Disney+’s The Book of Boba Fett has just aired two episodes till now. But the show has already revealed how it is going to end, as well as setting the stage for The Mandalorian season 3.
Episodes 1 and 2 of The Book of Boba Fett are off to a strong start, with critics praising the chemistry between lead Temuera Morrison and Ming Na Wen. The show is also very new viewer-friendly since it started by giving context regarding the titular character.
We got to know how he escaped the Sarlacc Pit and also became acquainted with the Tusken Raider tribe that saved him. But as said before, only 2 out of 7 episodes have been aired till now.
This means that the show will surely have plenty more surprises to come right? But the first 2 eps have clearly shown just what will happen next.
The Book of Boba Fett picks up right where it left off in season 2 of The Mandalorian. We see that Fett has taken over his father’s empire. Now, there are several unanswered questions after episode 2, but the one major question is regarding Boba Fett’s personal aims.
He could get back Jango’s armor due to Din Djarin’s help and then acquired powers that he hadn’t seen before.
Thus far, The Book of Boba Fett has spent a lot of time showing how Fett was pretty much reborn after coming out of the Sarlacc Pit and also spending time with the Tusken tribe, which helped humanize him.
These events helped him undergo a spiritual rebirth. At face value, The Book of Boba Fett is a show about the titular character taking over his father’s criminal empire and exploring the Star Wars underworld. But that’s not really the entire thing.
The show is also about Boba Fett discovering how he wants to make his way through the Star Wars galaxy. This Tusken Raider flashback was trying to convey something.
Ever since Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Boba Fett has been stuck. He is constantly balancing a duality. One is of the selfish criminal life, and another is his desire to find a family or a community he belongs to.
He is forever looking to avenge his father and trying to live up to his ideals. But he also realizes that revenge might never give him what he wants- his father’s back, or a sense of purpose and family.
Boba’s time with the tribe of Tusken Raiders wasn’t self-serving in the traditional sense of the word. Once he had bested the raiders and could access the speeder bikes, there was just nothing stopping Fett from hightailing it out of there.
But he didn’t do that. He returned to help the Tuskens. As such, there is certainly a clear sense that Boba enjoyed his time with them, learned their culture, and maybe wanted something like that of his own.
This helps explain why Boba Fett was so different during his time on season 2 of The Mandalorian and then onwards. So let us consider some things. One is his time with the Tuskens. The other is learning about the Mandalorian’s attempts to restore their world, with Din Djarin now at the center.
Overall, it’s not unlikely that Boba might get involved with their cause and help them in one way or another. After all, as per the Expanded Universe lore, Boba Fett himself becomes the Mand’alor, the leader of the Mandalorians.
As such, him becoming closer to their cause isn’t totally unfounded. After all, the show is trying to set up Boba’s personality shift. He shifts to one where he has greater emotion and a clear dislike of criminal trade and convention.
We even saw this in episode 2 with the Pyke spices. As a result, Boba’s future as a ruler looks to be uncertain.
Fett will abandon his life of crime to pursue his Mandalorian heritage now that Jango’s mentor, Jaster Mereel is canon once again. And also, note that Jango is a Mandalorian once again.
We previously also noted that even though Din Djarin wears his helmet, Boba doesn’t, simply because he doesn’t really care or connect to Mandalorian traditions in any way.
Now, we don’t think that he will keep his helmet on after the show. But he will certainly connect more to his heritage if our predictions hold true. Also, whether Boba will completely abandon his criminal life or reform the underworld to suit his morals better remains to be seen.
However, this doesn’t mean that the path to achieving community will be smooth. Fans who are theorizing Crimson Dawn or Qi’ra’s return might very well be right. After all, even Temuera Morrison has hinted that his show is just as full of surprises.
Or, who knows, maybe Mace Windu will pop back in? What does seem certain for now is that the first two episodes are slyly setting up Boba Fett for a much bigger and consequential future that exceeds money hoarding.
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