In Chapter 21, Din requested that members of the covert once again help him come to the aid of his good friend Greef Karga. The episode started with Carson Teva coming to the Mandalorians’ secret location. Din emerged from a cave and spoke to Teva. Not only is there more authority in the way he walks and talks now, but his words and actions indicate how far he has come. Maybe bathing in the living waters did more than just redeem him.
As the episode went on, Din addressed members of his covert as they sat around a bonfire. Everyone listened as he made his case for why he wants to help Greef Karga on Nevarro. Din revealed that in exchange for help, he has secured land on Nevarro for the Mandalorians to live on freely, where their children may play in the sunlight. It’s a far cry from the way they all hid in the sewers in Chapter 1 of The Mandalorian. Din deserves a lot of credit for acquiring friends and allies like Greef Karga who gave him land on a now prospering world.
While this point wasn’t elaborated on too much, Din is the reason why members of his covert can now live safely and freely until Mandalore is ready to be inhabited again. Of course, they did their part by risking their lives and helping to protect the citizens of Nevarro from pirates, but the episode further illustrates the growth in Din as a person and a leader. Not only does he care about his people, but he gives back to them whenever possible and this is the latest example of it. The way he speaks, what he says and how far he goes to make sure his actions back his words shows that Din is a trustworthy leader and can be believed in and followed into the direst of situations.
Whether it’s Greef Karga or members of the covert, everyone can count on Din. As of now, the writers are keeping things under wraps and despite having the Darksaber, no one is actually discussing the idea of Din being the Mand’alor. Fans of the show might assume that The Armorer’s support of Bo Katan means that she wants to anoint her as the leader of Mandalore. However, Din still has the Darksaber which he rightfully won, and while he may have been reluctant to rule in the past, it doesn’t mean he can’t change his mind at some point in the future.
If someone as rigid as The Armorer can change her beliefs about the helmet overnight, then Din Djarin can also have a change of heart and decide that he wants to lead his people.
The Mandalorian Chapter 21 is streaming now on Disney+.