The Book of Boba Fett finale is here, but is it a satisfying conclusion?
After the thrilling sixth episode, The Book of Boba Fett returns with its finale, which promises an action-packed adventure right from the beginning. Featuring a cast of returning characters, such as Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), Din Djarin/The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal), Cad Bane, Black Krrsantan, Grogu, and others, the battle for Boba Fett’s territory commences.
The story finally gives its main character a chance to shine, after six episodes of avoiding action. This episode is sure to satisfy many Star Wars fans, as it ties up numerous storylines while setting up future series (such as The Mandalorian season 3).
While the Disney Plus show struggled with juggling too many characters and not giving the main character his chance in the spotlight, Boba Fett is on full display here, as is The Mandalorian, who is reunited with his old friend.
Outnumbered and outgunned
The season finale of The Book of Boba Fett begins with Boba Fett and allies discovering the ruins of the Sanctuary. Mando assures Fett that the people of Freetown will be on their way to help, unaware that Cad Bane took out Marshal Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant) after he left. While Fett wants to plan in the palace, members of the biker gang convince him otherwise. Fett’s group is split into three, with the biker gang, Black Krrsantan, and the Gamorrean guards scouting for Pyke activity.
Cad Bane approaches the group after he discovers that the Pykes murdered Fett’s Tusken family. Bane reunites with Fett, trying to play with his emotions and force him into a duel. He reveals to Fett what happened to his Tusken family, with Fett ready to attack.
Luckily, Fennec Shand talks him out of it and Boba Fett informs Cad Bane that he will only speak to the head of the Pyke Syndicate. With that, Cad Bane calls him soft and walks away, with the bounty hunter not returning until the end of the episode, much to the disappointment of all Star Wars fans. The scene is very tense and the audience can sense the history between the pair, suggesting that the cut scene and story arc from Star Wars: The Clone Wars is possibly canon.
Meanwhile, Fett’s associates have all been betrayed by the locals, as the Gamorreans are killed, many of the space biker gang are taken out and Black Krrsantan is overwhelmed by the sheer number of enemies he is up against. Fett sends Shand to the Pyke Syndicate’s headquarters, leaving Fett and Mando to face down the overwhelming odds alone.
Fett and Mando’s epic team-up, help arrives in The Book of Boba Fett finale
Fett and Mando agree to head out and fight, even if it kills them both. After creating a diversion by sending out the mayor’s aide to negotiate a peace treaty, the pair use their jetpacks to get to high ground and take out a number of the Pykes. It is a display of pure strength and something that Star Wars fans will be giddy about. Fett and Mando fight for their lives side by side and show off a variety of their abilities. However, it does not take too long for the overwhelming numbers to get the best of them, as the pair are shot constantly.
It seems the battle may be over until the people of Freetown turn up for aid. The pair are also accompanied by the surviving space bikers and Black Krrsantan, who turns up to help the group when they are all overwhelmed, suffering great injuries to do so. While it seems like the battle might be edging towards the side of the heroes, the Pyke Syndicate sends in Scorpenek annihilator droids to take on the heroes. The droids are powerful and shielded, meaning the blasters can not break through to damage them. Mando even struggles to break through with the darksaber.
This sends the group in three different directions, as their allies are backed further into the city, while Mando distracts the droids to give Fett time to get the help he needs to defeat them.
Reunions and rancor!
During the skirmish, Mando is reunited with his old friend Grogu. While it seemed odd to have their reunion during another character’s show, it was nice to see Grogu return (who was brought to Tatooine by R2D2 at the start of the episode). Their reunion was adorable, as Grogu jumps into Mando’s arms and he is proud to see the youngling wearing the shirt he had forged for him. The pair are nearly taken out but Fett enters the scene riding the rancor he was gifted in episode 3 to save the day.
It is quite an amazing sight to see Fett riding the rancor, as it demolishes the droid’s shielding. Mando and Grogu both aid in the takedown of the droid. As Fett and the rancor take out the other droid, they are greeted by Cad Bane, who scares the rancor away with fire.
Fett and Bane face-off, with Bane stating that he is a killer, and the two duel. Bane is faster than Fett and knocks him to the ground multiple times. He has beaten the clone, rips off his helmet, and prepares to take a final shot.
The flashbacks from the previous episodes have all led up to this moment, as Fett uses his training with the Tusken Raiders to take down Bane with his stick. Fett finishes the bounty hunter off with a swift stab through the chest.
It was disappointing to see Cad Bane bow out so quickly, however, we may see more of the character in a series based before The Mandalorian timeline.
Grogu also manages to subdue and calm the raging rancor, cutely sleeping beside him as he saves Mando from certain death. This showcases how strong Grogu is with the force, and while he may be with Mando again, his force abilities will be something that the pair will likely explore in The Mandalorian season 3.
A post-credit scene also reveals that Cobb Vanth is still alive and being healed in the bacta tank, receiving modifications. It will be intriguing to see where the character appears next.
While The Book of Boba Fett has overall been a mixed bag, the finale ends on a strong, action-packed note that wraps up all the storylines. Fett has now finally gained the respect of the people of Mos Eisley and Mando is reunited with Grogu.
The Book of Boba Fett is now streaming on Disney+.
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