The latest episode of The Mandalorian saw Paul Sun-Hyung Lee’s Carson Teva take on a more hands-on role on the show – which could have originally been meant for someone else.
In Chapter 21: The Pirate, The Mandalorian viewers saw Carson Teva once again, this time receiving a distress call from High Magistrate Greef Karga on Nevarro. Teva flies to Coruscant to petition to protect the planet from the threat of pirates.
While he’s unsuccessful on Coruscant, Teva does manage to get to the Mandalorian outpost and enlist Din Djarin’s help to aid Nevarro. He plays a key role in saving Nevarro and, in the same move, getting the Mandalorians a permanent home in return for their role.
Teva has been a fan favourite since his brief appearance in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, where he let Din Djarin flee after learning about his bravery at the correctional facility. However, this role could have originally been meant for Cara Dune, who was set up to join the New Republic forces at the end of Season 2. It could well have been the originally plan for her to attempt to help her old friend Greef Karga, only to enlist Madno when she was unsuccessful.
However, following actor Gina Carano’s controversial comments around a number of topics, Disney phased the character out of The Mandalorian. As a result, perhaps they decided to fill the Cara Dune-shaped hole with Carson Teva. From our side, the more Paul Sun-Hyung Lee we got on our screens, the better.
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