It’s Christmas for Star Wars fans all over again, as The Mandalorian is back with a bang!
Season 3’s premiere aired three days back, and we can’t stop thinking about it.
From the excitement of finding IG-11 to the depression of seeing Din Djarin getting thrown out of his clan, it is a concoction of all emotions in a 42-minute package!
So, without much ado, let’s get started. Let the force be with you!
1. Season 3, Episode 2 Synopsis/Speculation
We don’t have the title for the next episode, like The Bad Batch, so we can’t go in that route for basing our predictions. But the end of this week’s episode makes me think that Din has one of these two things to do next week.
Firstly, he might go about looking for parts to fix IG-11. I don’t think they will do it the same way as in season 1. The series has moved past the IG-11 dynamic and playing that out will feel like an unwanted repetition.
We may also see him going to a different planet, like Tatooine, and establishing connections with the Jabbas. We can expect a quick visit from Boba or an appearance with Fennec Shand!
One of the most significant plot threads the episode sets up is Din Djarin’s desire to redeem himself in the eyes of the Armorer and the other Mandalorians.
To do this, he needs to find the Living Waters beneath the mines of Mandalore, which are said to offer a path to redemption. This quest will likely form the backbone of the season’s overarching storyline as Din seeks to regain his standing within the Mandalorian community.
Another critical element of this week’s episode is the return to Nevarro, where Din reunites with Greef Karga and Cara Dune (Gina Carano). The town has changed significantly since we last saw it, with evidence that several years have passed.
Nevarro will play a significant role in season 3, as Din tries to collect the parts of IG-11 and get it to work. Din needs a loyal droid to get his status back as a Mandalorian.
Overall, the first episode of The Mandalorian’s third season sets up several intriguing plot threads that could be explored in future episodes.
Will Din Djarin be able to restore his status as a true Mandalorian and erase his title as an apostate? Wait till next week to find out!
2. Season 3, Episode 2 Release Date
Episode 11 of the The Mandalorian Season 3 series has been released on Wednesday, Mar 08, 2023 at 12:00 am PDT.
I. Is the series on a break?
No, the series is not on a break and will continue according to the schedule
3. Season 3 Schedule
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|17||1||“Chapter 17: The Apostate”||Rick Famuyiwa||Jon Favreau||March 1, 2023|
|18||2||“Chapter 18”||Rachel Morrison||Jon Favreau||March 8, 2023|
|19||3||“Chapter 19”||Lee Isaac Chung||Noah Kloor & Jon Favreau||March 15, 2023|
|20||4||“Chapter 20”||Carl Weathers||Jon Favreau & Dave Filoni||March 22, 2023|
|21||5||“Chapter 21”||Peter Ramsey||Jon Favreau||March 29, 2023|
|22||6||“Chapter 22”||Bryce Dallas Howard||Jon Favreau||April 5, 2023|
|23||7||“Chapter 23”||Rick Famuyiwa||Jon Favreau & Dave Filoni||April 12, 2023|
|24||8||“Chapter 24”||Rick Famuyiwa||Jon Favreau||April 19, 2023|
4. Where to Watch The Mandalorian
5. The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 1 Recap
If you were training your own droid and didn’t have time to watch this week’s episode, here is a summary just for you!
This week’s episode begins with the Armorer (Emily Swallow) creating a new helmet, a process that seems to have remained unchanged for centuries. The Mandalorian culture values tradition, but not everyone interprets it the same way.
As the Armorer emerges from a cave with the helmet, she joins other Mandalorians on a beach to bestow the helmet on a young child. The episode then jumps forward to the previous season finale, when Din (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu went their separate ways.
Instead, viewers are presented with the story of another foundling who recites the Creed of the Children of the Watch before he and the Mandalorians are attacked by a giant alligator-like creature.
Disaster appears to be imminent until Grogu arrives to save the day.
Later, the Armorer informs Din that he is “no longer Mandalorian” because he removed his helmet.
Din believes that redemption is possible through the Living Waters beneath the mines of Mandalore, but the Armorer informs him that they no longer exist. Din presents the Armorer with an artifact that suggests all is not lost on Mandalore, and she agrees with him.
The episode then transitions to a return to Nevarro, a town that has evolved into a thriving trade anchor and Outer Rim Hyperlane port since the previous season.
Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) still runs the place, but he’s become a benevolent High Magistrate who hopes Din will settle down and enjoy the good life.
However, Din declines the offer, as he wants to erase his status as an apostate.
6. About The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian is an American space western TV series on Disney+, created by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. The show aired its first episode on November 12, 2019, and is two seasons in with an upcoming Season 3.
The show follows the story of one of the Mandalorians from the famed Star Wars Universe, Din Djarin. After the fall of the Galactic Empire, he is hired to retrieve Grogu, known as “The Child,” from the Impreial forces, but ends up going on the run to protect him from Moff Gideon, a former Imperial Officer.
The show stars Pedro Pascal in the lead along with actors Carl Weathers, Gioncarlo Esposito, Gina Carano, Amid Abtahi and Katee Sackhoff.