It sounds like only a Snuggie made of beskar might keep you from getting wounded by The Mandalorian‘s upcoming Season 3 finale.
As if — SPOILER ALERT FOR THE LATEST EPISODE! — seeing Din Djarin get hogtied like… well, a hog… by Moff Gideon’s troopers didn’t drum up enough anxiety (especially for a harrowed, onlooking Grogu), the Season 3 finale streaming this Wednesday, April 19 promises to “hurt” viewers in its own special way.
Brendan Wayne, who is one of the two actors most often inside the Mando suit — and who this season, alongside Lateef Crowder, is getting more prominent billing in the closing credits — shared in a recent Instagram Story, “This next episode is gonna make you wish you hadn’t asked for more,” because “it might just hurt too much.”
Now, why might that be?
For one, the title of the most recent episode, “The Spies (plural), got fans speculating about who has been secretly plotting against Mando & Co. this whole time.
After all, said episode confirmed that Elia Kane is indeed doing Moff Gideon’s dirty work as an Amnesty program member on Coruscant. But no other character in that episode was shown to be a spy per se, leaving the door open for a meaningful betrayal yet to be revealed.
Were the ragtag Mandalore survivors played by The Last Ship‘s Charles Parnell, Breaking Bad‘s Charles Baker et al not what they appeared to be? (After all, they did lead Bo’s landing party straight to the trap nearby the Great Forge.)
Or is the mole an even more important figure in Din and Bo’s more immediate orbit? (Hmm, how did Moff Gideon know that the Darksaber was now back in Bo-Katan’s possession…?)
What are your predictions for The Mandalorian‘s latest season finale? Is a heartbreaking betrayal about to be revealed, or will the big “hurt” teased by Brendan Wayne come in the form of a major death?
RIP Baby Yoda
Naw, RIP Mando. Sets up Bo-Katan to take over as the title “Mandalorian”, which is what this season feels like it has been leading up to.
Nope.. Grogu is the Mandalorian!
YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. This is the way!
Wouldn’t surprise me, Disney doesn’t allow good guy strong male leads anymore on their programming.
Oh no, what a shame that is 🙄
Oh come on, yes they do. And either way, what’s wrong with having a strong female lead? I am a male, but I don’t have gender bias unlike most people.
I agree. I am also male and think that a strong female beats the old damsel in distress trope that has been the main for a few centuries. Besides SW has always had a quietly strong female character, but now you have one possibly two raising their voice.
Then they can kiss their viewers goodbye. Everyone hates this season because it’s the Bo Katan show.
Not saying you’re wrong, but that would kill the show.
Internet backlash. Crashed ratings. It would just be over. The show would not survive that.
As with below, my money is on Din being done if anyone’s actually going to doe here.
Din could be put in an Ezra situation, where he is not dead, just not around. I think we may be coming to the end of Bo Katan.
Never. That sound you heard was Disney’s merchandising department imploding. I’m banking on eirher Din the dust. Grogu is The Mandalorian…start forging that big-eared helmet!
The Armorer is the other spy…..she betrayed Bo and Dinn because they don’t really follow the way and is getting rid of rivals…..she will be exposed and die….Grogu will tame the Mythosaur ….who will destroy the imperial base.
I’d like to think that those are just strong assumptions based on piecing things together like many of us can do or have done, but assume that you’re someone who loves spoiling things.
No….no spoilers here. Just fanciful thinking on my part…… here are some more: Grogu will learn to use IG-12 more proficiently and with the Force will be able to make IG-12 run and leap and do other wild things…IG-12 will become Grogu’s armour and will have Beskar welded to it like Grogu’s big pauldron that he wears on his chest currently…. Grogu through IG-12 will weild the Dark Sabre and it will look amazing….Grogu (not Bo or Dinn) is the title’s Mandalorian and it will be him that rides the Mythosaur holding the Dark Sabre…. everyone thinks Bo or Dinn will die: they won’t… the will continue to raise him together…. all of them will continue in the series for another 2 seasons where all of the stories from the other series including Ahsoka will culminate in the new movies ending with the Battle of Jakku.
