Din Djarin learned a valuable lesson about the power of good deeds in season 2, episode 2 of The Mandalorian.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Chapter 10: The Passenger.”
While some might consider “The Passenger” to be a “filler” episode, it provided another critical moment in Din Djarin’s character development.
The episode followed Din as he ferried a character known as Frog Lady and her offspring to the moon known as Trask in exchange for help locating a Mandalorian covert there. Of course, the journey did not go according to plan, particularly when Din crash-landed the Razor Crest on a remote ice planet after being pursued by a pair of New Republic X-Wings.
Matters escalated quickly when Baby Yoda ate a spider egg, which caused a relentless horde of the spiders to pursue Din, Baby Yoda, and Frog Lady. These spiders were inspired by Ralph McQuarrie’s concept art for The Empire Strikes Back and looked similar to the Krykna from Star Wars Rebels, although they are confirmed to be a different species.
The only reason Din, Baby Yoda, and Frog Lady were able to survive the spiders was due to the return of the New Republic pilots who pursued them earlier in the episode. The New Republic pilots–one of whom was played by Dave Filoni, reprising his role of Trapper Wolf from last season–gunned down the remaining spiders.
The pilots ran the tabs on the Razor Crest and discovered that Din had an arrest warrant against him for freeing a prisoner of the New Republic. However, they also reviewed security footage that showed him apprehending individuals on the New Republic’s Wanted Register.
Most importantly, the security records showed Din risking his life to protect the New Republic lieutenant aboard the prison vessel. Even though one of the pilots admitted that they technically should arrest Din, they chose not to arrest him and let him go free.
This one good deed that Din committed in “Chapter 6: The Prisoner” had an unforeseeable ripple effect that now saved his life and his freedom. Din learned that good deeds don’t happen in isolation and have more power than he ever realized, which will hopefully encourage him to do even more good in the future.
Now Din can continue to do good deeds that will help others in need. He can complete the mission of bringing Frog Lady and her remaining offspring to Trask so she can reunite with her husband and ensure that her line will continue. He will continue caring for Baby Yoda while also finding more Mandalorians who will help bring Baby Yoda to “his people.”
Din’s gradual character development and his journey toward becoming a better person continue to be among the most rewarding elements of this series.
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