Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian season 3 episode 5.


Season 3 episode 5 of The Mandalorian saw the return of Elia Kane (Katy M O'Brian) - and clearly not all is as it seems.

The character, who was previously part of Moff Gideon's crew, appears to be hiding something while working for the New Republic.

She first cropped up in season 3 episode 3, in an episode focused on an amnesty programme and her newfound bond with Dr Penn Pershing, with the pair of them appearing to be remorseful for their time in Moff Gideon's crew.

However, we find out at the end of the episode 3 that Kane isn't quite as remorseful as she appears.

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She only appears in episode 5 briefly, when she's asked about her time on Nevarro. However, when Moff Gideon's name is mentioned, she clearly can't hide her interest.

Read on for everything you need to know about Elia Kane.

Who is Elia Kane in The Mandalorian?

Kane was previously only known as one of the communications officers on board Gideon's ship.

She often brought news to Gideon, and provided the reveal that a tracker had been placed on the Razor Crest as part of his mission to kidnap Grogu.

Kane was also the one to tell Gideon that his dark troopers were ready to capture Grogu in season 2. At the time, she and Pershing were aware of each other, but didn't have any major contact.

However, in season 3 episode 3, Pershing recognises Kane as he's introduced into the amnesty programme. She says she tries not to think about Gideon anymore and that she's happy to contribute to the New Republic.

Throughout the episode, Pershing and Kane grow closer and she ultimately convinces him to continue his research, with the pair straying behind their perimeter to track down a mobile lab.

However, when Pershing is arrested, it becomes clear it was a trap and that Kane wasn't being entirely honest.

Pershing is hooked up to a device similar to a mind flayer, but he's assured it's only to soothe his traumatic memories. However, when everyone else leaves the room, Kane dials up the power. Only time will tell what the effects on Pershing will be, but it certainly can't be anything good.

Meanwhile, the seventh episode of the third season confirms that Kane remains loyal to Moff Gideon and is seen corresponding with him.

Who is actress Katy M O'Brian?

Katy M O'Brian
Katy M O'Brian at The Mandalorian season 3 premiere. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Actress O'Brian is no stranger to starring in iconic sci-fi shows and films.

Aside from The Mandalorian, O'Brian has starred as Jentorra in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Major Sara Grey in Black Lightning, and Kimball in Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.

She's also appeared in the likes of The Walking Dead and How To Get Away with Murder.

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