The Mandalorian - Season 3
Ever since The Mandalorian hit Disney+ over three years ago, it became one of the best-known and best-loved shows of all time, with its cinematic visuals, compulsive action, characteristic intrigue, and of course, Grogu, who charmed the pants off many a fan. It had gone through some significant events, good and bad, but since Mando left Grogu with Luke Skywalker last season, many people wondered what would’ve been on the horizon for The Mandalorian.
The short answer? We got another engaging adventure that tested Mando’s commitment to his origins and capabilities as a group player. The long answer?
First, this season took place sometime after the second season finale and The Book of Boba Fett, since Grogu joined up with Mando, or, as I might as well describe him, Din Djarin, after leaving him with Luke Skywalker at the end of last season. And if I were you, I’d tune into The Book of Boba Fett to get a good idea of how they met up and partnered up again, even if it requires swimming through murky waters to get there.
It started with Djarin and Grogu reuniting with his tribe, but Djarin was in hot water because he took his helmet off when he said goodbye to Grogu before Grogu’s mentorship with Luke Skywalker. And by Mandalore creed, Mandalorians were never supposed to remove their helmets. So now, Djarin assured his tribe, specifically their leader, The Armorer, that he would’ve gathered proof of the Living Waters from Mandalore, where Mandalorians could’ve bathed themselves for redemption. So, he was permitted to do so while enlisting to help of several of his allies, including Greef Karga, who became promoted to be Magistrate of Navarro and rogue Mandalorian Bo-Katan Kryze. However, she was reluctant to help Djarin because her allies, who joined her in reclaiming the Darksaber last season, all flew away and became mercenaries. So, after going through some hurdles on Mandalore – prompting Grogu to enlist Bo-Katan’s help on his own, impressively – Djarin successfully found the ponds of Mandalore to bathe himself in. However, as he did so, he was dragged down, enticing Bo-Katan to jump into the pond and rescue him while also seeing a fabled beast of Mandalore nestling underwater. Because of this, not to mention Bo-Katan’s old home being blown to smithereens by incoming Imperial troopers, they headed back to Djarin’s tribe. Because Djarin brought forth the waters of Mandalore as proof as promised, he was officially pardoned for his misdeeds, as was Bo-Katan since she also bathed while rescuing Djarin.
From then on, there was a potential consideration among Djarin, Bo-Katan, and the rest of their tribe to investigate the remains of Mandalore for possible rehabilitation. As Djarin discovered the pools of Mandalore, he also found, among other things, that the atmosphere was breathable, despite being warned not to breathe the air and not risk breathing harmful fumes. Djarin even wanted to bring in a robot to do the job, even though he ended up with R5-D4 when he sought out the remains of IG-11. So, Djarin, The Armorer, and their tribe banded up to return carefully and confidently to Mandalore and reclaim it while fighting other dangerous foes, including Pirates with a personal history with Greef Karga.
However, that’s not the only threat lurking in the galaxy. Word had it that Moff Gideon would’ve been sent to trial after being incarcerated by Djarin, Cara Dune, and their allies last season. However, some signs implied that he never did and had somehow been out and about again. Now that Gideon was free and plotting nefarious schemes behind the scenes, what more would he have had in store for Djarin, Bo-Katan, and their soon-expanding Mandalorian fleet? How much of a role did Gideon play in the near destruction of their home planet many years ago? What would he have unleashed on the sidelines or in person as a potential harbinger of the Galactic Empire’s resurrection?
Since it premiered a couple of months ago, as of this writing, many people have been turned off by this season. I’d wager that most of it came from Djarin’s characterizations. The first two seasons detailed Djarin as he navigated the galaxy, tending to his missions on his terms and being paid credits for his bounty work. Some people considered him a Clint-Eastwood-esque character for his mysterious nature, but his ever-growing friendship with Grogu tested his trust and compassion towards others. This commitment would’ve shown him what value lies ahead in life, more than what he received by being a bounty hunter. Here, most of those qualities phased out as he rediscovered his place as a Mandalorian, what can be done to atone for his errors from earlier in the show, and the possibility of him reclaiming what was long lost. A good portion of viewers felt turned off by this narrative direction, for they thought it took away some of the mystery factor and that, by comparison, this feels more like an above-average action adventure. But in my opinion, because this adventure is about Djarin and his place in the galaxy as either a Mandalorian or as his human being, the new chapters in his life always intrigued me as I saw where the new chapters in life took him as he went along. And Bo-Katan Kryze, too.
