If you haven’t given The Mandalorian‘s season 2 finale a recent rerun, you might want to announce it before the season 3 premiere.
After all, we tuned in last The Mandalorian correct (in contrast to “Season 2.5” aka Boba Fett’s book Episodes 5, 6 and 7) more than 2 years before. You may remember as the finale, which comes to us as a digitally reconstructed post-ROTJ Luke Skywalker who earned a headline or 100.
At the end of that season, Mando aka Din Djarin – with the help of Bo Katan, Koska Reeves, Cara Dune, Boba Fett and Fennec Shand – infiltrated Moff Gideon’s light cruiser, knowing that Dark Troopers had kidnapped Grogu from the Seeing Stone on Tython. While Bo, Fennec, and others mowed down numerous Stormtroopers and eventually captured the bridge, Mando fended off a Dark Trooper before colliding with Moff Gideon in the cell where Grogu was being held.
Mando emerged victorious from this duel between Beskar Spear and Darksaber, and as such took possession of the latter’s weapon. It wasn’t until Din arrived on the bridge with Gideon that he realized he had accidentally blown up Bo Katan’s plan to reclaim the Darksaber, which must be won in battle (oops!) and use it to liberate Mandalore .
Gideon didn’t consider himself completely down and at one point attempted to reverse his fate by whipping out a hidden blaster. However, he was promptly KO’d with the butt of Cara’s rifle (thus missing Luke Skywalker’s very special flyby).
But is the Moff still down for the proverbial count of when The Mandalorian returns?
Not much is known about Season 3, which will be released on Wednesday, March 1st. The official synopsis vaguely promises that “the Mandalorians and Grogu… will continue their journey across the lawless galaxy,” while the teaser trailer (below) suggests Din will aim to restore his status as a Mandalorian – granted to him by the Armorer in was withdrawn Bob Fett Episode 5 – by visiting the “living waters” in the mines beneath Mandalore. In addition to Pedro Pascal as Din, the returning cast includes Katee Sackhoff as Bo Katan, Carl Weathers as Greef Carga, Emily Swallow as Gunsmith, Amy Sedaris as Peli Motto, and Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon.
How much of the Moff should viewers expect? “You’re going to get some Moff Gideon,” Esposito told TVLine after we recently discussed his new Netflix Heist drama. kaleidoscope. “I mean, I always want more Moff Gideon – I have to be honest with you! But you know, you’re going to get a lot of Moff Gideon.”
Does Gideon have any cards left to play after 1) defeating his skeleton crew of Stormtroopers so easily, 2) seeing many of his Dark Troopers sliced and diced by a Jedi, 3) ceding Darksaber to Mando and 4) losing his cruiser to Bo Katan?
“You always want to see the phoenix rise from the ashes. Or you want to see a nefarious villain rise from the ashes,” Esposito remarked with a wink. “And believe me, him will.”
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