The Mandalorian

There hasn’t been anything overly telling about The Mandalorian and Bo-Katan having romantic feelings toward one another. But there’s no denying the possibilities, or the chemistry!

Is there room for romance in The Mandalorian? Star Wars is famous for many reasons. It’s a riveting family drama set in a war-torn space setting. There’s an extraordinary power called the Force that makes for genuinely rewarding moments. There are lightsabers and epic battles between good and evil, and iconic heroes and villains. But there’s one element to Star Wars, however, that has been crucial to this franchise since the beginning. Romance.

Have you ever watched anything with Star Wars without this heartwarming aspect? The Original Trilogy gave us Han and Leia, and the Prequel Trilogy focused heavily on Anakin and Padme’s relationship. In fact, the thought of losing Padme in childbirth ultimately drove Anakin’s decision to turn to the dark side. And the romance, ladies, and gentlemen, don’t end there.

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Whether people ship them or not, there’s Cassian and Jyn’s partnership which felt like it was leaning more romantic toward the end of their story. Han’s romantic past with Qi’ra. Kylo Ren and Rey’s will-they-won’t-they romance. Finn and Rose’s brief romance. Hera and Kanan’s beautiful love story amid the fight against the Empire. Vel and Cinta’s complicated romance. Heck, even Obi-Wan can join this conversation due to his past romantic feelings for Duchess Satine Kryze of Mandalore. Even a show like The Bad Batch, which was entirely devoid of romantic subplots, has introduced a surprising turn for one of the clones. Tech, as he seems to be finding companionship with the artifact-stealing, Robin Hood-type Phee.

So yes, romance is an essential aspect of this franchise, leading us to The Mandalorian.

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The Mandalorian had only one episode with a slightly more romantic flair in its three-season run so far. Chapter 4: Sanctuary. Remember Omera, the single mom who cared for Mando and Grogu while they stayed on that luscious planet? Romance was definitely in the air between Mando and Omera. With her even going so far as to almost take his helmet off when asking him to stay on that planet. Ultimately, things didn’t work out, and there hasn’t been one romantic plotline for Mando since, which was entirely sensible.

The great love story featured in this show for the first two seasons was Mando’s growing affection for his adopted child, Grogu. Their father-son bond is beautiful and, honestly, one of the most rewarding relationships ever created for this franchise. That being said, now that their companionship is fully established, it makes sense, as a storyteller, to shake things up and provide a new element to Mando’s world that could make for an exciting story.

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(L-R): Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) in Lucasfilm’s THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.


Enters Bo-Katan, a now-disgraced leader of Mandalore whose past is freckled with both tragedy and triumph. For Din Djarin, she’s the first Mandalorian he has ever met who takes her helmet off willingly. And yet, over time, he learns that she’s no less honorable than the members of his cult. She’s a link to the past that he’ll never know about. She’s brave and a total badass like himself, and now she’s saved him more than once.

As of right now, there hasn’t been anything overly telling about Din and Bo having romantic feelings toward one another. But there’s no denying the possibilities. Their relationship began as a kind of rivalry, which has now devolved into a partnership. It reminds me slightly of Han and Leia, who ultimately didn’t like each other very much at first, only to fall in love by the end of Episode V. With five episodes left in the season and a whole lot more Bo-Katan, romance could be just around the corner. And, if Star Wars is anything to learn by, it’s that there’s no such thing as a romance-less story in this franchise.

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Katee Sackhoff As Bo-Katan Kryze In The Mandalorian Season 2, Available On Disney+

The Mandalorian Season 3 is now streaming on Disney Plus.

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