The Mandalorian Season 3 Makes a Big Mistake


The omission may not seem significant to those who viewed The Book of Boba Fett, but it highlights Disney’s assumption that all Mandalorian viewers have watched and recollected events from the spinoff series. Expecting audiences to view seven episodes of a separate, substandard spinoff to grasp the main show’s storyline is a tall order, particularly for more occasional fans seeking to catch up on the latest Baby Yoda escapades and move on.

Before the controversy surrounding Boba Fett, The Mandalorian was a great series for casual Star Wars fans. While season 2 did introduce characters like Bo-Katan Kryze and Ahsoka Tano, whose stories span other TV series like The Clone Wars and Rebels, the show did a good job of explaining their role in The Mandalorian. You didn’t have to watch those other shows to understand what was going on. The easter eggs, references, and deeper lore were there as a bonus for those who wanted to engage with them.

Why The Mandalorian was a bit confusing

The lack of acknowledgment of Grogu’s major decision in the first episode of season 3 raises questions about the value of emotional character moments in The Mandalorian. While interconnectedness across Star Wars series can be beneficial, it’s important to acknowledge the significance of character development within the main series. Grogu’s decision to forgo the ways of the Jedi and return to Djarin was a pivotal moment in his journey and should have been addressed in the season 3 opener. The omission not only confuses fans who expected to see Grogu as a Jedi, but it also diminishes the importance of this character development.
In the grand scheme of things, it may seem like a small detail, but acknowledging Grogu’s decision to leave Jedi training and return to Djarin would have gone a long way in keeping the emotional resonance of The Mandalorian intact. It’s not just about pleasing fans who want to see more of Baby Yoda, but also about staying true to the character development that has been established over two seasons. Hopefully, as the season progresses, The Mandalorian will find a way to address this vital moment and give Grogu’s journey the recognition it deserves.


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