Warning! This article contains SPOILERS for The Mandalorian season 3, episode 3.With The Mandalorian season 3, episode 3 officially reconfirming Din Djarin’s status as a Child of the Watch, the show must not forget about his overall arc thus far, which calls for Pedro Pascal to appear once again. As was confirmed as the sole mission for Din Djarin in The Book of Boba Fett, much of The Mandalorian season 3 to this point has surrounded his journey to Mandalore in order to be forgiven for his transgressions. This culminated in the final sequence of The Mandalorian season 3, episode 2 “Chapter 18: The Mines of Mandalore,” in which Din bathed in the Living Waters beneath the city of Sundari.


As outlined by the Mandalorian Creed, Din now served to be forgiven and re-inducted into the Children of the Watch. The Armorer confirmed this in The Mandalorian season 3, episode 3’s ending, as Din brought both proof and a witness in the form of Bo-Katan Kryze that he had bathed in the Living Waters. Although, this raised the worry that Pedro Pascal would never physically appear in The Mandalorian again, as Din’s renewed Creed does not permit the removal of his helmet. However, The Mandalorian must have Pascal appear again as a way of paying off the character arc that has been set up for Din throughout the show.

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Din Djarin’s Arc Involves Learning There Are Other Mandalorian Groups

Din Djarin leading other Mandalorians in The Mandalorian.

One of the elements of this arc that was largely focused on in The Mandalorian season 2 surrounded Din learning about other Mandalorian groups. While much of The Mandalorian season 1 left the wider state of the Mandalorian people unclear, season 2 revealed that Din’s group was only a small sect of Mandalorians who acted as religious zealots, following the ways of Old Mandalore. This was confirmed with the appearance of Bo-Katan Kryze – of the former Mandalorian royal family – who led her own group of Mandalorians in a bid to restore their home planet.

At first, Din renounced Bo-Katan and those that followed her as Mandalorians, before learning that his Way of being a Mandalorian is not the only path forward. This seemed to somewhat affect Din, who both built respect and trust for Bo-Katan while removing his helmet on two separate occasions in The Mandalorian season 2. It seemed that, with The Mandalorian season 3 promising to bring Din and Bo together in a bigger way, the third outing of the show would complete Din’s arc on bridging the gap between Bo-Katan’s beliefs and those of the Children of the Watch.

The Mandalorian Can’t Just Reverse That Lesson

Din Djarin, Bo-Katan, and Grogu in The Mandalorian season 3

However, with the ending of The Mandalorian season 3, episode 3, it now seems as though that arc has been somewhat forgotten. Now that Din is redeemed in the eyes of the Children of the Watch – as is Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan, interestingly – he is once again forbidden from removing his helmet in front of another living person. In re-establishing this as the status quo, it seems that The Mandalorian season 3 has reversed the lessons Din learned about other Mandalorians throughout season 2 through Bo-Katan and Boba Fett.

While The Mandalorian season 3 is only three episodes in at the moment, and this plot could well be Jon Favreau’s way of building up to Din’s group becoming more lenient when concerning helmet removal, it does not bode well for Pedro Pascal’s titular Mandalorian to physically appear again. That being said, Bo-Katan could now influence the Children of the Watch, potentially leading to them becoming less inclined with their Creed. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how The Mandalorian season 3 continues exploring Din’s beliefs, hopefully in a way that satisfies his character arc up to this point and sees the return of Pedro Pascal.

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