Plot Holes in Season 3 of The Mandalorian Explained by ScreenCrush [Spoilers]

Some of you may have noticed several plot holes in the most recent season of The Mandalorian.

ScreenCrush on YouTube does a great job of explaining possible answers to these plot holes. For the video, watch here. There’s also the bonus of seeing a cute dog.

I wrote down some of what was said below for those who don’t feel like watching a video.

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  • Plot Hole #1: How did Grogu catch up and rescue Din Djarin in the final episode of the season?
  • Answer: It’s possible that Grogu fled to safety with the other Mandalorians, but then turned around and went looking for Din. And how did he find him? It has been established in Star Wars that one can use the force to find people, especially if they have a strong connection. Princess Leia used the force to find Luke at the end of The Empire Strikes Back. So it’s possible that Grogu used the force to find Din Djarin.

  • Plot Hole #2: How did a piece of glass prevent Grogu from using the force to save Din when he was captured? When Din was captured, we see Grogu behind glass trying to save him but unable to do so.
  • Answer: One theory is that it might be more difficult to connect to the force through objects. Another point connected to this one, is the following: How come a piece of glass blocks Grogu’s connection to the force, but he is powerful enough to use the force to protect himself, along with Din Djarin and Bo-Katan from a powerful, fiery explosion? A possible answer to this is that Grogu did spend time with Luke learning how to use the force. But it seems like Grogu mainly knows how to use the force for defensive, rather than offensive capabilities. In the battle scenes we see Grogu using the force to knock sabers out of the way, rather than using them for harm. That may be how Luke taught him.

  • Plot Hole #3: Why was Moff Gideon so ridiculously strong in the final battle scene? He was even able to crush the dark saber, the hilt of which is made out of high quality beskar armor.
  • Answer: One potential answer is that Moff Gideon’s armor is also made out of beskar. And not only is it beskar, but if you listen to him walking, the suit itself sounds robotic, as if he is wearing the equivalent of an Iron Man suit made out of beskar. The suit probably augments Moff Gideon’s strength.

  • Plot Hole #4: How did Axe Woves have enough fuel in his jet pack to blast into space, when a crux of a previous episode (The Foundling) is that the Mandalorians couldn’t pursue the child stolen by the pterodactyl-like-alien-thing because they ran out of jet fuel?
  • Answer: We don’t know how long the Mandalorians were actually pursuing the pterodactyl-like-alien-thing before they ran out of fuel. They could have been pursuing this creature for hundreds of miles before they ran out. Granted, the lowest satellites in orbit above the Earth are 160 km above the surface. However, when we see Axe Woves on the bridge of the ship, we can also see the planet’s atmosphere. So it’s likely that the ship is at the distance of an airplane, which is about 6 miles above the surface. It’s conceivable that Axe Woves would have enough jet fuel for 6 miles.

  • Plot Hole #5: It’s been established that Mandalorian second names are surnames, like Kryze, Fett, and Vizla. So why is Grogu named Din Grogu and not Grogu Djarin?
  • Answer: On one hand, it could be a silly mistake made by the writers. But on the other hand, Din Djarin is possibly not a native Mandalorian name. Din is from a planet called Aq Vetina. It is possible that when Death Watch took him in, he kept his original name, and his people may have a different naming convention.

For more season 3 plot holes and answers, check out Screen Crush’s video.

The art on this page was made by kikishiomi.

Feel free to comment on any other plot holes you may have noticed, or react to some of these answers.

Help Support Sci-Fi Micro Fiction!

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Moon Knight’s Weakness – Astronomy Apps (Plot Hole in Episode 3)

Twitter is abuzz today with the news that a second season of Moon Knight is in the making.

Moon Knight director Mohamed Diab and Oscar Isaac are currently in Cairo. When asked by a fan if season 2 was happening, Oscar Isaac replied, “Why else would we be here? (Source)”


Overall the first season was a major success. Oscar Isaac was able to show off his remarkable acting talent by portraying two very different personalities: Tough guy American mercenary Marc Spector, and the meek, mild mannered, British gift shop cashier, Steven Grant.

The Disney+ action filled super hero story of Egyptian mythos and gods was very fun. I was definitely entertained.

However, my only hang up about the show was what happened in episode three of season one. Something so silly and ridiculous I wanted to throw a gold plated scarab at my TV.

Marc Spector is in Egypt trying to locate Ammit’s tomb, all while vying for control over his and Steven’s shared body. It’s critical for them to find Ammit’s tomb quickly, or else Arthur (the bad guy) will get there first, and resurrect a very dangerous goddess into the world.

However, in order to find Ammit’s tomb, the good guys need to know how the night sky looked one millennia earlier.

So what do they do?

Does Marc Spector or Layla download an astronomy app like SkySafari to see what the sky would’ve looked like a thousand years ago? The app costs $5.


