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The Mandalorian Season 3 Episode 2 Reveals A Significant Part Of Din Djarin's Backstory

Contains spoilers for "The Mandalorian" Season 3 Episode 2, "The Mines of Mandalore"

"The Mandalorian" is a tale that effortlessly juggles huge spectacle and small-scale wonder. In one scene, important fan-favorite characters may come and go with little fanfare, and vital plotlines are teased with offhand mentions. In another, ol' Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal and his stunt doubles) might wander off to do an action-packed side quest that's cool to behold, but doesn't necessarily add a whole bunch to the plot. You can never quite tell just what you're going to get. It's part of the charm. 

Episode 2 of the show's third season, "The Mines of Mandalore," once again follows this tried and tested pattern, though it largely confines itself to two locations — the titular Mandalore underground, and a brief visit to Bo-Katan Kryze's (Katee Sackhoff) palace on Kalevala. While big battles, Bo-Katan's heroics, and suspenseful cave exploration swallow much of the episode, "The Mines of Mandalore" also finds the time to almost casually drop a huge piece of the Din Djarin puzzle to the fans.

Mando confirms that he grew up on Concordia

Here's what we've known about the timeline of the Mandalorian until this episode: He was born on Aq Vetina, became a Mandalorian foundling after tragedy (read: the Empire) struck his family, and eventually started working as part of the Tribe on Nevarro. In the early minutes of "The Mines of Mandalore," Din Djarin himself now offers an important additional piece of his personal timeline. 

As they look down at the seemingly hostile environment of Mandalore, Din casually tells Grogu that he grew up on the nearby moon called Concordia, though he's never set foot on Mandalore itself before this episode. This fills in yet another landmark period in Din's life, and the addition of Concordia to his personal history fits perfectly in what we know about Din's clan and Concordia's history. 

Concordia has a history as a place of exile — and a hidey-hole against Imperial destruction — for Mandalorians who kept sticking to old warrior ways. As such, it makes perfect sense that young Din's path from Aq Vetina to Nevarro featured a few formative years on the Mandalorian moon. Now that the protagonist has officially unveiled this part of his life, fans can officially fill in a significant portion of the character's backstory.