Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 returns with a solid opening episode

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With a solid opening episode, Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 is back and sets the stage for the next chapter in Din Djarin and Grogu’s story.

The first episode of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 is now streaming on Disney+, with ‘The Apostate’ proving to be a suitably solid reintroduction to a number of fan favourite characters. Clocking in at 38 minutes, the opening salvo from the returning show quickly recaps the saga’s story to date, before setting the scene for the season to come. (Spoilers ahead)

Din Djarin and Grogu are back and travelling all over a galaxy far, far away, with quick stops at a number of planets including Nevarro and a Mandalorian castle on a new planet, Kalevala. The episode kicks off with the Armorer knighting a young warrior in front of an assembled legion of Manadalorians, before the ceremony is interrupted by a giant crocodile-like creature.

Thanks to some timely assistance from Djarin’s N-1 Starfighter, the beast is soon dispatched and a meeting between The Mandalorian and The Armorer reveals a way that the character might be allowed back into the Creed. Heading to Nevarro, Djarin reunites with Greef Karga, now High Magistrate of the planet. A run-in with a gang of space pirates doesn’t go well for the scum and villainy, with only one member of the wretched gang allowed to escape alive.

With his former employer’s assistance, The Mandalorian retrieves the remains of IG-11 and attempts to repair the destroyed bounty hunter, aided by a group of Anzellan droidsmiths. Requiring a crucial component to fix IG-11, Djarin and Grogu leave Nevarro and are hijacked by the same group of space pirates, led by the fearsome Gorian Shard.

Dispatching a number of pirate ships, The Mandalorian makes good his escape and heads off to visit Bo-Katan Kryze on Kalevala. There, the now disenfranchised warrior tells Djarin of the folly of his quest for redemption, but gives him clues as to where on Mandalore he may search for the some of the answers he seeks.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 is now streaming on Disney+ for all subscribers, with new episodes dropping weekly thereafter.

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