By George Bate and Josh Reilly B.
With the release of Chapter 24: The Return, The Mandalorian season 3 has nos concluded as fans will have to wait once more for another adventure with Din Djarin, Grogu, and co.
This season has been unpredictable to say the least, with Bo Katan having a lot more screen time than many expected, a decision that turned out to be a great one as Katee Sackhoff’s hero had arguably the strongest character arc across these latest eight episodes. Beyond Bo Katan, who is (spoiler alert) the new ruler of Mandalore once more, most of the story arcs put in place during the first season have now been resolved. It seems as if season 4, which has yet to be officially confirmed, will be something of a reset for the characters and the story.
Din Djarin unfortunately didn’t have as much to do this season, which feels like a huge missed opportunity. The reversal of his character arc from season two, where he seemingly learned that it was okay to remove his helmet, was reversed in a frustrating manner. Still, the Mandalorian and Grogu are two of the most popular and best characters in this franchise, and they have so much potential going forward, so it’s exciting to see where they will go in the future.
The Mandalorian season 3 is the weakest of the three seasons thus far, with the latest eight episodes lacking a cohesive narrative and a substantial arc for the title hero. The finale seemed to provide a reset of sorts going forward, which might be just what is needed to hit the heights of the previous seasons. Despite that, The Mandalorian never fails to tell a fun and engaging Star Wars story.