It seems like it’s been an eternity between season 2 and season 3 of The Mandalorian on Disney+. Mainly because The Book of Boba Fett was like a filler season until the true season 3 could go under way. This has definitely been the most controversial season of The Mandalorian so far. Mainly because Disney has been over-ambitious with the Star Wars universe and it isn’t blending together as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe did once upon a time.
If you didn’t watch The Book of Boba Fett, you’ll definitely be pretty confused jumping into season 3. Mando has admitted that he took his helmet off and must find a way to purge his sins in the eyes of his Mandalorian cult.
But he has rejoined with his adopted son Grogu, who spent some time with Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.
We do get to see a bit of Grogu’s past from the Clone Wars era, but definitely not as much as the last season.
I will say that I was really impressed by Bo-Katan Kryze this season. I didn’t watch any of the animated television shows and they built her character up for a long time and it’s starting to pay off.
Season 3 kind of wanders in direction a lot. While the show gives out a lot of clues of how the First Order would eventually be formed from the old Empire, the episode about that disgraced scientist Dr. Penn Pershing did seem like a moot point.
Fans also seemed to be upset about the celebrity cameos on one particular episode. As they had Jack Black and Lizzo as the aristocratic rulers of a weird planet on the Outer Realm. But I actually found their episode to be pretty fun.
It even had Christopher Lloyd, honestly if you’re going to complain, then you have no soul. Nobody hates Star Wars like “Star Wars fans.”
Speaking of the bleak pessimism by Star Wars fans, I have seen mixed reactions to season 3. Is it the worst season of all? I would actually agree to that. But it’s still an entertaining show and once the Mandalorians get back together, the season wraps up pretty nicely, despite that really shaky start.