Exclusive: Bo-Katan actress Katee Sackhoff teases clashes between new Mandalorian sects with different ideologies in season three of The Mandalorian.
Katee Sackhoff reveals clashes between different clans in The Mandalorian season 3. In the new season, Din Djarin is reunited with his foundling Grogu and on a quest to reclaim his honor as a Mandalorian after he lost it by removing his helmet. Din also has the Darksaber, a sacred weapon in Mandalorian culture that bestows power on the warrior who wields it through victory in combat.
Season 3 of The Mandalorian will delve further into Mandalorian culture, with Din meeting a number of other Mandalorians and returning to Mandalore, which was wiped out by the Empire. Din will also clash with Bo-Katan, the once-ruler of Mandalore, who hoped to win the Darksaber from Moff Gideon and use it to reunite the surviving Mandalorians. In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, Sackhoff teases clashes between Mandalorian clans in season 3.
How does Bo-Katan feel about other Mandalorian sects, and does she still have ties with her running buddies in the Death Watch?
Katee Sackhoff: We’ll see. [Laughs] We’ll see. Listen, there’s gonna be a lot of Mandalorians this season. That is evident by the trailer, and I think that we know that a lot of these clans have different ideologies. Clashes are bound to happen.
What We Know About Other Clans In The Mandalorian
The differences between different groups of Mandalorians were shown in season 2 when Bo-Katan and her Nite Owls removed their helmets, much to Din’s horror. The Watch lives by a strict code that hinges on never removing one’s helmet, or you are no longer a Mandalorian. It seems season three will explore an even wider variety of Mandalorian ideologies, some of which won’t align.
Sackhoff had an interesting reaction when asked about Death Watch, which could indicate that the former Mandalorian terrorist group could tie into the new season. Bo-Katan called Din a child of The Watch, which is likely tied to the remnants of Death Watch, the group that saved Din as a child, who became even stricter in their adherence to long-lost Mandalorian beliefs. The Empire decimated Mandalore with the few survivors scattering across the galaxy some hiding, like Din’s covert, while others fight with the hope of restoring Mandalore to its former glory, like Bo-Katan.
When Mandalore was lost, a culture was lost, and it seems each clan may have taken a different piece of that culture with them and potentially structured their belief systems around it. These different core beliefs could cause major problems, especially if they are as strict as The Watch. Din Djarin could be the lynchpin that brings these various Mandalorian factions together with the Darksaber. In the past, the mythology surrounding the Darksaber has brought the Mandalorian clans together under the rule of the one who wields it, and The Mandalorian could lead to unity once more.