The Mandalorian – S03E03 – The Convert [Transcript]

The Mandalorian and Grogu explore the ruins of a destroyed planet.
The Mandalorian - S03E03 - The Convert

Chapter 19: The Convert

Released on Disney+ on March 15, 2023





I am redeemed.

BOKATAN: I witnessed it. You bathed in the Living Waters. You are Mandalorian again. Can we leave now?

Can I ask you something?


What is it?

You see anything down there?

THE MANDALORIAN: I saw the chasm passing me as I fell. I didn’t realize it was so deep.

BOKATAN: It wasn’t. The bombings from the Purge must have triggered seismic activities. Did you see anything alive?

THE MANDALORIAN: Alive? Like what?

Nothing. Let’s get out of here.


THE MANDALORIAN: Bring me to my ship and I’ll be on my way. You will forever have my gratitude.

BOKATAN: I would invite you in for a feast, but I’m guessing that helmet isn’t coming off again.

This is the Way.

This is the Way.




THE MANDALORIAN: We took a hit.

BOKATAN: Something’s coming up on us fast. It looks like a squadron of TIE interceptors.

How close are we to Kalevala?

Not far.

THE MANDALORIAN: Get us back there and I’ll reinforce from the N1. Can you evade them?

BOKATAN: Our shields aren’t gonna hold. I need you to back them off.



Where’d they come from?

BOKATAN: I’ve scugged off a lot of Imperial warlords.

They tend to get mad when you hijack their ships.

Now you tell me.


Get ready, we’re comin’ in hot.

I won’t be able to slow down for the drop.


Interceptors are a lot tougher than TIE fighters.

Are you still up for the transfer?

I don’t see any other choice.









I made it to the N1. Heading to you.


Don’t worry, I grew up flying these cliffs.

Of course, it’s been a while.



Thanks for the backup.

Two more to go.


Go right. I’ll meet you on the other side.

One down, one more to go.








Not bad for an antique.

You take any damage?

Just shields. You?

Not a scratch.

Let’s take ’em in just to be sure.

Nice shooting.


Hang on. I’m seeing something on the scope.





Those mudscuffers bombed my home!



Bo, we’ve got company.

Bo, listen to me.

You have to get out of there.

There’s too many of them, we’ve got to get out of here.


That’s a lot of ships for an Imperial warlord.

THE MANDALORIAN: I’m sending jump coordinates.

To where?

Someplace they won’t find us.



DR. PERSHING: I appreciate you letting me speak here tonight.

The Amnesty Program saved my life.

There are many of us who had no choice in working for the Empire,

but now, the New Republic has given us a second chance.

So thank you.

I believe that pursuit of knowledge is the most noble thing someone can do.

Sadly, my research was twisted into something cruel and inhumane,

at the behest of a desperate individual

intent on using cloning technology to secure more power for himself.

But despite the shameful work of my past,

I now hope to help the New Republic in whatever way I can.

Though that work is now behind me, and I regret what I did,

I assure you that my original intentions were good.

When I was young, I lost my mother,

the person who I admired most.


Her heart gave out.

Had simple organ cloning been available on my homeworld,

her death would have been easily preventable.

It was then that I vowed to make it my life’s work

to help others avoid such needless loss.

Thanks to the groundbreaking work of the Kaminoans,

we know that cloning can duplicate an individual

from a single genetic strand.

What my work explored was the hopes

of combining multiple strands to create replicas

that incorporated the best genetic attributes of both donors.


DR. PERSHING: It’s quite fascinating actually.

The first casts rejected the formula almost immediately,


Hello, Doctor.

It must be wonderful now that you work with a government

that appreciates your contribution, no?

Of course. I’m very lucky.


And we’re lucky to have you, Doctor Pershing.

How are you finding the city? Comfortable, I hope?


Though anything would be comfortable compared to the Outer Rim.


MAN: The Outer Rim, I can’t imagine.

You know, I was almost drafted.

Imagine me, serving.

Oh, darling, that was the Empire.

MAN: Oh, my apologies.

Empire, Rebels, New Republic, I can’t keep track.

That’s why I should just keep my mouth shut.

We try not to get involved.

Well, I think you deserve the very best, Doctor.

After everything you’ve been through, you’re just so brave.

And such an inspiration.

I’m so glad you’re working for us now.

Thank you. (LAUGHS)

DROID: I see you’re going to Amnesty Housing.

Congratulations on making it into the program.

Thank you.

DROID: Have you been in Coruscant long?


DROID: Well, I think you’ll find it a very lovely city.

You must be sure to visit the Skydome Botanical Gardens.

