July 28, 2021

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 11: A ‘Clone Wars’ Fave Played By Katee Sackhoff Takes Center Stage

After being double crossed on a sail barge run by the Quarren (Squid Head people) Mando is saved by the Clone Wars trio. Bo-Katan (who keeps taking her helmet off unlike our Mando who refuses to do so per his creed) gives a lesson in Mandalore to our warrior (who exclaims that his newfound friends aren’t Mandalorians) explaining that she’s part of Clan Kryze, while Mando is a Child of the Watch, a religious zealot sect of the Mandalorians who broke away from their people and seek to re-establish ancient ways.

“This armor has been in my family for three generations,” Bo-Katan tells Mando, “I was born on Mandalore and fought in the Purge. I’m the last of my line.”

“There’s only one way, the way of the Mandalore,” Mando tells Bo-Katan. He files away after the trio save his hide, and heads back to the Mon Calmari sea port. He meets more Quarren back there, who want to kill Baby Yoda, as Mando killed one of their brothers. But Mando is saved by the Mandalorian trio again.

Getting a drink, Bo-Katan unveils more to Mando, “Our enemies want to keep us apart.” Before she connects Mando to a Jedi, he has to help her with a mission. She wants him to assist in a raid of an Imperial Gozanti, loaded with weapons. Bo-Katan wants to steal them, and take them back to Mandalore where she wants to restore the planet (and we can see now where we are headed for season 3, or at least into season 4 or beyond).

The trio and Mando kick Imperial butt in a cinch, and it’s a freighter under the watch of one Imperial dude played by Bosch‘s Titus Welliver. Turns out, he’s in contact with big bad baddie Imperial guy Moff Gideon (Mandalorian‘s Emmy nominated Giancarlo Esposito). Eventually as the troupe takes over the cockpit, we find out the real reason why Bo-Katan was looking to seize the Gozanti: She was looking for the darksaber and she knows (and we know) that Moff has it. “You’ll take me to him” she demands of Welliver’s Imperial boss before he offs himself.

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