Chapter 3: The Sin

"Chapter 3: The Sin" is the third episode of the first season of the American webseries The Mandalorian, based on characters by George Lucas. It premiered on Disney+ on November 22, 2019 in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. The series follows the titular Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal), a lone bounty hunter collecting bounties from the highest bidders. The episode was directed by Deborah Chow and written by series creator Jon Favreau.

"Chapter 3: The Sin"
The Mandalorian episode
Episode no.Season 1
Episode 3
Directed byDeborah Chow
Written byJon Favreau
Featured musicLudwig Göransson
Cinematography by
  • Greig Fraser
  • Barry Idoine
Editing byJeff Seibenick
Original release dateNovember 22, 2019 (2019-11-22)
Running time37 minutes
Guest appearance(s)

Guest starring
Episode chronology
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"Chapter 2: The Child"
Next →
"Chapter 4: Sanctuary"


The Mandalorian delivers the Child to the Client. He asks about the plans for the Child, but is given no answer. When the Mandalorian returns to the secret Mandalorian enclave, where he gets his damaged armor replaced by the Armorer, who will forge him a full cuirass from some of the Beskar reward. Another Mandalorian berates him for working with former agents of the Empire, who are responsible for their predicament. The Armorer diffuses the situation by reminding them of the Way of Mandalore. Returning to the guild, the Mandalorian learns from Greef Karga that everyone in the guild had a tracking fob for the child. Greef implores him to take some time to rest, but the Mandalorian insists on taking on another job. He asks Greef if he has any idea what The Client has planned for the child, but Greef says he did not ask as it would be against the guild code, telling him he should forget about it. Despite accepting a new assignment and starting to prepare his ship to depart, the Mandalorian has a change of heart at the last moment and instead turns back to infiltrate The Client's base of operations.

Killing many Imperial stormtroopers, he rescues the Child from a laboratory. On the way back to his ship, the Mandalorian is ambushed by the other bounty hunters and Greef Carga, who demand he hand the Child over. After he refuses, a firefight breaks out, leaving the Mandalorian heavily outnumbered and cornered, but warriors from the Mandalorian enclave unexpectedly arrive, attacking the bounty hunters and giving the Mandalorian cover to escape. Ambushing the Mandalorian on his ship, Greef gives him one last chance to surrender, but Mando outsmarts him and shoots him, ejecting him from the spacecraft. The Child's hand appears, reaching up to the console from below; the Mandalorian unscrews a control knob that he had berated the Child for playing with at the beginning of the episode, and drops it into its hand.



The episode was directed by Deborah Chow,[1] who is the first woman to direct a live-action Star Wars project. The episode was written by showrunner Jon Favreau, who also provided the voice of Paz Vizla.[2][3]


In December 2018, Emily Swallow was cast as The Armorer.[4]


Ludwig Göransson composed the soundtrack for the episode.[5]


"The Sin" received critical acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, the episode holds an approval rating of 93% with an average rating of 8.37/10, based on 28 reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Director Deborah Chow brings the action in 'The Sin', an effective and exciting installment that pushes deeper into the The Mandalorian's story."[6]

In a positive review, Tyler Hersko, of IndieWire, stated that "[It] has done an admirable job of establishing its premise and most of its main characters in its first three episodes, but it remains to be seen if the rest of the season can move those elements in an interesting (and hopefully inventive) direction."[7]


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  2. ^ "The Mandalorian – Episodes". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Breznican, Anthony (November 22, 2019). "The Mandalorian Episode Three Easter Eggs: Life Day, Iron Man, Princess Leia, and More". Vanity Fair. Condé Nast. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  4. ^ Boucher, Geoff (December 12, 2018). "Star Wars: The Mandalorian Casting: Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers and Werner Herzog Join Disney+ Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "The Mandalorian: Chapter 3 (Original Score)". Apple Music. Apple Inc. November 22, 2019. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Mandalorian: Season 1 Episode 3". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Hersko, Tyler (November 22, 2019). "'The Mandalorian' Review: Predictable but Intense Episode 3 Sets Up Exciting Midseason Arc". IndieWire. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved December 19, 2019.

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