In the second episode of The Mandalorian’s third season, titled “Chapter 18: The Mines of Mandalore,” fans were treated to an exciting adventure where Din Djarin (played by Pedro Pascal) and Grogu traveled to Mandalore to seek out the help of Bo-Katan Kryze (played by Katee Sackhoff). Bo-Katan proved to be a valuable ally, saving Mando from being captured and accompanying him on his quest to redeem himself for taking off his helmet by wading into the Living Waters. However, things took a dangerous turn when Mando was pulled under the water, and Bo-Katan had to come to his rescue once again. It was during this underwater encounter that Bo-Katan caught a glimpse of a Mythosaur, a creature that only she saw.
In the subsequent episode, “Chapter 19: The Convert,” Bo-Katan chose not to tell Mando about the Mythosaur. During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly’s Dagobah Dispatch podcast, Sackhoff shed light on why Bo decided to keep this secret to herself. According to Sackhoff, Bo-Katan may not trust what she saw and may have even thought that she imagined the creature. Additionally, Bo-Katan is a naturally cagey person who is not ready to entrust Mando with such a significant secret.
As for Bo-Katan’s future, the character finds herself at a crossroads. Her plans to restore herself as the rightful ruler of Mandalore were derailed when Din ended up with the Darksaber. In the season two finale, fans speculated that Bo-Katan would be coming for Din and the weapon, but the premiere revealed that she had given up on her quest. In the latest episode, The Armourer (played by Emily Swallow) offered Bo-Katan a place in the Watch since she also entered the Living Waters and has not taken off her helmet since. However, it remains unclear if she will accept the offer.
Sackoff commented on Bo-Katan’s current state of mind, explaining that she is alone and has nowhere to go. Being accepted by people is a new experience for her, and she may be trying to figure out if the Watch is a place where she should stay. When asked if Bo still wants to rule Mandalore, Sackoff replied that she believes Bo-Katan hopes someone else steps up. The character doesn’t want the responsibility of leading again, as it has cost her everything in the past. Perhaps fitting in with a group like the Watch may be a better fit for her at this point.
Sackoff has previously spoken about Bo-Katan’s motivations, saying that she’s a character who has fought against her own people for a long time. Bo-Katan has realized that fighting amongst themselves doesn’t work, and she’s trying to figure out her next steps. While Bo-Katan doesn’t necessarily trust or respect Din, she also doesn’t view him as an enemy. He hasn’t done anything to make himself a target, except for possessing the Darksaber.
Fans can catch the first three episodes of Star Wars: The Mandalorian’s third season streaming on Disney+. As the season progresses, it will be interesting to see where Bo-Katan’s story goes and what challenges she will face next.