The Book of Boba Fett had a very mysterious season. To be fair to The Mandalorian, the show doesn’t really take its characters to a place that is exciting.
Star Wars, which is always full of ideas as well as potential, only goes for what is expected in this series. There isn’t enough time for character development in this episode, so it shows how strong Boba Fett’s character is as the leader of Mos Espa.
The episode starts with the war that is about to cause havoc on Mos Espa. Fennec rushes to Pyke headquarters in the nearby city of Mos Eisley as Boba Fett and Din Djarin prepare to make their last stand in Garsa Fwip’s ruined refuge.
Cad Bane and the Pykes are threatening them. As a bonus, this episode doesn’t make a big deal out of it. Their tank helps Boba Fett and Din in their fight against the Pykes.
There are a lot of things that are important, but the most important thing is that Grogu has decided to return to Din. Grogu flies to Peli on the X-wing, which makes it so cool in a Star Wars series.
Retaliation from Boba Fett as two huge shield-equipped walker droids are released by the Pykes. A droid is almost knocked down by Din, but all the credit for Grogu for using force to save Din from being impaled.
Then, when the second droid is torn, the rampaging Rancor goes after it, too. During the fight, Cad Bane says that the Pykes sent a speeder gang that killed the Tuskens. The fight between Cad and Boba Fett does live strong but lacks the points that really make it worth a fight.
Though Cad was really taking down Boba Fett with his fire spray and Boba Fett was using his pyrotechnics to battle Cad, too, it was at last the lessons from the Tuskens that landed him a victory against Cad. After he leads his side to victory on all fronts, people think of him and Fennec as heroes.
The Rancor is the main thing to look for in this episode because of the floaty action and sometimes noticeable CGI. The best parts of the episode are the moves of the beast off the ground, giving the action a sense of weight and making the Rancor swing around roofs and tall buildings.
The post-credit scene was a bit dull on the whole aspect of the series. Usually post-credit scenes bring a new chapter to the viewers, but we got to see Cobb Vanth in a bacta tank being surgically operated by the ones that operated Fennec.
So, a spin off on Cobb Vanth? Who knows. It could actually happen.
This isn’t the first time that Din Djarin’s body language has shown off his character’s clumsy but almost indestructible fighting skills and his incompetent but almost indestructible heart in a way that few actors can match.
Din and Grogu get back together, which pulls the weight off the Mandalorian Season 3. Pedro Pascal couldn’t even get his voice down low enough to sound natural when he said, “I didn’t know when I’d see you again”.
The show tried to throw a joke into the show, but that took away the show’s emotional hook for season 3. To give this moment the space it needs in a frantic chase scene, it makes an effort. However, the action moves too quickly and takes place in the wrong places in the story.
As for Grogu, he makes a very small contribution. It doesn’t seem like he’s a hero because he is so small and yet has a lot to learn.
What Grogu did to calm Rancor to sleep says a lot about how powerful he might have been as a child.
In the past, Morrison has tried to add some humour and empathy to his stilted language. He now looks like he’s run out of gas! It shows that Boba Fett can make moral decisions, like when he saved Fennec through the Mods from being killed.
In spite of this, his most important decisions in this episode are thrown into question. It’s the first time that Fennec and Boba Fett talk in front of Cad Bane, but Cad just walks away.
The title of the episode refers to a shared experience between Boba Fett and Din in the dialogue that is discussed in the episode. Boba’s Tusken-inspired respect for Din’s code makes what he believes as a form of brotherly respect than to please the religion they followed.
Boba nor Cad Bane believe in the Mandalorian way of life, but they don’t believe in Cad Bane’s more selfish way of life either.
The fact that the Pykes killed the Tuskens seems like it should be more shocking than it is. So, it turns out they had to mirror Boba Fett and make him the gentler, softer version. Then the Tuskens had to start to fall by the wayside to have a last-minute emotional connection that really did drop, which is what the series clearly proved to show.
Boba and Cad had a conversation that was very interesting. Each of them had a different relationship with each other in the Clone Wars. It was when Bane last saw Boba that he was a youngster.
Bane still thinks of himself as an older mentor who gives him bad job advice. If it isn’t just about a character’s past, it is a reference to their past. But it also leaves Boba’s moral concerns in a very hazy state.
Is it right to say that Boba Fett killed Bane because he was like his father? Is it true? Because Boba is a good person, it’s probably not a good idea for him to do anything bad. The real problem is that the subject isn’t very interesting.
Meanwhile, the fights in the streets of Mos Espa are very low-key and even a little fun. Nobody really hates long and bloody fights in Star Wars. The series’ kid-friendly action is part of what makes it so appealing.
However, the lack of music hurts, and the strategies don’t seem very real because of that. When Fennec and Drash get to know each other in real life, it looks like they made last-minute changes to show that there are relationship arcs that don’t really exist.
This way, the action isn’t moving at all. It is stuck in places that don’t have a lot of intensity in either feeling or image. It makes the setting look more like a set, not less like a place where people have been fighting.
The episode “In the Name of Honor” was at the very least good. As in the previous episodes, there was no need to pack in as many appearances and connections as there were in the previous ones.
Considering how much time might have been spent on developing the two main characters, some fans think the two episodes devoted to Din weren’t fruitful.
Fennec still looks more like a bodyguard on Boba Fett’s shoulder than a real person. Ming na-Wen really didn’t perform much better to her character than what The Mandalorian did for her.
If this is one reason for Star Wars to introduce a spin-off for every character in the Universe, then we’ll be seeing a Jawa spin-off in 2024 soon.
In conclusion, the series hasn’t done much to love Boba Fett, but rather say, did we need this. His re-appearance in the Mandalorian S1 did make us excited, but the series did make his return a very bland approach.
Considering the fact that not everything story needed is an action-packed drama, but for a character like Boba, it always did and would need it.
If Jon Favreau expects us to really appreciate Boba’s return in his solo S2, then there has to be something to look up to, maybe a different Jedi… who did have an impact on Boba Fett’s life.