The Mandalorian season 3 episode 5 recap: The Pirate

This article contains SPOILERS for The Mandalorian season 3 episode 5.

With pirates attacking Greef Karga on Nevarro, Din Djarin must enlist his Mandalorian covert to save the day in episode 5 of The Mandalorian season 3.

Catch up here on everything from the last episode!

This episode begins on Nevarro with Greef Karga planning out his bustling and thriving city. During this meeting, shrieks are heard from the courtyard, only for Karga to realize a pirate corsair flying above.

Karga is hailed in his office and the pirate is Gorian Shard, the same pirate who had his lackeys causing trouble in the premiere episode. Shard explains how he plans to shoot first before the weapons are primed and fire on the city.

Magistrate Karga does his best to help the Nevarro citizens retreat into safety and away from the fire. After receiving a message from Greef Karga, New Republic captain, Carson Teva, learns of the pirate attack on Nevarro.

In order to supersede the time-wasting bureaucracy, Teva flies to Coruscant himself to request permission to intervene.

The Mandalorian season 3 episode 5: Captain Teva tries to help

When he arrives at the Colonel’s office, Teva is greeted with that same red tape but uses his determination and passion to help a struggling, defenseless planet fight off pirates. Seeing this meeting taking place, Elia Kane interjects herself, so she can learn about the plans going on located at the planet her old boss, Moff Gideon, once resided over.

Captain Carson Teva (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee) in Lucasfilm’s THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

Kane begins voicing her opinion that Teva remarks as an “imperial” way of thinking, which causes some tension in the colonel’s office. Teva is forced to leave empty-handed with the hollow promise that the New Republic will look into it.

On Nevarro, Greef is left looking at the horizon for his New Republic backup and is forced to lie to his people, to assure them everything will be ok. Teva on his way, locates his destination, and lands.

This is not on Nevarro, however, but the covert for the Mandalorians. After tracking his former astromech R5-D4 to the covert, Captain Teva requests Din Djarin for help so that they can be the ones who save Greef, Nevarro, and its citizens.

The Mandalorian season 3 episode 5: The Mandalorians take back Nevarro

Din Djarin and Bo-Katan know they have to go help Din’s friend. Since they would have a better chance with the whole covert, they plead their case to their fellow Mandalorians.

In response, Paz Viszla speaks about how they once attacked Greef Karga on the streets of Nevarro, but that is the past. Viszla gives his loyal support to Din Djarin and Bo-Katan since Din risked his life, to save his his son and Bo-Katan never gave up looking for him.

With this respected member of the covert giving his support, they all agree to fly to Nevarro and lend their assistance. Using the element of surprise, Din Djarin attacks from the air as Bo-Katan flies down the hoard of Mandalorians to the street before joining Din in the air.

Thanks to the entire covert, including The Armorer, the Mandalorians are able to make the pirates retreat and be captured.

Vane (Marti Matulis) in Lucasfilm’s THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

Gorian Shard remains in his corsair, even when his lieutenant in Vane, flees like a coward. The evil pirate tries to take out the townspeople but is finally stopped by Djarin and Kryze as the corsair crashes into a mountainside.

The Mandalorian season 3 episode 5: Bo-Katan is sent on a mission

After the dust settles, The Armorer requests to speak to Bo-Katan at their old Forge. Down there, The Armorer explains how the presence of the Mythosaur means it is the dawn of a new age for Mandalore.

In order for it to succeed, however, Bo-Katan must bring all Mandalorians in exile together. The Armorer explains she will do this by traveling and walking without her helmet, since she respectfully walks both Ways.

Sending her on her way, The Armorer and a helmetless Bo-Katan walk through the covert to glares and stares. Paz Viszla makes sure this is what The Armorer wants with everyone else in agreement.

While patrolling on his way back from the Mandalorian covert, Captain Teva finds a derelict transporter. After being in communication with someone looking up the records over the radio, Teva learns this was the transport holding Moff Gideon and he never made it to trial.

Not only did Gideon never make it to trial, but it looks like the Mandalorians are the folks who attacked the New Republic transporter.

Do you think Din Djarin’s Mandalorian covert is responsible for taking Moff Gideon? How successful do you think Bo-Katan is going to be in tracking down fellow Mandalorians?

Does Paz Viszla actually trust Djarin and Kryze? 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+!