As understandable as that is, the show’s direction this season was still engaging. It still allowed the characters to rediscover potential truths about themselves and their heritage and whether the time was right to break out of their comfort zone in search of what they all longed for: a place to call home. Djarin and the others would no longer have been wanderers since they now had proof to help them regain what was rightfully theirs.
And the same goes for Bo-Katan, too. Ever since her debut last season, she was an intriguing Mandalorian who acted outside of her Mandalorian creed with her fellow Mandalorians but was put on an edge over what to do when what she strived for was within reach yet not so easy to claim. She and her former allies regularly took their helmets off and were interested primarily in claiming the Darksaber from Moff Gideon. Part of it was out of a need to wield its power, yet the rest was because they wanted to reclaim a piece of Mandalorian history. Well, think of Kryze’s time this season as the equivalent of a redemption arc for her. Everything she gathered as a rogue Mandalorian was about to come in handy when she exercised them on her foes for the welfare of her newfound Mandalorian troops. Moreover, I read that Kryze was formerly a princess of Mandalore before the Empire barged in, like what Leia was to Alderaan. So, her dilemmas this season felt heightened by the more personal aspects of her goals and convictions throughout the show.
Likewise, after two seasons of watching Djarin act independently and with varying levels of commitment, morally and on a larger scale, watching him work as a group member, especially as a reformed Mandalorian, still laid out a test of honorability and commitment as he and Bo-Katan tried to rediscover their true heritage and their place in the galaxy as what they both sought out was more within reach than ever.
Surprisingly, however, Grogu was mainly sidelined for half of this season. He was often either kept watch over or not accompanying Djarin as he went out to do his own thing. But throughout the little moments he displayed onscreen, he had shown some tremendously impressive skill, notably as Djarin meant to prepare Grogu as a Mandalorian Foundling. For example, in a match he had with a young boy christened as a new Mandalorian Foundling himself, Grogu was hit by two of the kid’s three paintballs before he was about to be knocked over with his third. But then, Grogu jumped up and over the kid, all with the Force at his disposal, and used it to shoot all three of his paintballs at once at the kid, proving his capabilities as a Mandalorian apprentice. It looks like his training with Luke Skywalker throughout The Book of Boba Fett seems to be paying off somehow!
Also, his simultaneous mischief and talent continued to be in store for our cute little Baby Yoda. For example, he started speaking a little, like with the mechanic, Peli Motto. And later, when Djarin was looking for parts of IG-11 – part of it was to find a suitable robot to help him detect the toxic levels of Mandalore – Greef Karga introduced Djarin to IG-11 as a vehicular robot, with a portal small enough for Grogu to fit in and control. Djarin wasn’t sure about this, given Grogu’s age and experience. But soon, once he grasped its levers, some slight mayhem was bound to happen on Grogu’s end. He also got to push buttons that have the robot say ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ as if to clue the viewers into what Grogu would’ve said, but with the robot speaking for him. Sometimes, it’s funny; other times, it’s cute and meaningful. And on more than one occasion, he leaped in through the robot in the more crucial moments. So, it’s true what they say; sometimes, babies can surprise you.
However, that’s not the only memorable thing to note about Grogu. In “The Foundling,” as The Armorer was watching over Grogu and preparing some rookie-level Mandalorian armor for him, the pounding of her hammer on the iron caused Grogu to flashback to when he escaped an incoming slaughter of his friends and allies during Order 66. He was among the Younglings, and he fled the scene before Anakin Skywalker and his troops caught up to them. After hiding in an elevator, the elevator opened to reveal a Jedi Master named Kelleran Beq, who knew Grogu before. A hectic chase scene followed with the Jedi Master outwitting the now-brainwashed Jedi troopers as he evacuated Grogu to safety.
