The Book of Boba Fett episode 4 review: The Gathering Storm

(L-R): Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) and Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) and Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

The Book of Boba Fett has had a rocky start, but does episode 4 help steady the ship?

The Book of Boba Fett has had mixed reactions among viewers, including this reviewer. While the Disney Plus series had a lot of hype surrounding it, the show has failed to meet expectations thus far. With the fourth episode now streaming, the series is reaching its endgame and it is still unsure how everything is going to wrap up.

This episode seems to set up a solid final three episodes as Fett and Fennec Shand begin to prepare for the upcoming war, however “The Gathering Storm” takes a long time getting back into the conflict and moving the story forward – a common theme in the series.

Filler episode?

After the last episode had minimal flashbacks, the fourth episode focuses mainly on Boba Fett’s past and showcasing his rescue of Fennec Shand as well as working towards securing his ship/armour.

While it was interesting to see Shand get modified and the two invade Jabba’s Palace to retrieve Fett’s ship, it all felt unnecessary because this was something fans already knew. Fett kept recapping to Shand something that the audience was already aware of. A journey to retrieve the Slave I may have been interesting, however the action sequence itself was rather rushed through and just not very engaging.

The best part of the flashback was seeing Fett get his vengeance on the biker gang and the sarlacc. Watching Fett gun down the biker gang with his ship in cold blood made for a shocking scene, given his pacifist approach.

Shand manages to shine in the flashbacks, showing her capabilities far more than Fett. However, the reveal that the former bounty hunter is now fully healed from his bacta tank sessions hopefully means that we will get to see him in action a lot more.

A war is coming in The Book of Boba Fett

As told in the previous episode, the Pykes are coming and Fett does not have the support of the leaders of the other territories. Still, Boba Fett will fight this war on his own with his allies, as the former bounty hunter even recruits deadly wookie Black Krrsantan to join his ranks.

Fett and Shand are going to be recruiting allies for the war, which is going to have fans speculating about who may join the battle. Fett knows a number of bounty hunters and Mandalorians so it may be some of these intriguing prospects joining the battle.

While this reveal may be exciting, the episode itself was once again a bit of a letdown. However, revelations such as Fett’s recovery and the seeming end to the flashbacks may mean that fans are in for an interesting final few episodes to wrap up the series.

The Book of Boba Fett is now streaming on Disney+, with new episodes released weekly on Wednesdays.

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