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The Mandalorian season 3 concluded on Wednesday with “Chapter 24: The Return”. Expectations were high for the finale, which continued the story of The Mandalorian, aka Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal/Brendan Wayne/Lateef Crowder), and adorable found family, the Child, aka Grogu, as they worked with Bo Katan (Katee Sackhoff) and Axe Woves (Simon Kassianides) to defeat Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and restore Mandalore. 

Host Ayla Ruby and writers Anthony Flagg and Drew Reed chat about their favorite and least favorite moments from the season finale. They take listener questions and share their thoughts on whether or not Moff Gideon is really dead, Bo Katan’s growth over the season, and whether there will be a Season 4 of The Mandalorian. 

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Ep. 28: The Mandalorian season 3 finale discussion (spoilers)


    • 00:20 – Intros
    • 01:10 – The Book of Bo Katan: The Mandalorian season 3 and season finale general thoughts.
    • 04:25 – Were you surprised about lack of info about season 4 of The Mandalorian at Star Wars Celebration?
    • 06:35 – Book of Boba Fett discussion and talk about the long time between seasons of The Mandalorian
    • 10:00 – High expectations for the season 3 finale online (fans expecting deaths, cameos, etc)
    • 12:30 – Drew talks about aspects of Clone Wars and Rebels missing from this season
    • 14:50 – Missed opportunities this season
    • 16:20 – Mando, Bo Katan, and the dark saber discussion
    • 21:45 – The MandalorianS – could there be spinoffs for some of the Mandalorians or about Mandalore in the future?
    • 25:00 – Favorite and least favorite moments in The Mandalorian season 3. 
    • 32:20 – Listener question: Is Gideon really dead?
    • 37:25 – Listener question: Is there a connection between Gideon’s plan and the Palpatine cloning storyline?
    • 41:25 – What about Thrawn and the Ahsoka series furthering the plot?
    • 43:36 – Mythosaur missed opportunities
    • 46:00 – Did Grogu say his first words or not? Do we want him to speak? 
    • 48:20 – Listener Question: Will we ever get an older Din Grogu, perhaps by the time of Heir to the Empire?
    • 49:45 – Thoughts on Grogu’s new name
    • 51:00 – Who was Din apprentice to? Will we see more about his past in flashbacks next season?
    • 53:04 – Final thoughts on The Mandalorian season 3 and the finale, wishes for the future.
    • 57:17 – Outros

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Podcast credits and show notes

    • Anthony Flagg
    • Ayla Ruby
    • Drew Reed
Executive Producer/Editor
    • Lizzie Hill

Recorded on 04/21/23

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I am a writer and interviewer based somewhere in the Alpha Quadrant. I love all things nerdy - but Star Trek and Spiderman have special places in my heart. Find me at @TulinWrites on Twitter. And visit my other website for more reviews and interviews:

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