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Mandalorian S3 Premiere: Fans Can't Stop Laughing At Bo-Katan's Hypocrisy

Contains spoilers for "The Mandalorian" Season 3, Episode 1 — "The Apostate" 

"The Mandalorian" finally returned for an exciting Season 3 premiere featuring many of our favorite characters. After witnessing Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu's heartwarming reunion in "The Book of Boba Fett," we return to their own space western series for another rousing set of adventures. In Season 3, Mando searches for a way to redeem himself after being outcasted from his fellow Mandalorians, though one was noticeably less sympathetic to his cause, and fans are calling her out on it.

Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) became a standout character in "The Mandalorian" Season 2 for her brutal fighting style, forthright statements, and fierce determination. She even fought alongside Mando against the deadly villain Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) to pursue the commanding Darksaber. However, after Mando bested Gideon, the Darksaber became his, leading to an unforgiving split between him and Bo-Katan. 

In the Season 3 premiere titled "Chapter 17: The Apostate," Bo-Katan chastises Mando and blames him for the fallout of her group of warriors. Without the Darksaber, they stopped following her orders and instead became mercenaries. Her anger at Mando caused many fans to point out Bo-Katan's hypocritical statements which they found to be laughable.

Fans find Bo-Katan's comments extremely ironic

Bo-Katan is understandably angry and envious of Mando for possessing the powerful Darksaber, which ruined her plans to lead a group of Mandalorians (referred to "the stolen fleet") to retake Mandalore. When he meets her on Kalevala (which fans of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" will surely recognize), she's mourning the loss of her leadership and explains how her grand plans fell through. In this exchange, she refers to Mando's group as a "cult," which many fans found rich coming from her.

On Reddit, viewers pointed out the contradictory elements in Bo-Katan's remarks. Those fans included u/moderndukes, who wrote, "Bo-Katan: People would rather be mercenaries than follow me simply because I don't have a lightsaber. Also Bo-Katan: You're in a cult, Din." Apparently, she doesn't consider the group she formed, devoted to a specific goal, to be a cult, when in fact bears a lot of similarities to one. 

Passionate audience members on Reddit were reminded of the armor-wearing bounty hunter who actually lives by the belief that the Mandalorians are cultists. Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) would have had a hilarious reaction to Bo-Katan's statements, as u/gokaigreen19 noted: "Boba just laughing in the corner." This was echoed by u/MantiH, who agreed and hopes Boba Fett returns in future episodes. 

Another user, u/Mathies_, underlined the problematic quality within The Mandalorians stating, "The Children of the Watch [Mando's original group] are the cultists inside the bigger cult that is Mandalore." While this adds legitimacy to Bo-Katan's claims, it still highlights the irony of her words.