This article contains SPOILERS for The Mandalorian Season 3 Episode 6.
Searching for more Mandalorians, Bo-Katan, Din Djarin, and Grogu travel to a planet with a droid problem in the sixth episode of The Mandalorian season 3.
Catch up here on everything from the last episode!
Episode six begins on a naval ship where the ship’s captain is informed, that they are being approached by an Imperial ship. The captain hails the Empire’s vessel and reports to the Imperials that this ship is just a freighter passing by.
It turns out; however, the Imperial ship is not being operated by any remnants of the evil Empire but actually is Axe Woves, Koska Reeves, and the rest of the Mandalorian brigade that Bo-Katan lost loyalty to once she returned without the Darksaber. These folks from Mandalore are now mercenaries who have been paid to track down this Quarren captain.
Woves informs the captain that they have been paid to bring back the prince of the Calamari, who left his family because of his love for the captain. The Mandalorians make it quick, easy, and painless for everyone, while making it clear they are doing this because of the payment.
They quickly move on to their next contract on Plazir-15.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Episode 6: Plazir-15
After being sent on a mission to bring in more Mandalorians to the covert, regardless if they walk the way or not, a helmetless Bo-Katan Kryze flies Din-Djarin and Grogu to Plazir-15. Knowing it will be difficult to convince Axe Woves and her former team, Kryze is starting with her former group.
When the ship gets close to the borders of the city, Bo-Katan loses control, and they are guided to a landing pad. Greeted by Imperial droids, the three of them get into a transport pod where they are told they must meet with the folks in charge.
On high alert, they arrive at their destination to find a party and feast being thrown by two royals. As they sit, Din asks them about the man’s past in the Empire.
The host explains how he was Imperial but thanks to the Amnesty Program, he was able to be rehabilitated and rebuild Plazir-15 after the Empire left it in ruins. Due to the captain being a former Imperial, he is unable to have a military, so that is why they hire the privateers in the Mandalorians as their private security.
Bo-Katan asks to speak with them, and the royals agree on one condition, they see the view of their palace. This is all a ploy however, since the royals wanted to speak to Bo-Katan and Din alone.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Episode 6: The Droid Problem
They believed their reprogrammed battle droids were peaceful, but they now have begun malfunctioning and assaulting citizens. Due to their charter to not have a military or weaponry in their walls, but finding the loophole of respecting Mandalorian culture to allow Kryze and Djarin’s weapons in, the royals ask their Mandalorian guests to take care of their droid problem.
Bo-Katan is hesitant but ultimately accepts once the captain agrees to acknowledge Mandalore as a sovereign nation and to also influence the entire New Republic to do the same. The Mandalorian duo is then briefed by Commissioner Helgait about the specifics of the droids malfunctioning.
Kryze asks the obvious question about why not turning them all off, to which the commissioner explains that the citizens voted to always keep the droids in use, so that they are free from labor. The commissioner then tasks them with getting the list of malfunctioning droids from the Ugnaughts in the lower levels.
Once there, Bo-Katan tries talking to them but has no luck. Din Djarin then tries by being direct by mentioning Kuiil.
Eventually, he is able to earn their trust and get the list of droids. The two then go to an industrial bay and talk with the battle-droid foreman.
While Kryze talks with the foreman, Din begins antagonizing the droids to try and find the malfunctioning one. Once he starts kicking them, he finds one that hits back and then makes a run for it.
Bo-Katan and Din chase the droid into the streets and take it out on the sidewalk in tandem.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Episode 6: Nepenthé
After finding a spark pad for a droid bar, the two go to the address listed. Din agrees to do the next step Bo-Katan’s way this time.
Inside it is a different story with Din being his usual intense self. The droid-tender, however, explains how he wants to help, so that the droids will not be replaced.
There is no such intensity needed. Din and Bo-Katan go in the back with the same droid and find out every droid is served Nepenthé, which is a lubricant that can also rewire and reprogram the droid’s circuitry.
Once the droid does some research, it discovers all the malfunctioning droids were served the same batch of Nepenthé. In the droid morgue, with the help of a lab tech, they remove some of the Nepenthé to test it.
While they begin examining it, the droid used to remove the liquid also begins malfunctioning until Din slices it up with the Darksaber. The three of them resume looking into the Nepenthé to find nano droids within it, including their chain code.
They then discover these nano droids were purchased by one man alone, Commissioner Helgait. Returning back to the security offices to bring in their perpetrator, Din Djarin and Bo-Katan learn Helgait is a Separatist and supporter of the late Count Dooku.
Without letting the bad guy monologue for too long, Bo-Katan stuns Helgait since she has no interest in politics.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Episode 6: Bo-Katan vs. Axe Woves
Once they bring the disgraced Helgait back to the royals, The Duchess is appalled since he served her family for years. She is forced to sentence him to exile on a nearby moon, while granting Bo-Katan and Din Djarin the key to the city, as they will always be welcome there.
Lastly, The Duchess knights Grogu so he is now Sir Grogu. The duo are finally granted an audience with the privateering Mandalorians.
When they arrive, Axe Woves is instantly hostile to his former leader, which Kryze returns back. Since Woves is clearly not in the mood to talk, Bo-Katan challenges him for the role as the leader.
Bo-Katan defeats him and spares his life, despite Axe never yielding because Mandalorians are stronger when they are together. Woves begrudgingly gets up since Bo-Katan does not wield the Darksaber.
This is when Din Djarin speaks up. He explains the events of episode 2, when Bo-Katan rescued him down in the mines of Mandalore.
Here, Kryze defeated the enemy that disarmed Din, therefore she is the proper holder of the Darksaber. The episode ends with Bo-Katan rightfully leading the people of Mandalore once again.
Will the royals of Plazir-15 actually help with the restoration of Mandalore? Does Bo-Katan actually have control over the Darksaber and the rest of the Mandalorians?
Let us know your answers and opinions in the comments below!
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