[Warning: contains MAJOR spoilers for Chapter 20 of Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Read on only if you’ve seen the episode.] The latest chapter of The Mandalorian Season 3 is now streaming, and frankly I’m still processing. Though the chapter clocked in at a comparatively measly thirty minutes and change, it packed quite a lot in its allotted time. We finally got the answer we’ve been waiting for with respect to Grogu’s rescuer during Order 66. (You can read about that HERE.) We also got to see Bo Katan continue forward on her crisis-of-faith character arc. Perhaps most importantly, however, ‘The Foundling’ raises one of the greatest questions the Star Wars franchise faces today: Do the Children of the Watch actually have sex with their helmets on???
I jest, I jest. Calling it the greatest question facing Star Wars is, of course, hyperbole. If you’ve seen the episode, though, you know you asked yourself the question in your head. So how did this query regarding Mandalorian love-making suddenly spring to the forefront? Let’s jump back to the season’s first chapter, ‘The Apostate.’ The chapter opened with what appeared to be a foundling going through a baptism ceremony as he recited the Creed. Keen-eyed fans were quick to point out the fact that the color scheme of the child’s helmet looked remarkably familiar. It matched that of Paz Vizsla’s, who himself watched the ceremony with great interest. Chapter 20 now confirms that the child is indeed his son.
Mandalorian Love in the New Republic
Sure, curious minds want to know the story behind this revelation. Who is the child’s mother? The Armorer, perhaps? She and Paz Vizsla have been inseparable from their first appearances in The Mandalorian. If that’s the case, I fully admit I want to know how. (Don’t get all prude on me, you know you do too.) You’d think a lot of the intimacy of the act would be lost if they didn’t remove their helmets. Plus, that would just be, well, awkward. Sadly, I fear the answer won’t come, and that there’s a more likely explanation for Vizsla 2.0.
Don’t forget: it is part of the Mandalorian Creed to take in foundlings. The more plausible (and highly disappointing, if I do say so) explanation is that Ragnar Vizsla is, like Grogu, also still a foundling. The covert considers Din Djarin to be Grogu’s “father,” after all. Paz Vizsla likely rescued the child, is raising him, and considers him a son, even if they’re not actually bound by blood. Still… the notion of a Mandalorian gettin’ some is definitely intriguing, and worth the chuckle.
So, what do you think? Are Paz Vizsla and the Armorer a thing? Or is Ragnar merely a foundling under Paz’s care? Let us know your thoughts.