‘The Mandalorian’: Baby Yoda Understands Way More Than Everyone Thinks—Here’s How We Know

The latest episode of The Mandalorian dropped on Disney+ today, and fans are discussing everything. Many are calling chapter 7 the best one yet. The plot was further developed, and we found out a lot more about Baby Yoda and his powers. Let’s take a look at why we can tell he knows more than he is letting on.

[Warning: The Mandalorian Chapter 7 spoilers ahead]

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The scene when Baby Yoda tries to turn the spaceship around isn’t just to create Memes

Early on in The Mandalorian Chapter 7, Mando (Pedro Pascal) receives a call from Greef Carga asking him to return to Nevarro. The plan—Carga explains—is to use Baby Yoda as bait to get Mando close enough to kill the Client (Werner Herzog).

There is a close-up shot of Baby Yoda sleeping during this conversation, so we know he did not overhear any part of it. Next, Mando tracks down Cara Dune (Gina Carano)—a former rebel shock trooper—to accompany him.

We notice that Baby Yoda is listening when Mando is explaining the plan to Cara. Moments later, the Child takes control of Mando’s spaceship. At first, it seems that Baby Yoda is playing with the controls again like viewers have observed him doing before.

However, could Baby Yoda be trying to tell Mando something? Let’s take a look at what fans believe this scene implies.

Fans believe that Baby Yoda comprehends more than everyone thinks

Following The Mandalorian Chapter 7, fans took to Reddit to discuss the implications of Baby Yoda playing with the controls in Mando’s space ship yet again.

“This was the vibe I got as well,” another fan agreed. “He wanted them to turn around or go somewhere else because he is scared for Mando-Mom.”

“He did it because they were going back into danger,” wrote one Reddit user.

This fan believes that Baby Yoda overheard the conversation between Mando and Cara. The Child does not want to fall back into the hands of the Client.

This person was not the only to agree. The initial comment began a string of replies, all agreeing to the same thing.

“This is what I thought, too,” wrote yet another viewer. “We keep forgetting that he’s 50 years old, even if he’s still mostly a baby. He probably already has some basic comprehension.”

Did Yoda correctly predict what was going to happen next in ‘The Mandalorian?’

Of course, Mando and Cara took the controls back from Baby Yoda and continued to the planet of Nevarro, after recruiting one more assist. He asks Kuiil (Nick Nolte ) the Ugnaught to help protect Baby Yoda.

Kuiil brings along three blurgs as a method of transport as well as a reprogrammed bounty hunting droid, IG-11 (Taika Waititi). After the recruitment scenes, fans begin feeling reasonably confident that this battle could go well. Maybe Baby Yoda was playing around with the controls for fun.

However, when the group arrives on Nevarro, something is already amiss. Carga reveals that he was going to kill Mando and take the Kid. However, he changes his mind and goes through with the plan to try to bait the Client and help Mando kill him.

The Client receives a phone call early in the conversation, which sparks discussion over who has the Child. Moff Gideon is in charge and opens fire on the building, killing the Client. Gideon laughs at Mando and Cara, telling them that he will soon have the Child.

Meanwhile, in the desert, Kuiil is attacked by scout troopers and loses possession of the Child. It turns out Baby Yoda was right all along. They should have turned the ship around when the little creature tried to. He knows what is going on.

Catch the last and final episode of The Mandalorian Season 1 on Disney+ on Dec. 28, 2019.