The Mysess blossoms are in full bloom and, oh, my, oh, my, are they something to see.

Ah. And if you have time,

the Galactic Museum has a wonderful new exhibit

on hyperdrive technology that is fascinating.

And you must take a day trip

to the Holographic Museum of Extinct Animals.

There are some truly fascinating creatures on display.

I found the mantabog of Malastare to be utterly…

Ah. Look at that, here we are.

Amnesty Housing.

Please watch your step as you exit the vehicle.

Have a good evening.


OFFICER 1: Yeah. Said I was, and I quote, “On the way up.”

OFFICER 2: Ugh. Poodoo. We don’t get promoted.

OFFICER 1: No, you don’t get promoted.


OFFICER 3: Love it.

Hey. Join us for a drink.

Amnesty Officer M34.

Amnesty Scientist L52.

You’re new?

What do you mean?

To the program.

The pins, they make it hard to hide.

Oh. Yes. I was just transferred from the ReIntegration Institute.

Welcome to Amnesty Housing.

It’s paradise in comparison.


This is G27, M40, G68.


Everything all right?

I didn’t expect to see anyone from Moff Gideon’s ship here.


I didn’t know you worked for him.

I heard he escaped en route to the War Tribunal.

No, that was just a cover story.

I heard they hooked him up to a mind flayer.

I try not to think about him anymore.

Thanks to the rehabilitation program, I can contribute to the New Republic.

Just like you.

Just like all of us.

Long live the New Republic.

GROUP: Long live the New Republic.

Long live the New Republic.

Have a seat, Doctor.

There are more of us here than I expected.

Yeah, that surprised me at first too.

It’s not how the Empire would have handled it.

No. No, it is not.

OFFICER M34: Yeah, they weren’t big on redemption.

Have you taken in the sights on Coruscant, Doctor?

No. I haven’t had the time.

I’d be happy to show you around when you do.

Thank you.

Uniforms did fit better.

I do miss the lights of hyperspace.

What do you miss, L52?


From before.

No. I’m glad that the Empire is…

No, not like that.

Of course, good riddance.


I mean, more like the everyday stuff. Like the food.



I guess,

maybe those, uh, yellow travel biscuits

from the ration packs?





Ah, that brings back memories.

(SIGHS) I don’t think you can get those on the Core Worlds.

Uh, no, you can’t.

Gotta say though, I liked the red ones.

You’re crazy. Travel biscuits?

What’s wrong with them?

I’m just saying, if I never see another ration pack in my life,

I’ll die happy. I’ll drink to that.

All right. Well…

If I want something dry, I’ll just listen to your jokes.


Mmm. Okay.

Drink, drink, drink, drink, drink, drink, drink!

WOMAN: (ON RECORDING) Thousands of layers of buildings and skyscrapers

cover the entire planetary surface of Coruscant.

Because of this, Coruscant is one of only a handful of cityplanets,

known as an “ecumenopolis.”

Though Coruscant is often referred to as the “center of the galaxy,”

it’s not precisely located at our…


One moment!

Travel biscuits.




Good morning, L52, happy Benduday.

Another set for archival.

Good morning.

Oh, I saw your talk last night.

Really interesting stuff.

Oh. Thank you.

Yeah, I had no idea you were so experienced.

Wonder why they have you down here?

I’m happy to do whatever is asked of me.

(CHUCKLES) Well, you know… Oh!


Excuse me.

I’m falling behind.


I’ll let you get back to it.

Thank you again.




You’re melting.


It’s just, um… so many people.

It’s all a bit overwhelming.



OFFICER G68: A trillion permanent residents.

DR. PERSHING: Amazing.

All these people working together to make something better.

It makes me feel rather insignificant.

I don’t know about that.

Makes me feel special,

knowing everything I had to overcome to get back here.

You’ve been to Coruscant before?

I trained here, at the academy.

Not much has changed, other than taking down the cogwheels.

It did feel different though.

We thought we were doing good.

I do think about that sometimes.

All of my research going unfinished.

We were close to making some incredible breakthroughs.

In the right hands, our discoveries could have helped a lot of people.

So, why not continue your research here?

I don’t think it’s something the New Republic would be interested in.

The ethics of cloning are complicated.

But if it could help the New Republic, isn’t that important enough?

Following orders blindly is how we got in trouble in the first place.

Sometimes you have to trust your gut.

The New Republic is trying their best, but they’re struggling.

There are lots of capable people who wanna help.

Do you understand what I’m saying?


What is that?

That is the peak of Umate, the highest mountain on Coruscant.

