Warning: If you haven't seen Chapter 19 of The Mandalorian, this article contains major SPOILERS so read at your own risk.
Chapter 19 of The Mandalorian barely involved Din Djarin, Grogu, and Bo-Katan. Instead, the creatives shifted their focus to developing the stories of two other characters that are no longer strangers to fans of the hit Star Wars series.
Titled "The Convert", the latest episode marks the franchise's return to coruscant where apparently, Doctor Penn Pershing serves as a scientist as part of the planet's amnesty program. Following his introductory speech where he swore to redeem himself following years of Imperial involvement, Pershing crosses paths with a familiar face.
It's none other than Katy O'Brian's character who served as one of Moff Gideon's trusty allies in Season 2. While the previous season only gave her a minimal role, it appears that her character, named Elia Kane will be vital to Season 3's progressing story.
After learning that Pershing is still adamant about his cloning experiment, Kane helps her get the materials he needs to proceed with his project, something that the Coruscant Accords do not allow.
Later in the episode, we find out that she set up Pershing who was then taken to a facility to undergo what looked to be a memory-wiping procedure. The treatment was only intended to relieve Pershing's stress but Elia increases the machine's frequency and the next thing we know, the doctor's memory may have been wiped out completely.
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We still don't know what Elia's true motives are but it's already kind of safe to assume that her allegiance doesn't truly belong to the New Republic. Perhaps she's still answering to Moff Gideon and her stay in Coruscant through the amnesty program is a way for her to free Gideon from the special forces.