WARNING: The following contains SPOILERS for The Mandalorian Season 3, Episode 3 – Chapter 19: “The Convert.”
Now that Din and Bo are both safe (from the water, from the mythosaur — why not both?), they head back toward her castle. They’re intercepted by fighters, though, and the castle is destroyed by bombs.
Din assures Bo that he knows of a safe place they can go, and they escape the fighters through hyperspace.
On Coruscant, Dr. Pershing is giving a talk about how the New Republic’s rehabilitation program is helping him become a valuable member of society. He has an apartment and a job, and he goes to therapy regularly. Everything seems to be going fine.
Except the more he hangs out with Elia Kane — another member of the program whom he served with on Gideon’s ship — the more he comes to resent the New Republic for not allowing him to continue his cloning research. Research that could save lives. Research that gives him hope and purpose.
Kane says she can help him continue his research in secret, without the government’s permission.
So Pershing and Kane sneak onto one of the ships set to be decommissioned so he can get his lab equipment. But they’re caught on their way out and Pershing goes back into “rehabilitation” thanks to a totally not a torture device the New Republic is using for former Imperials and their sympathizers.
Kane turns up the intensity on the device while no one else is looking, because long live the Emperor, or something like that. Anyone want a travel biscuit?
But The Armorer insists that since she also bathed in the living waters — she also technically saved Din’s life but that’s whatever I guess? — she has also been reborn as a Mandalorian, specifically a Mandalorian that follows “the way.”
Bo-Katan is a Children of the Watch member now.
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