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The Mandalorian breaks out of its usual pattern this week, bringing us an episode that clearly tries to tie together the three major Star Wars trilogies. Specifically, it is about two well-known figures: clone scientists dr Pershing (Omid Abtahi) and the Imperial Officer Elijah Kane (Katy M. O’Brian).
Both have served for villain Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) in the past. After he’s caught, they find each other Coruscant again, one of the main planets from the prequels. Where the Republic once flourished, the New Republic seeks to erase the horrors of Empire.
The Mandalorian: Dr. Pershing is one of the key characters in explaining the return of the Emperor
Part of a rehabilitation program, Pershing and Kane are primarily concerned with hauling what’s left of the Empire to the junkyard. That bothers Pershing: The equipment is still in good condition and can be used elsewhere. It is similar with his accumulated knowledge about clones.
dr Pershing in The Mandalorian
The New Republic is not interested in his research. However, Kane encourages Pershing to take a small raid undertake to procure the equipment he needs for further investigations into the art of cloning. Even the New Republic could benefit from his insights.
His DNA experiments were misused by the Empire for inhuman purposes, Pershing explains. What actually motivates him is the death of his mother, whom he might have been able to save with the knowledge he has now. In the background, Star Wars is preparing one thing above all in these scenes: the Return of the Emperor.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Episode 4 is an important sequel to the events of the sequel trilogy
In Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker, it turns out that the star villain of the star saga, despite his supposed death in Return of the Jedi, thanks questionable clone experiments
could survive. Since Season 1, The Mandalorian has been scattering breadcrumbs that are slowly but surely leading us to this point.
Pallpatine in Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker
Just like The Clone Wars sequel The Bad Batch, The Mandalorian carries on the clone idea and all the possibilities and conflicts associated with it in the Star Wars universe. Although the Empire says goodbye to the clone army, the issue is with that by no means off the table. It is now only taking place in secret.
Episode 4 of The Mandalorian Season 3 is proving to be one of the key links between the original and sequel trilogies. Once again, it looks like Pershing’s research used for the wrong purposes become. It is only a matter of time before the Earth Order ousts the New Republic.
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