The season finale of The Book of Boba Fett gave a (flamethrower) knock. And it appeared to be precisely what some fans had expected for the character since the show’s debut in December.
The seven-part Disney+ series followed the most interesting, elusive bounty hunter in the galaxy as he becomes a crime lord on Tatooine. And not just any mafioso; Boba Fett’s (Temuera Morrison) approach to controlling the area (previously Jabba the Hutt’s domain) was pragmatic and mostly devoid of passion (and his helmet).
However, in “Chapter 7: In The Name of Honor,” Boba Fett took action against the Pykes, finally battling and employing his array of gadgets, which had not happened since “Chapter 14: The Tragedy” of The Mandalorian a year before. The series showcased what it may have been for a brief moment in the end.
Throughout the season, a plethora of Star Wars fans clarifies (through social media) that the series let fans down, which was underscored by the fact that the two episodes entirely devoid of Fett were viewed as, by far, the most pleasant. This, in turn, raised questions about the series’ aim. Was it only a stopgap until the next season of The Mandalorian aired? And, if that’s the case, what a colossal waste of a fantastic Star Wars character.
In terms of the episode itself, there were a few outstanding moments that viewers cherished. Fett riding the rancor was a great throwback to the character’s first (cartoon) appearance in the Star Wars Holiday Special. Another memorable scene was Peli Motto’s (Amy Sedaris) declaration that she dislikes the name “Grogu” and will not use it. This is a clear indication from series creator and episode writer Jon Favreau that the “Baby Yoda” nickname still remains.
Disney+ has officially canceled its Boba Fett prequel. It’s unknown whether a second season is underway, but all fans are looking forward to the future, with Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi reported to arrive in May, as well as a series starring Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka and Diego Luna’s Andor. In terms of the future, the last pre-credits scene in Boba Fett shows Mando and Grogu flying out into the distance, with more stories to be told in The Mandalorian season three, which is now on the way.