The ending of The Mandalorian Chapter 19 provided an unexpected twist. Din and Bo Katan met up with The Armorer and the other members of her covert. Din brought The Armorer proof that he bathed in the living waters beneath the Mines of Mandalore. The proof was the actual water. The Armorer confirmed that it really came from the living waters of Mandalore, and soon announced that he had been redeemed.
An obviously relieved Din didn’t have much time to celebrate before The Armorer dropped another bombshell. In a moment that probably took fans by as much surprise as it likely took Bo Katan, The Armorer announced that by Creed, Bo Katan had also been redeemed because she too had bathed in the living waters, and hadn’t removed her helmet since coming out of the water. Bo Katan confirmed not having removed it, and she became a member of The Armorer’s covert, or the “Children of the Watch”. In a moment that seemed as emotional as it was surprising, all the Mandalorians welcomed Bo with open arms.
The episode ended there, and left plenty of questions. Why did The Armorer take this step? She could have easily left Bo Katan out of the conversation. In The Book of Boba Fett, Din asked The Armorer what she thought of Bo, and The Armorer called her “a cautionary tale” and that her people had strayed from “The Way” and it led to the destruction of Mandalore. Now, the same person has told Bo that she has been redeemed and may now be a part of her covert. This is a very unexpected turn of events.
As for Bo Katan herself, at the start of the episode her home was destroyed by the Empire. Her people have already abandoned her since she lost the Darksaber. With no home and no friends, it makes sense why she didn’t resist and just went along with what The Armorer said to her. What this means for the future of “The Watch”, Bo Katan and even Din, remains to be seen. There’s that Mythosaur she hasn’t told anyone about, and a Darksaber that belongs to Din right now. Matters seem to be getting more complicated, and the twists are unexpected as well as gripping.
How Din and Bo Katan both proceed with their new found redemption, and where it takes them, is what will have fans tuning in every week on Wednesdays to watch The Mandalorian Season 3, streaming exclusively on Disney+.