With Bo-Katan delivering so much exposition in this episode, it surprisingly feels like it centres more on her than it does on Mando.
In an eight-episode season, we think Ahsoka will be saved for Episode 5, or possibly even Episode 6 with Robert Rodriguez directing. They betray each other through their attempted takeover of Mandalore, along with the results are catastrophic. I've said this a few times about The Mandalorian, but I do believe the episodes are a little on the short side. Mando and Baby Yoda join him on a fishing ship but quickly learn the alien just wants to kill them and take their valuable beskar.
However, rumours have spread on social media this week suggesting that The Mandalorian could be cancelled after the actions of Baby Yoda in Chapter 10, The Passenger.
Appreciating Djarin's proven bravery, Bo-Katan offers him a role in their conquest to reclaim their home planet of Mandalore, but he declinesin order to prioritize the needs of The Child. Mando finally "finds" other Mandalorians and another Star Wars character with a rich, enticing history in the franchise is introduced, making way for an upcoming fan-favourite character. She's a young woman who was born on the planet Mandalore and was a part of the influential House Kryze.
Sackhoff says she never imagined that she'd get the opportunity to portray Katan because "fan castings never happen", but she happened to mention it to Dave Filoni when she first heard about The Mandalorian, and he hinted that it might be possible.
Despite their conflicting ideologies, Bo-Katan promises to bring him to a Jedi if he helps them infiltrate an imperial freighter and steal their weapons cache. And it's revealed that she is more interested in getting a hold of Moff Gideon's (Giancarlo Esposito) dark saber and re-establishing herself as ruler of Mandalore.
The rest of the episode is quite badass because the four Mandalorian characters shoot their way into the Imperial ship. These episodes show off what Bo-Katan and her squad can really do in some truly wild action scenes, and they usher in a significant status quo change for the character.
The shootouts between the Stormtroopers and the main characters were very entertaining. With an intriguing tease for the next episode and a clearer idea of where this season is heading, "The Heiress" is the best episode of the season yet.
Before his departure, Bo Katan reveals that a Jedi named Ahsoka Tano may know where to place Baby Yoda. Episodes like this peel off some of the layers to unravel the vast scale of Star Wars storytelling built across various shows and books. Together with her intimate ties to the plot and protagonist, we are fairly sure we have not seen the final of Bo-Katan! Hopefully episode 4 can keep up the momentum because this week's episode was a huge blast! There's so much I could go into about Bo-Katan in this episode, but it would be spoiling things, and I want you to find out why she's so interesting for yourselves.