They say it’s the only place on the entire surface

where you can see the planet itself.

(WHISPERING) How strange.

You wanna touch it?

Are we allowed to?


Live a little, Doc. It’s not the Empire.



DROID: Please refrain from physical contact with Umate!


I’m so sorry.


You knew that was gonna happen, didn’t you?


DROID: No littering.

Ah. Sorry.


Let me buy you a photon fizzle.

Ah, the look on your face was priceless. (LAUGHS)



DROID: Do you still find your current housing situation comfortable?


Are you able to maintain a consistent schedule?


Are you experiencing any undue stress due to work or personal matters?


Have you experienced any feelings of anger or resentment towards your coworkers?


Have you experienced any feelings of anger or resentment

towards the New Republic government or its representatives?


Thank you for continuing…

Can I ask a question?


If I were to pursue my own research, recreationally, would that be allowed?

According to your file,

your previous research involved cloning and genetic engineering.

That class of research is expressly prohibited by the Coruscant Accords,

Section 13, subparagraph seven.

My apologies.

Do you have any further questions?

I guess not.

Thank you for continuing to be an important part of the Amnesty Program.

Have a nice day.


What we were talking about the other day.

My research.

I’ve been thinking about it.

I know it’s important,

and in the hands of the New Republic it can actually be used for good.

I just need to prove it.

Sounds like you wanna continue it.

But… I mean, how?

What do you need?

Well, not much to get started.

Um, some supplies, a mobile lab station?

It’s a silly idea, I know it is,

but I really believe that…


You wanna help the New Republic, they just can’t see it yet.

We can get you a mobile lab station.

But it would require going outside our designated perimeter.

No. I can’t… I can’t do that.

If they found out we’d both be sent back to the ReIntegration Institute.


I’ve done a lot of things I’m ashamed of.

I have a lot to make up for.

But if your research really is as important as you say,

I’ll take that risk.

It’s too dangerous.

Well, just, uh… sleep on it, okay?


Good morning, L52. Everything okay?

Yes. Thank you.

But this, uh, equipment I’m archiving, it’s all coded to be destroyed.


Looks like it.

But it’s all still perfectly good.

It’s Imperial technology.

Yes, but it can still be put to good use.

If I can have access to the equipment, I’d be happy to demonstrate how…

Can I be honest with you?

We are really behind here.

Not only do we have the Imperial disposal yards to inventory

but we’re still decommissioning the Alliance fleet.

I’m sure you understand.

I just think I could be helpful if I could…

It would require authorization from the department.

You could submit a C1023 request,

but I’ve never seen someone from the Amnesty Program make one.

I’d have to check if that’s even possible.

It’s fine.

Forget I asked.

I’m sorry, L52.

I know it’s not easy,

but I assure you this is truly helping the New Republic.


DROID: Are you experiencing any undue stress

due to work or personal matters?


Have you experienced any feelings of anger or resentment towards your coworkers?


Have you experienced any feelings of anger or resentment

towards the New Republic government or its representatives?

Apologies if you didn’t hear me.

Have you experienced any feelings of anger or resentment…


Thank you for continuing to be…

Our main objective is to help the Republic, right?


And that supersedes everything else?

It does.

Thank you for continuing to be an important part of the Amnesty Program.

Have a nice day.



The mobile lab station, let’s go get it.


Tomorrow night?

You’re helping the New Republic.

It’s the right thing to do.



OFFICER G68: Relax.

Just follow my lead.

Take a deep breath, Doc.

It’s gonna be fine.

Remember why we’re doing this.


(WHISPERING) Keep it together, Doc.

(PANTING) You’re better at this than I am.

Oh, you’ll get the hang of it.



Taungsdays, am I right?




DR. PERSHING: (WHISPERING) Where are we going?

The disposal yards.

You know, the inventory you’re cataloging.


Imperial ships will have mobile lab stations, right?

They do, but they’re Imperial.

Well, not anymore.

Now they’re just junk.

Look, we slip in, grab what you need,

and we’re back at Amnesty Housing before you know it.

Have you done this before?

Where do you think I got the biscuits?






DROID: Tickets, please. Tickets, please.

DROID: Thank you.

Follow me.

DROID: Tickets, please.


DROID: Tickets, please.

Go ahead. I’m right behind you.

You can do it.

Nice, Doc.

DROID: Thank you.

Keep moving.


(NERVOUSLY) Taungsdays, am I right?

We’ll work on that.


Watch it!




It’s the end of the train.

DROID: (ON PA) Approaching Shipyard Depot, first station.

We’re gonna jump.




Trust me.

