Pedro Pascal Already Explained Din Djarin’s Mandalorian Season 3 Character Journey (& It Makes Season 4 More Promising)


  • Pedro Pascal’s explanation of Din Djarin’s season 3 journey hints at an exciting role in The Mandalorian season 4.
  • Din Djarin’s journey in season 3 goes beyond redemption, as he searches for a new identity and purpose.
  • Working with Bo-Katan Kryze and giving up the Darksaber shows that ruling Mandalore is not for Din Djarin who’s now working with the New Republic.



Pedro Pascal provided a perfect explanation for Din Djarin’s journey in The Mandalorian season 3, and it makes the upcoming season even more exciting. Set in the New Republic Era, there are now spin-off series from The Mandalorian that have continued to build the overarching narrative about the Imperial Remnant and a rising new threat in the galaxy far, far away. To that end, Pascal has confirmed that Din Djarin’s journey in season 3 was far more than redemption alone, setting him up for a very exciting role in The Mandalorian season 4.

In the Mandalorian season 3, Din Djarin and Grogu are reunited following the events of The Book of Boba Fett. Furthermore, Djarin successfully redeems himself in the eyes of his covert which allows him to reunite with his fellow Mandalorians belonging to the Children of the Watch. He then helps Bo-Katan Kryze liberate Mandalore from Moff Gideon and the Imperial Remnant. While it might have seemed that Djarin became somewhat of a secondary character in his own series, the truth is more nuanced and exciting when considering season 4.


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Pedro Pascal Hinted At Din’s Journey Before Season 3

More Than Just Redemption

Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin in The Mandalorian.

In March of 2023 (right as The Mandalorian season 3 began streaming), Pedro Pascal teased what audiences could expect from Din Djarin in the new season during an interview with

“We know what Din wants: Din wants back in. He wants back into Mandalore. And what his heart needs is Grogu. It’s an interesting conflict that he steps into as far as the third season is concerned, trying to sort of understand and regain his identity in the middle of a world that introduces us to a lot more as far as Mandalore is concerned.”

Following the end of The Mandalorian season 3, Pedro’s comments were proven true. Djarin did redeem himself by bathing in the pools of Mandalore’s beskar mines, and he officially adopted Grogu according to the Way of the Mandalore.

However, Din Djarin’s journey was far more than one of redemption in The Mandalorian season 3. Rather than just rejoining his covert which occurred in the front half of the season, Djarin did indeed go on a journey of self-discovery to “understand and regain his identity” as described by Pascal, trying to figure out what his new purpose and mission was meant to be in this new chapter of his life.

Din Djarin Was Meant To Feel Lost In Season 3

What’s His New Purpose?

The Mandalorian The Armorer and Bo-Katan

While Din Djarin was redeemed, the titular Mandalorian had no idea what else he was meant to do beyond that. As such, the events of The Mandalorian season 3 are pivotal to his character arc in that it showed Din what he wanted as well as what he didn’t. However, Djarin predominantly felt lost throughout this latest season which was clearly by design. To that end, Djarin’s new purpose serves as a key piece of set-up for the following Mandalorian season 4 which is reportedly set to begin production very soon.

In the past, Din Djarin was simply a bounty hunter working to provide for his covert. Naturally, his entire status quo changed once he found Grogu and ended up with the legendary Darksaber and the right to rule Mandalore itself. While The Mandalorian season 2 provided Djarin with his clear mission to redeem himself after removing his helmet, it makes sense that Djarin was then lost and in search of a new identity for the rest of The Mandalorian season 3 once he rejoined his family.


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Watching Bo-Katan Leadership Guided Din’s Own Journey

Din Discovered He Wasn’t Meant To Rule Mandalore

When considering Din Djarin’s journey of self-discovery in The Mandalorian season 3, the role of Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) is invaluable. Although Din Djarin had become the new wielder of the Darksaber in The Mandalorian season 2, he understood that a position of leadership and rule was not for him by the final episodes of season 3. It’s why he gave up the Darksaber and returned it to her as seen in The Mandalorian season 3, episode 6, knowing full well that the authority that comes with the legendary blade was not something he wished.

This is one of the biggest examples of Djarin’s search for identity seen in The Mandalorian season 3. Although there was heavy speculation that Djarin would come to rule as the next Mandaore, giving up the power was a major moment that closed the door on the possibility, instead opening up new avenues going forward. Offering his support to Bo-Katan and convincing his covert to help liberate their homeworld, Djarin knew that Bo-Katan was far better suited to remain on Mandalore to help lead and rebuild Mandalorian civilization during the New Republic, effectively freeing Djarin himself up for future adventures with his new son.

Din Knows His Place In The Mandalorian Season 4

His New Purpose Is Super Exciting

Din Djarin in the foreground with various Star Wars characters in the background

By The Mandalorian season 3’s finale, Din Djarin has a much better idea of who he is and what he’s meant to do in the Star Wars galaxy. Following his redemption, Djarin also regained his identity, effectively paying off Pascal’s teases at the beginning of the season. Not only is he reunited with his fellow Mandalorian once more, but he’s also with his officially adopted son with their own plot of land on Nevarro. Furthermore, Din Djarin is also bounty hunting for a better cause as seen in the final episode.

Agreeing to work for the New Republic’s Carson Teva and the Adelphi Rangers, Djarin is now hunting down Imperial warlords and traces of their Imperial Remnant. With Grogu at his side, this essentially guarantees that Djarin will continue to play a major role in the New Republic Era, especially now that Grand Admiral Thrawn has returned from his exile in another galaxy as seen at the end of Ahsoka. However, Din Djarin’s new purpose and mission heading into The Mandalorian season 4 could have only happened had he had his journey of self-discovery in The Mandalorian season 3.


  • The Mandalorian Season 3 Poster

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    Werner Herzog, Emily Swallow, Pedro Pascal, Nick Nolte, Omid Abtahi, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito

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    The Mandalorian is set after the Empire’s fall and before the First Order’s emergence in the ever-growing Star Wars universe. The series follows the travails of a lone gunfighter named Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. Acting as the first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian has become incredibly popular on Disney+, partly due to Mando’s relationship with Grogu, which the internet dubbed “Baby Yoda” upon his introduction in season 1.

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    Jon Favreau

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