We’re working a recap of The E-book of Boba Fett on Disney+. There are spoilers, duh! You’ve been warned. The E-book of Boba Fett is the story of how Boba Fett turned the Daimyo of Mos Espa by seizing management of Jabba the Hutt’s crime ring and ridding Tatooine of the Pyke Syndicate. Apparently,
We’re working a recap of The E-book of Boba Fett on Disney+. There are spoilers, duh! You’ve been warned.
The E-book of Boba Fett is the story of how Boba Fett turned the Daimyo of Mos Espa by seizing management of Jabba the Hutt’s crime ring and ridding Tatooine of the Pyke Syndicate.
Apparently, the emotional heart of the season has virtually nothing to do with Fett himself. The writers have been apparently extra fascinated with revisiting the father-son dynamic of Din Djarin and Grogu for practically two full chapters of The E-book of Boba Fett’s seven episodes. However who’s accountable them? The Mandalorian is the superior of the 2 tales. Preserving Fett on the periphery of his personal collection not solely offers Min-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand and Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth area to breathe in no matter model of this collection will return. However it additionally leaves Boba Fett’s difficult mixture of benevolence and malevolence intact, albeit underexplored. Is there a greater approach to honor a personality whose best contribution to the Star Wars franchise has been much less concerning the man himself and extra concerning the aura he invokes? Reader, I’d say no.
In some unspecified time in the future off-camera, Luke Skywalker advised R2-D2 to fly Grogu to Peli Motto’s (Amy Sedaris) storage on Tatooine so Child Yoda might reunite with Mando. How Luke or Artoo, or actually any human, droid, or alien within the galaxy is aware of something about Motto’s relation to Din Djarin, or that getting the child to Motto would lead him again to Mando, I don’t know. House magic, I suppose.
Both means, we weren’t left ready to know whether or not Grogu would settle for Yoda’s lightsaber and proceed his coaching with Luke or don the beskar chainmail and return to Din Djarin. Grogu selected Mando. Due to course he did. And if Luke had any bitter emotions about Grogu abandoning his coaching, somebody please remind the Jedi Grasp that he by no means accomplished his diploma at Yoda’s Faculty of Witchcraft and Wizardry both.
It’s all for the most effective. Not solely is Grogu following within the footsteps of his highschool dropout grasp; he’s additionally getting the heck out of that class earlier than the Solo child is available in and mucks it all up. Nonetheless, his quick time with Luke gave Grogu sufficient coaching to crush a Scorpenek droid all on his personal and lull a rampant rancor again to sleep, simply in time for Grogu’s personal nap.
With the Mandalorian lastly reunited together with his Foundling, the 2 velocity away in Mando’s refurbished N-1 fighter, presumably to affix forces with Bo-Katan in her quest to rid Mandalore of Imperial occupiers in The Mandalorian’s third season later this 12 months. In brief, ridding the Syndicate from Tatooine was their prelude to a a lot bigger battle within the close to future.
To the shock of exactly nobody (nicely, technically, it appeared to catch Fett off guard), the crime households of Tatooine betrayed their promise to stay impartial within the Syndicate battle. In a sequence paying homage to Order 66, Boba Fett’s forces have been rapidly outnumbered and overwhelmed by the traitors earlier than the Pykes swept in to complete the job.
However, with the reinforcements of Freetown driving in to avenge Cobb Vanth’s demise (lol, he’s not actually dead), they purchased Boba Fett sufficient time to fly again to the palace and mount his rancor again to the combat, Dino-Rider-style.
This entire effort tipped the scales about 90% to Boba’s favor, proper as much as the purpose when Cad Bane used a flamethrower to knock Fett off his saddle, sending the rancor right into a kaiju-rampage throughout Mos Espa.
Earlier within the episode, Cad Bane had tried to impress Fett out of his protection place and right into a sniper lure by revealing it was the Pykes and never the Tatooine Hells Angels (that’s not their actual title, I’m simply uninterested in Googling these guys) who murdered his Tusken clan. However you and I already noticed this twist coming as a result of we’ve seen this trope earlier than. Framing some dangerous guys to attract the great man’s consideration from the even worse man is the plot of the prequel trilogy.
Boba didn’t take the bait. However later, with the rancor off demolishing no matter was left of Mos Espa, Fett relished the chance to face his previous bounty coach one final time. To which Cad Bane responded by fast drawing Boba Fett flat off his ft. “Contemplate this my remaining lesson,” Bane growls at him. “Look out for your self. Anything is weak point.”
However Bane is mistaken. If Star Wars is about nothing else, it’s about household. So it’s with some measure of poetry that Boba Fett wields the gaffi stick bestowed upon him by his murdered Tusken household to impale Cad Bane. In essence, he protects his new household by avenging his previous one.
Talking of avenging, sooner or later Fennec Shand slipped away and murdered everybody contained in the Pyke’s Tatooine outpost, together with Mos Espa’s corrupt mayor. No matter reprisals await her for this aggression are higher left for the subsequent season. And whereas the total measure of Shand’s motivations haven’t been sussed out by this level within the collection, I prefer to suppose this was revenge for her two Gamorrean friends getting unceremoniously pushed off a cliff.
In order that was The E-book of Boba Fett. I started this recap collection speculating that the present would solely succeed as soon as Boba Fett expands his desk, with secondary and tertiary characters given larger billing over the title character. It seems, the showrunners thought the identical factor. And because it moved on this course, I went from pondering this present was the worst factor Lucasfilm has put within the Disney period, to pondering it lands in all probability someplace within the center. Not nice, however higher than dangerous.And definitely ok to maintain me in my seat for Obi-Wan Kenobi in a number of extra months. See you then.