Star Wars: The Mandalorian tackles a malfunctioning droid mystery

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Din Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze get to play detectives and solve the mystery of malfunctioning droids in Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3.

Chapter 22 of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 takes a bit of detour, with an episode that offers fans a classic detective mystery, albeit one set in a galaxy far, far away. ‘Guns for Hire’ follows Din Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze to the previously-unseen world of Plazir-15 as they attempt to track down the Mandalorian mercenary fleet.

However, before the pair of armoured warriors can locate Bo-Katan’s former compatriots, they’re whisked away for an audience with the planet’s royal rulers, The Duchess (Lizzo) and Captain Bombardier (Jack Black). The larger-than-life couple are in need of assistance with solving the mystery of why Plazir-15’s droid population is seemingly malfunctioning, leading to calls for them to be shut down permanently.

Commissioner Helgait (Christopher Lloyd) is responsible for the droid’s programming and assures Din Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze that there are no issues to be concerned about. Undeterred, the pair begin their own investigation by exploring the streets of Plazir-15, ultimately learning much about the current problems faced by the planet’s citizens at a packed droid bar called The Resistor.

Heading to the loading docks leads to an encounter with a rogue Super Battle Droid and the discovery that someone has been infecting Plazir-15’s droids with nanobots. The trail leads right back to Commissioner Helgait, who is revealed to not only be behind the malfunctions but is also a still-loyal Separatist. With the suspect taken into custody, Din Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze are rewarded with the keys to the planet and given access to the Mandalorian camp at last.

Here the tide turns as Bo-Katan faces off in combat against Axe Woves for control of the group, with Din Djarin finally allowed to pass on the Darksaber to the former ruler of Mandalore. With the weapon in her possession and a fleet at her command, Bo-Katan is now ready to fully unite her people and take back the world that once belonged to them.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 is currently streaming on Disney+ for all subscribers, with only two episodes remaining to be aired.

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