Instead, Khonshu, Egyptian lord of the moon and vengeance, changes the ENTIRE freaking night sky! This is a move so controversial it gets him imprisoned in stone by the other gods.

And all he had to do was pay $5 for an app.

Oh well. Their version was more dramatic than mine. Script called for it I guess.


Moon Knight Season 1 Episode 3 Recap (The Ringer)

Moon Knight Is Returning for Season 2, Oscar Isaac Suggests in TikTok (CNET)

#SFFpit on Twitter Today!

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Today is #SFFpit on Twitter. You have a chance to pitch your science fiction or fantasy novel to agents in a single tweet.

#SFFpit has already started, since it is 8am-6pm EST, but you still have plenty of time to jump in. 

The rules and details about #SFFpit are here

Make sure your novel is actually finished. If you want to help your friends, you can retweet their tweets but don’t like them, unless you are an agent. 

Unlike other pitch days, #SFFpit is only for sci-fi and fantasy. But what’s great about it is that you can make one pitch per hour. Giving you 10 chances to pitch your story.

Have fun and good luck! 

New Dune Trailer!

The new Dune movie (based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 “Dune”) is slated to come out December 18th, 2020. 

So SOMETHING good will happen in 2020. 

Denis Villeneuve is the director. He also directed Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival. 

The movie will have big name actors such as Jason Momoa and Oscar Isaac. 


Dune 2020 Characters Cast Plot Explained  (Polygon)

3 Reasons Why Dune 2020 is Nothing Like Other Dunes (Inverse)

Dune (IMDb)

In Search of Tomorrow – The Definitive 80’s Sci-Fi Documentary (Official Trailer)

In Search of Tomorrow, from director David Weiner, is a four-hour-plus retrospective of ‘80s Sci-Fi movies featuring interviews with actors, directors, writers, SFX experts, and composers.

The film takes the viewer on a year-by-year deep dive into the most iconic and eccentric science fiction films of the 1980s, such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Blade Runner, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future, Dune, RoboCop, Aliens, Tron, WarGames, The Terminator, Ghostbusters, 1984, Brazil, Predator, Akira, The Road Warrior, The Thing, The Abyss, Short Circuit, Highlander and several more. The film also examines the science and technology behind the fiction amid insider tales of the creative process.

The movie is supposed to come out in 2021.

The video above seems too long for a movie trailer in my opinion (a whopping 3.45 minutes!) It doesn’t say much about the making of the documentary and who is involved, but it did show a lot of killer sci-fi moments from 80s cinema, so that was cool.

Looking forward to watching the documentary when it comes out.


In Search of Tomorrow – Kick Starter

IN SEARCH OF TOMORROW Documentary Explores ’80s Sci-Fi (Nerdist)

In Search of Tomorrow Wikipedia Page

Tron 3 is Finally In The Works!

After ten years, Disney is finally moving forward with a new Tron movie after being in a state of cryogenic production freeze. Tron 3 will be starring Jared Leto.

Jared Leto has said the following. “I’m struck with such gratitude for the opportunity to bring this movie to life, especially as both the original video game and the film affected me so deeply as a young child. The fact that I get to be a part of this new chapter is mind-blowing.” (Games Radar)

“I am so very excited and proud to confirm that YES – I will be starring in TRON. We will work as hard as we possibly can to create something that I hope you all will love.  We have some very special ideas in store for you all…” (Games Radar)

Tron 3 will be directed by Garth Davis, whose experience up until this point has been indie dramas. This came as a surprise to many who expected Joseph Kosinski to return as the director. But who knows, maybe Garth Davis will pleasantly surprise us.

“Kosinski helmed Legacy and had long been attached to the third Tron movie. The project sputtered around Disney in the years following Legacy‘s release, with Kosinski saying in 2017 the movie was in a “cryogenic freeze” and thus, signaling to fans a threequel may not have been so sure a thing.” (Collider)

“While Kosinski is not set to return, we can’t say the same for Hedlund, Wilde, or Bridges. There are no plot details on the third Tron movie to spare and so, in combination with Legacy‘s ending, the door is very much open when it comes to any of these actors possibly returning. Then again, whether or not any of them is actively interested in returning in another matter entirely.” (Collider)

It’s worth noting that Disney has been going back and forth, saying they won’t make the movie, that they will, that they’ll make a show on Disney+, that they won’t. So who knows what could happen.

What’s interesting though is that when the original Tron came out in 1982, it was a box-office flop. But in the years following, it became a cult classic.

As to the release date for Tron 3, no date has been given yet.

‘Tron 3’ Moving Forward With Jared Leto to Star, Garth Davis to Direct (Collider)

Tron 3 has been announced and Jared Leto may have just leaked the title (Games Radar)

Tron 3 Back in the Works with Director Garth Davis (Den of Geek)