It wasn’t the first time I remembered Grogu’s flashbacks dating back to his time on Coruscant. There’ve been hints and brief segments of them throughout the first two seasons, but I don’t believe such focus or exposition was dedicated to them as much as they were to this one. After watching this, it left me with a few questions. One, who is Kelleran Beq? Two, where did Grogu come from if he was raised among the Jedi? Three, is Beq alive or dead? Four, if he’s alive, where is he? And five, would this tempt Grogu to search for his meaning in life the same way Djarin always had with his? It was shown to us with just enough details to add up to the eventual big reveal of Grogu’s past, and what’s been unveiled of him so far left me hungry for more. I’ll wager that what’s left to reveal about Grogu’s backstory is being saved for the next season or two. Until then, however, I’m continually excited to know more about Grogu and his background.
Speaking of which, regarding Cara Dune, I was holding my breath to see what the characters would’ve mentioned of her. In a brief exchange that Djarin and Greef Karga had, Djarin asked about Cara Dune’s whereabouts while Carga told him that she was on business with the New Republic. It’d potentially seem lazy to write her off as doing nothing but that, but you know what? That makes sense to her character. By the end of last season, she was invited to join the New Republic as a Marshall, anyway, with Cara visibly giving it some thought. Now, it seems like she accepted their request. On top of that, there was initially going to be a spinoff show centered around Cara Dune and her newfound affiliates called “Rangers of the New Republic,” which never got off the ground because of Gina Carano’s firing. So was Carano’s time in The Mandalorian, no matter what happened, destined to lessen throughout the show anyway?
However, if there’s one character who potentially wouldn’t have needed to return but came back with a more extensive threat level with him than anticipated, it’s the return of Moff Gideon. Throughout the season, the characters mentioned that Gideon was originally going to be put on trial for his actions, but he never made it to trial. Chances were that he snuck away with some cohorts or battled his way out, but I don’t recall that being delved into very much. However, by the time he returned in the last two episodes of the season, his vendetta against Djarin and his allies for foiling his plans last time added tremendous stealth to this character, thus giving him a more potent boost in his sense of intimidation. Now, that’s how you do a creepy villain!
One of his discreet courses of action was to establish a hidden facility, and within the Mandalorian crust, no less, where he constructed Imperial battleships and assembled the next wave of Stormtroopers with which to reignite the Galactic Empire. Among them was a group of Stormtroopers called Praetorian Guards, who wore red outfits and carried nasty-looking purple sabers. And I swear those guys had to have been the precursors of the red stormtroopers I remember from the Sequel Trilogy!
The character arcs in this season all primarily dwelt on various issues ranging from individuality, copartnership, redemption, and belonging. Outside of applying to Din Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze for reasons I already laid out about them, it’s potentially more enticing when you have a whole group of Mandalorians in the same condition as them for most of their lives. Because the rest of the Mandalorian tribe felt robbed of their ways and home planet throughout the rise of the Empire, they felt tempted to go through with the mission and recruit The Armorer and their troops to track down Mandalore and retake it for themselves once again. After the Mandalorians were straying and pulling off random, more unnerving qualities to survive, now was their chance to regain control of their home planet. Most of all, their commitment to reclaiming Mandalore invited a sense of obligation, for they had lost something so dear to them like Djarin and Bo-Katan did.
The acting by everyone involved in this season, especially the returning actors, gave their characters some much-needed deep impressions. To be frank about Pedro Pascal, he sounded a tad too monotone as he spoke in his usual shady yet negotiable and knowledgeable way. Nonetheless, he still played his character like he was savvy enough in his conditions and location to sense the right strategy or moves necessary to move on forward. In addition, he gave him commitment and slight shadiness, and the fact that we hear his voice rather than see it being spoken in plain sight, it took on an exciting layer to explore with this character, just like in the first two seasons.
Katee Sackhoff added surmounting gravitas to her character, Bo-Katan Kryze. I knew she did an excellent job with her character last season, but now, she’s expressed a twinge of suffering tying back to what she dealt with many years ago. As Kryze wrapped her head around what she’d lost, what she regained, and how Kryze used what she was given to her advantage due to her otherwise unfounded experience, Sackhoff allowed Bo-Katan Kryze to genuinely evolve into a more fascinating, multifaceted character who’s almost on par with Djarin. Almost.
Carl Weathers still honed his peaceful nature as expressed through Greef Carga, but he’s added a level of regality to him, which is fitting considering his new role on Navarro. Whenever Weathers played Carga, he played him like he meant to become a prosperous ruler of his people, city, and the planet he lived on. And when he was threatened by outside forces, including his old foes, his expressions, and demeanor grew firm in his defiance as he prepared to stand his ground.
