This story contains some spoilers for “The Mandalorian.”
Four episodes into “The Mandalorian,” the first ever live-action “Star Wars” series, one thing is clear: Baby Yoda is the breakout star.
Costar Werner Herzog described him as “heartbreakingly beautiful,” while Gina Carano (Cara Dune) referred to him as “our precious.” Director Deborah Chow has explained how “the whole crew would respond to [him]” whenever he was on set. The internet can’t get enough of him.
The fourth and most recent episode, “Sanctuary,” briefly makes it seem like there’s a possibility that Mando (Pedro Pascal) will part ways with Baby Yoda. But to the collective relief of everyone watching the Disney+ series, the bounty hunter and adorable toddler are still traveling together.
Still, not much is known about the diminutive character, who on the show has only been referred to as “the child.” He is 50 years old, some not-so-nice people are after him, he can use the Force and he may like eating space frogs (in the latest episode, he was also shown sipping some soup). He is nonverbal but very expressive.