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The Mandalorian S3 Finale: Din Goes Full John Wick After A Season Of Mild Action

Contains spoilers for "The Mandalorian" Season 3 finale, "Chapter 24: The Return"

The last episode of "The Mandalorian" Season 3 was never going to be anything other than a full-on onslaught. With Moff Gideon's (Giancarlo Esposito) new Beskar armor and plans to fully finish Mandalore's destruction, things would seem dire even without the previous episode's cliffhanger, which involves titular Mandalorian Din Djarin's (Pedro Pascal) capture and Paz Vizsla's (Tait Fletcher) death at the hands of the Praetorian Guards. "Chapter 24: The Return" finally reveals Gideon's plan in its full glory, as we find that he's not only been setting up his forces with cool Beskar armor, but he's also creating multiple Force-sensitive clones of himself. 

The villain might have gotten away with his cunning plot, too, if it wasn't for the fact that Din chooses this exact episode to rediscover his combat mojo, and proceeds to tear his way through Gideon's forces and plans alike. Though he's had the occasional chance to shine, Din has spent much of "The Mandalorian" Season 3 as a punching bag while Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) has taken care of the heroics. In the finale, however, he firmly reestablishes his position as the main Mandalorian in the show by spending the entire episode taking down the opposition with cool combat moves that make him seem like John Wick in Beskar armor. 

Din Djarin's action hero antics show why he's still the star of the show

"The Mandalorian" Season 3 finale devotes much of its runtime to showcasing Din Djarin's ability to wreck bad guys with skills that remind us just how capable he can be when he's not getting blindsided by hulking cave cyborgs or giant battle droids. It may have been worrying to see him get caught in the penultimate episode, but here, he immediately makes clear that all concern for his well-being has been unwarranted.  

Din's very first scene shows him expertly tackling two captors with his arms tied. He then proceeds to track down Moff Gideon while tearing his way through the opposition, rearming himself with his defeated opponents' weapons as he goes. Though Gideon proves to be a hard nut to crack for a single Mandalorian, he's still able to defeat the three Praetorian Guards who killed Paz Vizsla. 

Of course, he's not at it alone. In keeping with the season's "Mandalorians are stronger together" theme, Grogu's timely intervention saves his life multiple times over the course of the episode, and Bo-Katan provides an equally able assist against Gideon. Even so, Din's fighting moves and penchant for inventive Gun Fu-style action make it very clear that this is one combat-capable Mandalorian ... and anyone who's seen him fight all those Beskar-enforced Stormtroopers in the force field gate corridor will find it hard to argue otherwise.