This article contains SPOILERS for The Mandalorian season 3 episode 2.
Din Djarin travels deep into the historic mines of Mandalore to repent for his sins against the Mandalorian Creed, in episode 2 of The Mandalorian season 3.
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The second episode of the premier Disney+ Star Wars series begins on Tatooine, with Peli Motto in Mos Eisley. The mechanic is scamming an alien out of their credits, while putting the blame on the holiday Boonta Eve.
After she commits her successful scam, Din Djarin and Grogu return to her spaceport looking for the necessary parts to fix IG-11. Motto, and her trusted crew of Jawas, cannot give Mando his necessary part since it’s outdated and rare to find.
The quick-witted mechanic offers up a busted astromech, R5-D4, even though this droid is not what Din Djarin is looking for. He ultimately accepts and takes off with his new droid and Grogu on his lap.
The Mandalorian season 3 episode 2: Reaching Mandalore
As the Mandalorian and the Child finally approach Mandalore, Din begins giving a brief history of the planet by telling his little companion that every one of his people can trace their heritage back to this planet. Then he goes on to explain he has never been to this planet but, rather, grew up on one of the moons named Concordia.
After reminding Grogu to learn how to read maps, Din dives down into his home planet to find exactly what Bo-Katan Kryze warned him about, nothing but destruction and wasteland. Remarking about how their comms will not be working, Mando lands down on the surface.
Once they settle down, R5 is sent out to ensure the air is safe. While watching the astromech on the radar, the droid disappears from view.
Therefore, Din Djarin has to go down to the mines himself. Down there, he remarks about the dull yet historical land, but this does not last long after beasts sneak attack Mando.
Using his (heavy) Darksaber, Din takes out the beasts and brings the damaged droid back to his ship. Back at his ship, and with R5’s help, Mando concludes the air is breathable.
Turns out, Mandalore is not cursed as his people say, and Bo-Katan was right. With this information, the Mandalorian and the Child spelunk down into the mines of Mandalore in search of the Living Waters so that Din Djarin can properly repent.
The Mandalorian season 3 episode 2: A call for help
Down in the mines, Din Djarin comes across an old Mandalorian helmet. He is reflecting on the artifact when a giant, spider-like droid closes in and captures him.
Grogu watches on from safety and follows this massive mechanical monstrosity who has his patriarch. The droid eventually stops and opens up at the top to reveal a more slimy and evil-looking spider-like creature, that appears to be more cyborg than just a droid or an alien.
This antagonist takes the firearms off Mando and leaves his prisoner alone to go do something else. Grogu takes this opportunity to try and free his protector but makes too much of a raucous alerting the imprisoning creature.
Mando can only say, “Get to Bo-Katan” before Grogu has to flee and flee he does. He barely misses out on being eaten by some of the beasts.
After using his force powers on one of them, the Child is able to get to Mando’s ship and fly to Bo-Katan.
Initially upset upon seeing Din Djarin’s ship returning, Bo-Katan’s tune changes when she sees Grogu on the ship. She learns everything she can, before she takes Grogu and R5 on her ship back to Mandalore, entrusting Grogu’s navigation skills.
Bo-Katan is able to handle the beasts very easily, before informing Grogu they used to not enter the city barriers. These beasts are called Alamites.
Using Grogu’s directions, Kryze moves forward and finds her fellow Mandalorian being held captive. After taking down the creature, and then taking down the creature in its giant droid suit, Bo-Katan frees Din Djarin.
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After they have all recovered from Din Djarin’s imprisonment, Bo-Katan tries to tell him that the Living Waters are not magical and will not make him a better Mandalorian. He does not listen and plans to go anyway to fulfill his responsibilities to the Creed.
Knowing how hard-headed Din is, Kryze agrees to help him find the Living Waters. She takes the duo to Mandalore’s hallowed ground.
When they arrive, Bo-Katan reads the inscription that discusses why they have a Mythosaur skull as the symbol of their planet. Entranced by the fact he finally reached his destination, and without saying a word, Din Djarin begins his repentance by restating the Mandalorian Creed as he walks into the Living Waters.
In the middle of his words, however, Din is pulled into the water, so Bo-Katan dives in after him. While down there, the former leader of Mandalore retrieves Din but also discovers something else in the Living Waters, another legendary and living Mythosaur.
Bo-Katan and a woozy Din escape the water, with Kryze being understandably shaken up after seeing the mythic monster of her childhood she was hesitant to believe in.
How do you think the Mythosaur will change Bo-Katan’s opinions about Mandalore? Is Grogu becoming too strong for his own good?
Let us know your answers and opinions in the comments below!
Watch the new episode of The Mandalorian season 3 next Wednesday, only on Disney+!