Why did Bo-Katan tell the Armorer about the Mythosaur?

(L-R): Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), the Armorer (Emily Swallow), Paz Vizsla (Tait Fletcher) and Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), the Armorer (Emily Swallow), Paz Vizsla (Tait Fletcher) and Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /
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Warning: This article contains spoilers from The Mandalorian “Chapter 20: The Foundling.” 

The Mandalorian episode “Chapter 20: The Foundling” ends with Bo-Katan Kryze telling the Armorer that she saw a Mythosaur beneath the Living Waters on Mandalore. Initially, the Armorer seems to think that Bo-Katan is saying she saw the Mythosaur in a vision. When Bo-Katan clarifies that it wasn’t a vision and she actually saw a real Mythosaur, the Armorer’s only response is the Children of the Watch’s favorite phrase: “This is the way.”

The Armorer’s response or lack thereof is intriguing, but an even more pressing question is why Bo-Katan chose to share that she saw a Mythosaur with the Armorer before sharing it with anyone else. In the past, Bo-Katan has referred to the Children of the Watch as a cult, and a group that gave up on Mandalore even before the Purge.

The most likely reason that Bo-Katan shared this information with the Armorer was to gauge the reaction of an influential Mandalorian leader. Regardless of how Bo-Katan feels about the Armorer, there is no denying the influence and power the Armorer has over the Children of the Watch.

Bo-Katan is trying to decide what to do with her knowledge that the Mythosaur exists. Telling the Armorer about it was a way of testing the waters, to see how a Mandalorian with influence would react to the Mythosaur’s existence.

Unless she is purposely playing coy, the Armorer still doesn’t appear to believe that the Mythosaur exists. Despite her fervent belief in ancient Mandalorian customs and the legends of her people, she still seems to think by the end of their conversation that Bo-Katan saw a vision of the Mythosaur because she is now walking “the Way.”

It is telling that if a Mandalorian such as the Armorer doesn’t believe in the Mythosaur’s existence, most other Mandalorians won’t believe in its existence either until they can see the creature with their own eyes. The Armorer’s response tells Bo-Katan that her mission to potentially unite all Mandalorians and become the ruler of Mandalore again through the Mythosaur will be even more challenging than she originally thought.

“Chapter 18” ended with Bo-Katan discovering the Mythosaur in in the Living Waters. “Chapter 19” and “Chapter 20” ended with Bo-Katan gazing at the Mythosaur signet. Season 3 is clearly building toward Bo-Katan making a decision about what she will do with the Mythosaur and how that decision will impact the future of the Mandalorian people.

If Bo-Katan or another Mandalorian can tame and ride the Mythosaur, it might unite all Mandalorians even more than the Darksaber can, but it will require the Children of the Watch and other Mandalorians to return to Mandalore to see it for themselves.

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