The Mandalorian season 2, episode 3, “The Heiress” sees Din Djarin clash with further remnants of The Empire — played by some more familiar faces.
Warning: SPOILERS ahead for The Mandalorian season 2, episode 3, “The Heiress.”
The latest installment of The Mandalorian saw Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) unite with some new allies against Imperial forces — here’s who played the latest stalwart officers of The Empire. Created by Jon Favreau and produced by Dave Filoni, the series has followed a stoic Mandalorian bounty hunter in the years following Return of the Jedi. After rescuing a mysterious Child (known widely as Baby Yoda) from execution, the titular hero fought several threats to keep him safe. The Mandalorian season 2 has seen that quest expand to include finding Jedi, so The Child could be raised by and among fellow Force users.
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That search took him to the watery planet of Trask in The Mandalorian season 2, episode 3, “The Heiress.” After reuniting the Frog Lady and her remaining eggs with her husband, Din found himself lured into a trap. Fortunately, Din’s arrival had been noticed and Din was promptly rescued by a trio of Mandalorians. Though Din doubted their validity when they removed their helmets, the leader was revealed to be a fan-favorite from Filoni’s animated series: Bo-Katan Kryze — the last of a true-born Mandalore clan. As well as saving the lives of himself and The Child, Bo-Katan revealed she had a lead to a Jedi that may be able to help him.
Before she would share the information, however, she recruited Din’s assistance in raiding an Imperial ship for a cache of weapons. Bo-Katan ultimately changed the terms of their deal in order to steal the entire ship. Later still, it was revealed that she was actually after one very specific weapon: The Darksaber. The mission proved unsuccessful on that front, with the weapon still held safely elsewhere by Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito). The Mandalorian quartet was able to secure everything else, however — though not without some opposition from a squadron of Stormtroopers and some fiercely dedicated Imperial officers. Here’s a quick breakdown of who played each of them.
Titus Welliver As Imperial Captain
Titus Welliver played the leader of the ship with a zealous loyalty to The Empire (and understandable fear of Moff Gideon). Those traits even pushed him to murder members of his own team and make a kamikaze attempt to crash the ship rather than allow its capture. Welliver has played a number of equally villainous roles over the years, including the infamous Man in Black on Lost and the double-crossing Irish gangster Jimmy O’Phelan on Sons of Anarchy.
Kevin Dorff As Deck Officer
Kevin Dorff played the officer who futilely led the defense against Din Djarin and his new Mandalorian associates. Dorff is known for his work as a writer on multiple Conan O’Brien shows. As an actor, he recently guest-starred on multiple episodes of Arrested Development and frequently pops up as Hank the Bartender on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Alexander Wraith As Freighter Pilot
Alexander Wraith played the officer in charge of flying the weapons-carrying ship Bo-Katan and her Mandalorian crew wanted to steal. Wraith previously had recurring roles as Vasily Reznikov on Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black and as Agent Anderson on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Philip Alexander As Security Officer
Philip Alexander played the officer largely in charge of monitoring the ship’s defenses and communicating with other sections. The actor has recently enjoyed guest-roles on Lucifer and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D‘s seventh and final season.
Given the events of the episode, there is absolutely no chance any of the characters will be seen again. However, the fact the officers were acting so openly emphasized why members of the New Republic declared it to be trying times and were so rigidly searching for Imperial holdouts. It also supported what Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant) said about power hating a vacuum. In the wake of The Emperor’s defeat, Moff Gideon clearly has designs on filling the void himself and clearly has a mass of overtly willing operatives still active. As such, Din Djarin will likely encounter more Imperial forces (and familiar faces playing them) as his journey on The Mandalorian continues.
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