The Mandalorian season 3 review


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Nicholas Eyles, Staff Reporter

Season 3 of Disney’s The Mandalorian has been underwhelming to say the least. Almost every episode gets away from the main plot of the story, up until the end of the chapter. This season has left myself questioning if the show itself really knows how it will end this season. 

With the most recent release on Wednesday, episode 6 “Guns for Hire” was one of the most random and boring episodes of the entire series. 

In this past week’s episode, Din Djarin, Grogu, and Bo-Katan Kryze travel to Plazir-15 in order to search for fellow Mandalorians to take back their home world of Mandalore. However, just like every other episode this season, they are faced with a detour that has no relevance to the main plot. 

Din and Bo-Katan hope to make contact with Axe Woves (a leader of a Mandalorian tribe), but are interrupted by the Duchess of Plazir-15 (Lizzo) and Captain Bombardier (Jack Black). Din and Bo-Katan learn that Woves and his tribe are being hired by the Duchess to protect their planet. 

But before they can make contact with the other Mandalorians, the Duchess and Captain Bombardier request that Bo-Katan and Din investigate the malfunctioning of the droid workforce on the planet, who are attacking the citizens. 

As if two celebrity cameos weren’t enough, Disney brought in Christopher Lloyd, shown as Plazir-15’s head of security Commissioner Helgait. He rambles that no citizen on the planet wants to work anymore, and is later responsible for the droid attacks. 

The chapter ends with the capture of Helgait, and Bo-Katan gaining control of the Mandalorian tribe after taking down Woves in a knockdown fight. Din also surrenders the Darksaber to Bo-Katan which is the symbol of royalty for the Mandalorians, making her the true Queen of Mandalore. 

If the season was summed up in an episode, it would be this one. The writers somehow found a way to get away from the main plot line, and made it the silliest chapter in the entire series. So yes, this was a filler-episode, but this season has had way too many for only two episodes remaining. 

What was the most shocking was seeing all of the guest appearances in the episode. Honestly, it felt like an SNL skit with all of the cheesy humor and mediocre acting. Don’t get me wrong, I am fine with some humor, but it feels like there have not been any major consequences yet this season (unlike previous seasons). 

Even though these last couple of chapters have been disappointing, it is Star Wars, and I am looking forward to what the finale will be. It is a complete mystery, with some hints of a major villain coming back for revenge against Din.