Boba Fett

So you think you’re badass? But are you Boba Fett riding a Rancor in the streets of Mos Espa? It’s going to take a special kind of Star Wars fan to be disappointed by this finale. Was it Luke Skywalker destroying a hallway of Dark Troopers? No. It’s going to take a special kind of moment to top that. What we did get was a mixture of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Wild Bunch, except in Star Wars. This was a fabulous wrap to The Book of Boba Fett. If you go back through all the reviews I’ve written, there’s a thread throughout, it’s about the long story.

Each of these Star Wars stories we’re getting from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni aren’t just single contained narratives. They’re building out the universe and the galaxy, far, far away. So make all the jokes you want about this being The Mandalorian season 2.5 or it being a show that’s best episodes only had a bit of Boba Fett. Think of it like the Bible. Does every chapter have Jesus? No. Because the stories told there build on one another. We’re getting the coda of Star Wars here. Did you see Cad Bane in The Clone Wars and think “wouldn’t it be cool if we got an old west-style faceoff between him and Boba Fett?” Well, now we did.

This episode and series might not be the most earth-shattering, mind-bending story told. It’s one that ends up being smaller in the grand scheme of Star Wars. But what it does do, is set us up for the return of Cobb Vanth, the continued adventures of Grogu and Din Djarin, and whatever else is left for Boba Fett. When he pops up in The Mandalorian season three, people are going to be just as excited to see him.

A Fittingly Epic Finale

There were plenty of rumors out there that we’d see some gargantuan cameos in this final episode. We got two pretty damn huge ones in the last episode, it was full of Ahsoka and Luke Skywalker. Did you really think Han Solo was going to show up out of nowhere here? Like WandaVision, people had unfair expectations for this show, especially the finale. When Star Wars Twitter whips up a crock of horsecrap to get some clicks, it’s going to rile people up. They come into this episode thinking it’s going to be the next coming of The Mandalorian and are disappointed that the lofty expectations aren’t met.

When it comes down to it, The Book of Boba Fett wasn’t perfect, but it never needed to be. The penultimate episode sure made a lot of people happy. If your 12-year-old self wanted to see Boba Fett doing badass things and riding a Rancor, you got what you wanted. The post-credits scene gives us something to look forward to with that canceled/postponed Rangers of the New Republic show. Maybe Cobb Vanth is the leader of a new group. We’ll have to see when we get some new stories. Always remember, in Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni we trust.

The Book of Boba Fett did the job of giving us more Boba Fett, more Mando, fleshing out the character of Boba Fett, and giving us a new direction for the characters we know and love. If you’re really asking for more than that, you might be watching the wrong show.

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