RIP Din. Peds is moving on to be things
I’m not sure about the Armourer being the spy. I think she might be a red herring. I hope so at least. My money’s on the mandalorian survivors. How did they live there yet not see Moff’s base/activity??? Anyway, I am hoping you are right about Grogu! I’d love to see him tame the Mythosaur, save Mando and then use the force to kill Moff hiding in his Bescar armour… Moff tearing off his helmet, gasping for breath as he realizes Grogu is using the force to kill him (he really isn’t safe in his bescar).
i thought the Mandalore leaving to get help (was that Axe Wolves – it was hard for me to see) is the one – because the ship had already left for space with the Armorer and they already said there was no communication with space made his fleeing odd. And if Bo dies – he could give the order to surrender or to turn coat (though what the Children of the Watch would do is a quandry)
The Armorer going on the mission in the first place was very odd to me. As was Armorer’s involvement on Nevarro when it was not clear to me that she was going. Something is up there,
I like Din getting tortured and Grogu feeling it – because that is a link to the movies. Grogu calling the Mythosaur to rescue Din and Din needing to ride it to leave – also sounds interesting. If Din kills whoever kills Bo – then he is the rightful holder. But if Grogu does it, maybe he is not a foundling anymore.
Not sure about the Grogu part but I’m leaning more to the Armorer being the spy after reading this article. I’ve been thinking it since realizing how fishy it was that she, of all people, didn’t go to the Great Forge. That would certainly hurt.
This is the way…
If we take “spies” literally it’s someone working internal to Mando’s group so that would rule out the survivors on Mandalore as spies (doesn’t meant they aren’t working for/with the Imps though).
Unless it’s an elaborate red herring we can also rule out Greef Karga and Carson Teva given Moff Gideon’s plans with the pirates on Nevarro (although we don’t know what those plans were) being disrupted by them.
Unless they pull a dirty trick and have an unnamed random character in Mandalorian Armour turn out to be a traiter, we’re down to (I think!) 4 possibilities as they are the only “named” characters. The Armourer, Axe Woves, Koska Reeves or Paz Viszla’s “death” being an elaborate ruse. Of those 4 The Armourer seems the obvious suspect as her sudden reversal on Bo-Katan wearing her helmet and absence from the ambush are suspicious, but again that might be meant to be the conclusion we draw.
The Armorer demanding to leave with everyone else was the big giveaway to me. The spent a lot of time cutting to her silently flying back to the fleet after leaving all major rivals to die on Mandalore. She was likely promised the Great Forge by Gideon.
If they killed Din , I will leave Star Wars forever after three generations kids grandkids and great grandkids, why make grogu an orphan again.
If they kill Din or Grogu I am with you. I don’t think that will happen. They’ve got season 4 written and I’m interested to see what happens with the mythosaur and Grogu.
If you kill off Din I will leave off star Wars forever. I think the traitor is axe woes. ,Why make grogu an orphan again.
I think they mean Din is going to be in physical pain. He is likely to be tortured by Moff for one reason or another (revenge, information, fun,
Ect…) Din should die in the movie if he dies at all. Bo taking over the series might happen, but shouldn’t happen yet.
What is all obsession with who dies?
Every website, every independent blogger post is like “Who dies in Avengers”, “Who dies in Star Wars”, or “Who does every dang thing on tv or in the movies!!! what about the good story dang, nobody has to die to wrap up a good stories!!?!?!
Maybe Pedro wanted to leave and that’s why they have made him a secondary character this season. Thus, he might die or leave the show for a long period of time.
I think Bo’s prominence this season came as a bit of a surprise. At this point Kattee is almost a secondary lead of the show. This is odd considering it was never announced that I’m aware of. But I do love it. She really does well in this kind role…as is obvious to anyone who watched Battlestar.
Don’t get me wrong, I like her, though not a big fan of the flagship of the Colonial fleet and a member of the council of the twelve demoted by the reimagined.
Though her playing Bo-Katan, love that.
Now regarding Pedro Pascal, they have been talking about replacing him before the second season.
The spy is obviously Grogu.
The Armourer made a rondel and put it on Grogu maybe it tracks him and transmits information.
I would not have a problem with Bo being the lead, but I would have a problem with Disney making that choice and forcing Mando to the back burner. Now if Pedro wants to leave, that’s a different story.
The armorer is the traitor because her helmet has spikes in it,,,, like darth mauls head…. And he once ruled Mandalor.
Moff is going to mix Din, Grogu, and his own dna and clone himself to invent a ‘super army’ ,, and he and the armorer will go after mandalor.
Well we know that our beloved Din wont get killed but will Bo? Hope not! I absolutely LOVE me some mando…and I so wish the episodes were certainly longer then 39 mins…we waited quite a number of yrs before this season came out…I truly hate that this wed is the finale of this season
I agree with you. They should make them longer
Just watched the finale of The Mandalorian, and – not giving away any spoilers – but I don’t know what the hell Brendan Wayne is talking about.