In its season finale, any and all feelings of this being a ho-hum show are gone thanks to an epic battle between Boba Fett and the Pyke Syndicate.
|Directed By||Robert Rodriguez|
|Written By||Jon Favreau|
|Introduced This Episode|
|Cad Bane||Dorian Kingi, Corey Burton|
When Hope Seemed Lost – Boba, Din, Fennec, Cad, Drash, Krrsantan
A lot was riding on Cobb Vanth showing up with members of Freetown, but with Cad making that clear that is not happening, so begins the chaos. We learn all the Gotras of Mos Espa have sided with the Pyke Syndicate, and this has led to Drash’s team being overwhelmed, Boba’s guards, and Krrsanatan. Thus, creative thinking is put in play as Fennec goes off to seek out the head of the Pyke Syndicate and Boba and Din try to hold down the fort.
But, on her way to the head of the Pyke Syndicate, Fennec offers some assistance to Drash’s team so they can regroup with Boba Fett and Din.
The Reinforcements Arrive – Peli, Grogu, Drash, Boba, Din, Krrsantan
Just as Din and Boba are becoming quite overwhelmed, what remains of Freetown arrives, followed by Drash’s crew, and this leads to the Pyke syndicate being thinned out by their joined efforts. However, then they send out two Scorpenek Droids, which begin to dissipate whatever gains Boba and his allies had. Heck, even with Krrsantan there and Din having the Darksaber, that doesn’t even the odds.
So, this leads to the need for Boba to get his rancor and Din to try to keep Boba’s allies, and the city, from being leveled. Luckily for Din, while making a run for it, Peli and Grogu show up, and with that, there is a nice reunion. However, the bonding isn’t a joyous occasion, for they are being chased by something as tall as most buildings in the area.
But, once Boba comes around with the rancor, one droid after another is taken down.
For Peace & Vengence – Fennec, Mok Shaiz, Boba, Grogu, Din, Cad
But, what remains is Cad. With the use of fire, he can handle the rancor situation and follows that with a one-on-one with Boba that almost leads you to believe Boba may end his book here. However, with his Tusken staff, Boba bests Cad, kills him, and avenges the Tusken, who were killed by the Pyke Syndicate, not the sand biker gang.
However, while that fight is over, there is the issue of the rancor who has gone mad, the leader of the Pyke Syndicate, mayor Mok Shaiz, and the various Gotras who betrayed Boba Fett. Well, Grogu somehow calms the raging rancor with the force and the others? Fennec executes them – including hanging Mok Shaiz.
Thus, for now, it seems Tatooine is at peace, and with him working with the people and against the lords, Boba Fett is recognized as a true Daimyo and man of the people. As for Din? With Grogu choosing him over the Jedi, they are venturing off into space.
Things To Note | Question(s) Left Unanswered
Question(s) Left Unanswered
- Will the families of the Gotras seek revenge, never mind Jabba’s cousins once more come to Tatooine?
- Who was being modded in the mid-credit scene?
What Could Happen Next
- Boba Fett being a Daimyo of the people, and making any and all wars to come very bloody for whoever tries to venture to Tatooine.
An Epic Fight That Makes Everyone Look Good and Redeems Boba Fett
This is what The Book of Boba Fett needed. Not those Power Ranger styled fight scenes, but a shoot-out. One with a sense of danger, escalation, and an investment in the conflict because of the parties involved.
Now, has anything presented made us want a second season? No. I feel that Boba Fett can stay on Tatooine and make cameos in other live-action Star Wars productions. But, at the very least, after it long seeming Din took all his thunder and personality and left him an old, frail shell, Boba got to make a grand comeback and potentially retire with his dignity and legacy intact.
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