Season 3 of The Mandalorian is nearing its end. The series headed by Pedro Pascal has been giving us more than a month of more and less memorable episodes, but that follow a clear trajectory in the recovery of Mandalore and the struggle of the survivors of the planet to unite again.
For seven episodes, Din Djarin and Grogu have traveled the Galaxy in search of new adventures, while helping Bo-Katan Kryze repopulate his home planet. But everything has gone awry in 3×07, one of the best chapters so far in which the EMoff Gideon has returned to make it difficult for Mando.
But what’s in store for us in the finale of the Disney Plus series? Will they manage to take back Mandalore or will the mercenaries’ plan be foiled? Here’s what we can expect next week, in the last episode of the third season of The Mandalorian.
What has happened so far in Season 3 of The Mandalorian?
Many agree that Season 3 of The Mandalorian has been irregular, and therefore has not lived up to the previous ones. However, it has also left us with memorable episodes in which we have been able to rediscover the best of Din Djarin and Grogu.
The season began with a first episode in which, after the events of The Book of Boba Fett – in which Mando and Baby Yoda were reunited after what happened at the end of season 2 – the Mandalorian asked for redemption by removing his helmet. At that moment, he is sent on an impossible and suicidal mission: to bathe in the living waters of the missing Mandalor.
This episode concludes with the character piloting the N-1 Starfighter, the same ship that Anakin operated and that we first saw in The Phantom Menace. In addition, he faces pirates attacking Nevarro, the planet that Din Djarin helped save and which is now run by Greef Karga.
After this introduction that puts the pieces in place, we see the protagonist traveling to Mandalore, his home planet that is supposedly infected and has an unbreathable atmosphere. But when he gets there he sees that it has all been a hoax, so he heads to the Living Waters to bathe in them and redeem himself. However, he is kidnapped on the way, so Grogu uses his Force to leave the place and look for Bo-Katan, the only one who can save him.
It is Bo-Katan who finally saves Din Djarin, and after an encounter with the legnedarian Mythosaurus, they both realize the reality: they can repopulate their planet. But, as Din Dijarin and Bo-Katan go to deliver the news, we encounter a jump that makes us better understand the Star Wars universe.
We travel to Crocusant in 3×03 to learn the story of Doctor Pershing, a moment in which we see the intricacies of the New Republic and learn more about what is happening in the universe while Mando is still on his own. It also lays the groundwork for a reality we will learn about later: the return of Moff Gideon.
In the fourth episode we have two protagonists who steal the show from Mando: Grogu and Bo-Katan. On the one hand, we know the origin of Grogu and how he was trained by the Jedi, to then be saved by Kelleran Beq after the attack of the Sith. And on the other hand, we see Bo-Katan integrating himself into the Sons of the Guard, making it clear that he can be the one to lay the foundations of Mandalore again.
The fifth episode serves to close the pirates’ plot and settle the Mandalorians on Nevarro, and the sixth finally takes Mando and Bo-Katan on an adventure in which they end up recruiting the mercenary Mandalorians that the girl used to run. Finally, we come to a seventh episode in which the threat becomes more real than ever: the Mandalorians return to Mandalore to take back their planet, but the Moff Gideon shows up and waters their party.
Now, Din Djarin is kidnapped and the Mandalorians are outnumbered against the Imperials led by Moff Gideon.
What will happen in 3×08 of The Mandalorian?
With the foundations laid for the third season of The Mandalorian, the finale is approaching with a climax that promises to be exciting. First we meet the War for Mandalore, the definitive battle in which the fate of the planet that the Empire already devastated in its day will be played.
On the one hand, the Mandalorians seek to repopulate their planet and return to what they were. It is a matter of justice. After spending years wandering as mercenaries after being razed to the ground, under the leadership of Bo-Katan and with the help of Din Djarin and Grogu they seek to regain what is theirs, overcome their differences and create a new society.
But, on the other hand, Moff Gideon has already been outclassed several times by the Mandalorians, and he cannot afford to lose again. His fellow Imperials already question him, and he has put all his efforts into putting an end, once and for all, to the soldiers who have given him so many headaches.
The character played by Giancarlo Esposito has one last chance to win, but it doesn’t look like Din Djarin, Bo-Katan and Grogu are going to let him. So we will see a great final battle in which the fate of Mandalore will be decided. And then what will happen?
Well, if all goes well for the Mandalorians, it will be time to repopulate the planet. We doubt very much that this will take place in a single episode, but it will lay the groundwork for the future fourth season. Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau have assured that the series will have two more seasons, and that everything will conclude in a movie directed by Filoni, so we can only wait.
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