DROID: (ON PA) Now arriving, Shipyard Depot.











Never done anything like this before.



You sure we’re alone?


Ships are all inoperable.

No need to guard ’em.





I must have passed you on Gideon’s ship a hundred times.

Sorry I never introduced myself.

I, uh… You don’t have to apologize.

That’s not how things were back then.


Now it is.

Elia Kane, Communications Officer.

Doctor Penn Pershing, Scientist.


Nice to meet you, Doctor Pershing.

Here it is.




Is everything you need here?

This is perfect.

I’ll only take what I need.

It’s all going to the scrap heap.

I remember the first time I was in a place like this,

I couldn’t believe I’d made it.

My mother was a doctor in the town where I grew up.

I would spend days in her office dreaming of a lab like this.

But to actually be in one… (LAUGHS)

You always knew what you wanted to do.

As far back as I can remember.


What about you?

What did you wanna be when you grew up?

I didn’t really have a chance to think about it.


What was that?

Just the ship settling.

Keep packing.

I’ll keep watch, just in case.


How do we get back?




Keep moving!




Amnesty Scientist L52, raise your hands, you are under arrest.



Raise your hands, L52.

Just wait. Wait. Wait…



TECHNICIAN: Good morning, Doctor.

Listen, I can explain.

I wasn’t trying…

No need.

Amnesty Officer G68 has already submitted a report.


What did she tell you?

We understand that the adjustment can be difficult.

No, no, no. I think there’s been a mistake,

I wasn’t…

We’re here to help you.

Indoctrination by the Empire is challenging to overcome.



Wait, uh… This is a mind flayer.

This is a SixOTwo Mitigator.

It’s a noninvasive experimental treatment,

recently approved for rehabilitation.

No, it’s a mind flayer.

It’s a similar device,

but we’ve found at low voltages

it can be used to help soothe select traumatic memories.


You’ll see some pleasant colors,


hear a light buzzing,

and experience a great sense of relief in no time at all.

You’re gonna wipe my mind.

Absolutely not!

This isn’t the Empire, son.

This device is used to heal.

I’ve been through the treatment myself, I found it quite refreshing.

Please, just let me explain.

I was just trying to help.

This will only take a moment.

I’ll be here when you wake up.

You don’t understand.

She brought me there. It was a trap.

Please, I just wanted to help.

She set me up. Please.

You set me up.

(MUTED) You set me up.

Why did you set me up?


COMMISSIONER: I thought he was doing so well.

You’ve done the right thing.


I know this will help him.

It will.

You are a real credit to this program.

It’s nice to know that for every failure, there’s a success like you.


This should offer him some relief.



Shall we?

Do you mind if I stay?

He relapsed, but he’s a friend.

I still care about him.

Of course, you do.

Yes, you’re welcome to stay.







I’m bringing you to a Mandalorian covert.

This is how we have survived in exile.

I’m familiar.

THE MANDALORIAN: It’s a secret location and you are my guest.

They still live by the old ways.

Yes. It will go smoother if you keep your helmet on. Trust me.


Of course.


PAZ VIZSLA: Come no further.

You are an apostate, Din Djarin.


I have been to the mines of Mandalore.

PAZ VIZSLA: Impossible.

The mines were collapsed in the Purge.

The planet is cursed.

THE MANDALORIAN: These are lies meant to keep us in exile.

PAZ VIZSLA: How do we know that it is not you who is lying?

BOKATAN: He speaks the truth.

I was witness.

PAZ VIZSLA: And who are you, Nite Owl?

I am BoKatan of Clan Kryze.

PAZ VIZSLA: Your House has fallen from the Way. You are both apostates.

THE MANDALORIAN: We have been to the Living Waters.


I bring proof.

PAZ VIZSLA: We shall see.


PAZ VIZSLA: Din Djarin claims to have bathed in the Living Waters.

ARMORER: Is this true?

THE MANDALORIAN: It is. I have proof.

BOKATAN: I was witness.

He fell into the depths and I pulled him out.

ARMORER: He speaks the truth.

These are indeed the Living Waters.

Din Djarin, you are redeemed.

This is the Way.

MANDALORIANS: This is the Way.

And BoKatan Kryze, by Creed, you too are redeemed.

BOKATAN: But I do not walk the Way.

ARMORER: Did you bathe in the waters?


And have you removed your helmet since?

BOKATAN: No, I have not.

Then you may join our covert and live as your ancestors once did.

You may leave anytime you wish.

Until then, you are one of us.

Welcome, BoKatan of Clan Kryze.

This is the Way.

MANDALORIANS: This is the Way.


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