One actress I found myself amazed by was Katy O’Brian as Elia Kane. As I’ve witnessed throughout “The Convert,” she did a terrific job portraying her as if she turned over a new leaf as an ex-Imperial trooper. But as Kane’s true colors slowly became revealed, she displayed an essence of sinister craftiness in her demeanor and expressions. It shows that you need to watch out for who you think you can trust since it’s likely that they may be spies hiding in plain sight.
In a carryover from arguably last season, this season continued The Mandalorian’s trend of throwing in extra cameos to spice up some of Din Djarin’s journeys. In one episode, as the show shifted onto Carson Teva, who’s had a history with Djarin, he and we were greeted by a familiar face. This character was the same species as Zeb from Star Wars Rebels, with his bulky body shape, deep purple color, and sly voice. However, it wasn’t until I looked more closely at the end credits that he was not only the same species but also the same character. That just blew my mind. Considering how he came from a computer-animated series for families, he was given an exceptional visual translation here in The Mandalorian. He looked like he genuinely did exist alongside the dwellers of the galaxy in the flesh. And having seen Star Wars Rebels from beginning to end before, this was a pleasant surprise.
Arguably the most stylish and surprisingly star-studded of The Mandalorian’s episodes was “Guns for Hire,” where Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze attempted to seek out rogue Mandalorians in the hopes of roping them into their cause to take back Mandalore, including Kryze’s allies-turned-mercenaries. Their quest in this episode took them into Plazir-15, a planet that felt too much like Walt Disney World, with its glowy, stylish locations and accommodable qualities throughout. But the point is that this episode roped in some unexpected big-name stars. Among them were Lizzo and Jack Black, both starring as rulers who outlawed weaponry on Plazir-15 to ensure a more peaceful, non-violent environment. But the most significant cameo in this episode was the actor who played Commissioner Helgait, the programmer of the robots in the city, who happened to be Christopher Lloyd.
Yes, that Christopher Lloyd.
These actors could have dropped some one-liners and let the main characters be on their way. But for what they had going for them, they all took on their roles with conviction and knew how to infuse some dignity into parts that would have risked falling flat. This is the kind of cameos I like, where the big-name actors brought forth more to the table than what was required of them and made their roles shine a bit.
But besides the excitement that came with watching Grogu escape Order 66 in his youth back on Coruscant, much like Zeb, I didn’t catch on to the identity of the actor playing Kelleran Beq until I saw the end credits. And the actor playing him was Ahmed Best, or, as many Star Wars fans know him too well…
…Jar Jar Binks.
After playing an admittedly obnoxious-sounding character throughout the Prequel Trilogy, what he displayed here as a noble, well-meaning Jedi who personally knew Grogu was nothing short of staggering. His dedication to his cause infused his character with a level of righteousness and wisdom recognizable from most other experienced Jedi who lived before and even after Order 66. And nothing feels more surreal than watching one of the most adorable characters in Star Wars rescued by the actor who played one of the most despised characters in all of Star Wars.
Finally, you have Giancarlo Esposito making a comeback as Moff Gideon. Although he generally carried the same composure and powerful tones as last season, what made him so intimidating this time was how little we see him this season, while what he did behind the scenes spoke volumes. Considering the amount of time that Esposito spent playing this character this season and how Gideon didn’t resurface in person until the last two episodes, Esposito knew how to keep Moff Gideon feeling like a legitimate threat whenever he either was at his most in control or flew into a fit of rage. Of course, judging from what happened to his character by the end of this season, this must’ve felt like quite a way to throw in one last hurrah playing his character as he always did best.
The Mandalorian also hasn’t lost its sense of immaculate worldbuilding or world-exploring. I haven’t seen enough extended Star Wars entries to understand how each planet or ecosystem worked throughout the galaxy. However, the worlds and lands visited throughout this season still carried the distinctness and grandeur expected in anything out of Star Wars.
