Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 delivers a monster-sized episode

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‘The Mines of Mandalore’ delivered up a monster-sized second episode of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3.

With the reintroduction of Din Djarin and Grogu in Chapter 17 of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3, the show now starts to kick into high gear. ‘The Mines of Mandalore’ dropped on Disney+ last week, with an action-packed episode that offered fans plenty of answers, but many new questions too.

The latest instalment of the fan favourite show begins with a quick visit to Tatooine, as Din Djarin and Grogu return to the iconic planet on Boonta Eve. There they meet up with their old friend, Peli Motto, and request the mechanic’s assistance with locating a much-needed spare part for IG-11 in order to assist them with a potentially-dangerous trip to Mandalore.

Offering up a battered (and nervous) R5-D4 as an alternative, the pair make their way to the devastated Mandalorian homeworld, discovering that the planet may not be as ravaged as once thought. Following a violent encounter with savage Alamites, Din Djarin and Grogu head deep into the abandoned mines in search of the Living Waters, only to be attacked by a bizarre spider-like mech who manages to capture The Mandalorian.

Narrowly making his escape, Grogu returns to Kalevala (with the aid of R5-D4) and seeks the aid of Bo-Katan Kryze. Returning to Mandalore onboard her ship, Bo-Katan and Grogu head back into the mines, with the Mandalorian warrior making quick work of more Alamites and ultimately saving Din Djarin from the blood-draining spider mech.

Finally reaching the Living Waters, The Mandalorian removes his weapons and jetpack and prepares to redeem himself, but is dragged down into the underground lake by the weight of his own Beskar armour. Blasting her way into the water after Din, Bo-Katan retrieves him and is headng back to the surface when her light catches sight of a legendary Mythosaur.

Whether the gigantic creature will play a significant role in the rest of Season 3 has yet to be revealed, but we suspect we haven’t seen the last of the massive beast…

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 is currently streaming on Disney+ for all subscribers, with new episode dropping every Wednesday.

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