Why Didn’t Bo Katan Tell Din Djarin About Mythosaur?

(L-R): Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

In this week’s episode of The Mandalorian, Chapter 19, Din woke up after Bo Katan took him out of the living waters. On her way out, she saw a Mythosaur, as did the audiences. Din missed it because he was unconscious. While Din was passed out, Bo Katan seemed lost in her thoughts, clearly shaken after having seen the ancient Mandalorian creature with her own eyes, lurking beneath the waters.

However, within a few seconds, Din regained consciousness. Bo Katan asked him a few questions rather nonchalantly to find out if he saw what she did. When she was able to confirm that he hadn’t, she coolly changed the topic, and Din too, didn’t seem the least bit suspicious of her and why she was questioning him about what he might have seen in the water.

Now the question is, why? Why did Bo Katan choose not to tell Din Djarin about having seen the Mythosaur? To make matters even more complicated, the episode ended with The Armorer taking Bo Katan in as a member of their covert, since she too took a swim into the living waters and didn’t remove her helmet after coming out of it. It’s another surprising turn of events, to which Bo Katan showed no real protest.

Could Bo Katan be feeling greedy? It’s possible she knows of the “songs of eons past” that foretold that “a Mythosaur will rise to herald in a new age of Mandalore”. Bo Katan might want to be the one to share that discovery and take credit for spotting the ancient creature for the first time in ages, an auspicious event in the history of Mandalore. Perhaps Bo Katan believes being the one to discover the Mythosaur will help her gain her people’s trust, which she seems to have lost after she returned without the Darksaber.

Whether this ancient creature will remain hidden remains to be seen. It’s likely that the Mythosaur is a sort of “elephant in the room” this season, and will show itself when no one is ready. Perhaps the longer Bo Katan tries hiding it, the more she will lose her grip on it, and the one to tame it will end up being someone very different. Bo Katan’s intentions behind why she hid having seen the Mythosaur are confusing. It’s hard to tell if she’s doing it for selfish reasons or not.

As of now, she seems to be very friendly with Din, and he seems equally accepting of her and her beliefs. Now, she’s even an official member of his covert, and redeemed just as much as he is. The plot thickens, with a group of Mandalorians, a Darksaber and a Mythosaur to boot, and let’s not forget, a baby with Jedi powers.

The Mandalorian Season 3 continues to stream every Wednesday exclusively on Disney+.