The Mandalorian Season 3 Episode 6 Confirms The New Republic’s Greatest Failing


From what we’ve seen before “Chapter 22,” the Imperial Amnesty Program isn’t a guaranteed success, and can even actively provide former Imperials with motivations and outright opportunities to revert back to the Dark Side. As part of the program, Penn Pershing (Omid Abtahi) is locked in a Kafkaesque reality of menial work and mind-numbing psychological evaluations, which leads him to go rogue and revert back to his (probably) well-meaning but (definitely) inadvertently villainous clone research antics.

Meanwhile, Elia Kane (Katy M. O’Brian), the facilitator of Dr. Pershing’s fate, practically radiates villainy whenever no one’s looking. Since security cameras apparently aren’t a thing on Coruscant, she’s had no problems infiltrating the planet’s command infrastructure simply by keeping up appearances. This allows her to openly hang around the Republic’s higher-ups, bait fellow former Imperials like Pershing, and undermine capable veterans like Carson Teva (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee). Not only is it clear that she’s working toward an unseen plan, but she also tells the doomed Pershing that she’s far from alone, which implies that the rehab program’s hit-and-miss rate is dubious at best.


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