Fans will “want more” at the end of The Mandalorian season 3

(L-R): Grogu, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Paz Vizsla (Tait Fletcher) in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Grogu, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Paz Vizsla (Tait Fletcher) in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

There are two episodes left in the third season of The Mandalorian, the first-ever live-action Star Wars TV show. The series has evolved a lot over its short life, going from a story-of-the-week show about Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and his adorable companion Grogu, to a serialized adventure about Din’s attempts to unite all Mandalorians spread across the galaxy.

At this point, anything could happen in the season finale. Creator Dave Filoni didn’t share details with Collider, but sounds like he’s expecting a positive reaction from fans. “I hope they really enjoyed it,” he said. “I think they’ll have a lot to think about.”

"They’ll have a lot to take in, and I think with any good ending there’s the moment you’re in it when you’re cheering and you feel satisfied, but then there’s a little bit after that where you think back at all the things that happened. Maybe you start to put them together in a different way and you realize it’s an ending, but there are other things happening out there in the galaxy that now you know more about."

If he’s hoping fans are cheering and feel satisfied, we can probably assume season 3 doesn’t end with the brutal death of Grogu. “I hope they feel really good about it. I hope they’re all cheering and excited for the outcome, whatever that may be.”

Emily Swallow, who plays the Armorer, was slightly more pessimistic. “Well, I think there are gonna be some people who are like ‘Woohoo! Yeah!’ and some people were like ‘I hate this!’ because there always are,” she told Collider. Spoken like someone who’s been on Twitter.

Moff Gideon will “come in and surprise you”

The season 3 finale could involve the return of the villainous Moff Gideon, who has been talked about this season but hasn’t shown up. “[T]he longer you don’t see me, the more pissed off I’m going to be when you do,” actor Giancarlo Esposito told Entertainment Weekly.

It’s actually pretty surprising that Moff Gideon hasn’t yet shown up given what a big presence he was in the first two seasons. “I knew that they were cooking up something really great for Moff Gideon, which you’ll soon to be apprised of,” Esposito said. “But the creators of the show are so very specific in what they do in their timing within the season. Episodes are built to excite and give you anticipation, so I trust that they know exactly where I should enter and how that should be played out.”

There are a lot of ways Moff Gideon could disrupt Din Djarin’s plans to unite the Mandalorians. It sounds like Esposito is thinking along those lines. “They are having a hard time getting it together to bring the disparate parts of their own people together. And while that confusion is there, somewhere out there is someone who wants to really take over and has another agenda. And so that excitement is always there and it’s always a wonderful thing to play a character like Moff Gideon, because at the right moment I’m going come in and surprise you.”

The Mandalorian “could be anyone” at this point

We should keep in mind that Din isn’t the only one who’s trying to unite the Mandalorians. This season has also focused a lot on Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), who reclaimed that Darksaber from Din in the most recent episode, making her the official ruler of Mandalore.

Some fans are starting to wonder if she isn’t “the Mandalorian” of the title. According to executive producer Rick Famuyiwa, that’s something the writers have thought about. “I think now with Bo possessing the Darksaber, I know that there was a lot of expectations that might have shifted both in terms of what it meant for Din Djarin, but also for Bo and what does it mean?” he told IGN. “Who is the Mandalorian at this point? And so I think it could be anyone. And I think that’s what they’re trying to define in many ways, is what does that mean to be Mandalorian?”

Could the Mandalorian be you? Probably have to wait for season 4. Speaking of season 4, star Carl Weathers (Greef Karga) thinks fans will be eager to see it after the events of the season 3 finale. “I think fans are going to want more,” he told Collider. “I know being a part of the cast, having directed a couple of them, I want more. Because I think the show is so well orchestrated. The producers, the writers, Favreau, Filoni do such a great job.”

First things first: the final two episodes of The Mandalorian season 3 drop on Wednesdays on Disney+.

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