Actor Giancarlo Esposito has given fans a glimpse into what they can expect from Moff Gideon in the final two episodes of The Mandalorian season three. Gideon, a powerful adversary to Bo-Katan and Din Djarin, was defeat in the season two finale and handed over to the New Republic. However, rumors of his escape have been circulating in the current season. Esposito has hinted at Moff Gideon’s goals and an internal struggle among the surviving Imperials. With a new, more diplomatic side of the character shown in the final two episodes.
According to Esposito. Gideon believes that the Imperials need to armed and ready for the insurgents that are coming. While he has strong-arm before, fans will now see him being more democratic and asking questions. This suggests that Gideon may be looking to gain power and control within the Imperial ranks. The Mandalorian has hinted at a rising threat from the remnants of the defeated Empire. With former Imperials integrated into the New Republic, creating a vulnerability within their ranks.
The return of Grand Admiral Thrawn in Ahsoka, described as the Heir to the Empire. Indicates that the surviving Imperials will be a significant threat to the New Republic. The Mandalorian movie, directed by Dave Filoni and the culmination of The Mandalorian, Ahsoka, and The Book of Boba Fett, is likely to see this growing threat reach a point where it can no longer be ignored. Moff Gideon’s plans remain a mystery, but he is likely to want to overthrow the New Republic and take back the galaxy, restoring the “order” of the Empire. How Moff Gideon fits into this larger scheme and Thrawn’s return remains to seen.