Fans across the galaxy fly at lightspeed to learn the mysteries of Mandalore


Sophomore Jackson Lowery photographed by Marc Khanna.

Marc Khanna, Staff Writer

Everyone’s excited to see more from Baby Yoda – ahem, Grogu, right? On March 1, the third season of The Mandalorian launched on Disney+, with the return of Din Djarin and Grogu, better known as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda. The series has been very successful from its release all the way back in November 2019, and fans have well awaited their time as the second season came out in October 2020, about two and a half years ago. 

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, who recently made a big appearance as the lead in  HBO’s post-apocalyptic drama/thriller series The Last of Us. But of course, he didn’t forget about his little green friend. In season three, the two face danger together as they return to the bounty hunter’s home planet of Mandalore. 

Season 3 actually kicks off after the end of The Book of Boba Fett, when Din Djarin traveled to Mandalore to try to redeem himself for the transgression of removing his helmet. The Armorer – leader of the Mandalorian tribe – stated that if the mines of Mandalore still existed, he could become a Mandalorian once again by visiting “the living waters.” As the two go on an adventure, Djarin meets Bo-Katan Kryze, a former Mandalorian, and the three team up to achieve their goal, facing challenges that present themselves throughout the series. 

  TuHS sophomore Jackson Lowery shared his thoughts on the show.

“I think that so far the new Mandalorian season is pretty good. Although I think the first season has been the best, the new season offers new information and more character development for the other Mandalorians. I enjoyed the episode with the pirate battle, and I think it’s cool [that] they are connecting the Mandalorians and the non-Mandalorians. Although not specific to this season, I always really like seeing artwork during the credits. It was very fun to see all those recognizable people in the new episode released on April 5. Overall, it is a good show, great for watching with friends and family, and I would recommend watching this, especially if you like Star Wars.”

The Mandalorian season 3 has a total of eight episodes, the last one premiering on April 19. The creator has revealed that he has already penned a fourth season, although it has yet to be greenlit by Disney and Lucasfilm. As a Star Wars fan, I’m excited to see what the fourth season has to offer and understand the history behind the Mandalorian. 

If you haven’t watched The Mandalorian season 3 already, I would recommend watching The Book of Boba Fett first, as some key moments/parts happened in that series between The Mandalorian seasons two and three. If you like action-packed sci-fi adventure shows, go check this out, along with all the other Star Wars films and shows!