salvaged by Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant), the sheriff of Tatooine town Mos Pelgo, that Djarin reclaimed in "Chapter 9: The Marshal." Questioned by Djarin, the armorless Fett tells him: "I'm a simple man making his way through the galaxy, like my father before me."
Jango uttered a similar line to an inquisitive Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, where the Jedi Knight sought answers behind an unraveling clone conspiracy on the aquatic planet of Kamino. There a tight-lipped Jango said he's "just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe."
But unlike Kenobi and Jango, whose meeting resulted in a duel in Attack of the Clones, Djarin and Fett form an alliance when the Jango clone recovers his armor. Under the terms of their agreement, Fett and Shand will fight with Djarin to rescue Grogu — now the pint-sized prisoner of the Darksaber-wielding Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) — after the child is snatched by Gideon's squadron of Dark Troopers.
Chapter 14! the music for Boba Fett was awesome! “I’m just a simple man” same line his father used in attack of the clones as Obi Wan questioned Jango. Unbelievable episode. So which Jedi is coming? #TheMandalorian #ThisIsTheWay #TheChild pic.twitter.com/UrJ8XnkvRz— Chetan Rakieten (@chetanrakieten) December 4, 2020
AOTC lovers today = pic.twitter.com/KfMnhMgvUH— Blast Points Podcast (@blast_points) December 4, 2020
Boba: “I’m a simple man making his way through the galaxy... like my father before me.”
Jango (played by the same actor): “I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the Universe.” pic.twitter.com/0ZQsFMA7mr— David Walker (@DavidWalkerSGHS) December 4, 2020
Boba Fett in #TheMandalorian: “I’m a simple man making his way through the galaxy.”December 4, 2020
boba fett: "i’m just a simple man making his way through the galaxy.”
me, a prequels stan: pic.twitter.com/6QOp0FPo1o— keiley (@mandalorianns) December 4, 2020
Me after hearing Boba Fett say “I’m a simple man making his way through the galaxy” pic.twitter.com/IPiFpOvG4A— Liam Glynn (@LiamGlynno) December 4, 2020
Me: I can’t stand the Star Wars prequels 🙄
Boba Fett: “ I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe like my father before me”December 4, 2020