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


Season 3 episode 3 of The Mandalorian saw Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu (AKA Baby Yoda) take a back seat from the action, with the focus on lesser known characters Dr Pershing and Elia Kane.

While not everyone was a fan of the focus being taken away from our heroes, others loved the storytelling, which was reminiscent of Andor.

Plus there was still plenty of action, with Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) recovering after saving Djarin's life and accidentally being redeemed in the eyes of the Mandalorians, while Dr Pershing was betrayed in a big way.

Fans might remember Kane and Pershing as more minor characters from past seasons of The Mandalorian, as they were part of the villainous Moff Gideon's (Giancarlo Esposito) crew.

It seems they'll have bigger roles to play in upcoming episodes, with Kane surely set to cause some trouble.

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.

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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