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The Mandalorian Ch 22: Fans Aren't Happy With Din For Giving Up The [SPOILER]

Contains spoilers for "The Mandalorian" Season 3, Episode 6 — "Chapter 22: Guns for Hire"

The latest episode of "The Mandalorian" featured an abundance of exciting moments as we near the end of Season 3. Din Djarin, aka "Mando" (Pedo Pascal), and Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) embark on an unforgettable adventure featuring three mind-blowing guest stars and an intriguing mystery. The enthralling episode ended with a divisive cliffhanger as Mando surrenders a precious item to a worthy new leader.

Mando and Bo-Katan have an interesting history together as two unconventional Mandalorians. This unique quality bonds them closely through harrowing fight sequences against the galaxy's most deadly and formidable enemies. While they often use their specialized Mandalorian gear to defeat these foes, they also demonstrate admirable prowess with an iconic "Star Wars" artifact.

The Darksaber was introduced in Season 2 in the hands of the malicious Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and is a legendary symbol in Mandalorian history. After this dramatic reveal, we also learn that Bo-Katan seeks the blade to aid in her life mission to rebuild and lead a new nation on Mandalore. After narrowly missing her chance to win it from Gideon, it's given to her by Mando in the latest episode, leaving many fans feeling conflicted. 

Many feel Mando should've kept the Darksaber

After saving Mando from the strange being lurking on the remnants of Mandalore, Bo-Katan is gifted the Darksaber in "Chapter 22: Guns for Hire." Mando reasons that Bo-Katan rightfully won it from the enemy who disarmed him, making her the new rightful owner. Even though fans love Bo-Katan's character arc in Season 3, they're having trouble accepting this sudden change, as they've expressed on Reddit.

Many feel Mando should've kept the blade and learned to wield it properly, like u/S4TERN5 who reasoned, "I get why they did it, but am I the only one disappointed that Din Djarin gave up the Dark Saber to Bo Katan? I mean, I was kind of hoping that he would master the blade eventually y'know? Maybe I'm just being a baby about it, but it certainly feels like a bummer to me." Mando notably struggled to use the unruly Darksaber as it often appeared heavy and difficult to wield, especially compared to the swift and masterful Bo-Katan. While this could signal a proper shift in ownership, others feel differently. 

Some feel this resolution is anticlimactic following the important role the blade played in Season 2, as u/flaggrandall said, "You're right, everything from season 2 was pretty much for nothing. Grogu is back, he lost the Dark Saber, she's got her people back. What's the point?" This led viewers to call out the pacing of the season's overarching story like u/NiceColdPint, who feels the main plot is rushed in the end.

Others, like u/tangoshukudai, are even making bold predictions for the Darksaber if Moff Gideon makes a vengeful return. This could alleviate fans' concerns, though it would mean even more bittersweet disappointment for Bo-Katan.