The Mandalorian Episode 3 BREAKDOWN PLAGUEIS! THRAWN! S3

Nice to look at Coruscant again.
Felt the ep dragged on too long with Pershing
Mando and Bo Katan are fun, Bo has ulterior motives to control the Mythosaur and rule Mandalore.

At pershing’s day job he tires to salvage some files from the empire that come across his desk, but he’s told to not do that and discard it. He believes it is ludicrous as the info can truly help the new republic, but they simply decline to do so. He’s getting enraged at the new republic and starting to resent them for sure. He grips an imperial biscuit and we leap to him being questioned again by the robot with the same mundane questions. At the query of whether is he feeling resentment in the direction of the new republic or not, he pauses, looks down, and rubs his ear. The same ear he rubbed when speaking to the residents in the opera chambers that he did not mean to do anything bad when working at the empire. The robot repeats itself, and he says no. Heading to G68 he says let us continue the cloning work, and requests her help to get the lab equipment. Instantly the plagueis theme plays and this is most probably the largest part of the episode for me, because it implies the menacing tone of palpatine telling anakin about plagueis in the opera. Does this mean they will bring plagueis back in star wars? Does this mean that it is just a cool theme that’s obligated to make us think of treachery and dishonesty? I guess we are going to figure out.
they head to the train station and get to the scrapyards where the imperial star destroyers are held. This takes about 7 minutes of jumping trams to evade ticket droid guards. Arriving at the junkyard…That’s where she’s taking him, to assemble supplies from the ship, they enter and she introduces herself as Elia, and he as Dr Penn Pershing. Pershing gets the chance to the imperial lab, grabbing what he needs, they hear a sound and vacate, only to be poppped by new republic police, where she grasps the case he just took from the ship for their mission, and gets him arrested. She set him up, framed him, and next we observe him with some Mon Calamaris as he wails to them it was a trap, harkening to of course, admiral ackbar’s notorious line in return of the jedi. They set Pershing up to a mind flayer machine and the mon cala operator says it is low voltage and unlike a mind flayer, infact it is used to heal, he says. Elia waits until the crew leaves as they turn the brain flayer on, and she cranks it up high, which erases his mind and reminiscence.

Finally getting back to Mando, they head to the armorer and the kids of the watch where they are hiding. Din tells Bo Katan to keep her helmet on as things will go smoother this way, since the clans have different ideals. As they land, we see Paz Vizsla, who desired to rule mandalore as he combated mando for it in the book of boba fett, losing, appears to be teeming with fury as he sees him land and bo katan with him. The history between Bo Katan and Pre Vizsla can be tallied up like this. Bo and Pre Vizsla collaborated under Death Watch, who thought that New Mandalorians

lost their way of brutality and overcoming which was the way of the older mandalorians, so they waged civil war, until Bo felt he was a bit too insane and left his group, rebelling against him. Paz Vizsla probalby sees her as a traitor and loathes her.
The are approached by all the mandos there and Paz leads, telling them to leave as Din is no longer worthy of the mandalorian creed. He notifies Paz Vizsla that he’s bathed in the living waters underneath the mines, as nobody supposes him. Bo Katan speaks up and says she was witness. And who are you, nite owl, says paz. Nite owls are just a faction of mandalorians led by bo katan after she left pre vizsla for his extremist ideologies. She announces who she is and he tells her that she’s lost her way, and both need to leave as they are apostates. Mando shows proof, so they send him up to the armorer, their leader, as she examines the vial of water sampled from the mines, and confirms indeed he has bathed in the waters, he is once again a mandalorian.
She says she too has joined the children of the watch since she bathed in the waters and hasn’t removed her helmet. I find it intersting the armorer knew right away that it was Bo Katan, this is very telling…that maybe the armorer knows who Bo is personally. Maybe the armorer, with her spikes on her head, or rather horns, was a member of the mauldalorians when darth maul ruled mandalore. I think she might be Rook Kast, who was loyal to Maul after he defeated her former leader, pre vizsla and organized the mandalorians against Ahsoka during the siege of Mandalore. That’d be wild since Bo and Ahsoka are friends and allies, and Rook Kast and Bo Katan are not. We’ll see who the armorer really is one day…


  1. Star Wars Theory

    what did you think about the Plagueis theme? Do you think the Ties were loyal to Thrawn??
    Continue the discussion with me on Twitter

  2. It’s a shame star wars is such a freaking joke now.

  3. The background music at the carnival with Pershing and Elia sounded familiar to me so I listened closely. Sure enough, I recognized a theme song we’ve all heard before. It’s The Resistance Theme from the Sequel Trilogy but made to sound like carnival music. Thought that was a neat easter egg!

  4. Brian M. Wamsley

    I don’t think Mando would want to tame and ride it. He already told her that he has no desire to rule. He can rule right now with the Dark Saber yet he doesn’t. I think, if anything, he would help her tame it.

  5. Everything was good until you had a complete dumb blonde moment. If you watched the clone wars, Bo Katan didn’t leave because pre vizla was too extreme, he got executed by Maul and she refused to let an outsider lead the clan. Nothing to do with his extremism. If Pre Vizla won against Maul she would still be deathwatch unless other events happened. Come on man😂

  6. Idk I think Bo is “The Convert”. She saw the mythosaur. It showed her it wasn’t all BS. She didn’t take her helmet off after. She almost immediately said “this is the way” to Din on the ship.

  7. The only possible Thrawn reference that I picked up on was when Bo Katan mentioned Imperial warlords. I remember in Heir to the Empire that the title of warlord was for grand admirals. So when Bo Katan mentioned that I immediately thought of Thrawn

  8. Apollyon Katastrefia

    As much Mando as we can get unless it’s Skywalker.

  9. The sequel trilogy doesn’t exist

  10. After seeing this episode what if they taking down the path of THE DARK SIDE and Grogu seek revenge from the backdoor BO is trying too achieve

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