“The Convert” Marks A Significant Shift In The Storyline Of The Mandalorian
The third episode of The Mandalorian season 3, titled “The Convert”, concludes with significant changes to the lives of core characters. In this article, we will explore the three main plot points and their implications.
In the previous seasons, the show has portrayed the Empire as remnants, trying to maintain power and control the galaxy. However, in this episode, Dr. Pershing, a key character, was caught in the crossfire of these struggles. New Republic Officer Elia Kane, who had presented herself as an ally, ends up betraying him by manipulating and brainwashing him. Dr. Pershing’s reprogramming is most likely connected to the cloning project of the Imperial Remnant, which could be associated with Palpatine and Snoke. The music in the scene suggests a Sith connection, adding weight to the theory. Either way, Dr. Pershing has been set up to continue his work under Kane’s orders.
Din Djarin, played by Pedro Pascal, has finally redeemed himself in the eyes of his clan, the Mandalorians. The previous season was focused on Din’s journey and growth as a Mandalorian, expanding his views on what it means to be one. He even reached a point where he removed his helmet willingly, revealing the man beneath the armor. However, after reuniting with Bo-Katan, he decided to recommit to the creed and keep his helmet on.
This development could affect Din and other characters, for better or worse. The Mandalorians’ support could help him and Bo-Katan retake Mandalore and fight the Imperial Remnant. However, Din’s commitment to the creed may create a rift between him and Grogu, the reason he removed his helmet in the first place. Bo-Katan may also not be ready to embrace the way, and there could be a rift between them.
The fate of Bo-Katan, played by Katee Sackhoff, is uncertain. She was offered a place among the Children of the Watch, but it is unclear whether she will embrace the Way. Embracing a new sect with a strict Creed may be difficult for a Mandalorian who previously viewed them as a cult. Many Mandalorians blame Bo-Katan for the destruction of Mandalore, and she may face challenges in convincing them to trust her. The devout Paz Vizsla, who desires the Darksaber, may view her as an apostate and refuse to accept her.
However, joining the Children of the Watch could help Bo-Katan gain allies after failing to win the Darksaber from Moff Gideon. It would also give her a chance to learn more about Din Djarin’s culture and the Way. Bo-Katan was also a member of the Mandalorian Death Watch, so joining the Children of the Watch may cause her past self to resurface.
The Convert” marks a significant shift in the storyline of The Mandalorian. The fates of core characters, including Dr. Pershing, Din Djarin, and Bo-Katan, have been altered. The episode’s conclusion suggests that the show may not be following the expected trajectory, and it may tie in with other Star Wars media.