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‘The Mandalorian’ Season Three Leaves You Wishing for More

Lizzo and Jack Black were a highlight in season three of “The Mandalorian.”

At this point, you can probably expect the “Ahsoka” show to just be an excuse for Mando to show up again.

Starring Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin and Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, this season follows Mando and the adorable Baby Yoda as they travel to the planet of Mandalore, to try and reclaim the planet. Only appearing twice last season, Bo seems to have taken the main focus of the season, with her quest of redemption.

The weapon called the darksaber has been a big focus since the end of season one, and it came into play this season, since Bo needed it to take her place as the ruler of Mandalore. The only problem is, Din has the weapon.

Most of the season was pretty different from seasons one and two. It felt like Mando wasn’t the main character anymore, and you couldn’t tell what was happening with Bo’s storyline until the last episode.

There were some pretty amazing highlights, though. In the episode titled “Guns for Hire,” Mando and Bo travel to a new planet to gather a Mandalorian fleet, and they’re greeted by none other than Lizzo and Jack Black. Watching Lizzo play with Baby Yoda was probably the best part of the season, and to top it all off, the villain of the episode was played by Christopher Lloyd, Doc Brown from “Back to the Future.”

The last two episodes were memorable, for sure. Paz Vizsla’s battle with the praetorian guards, the massive jetpack battle in the air, and of course the clones of Moff Gideon all made for a cool season finale. Giancarlo Esposito made an amazing villain, as always. To top it all off, they made it seem like season four would return to the season one formula with Mando and Baby Yoda being on their own and taking bounty hunting jobs.

Temuera Morrison, the actor for Boba Fett, stated in an interview with Comicbook.com: “I was supposed to be in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season three but nobody rang me. I was waiting for the phone call in New Zealand, waiting and wanting to give up.”

If you’re all caught up with the so-called “Mando-verse,” you’ll know that at least two whole episodes of “The Book of Boba Fett” were devoted to Mando’s adventures. This no-doubt confused a lot of viewers, since at the end of season two, Baby Yoda went off to train with Luke Skywalker, then in season three he was back again.

Morrison had something to say about that, too: “I’m sure this guy is… ah… ruining my show. But I couldn’t say anything. I’m not the writer, so I have to bear it I guess.” Clearly fans were expecting his departure from his own show to pay off in “The Mandalorian,” but Boba never showed up.

With all the set-up for shows like “Ahsoka” this season, they’ll probably end up topping the season of the show that’s advertising them.

What did you think of “The Mandalorian” season three? Are you excited for season four? “Ahsoka”? Let me know!

 

By Inti Navia, Senior, ChiArts

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Written by Inti Navia

I love nerding out over Star Wars, Gravity Falls, and Lord of the Rings. I'm an introvert with a never ending appreciation for all things Sci-Fi and fantasy media.

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