Besides the more touristy-looking settings throughout Plazir-15 in Guns for Hire, one destination felt relatively unique among most Star Wars settings. Whenever I think of cantinas throughout Star Wars, I usually refer to the cantina in Tatooine. Plazir-15 had a cantina that was operated by droids for droids. No alien life, no human life, just droids. And you can tell just how often they’ve had visitors that weren’t droids by their reactions to Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze stepping into their cantina. What helped propel its uniqueness was how droids in this society were meant to be treated as equals and to coexist alongside society instead of being used as weapons of war. That’s what the rulers of Plazir-15 had in mind and what Commissioner Helgait decided to change with the nano droids he implanted into the robots that made them go haywire. So, besides the episode’s cameos and detective story, the worldbuilding benefitted it, too.
When the show explored Mandalore in its frail nature, it carried so much ruin, yet so much culture and history hidden after the Empire wiped out everything else on the surface. The atmosphere was luscious and exuberant, even if it all occurred underground. However, with all the neglect it endured came countless other obstacles and foes that snuck in to inhabit it and call it home while the native Mandalorians were away. So, this was not only intriguing to take in and relish, if not dreadful in terms of what else lived there, it also aroused engaging contemplations over the worthiness of rehabilitating Mandalore as signs hinted that it could be remade into what it once was again. In a way, this played a role in the more hopeful nature that Star Wars always believed in, the hope that even after all the misery and chaos that ensued considering the Empire’s influence and intrusion, things and places could be remade into their former glory somehow. Of course, some planets might’ve been luckier than others, as demonstrated by how well Alderaan and Coruscant fared, but still.
Whenever I saw Navarro in the first two seasons, I respected its modest functionality and relationship with Karga. With Karga on board, the city seemingly flourished under his influence while showing ruin once his old foes resurfaced to wreak havoc. Yet, its citizens still demonstrated the city’s resilience in the face of sudden onslaughts.
However, Navarro’s political placement among the galaxy made it feel more intriguing. When Carga notified Carson Teva about the onslaught, he intended to seek out the New Republic for aid and support to the planet. However, they rebuked him, saying that they had other more important obligations to tend to, especially since the planet wasn’t a Republican planet. This would make you think that the New Republic was being too neglectful of Navarro, and it’s for reasons I’ll mention shortly. But Djarin and the other Mandalorians later said Navarro was independent, meaning it never abided by Republican or Imperial rule. In a sense, it tied into the morality play showcased most effectively with Djarin and his associates throughout the show. And now, the same can be demonstrated with Carga, Navarro, and who he generally allowed in as visitors or residents. So, when Djarin, Bo-Katan Kryze, and their troops were the guys Teva relied on to help him help Carga with the Pirates who came to lay wreckage to the city and citizens, they were honored as residents of Navarro, while their public impact and place among the Galactic facilities invited some potential disarray over whether the Mandalorians were heroes or enemies.
Even at the end of the season, when Djarin met up with Teva again, he requested to join his workforce as a scavenger hunter for the outer rims of the galaxy, and Teva allowed him to do so, even if it meant going against his Republican regulations.
So, while it wasn’t as much in the forefront as it was throughout the first two seasons, the morality play was still present and never sacrificed. Even the New Republic was no stranger to exposing morally shady motives here, primarily because of the bad seeds that operated underneath it, like Elia Kane. Plus, it seemed Teva was about to fit the bill, too, but for different reasons and purposes than the rest of the New Republic. But, whenever it did play its part when appropriate, the morality play threw cohesion and intrigue to the characters, dilemmas, and even worlds at play here in the show.
Speaking of onslaughts, what’s a good Star Wars installment without some good action and visuals to go along with it? The choreography and shootouts that came with the action scenes throughout the season still contributed to their thrilling nature and visual wonders, no matter who’s gaining the upper hand. Because of its big budget, as I stated by now about its first two seasons, they helped the action scenes, shootouts, and showdowns feel on par with those of the Star Wars films. There have been a few occasions where I gazed at the action scenes on screen, and they felt like something right out of Game of Thrones, especially with either the dragon-like creature in the Foundling, her chicks, or with the climactic battle scenes at the season finale.
And let’s not forget Grogu. To the best of my knowledge, this character was still operated by puppetry, so the number of expressions and varying personalities he expressed carried forth tremendous talent in making this character come to life. It worked for this character as seamlessly as it did with Yoda throughout the franchise, and you know The Mandalorian hit a home run of a character when the same can be said about Grogu.
