'The Mandalorian' Season 3 Episode 3: New details reveal what Bo-Katan Kryze's plans for Mandalore are
Bo-Katan Kyrze has not been idle since the last time we saw her and is hatching an important plot against the Empire
Spoilers for 'The Mandalorian' Season 3 Episode 3 'The Heiress'
The latest episode of 'The Mandalorian' sent shockwaves through the 'Star Wars' fandom, as a major character from 'The Clone Wars' made her live-action debut. Played by Katee Sackhoff, who also voiced the character for years on the animated series, Bo-Katan is a woman with a singular mission: to retrieve the Darksaber and win back Mandalore from the Empire's grasp. It's a huge turnaround from the last time we saw her because the animated series left Bo-Katan in charge of the Darksaber with the Mandalorian tribes united under her rule.
In the years since Mandalore has been through some rough times. There is the Empire's Purge, which devastated a planet that had already been wrecked by its wars with the Jedi. The Empire's occupation has done nothing but harm for the Empire. To add insult to injury, the sacred Mandalorian relic and symbol of unity, the Darksaber, is now in the possession of Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and Bo-Katan will stop at nothing to get it back.
We've already talked about how this season might just start paving the way to Mandalore being restored to its former glory and this episode confirms it. With Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) dead, the Empire is on the run, but it is not quite weeded out of the galaxy. With the Empire in disarray, however, there has never been a better time for Bo-Katan to wrest control of Mandalore back from them. She's going to need every Mandalorian she can to do it, however, and to unite them, she's going to need the Darksaber.
This is why it's so important for her to gain her weapon back. The Darksaber is a potent symbol for the Mandalorians, an important symbol of leadership for the warrior culture of Mandalore. With it, Bo-Katan has not just a powerful weapon, but the status she needs to unite Mandalore and rid her home planet of the Empire once and for all. Bo-Katan is about to start a war and though Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) might want nothing to do with it, he may find himself unable to avoid what's to come.
The next episode of 'The Mandalorian' airs November 20, on Disney+.