Atonement Never Looked This Good

When we last saw Din Djarin, the bounty hunter had effectively been stripped of his Mandalorian title for daring to remove his helmet a bunch of times. After winning the Darksaber in the second season of “The Mandalorian” — and reuniting with Grogu in “The Book of Boba Fett” — Din is setting off to redeem himself. Not only will he be making a pilgrimage to Mandalore this season, but he seems to be forming a larger clan than just himself and Grogu.

“Our people are scattered like stars in the galaxy,” Din says, as he and a group of Mandalorians — all decked out in mismatching armor — travel across a desert planet. Din has clearly been busy since the events of “Book of Boba Fett,” and he seems to be testing out the responsibility of leadership, at least on a smaller scale. Taking on a group of foundlings could be just one of the ways that Din plans to atone for all his Mandalorian sins. Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) holds Din’s “cult,” The Children of the Watch, at least partially responsible for the downfall of Mandalore: though she’s not present in this trailer, she does say as much in the season 3 teaser. If Din took her words to heart, he might be working to restore Mandalore — but first, he has to come to terms with what it really means to be a Mandalorian.

As Din waxes poetic about the true responsibility of his creed, the trailer features him traveling across the galaxy, reuniting with old allies like Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) and even the Armorer (Emily Swallow). He tells the latter of his plan to head to Mandalore, “so that I may be forgiven for my transgressions.” Pretty heavy stuff — it’s a good thing Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) is around to lighten to mood a bit.

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