There are too many memorable moments to choose from throughout The Mandalorian’s third season. Whether it’s the cameos in Guns for Hires, Grogu’s flashback, or even the cleverly orchestrated bookends this season, I’d say that the most memorable episodes would be “The Convert,” “The Pirate” and the last two episodes of the season.
With “The Convert,” this episode felt like a standalone episode as 80% of it chronicled the intertwined lives of Dr. Pershing and Elia Kane after they met on Coruscant as ex-Imperial troopers. Pershing was fretting over his rehabilitation status because of his commitment to contribute to the Republic after his research became manipulated for the Empire’s means. Then, after meeting and getting to know Elia, they went on an adventure together that could’ve set the course for what lay ahead for Pershing. And spoiler alert, it wasn’t pretty, for he was being led into a trap. However, this episode was bookended fittingly by Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze evacuating Kryze’s planet after her home was blown up. Thanks to both having bathed in the Waters of Mandalore, they were pardoned for their crimes. At the same time, Kryze was accepted into Djarin’s tribe. What she went through with Djarin in this episode was the opposite of what Pershing went through with Elia in this episode, making The Convert a subtly well-played title.
As for the last two episodes of the season, besides the action springing forth everywhere, these episodes also worked thanks to the personal stakes being dealt with. Every time you see the action blazing throughout the screen, you’d feel the emotional stakes, why the characters were fighting the way they were, and what they were fighting for throughout the episodes. And the stakes also felt personal in that they significantly impacted the Mandalorians’ reputation as a proud tribe. What would’ve become of them thanks to their part in physically turning the tides over in their favor? Would their efforts have paid off and paved the way for a fresh new beginning down the line? Because I knew what was on the line for the main characters, the scenarios played a big part in where the Mandalorians’ place in the world would’ve fallen and whether there would’ve been any hope for them just as much as there was for the Skywalkers and their allies.
The music by Ludwig Göransson still maintained the identifiable themes we’d recognize through Djarin and the other characters on their quests. However, because of the size of the battles this season, the music grew to sound and feel more substantial, like it acknowledged when there was a major crisis going on. So, on that level, the music is on its way to capturing the same spirit as John Williams did throughout the Star Wars saga while still abiding by the Mandalorian’s more unique identity.
There are a couple of things in this season that looked…not horrible, just a tad underwhelming.
For one thing, the pirate ship’s captain that plundered and attacked Carga’s hometown carried some intimidating moments to him. Still, more than once, I couldn’t tell whether the moss-like substances on his body were supposed to look natural or if they seemed too flaky and more like something out of an arts and crafts project. Also, the design of this character left plenty to be desired. He reminds me too much of the Swamp Thing from the DC Comics.
And believe it or not, the slight unevenness I felt in this season might’ve had to do with Bo-Katan Kryze herself. Don’t get me wrong, everything done with her this season felt supreme, making her feel more well-written. But when you pair her off with Din Djarin and Grogu, sometimes, these two feel pushed back a bit while Kryze carried the spotlight with her past, background, talents, and place among the Mandalorians after she went rogue. With all those factors going in overdrive for her benefit, it took some time away from Din Djarin and Grogu as they tagged along to take back Mandalore with all the stray Mandalorians they could’ve gathered.
On the other hand, however, one element I like about it is that, after watching Djarin and Grogu face their adversaries mostly on their own in the first two seasons, they gradually got into the habit of cooperating in a group to get the task done, regardless of their moral positions in correlation with each other. The more I think about it, it goes back to even the first season. First, Djarin got some tasks done with Cara Dune, then Greef Karga, Boba Fett, and Bo-Katan Kryze, and this season, he’s done jobs with his entire Mandalorian tribe on his side. And if anything, this stems from the theme of rediscovering your true heritage this season. And it also showed whether one could operate independently or in a group and whether one could function for long as a stray.
Despite the slight bumps in the space drive, The Mandalorian took its characters to new and exciting paths while maintaining its more central, critical components throughout the series. And assessing where Djarin, Grogu, Bo-Katan Kryze, and their fellow Mandalorians ended up right now, what’ll be in store for them down the line? After years of hiding, would they have invited more allies or enemies because of their fights? No matter how many seasons worth of storytelling The Mandalorian plans to tell, it’ll all culminate in something grand and majestic and potentially segue into the Sequel Trilogy by the time it’s finished. Who knows?
This is...almost the way, but it’s on the right track.