'The Mandalorian' finds new allies, and some surprising backstory

Tuesday, 17 Nov, 2020

Mando is settingsail into an ocean of expanding storylines. As far as The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 3's concerned, Chapter 11: The Heiress, I thought it was bloody brilliant. With little buildup to this terrifying turn of events, the scene is instantaneously suspenseful and adrenaline-inducing. He and The Child are saved at the last moment by three Mandalorians. If he has seen them before, it might just be possible that the frog lady with whom Mando and the Child have been traveling could hold the key to unveiling the Child's home planet.

In the video below, we explain Bo-Katan's history, as well as her connection to the larger history of Mandalore.

Episode 3 on Disney Plus featuring the live-action debut of Bo-Katan Kryze, you may want to explore her best episodes from the animated Star Wars show The Clone Wars from which she originally debuted and the Rebels series she also appeared in. According to Bo and her pals, Din belongs to group of Mandalorian "religious zealots, trying to re-establish 'the old way, '" who call themselves the Children of the Watch.

She is wanting to steal some big weapons from an Imperial Shuttle. Season 4: Episodes 1, 2 This is it.

Nonetheless, the setup makes for an action-packed though predictable heist sequence. However it's quite clear that it's also not the only way, and that there are other Mandalorians who don't share the same taboos.

While the action feels like a shooting gallery at times, the crosscutting between the Mandalorians marching down the corridors and the pilots in the cockpit provides some dry humor as the latter becomes increasingly nervous beneath their poised exteriors. Included in the category, Death Watch, she's something of a vendetta from Obi-Wan Kenobi, that they consider to cause their band's exile out of Mandalore.

Bo is from Clan Kryze, and the other big news we discover is that she is after the Darksaber, the black lightsaber we saw Moff Gideon holding at the end of the first season.

Though Maul was defeated, the Darksaber was taken from him by Sabine Wren, a descendent of the Vizsla clan, who bestowed it upon Bo-Katan with the responsibility to unite the Mandalore's clans and get it back from the claws of the Empire in Rebels. The captaininsinuates that Gideon possesses it - referencing season one's ending tease - before committing suicide.

Voss points out that the fact Frog Lady has not been given an official name, and that her species has not been identified, is highly unusual for Star Wars, which usually goes deep on the lore every time a new character is introduced, however minor they might be to the story.

Before his departure, Bo Katan reveals that a Jedi named Ahsoka Tano may know where to place Baby Yoda. Fans were dying to see her in The Rise of Skywalker (2019), which would have been her first live action appearance in a Star Wars movie.

One of these Mandalorians is Bo Katan played by Katee Sackoff. Thankfully, the main storyline continues to move unimpeded, tucking away plot threads like Bo-Katan's that aren't relevant now for payoffs in the future. And the icing on the cake has to be that the fans are responding so positively to her portrayal.