The Book Of Boba Fett Chapter 3 puts all the pieces into place for an epic confrontation between Boba and the criminal world he is so eager to become a part of!
The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 3 gives an abrupt end to Fett’s flashbacks with the Tuskens, and I can’t tell if I’m sad or complacent. In a scene mirroring Luke Skywalker returning to his childhood home, only to find his aunt and uncle dead and his house burnt and ruined; it is echoed with Boba as he returns to the Tusken village. Finding it a village no more. It’s a subtle parallel, but I immediately saw it and it seems that life on Tatooine can be filled with hardship no matter what.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
The story then returns to the present day as Fett continues to try and build his criminal empire. The one thing I’m not 100% crazy about, is how soft Boba is, almost to the point of being a caring, loving hero. He has a soft spot for animals and shows quite a lot of mercy for an aspiring crime boss. When people double-cross him or prove obstinate, he does NOT kill them. He merely grumbles and gets the job done.
The Twins have decided to leave Tatooine as a bigger player is coming onto the scene, and the Twins want no part of it. It is somehow connected to this mysterious Mayor Boba dealt with in the last episode. And I do enjoy the suspense building up. My favorite part of this episode was watching Black Krrsantan pick Boba and his cronies apart as if they were just mosquitos bothering him. This Wookiee is a beast (quite literally) and his brute strength proves even too much for a Gammorean guard!
Fennec Shand, believe it or not, is the person I hope eventually usurps Boba and runs the criminal empire. I know this curveball is too early to throw, but I like Fennec’s cold, calculating, and emotionless nature. And I feel she would make a far more effective crime boss than the “warm-hearted” Fett. This episode had a lot of potentials to set up a bigger story and filled its time nicely with the Krrsantan brawl. And then a speeder bike chase. The speeders of the young cyborg ruffians recruited by Fett have an old-fashioned Harley Davidson feel. And as they chased the Mayor’s vassal through the streets of Mos Espa, there were lots of fun throwbacks to the movies we so know and love.
I also love LOVE the cameo of the very recognizable and well-known actor in the episode. And hope we see lots more of him. For the purposes of surprise, I will not spoil that actor’s identity. I feel that the winds of Tatooine are kicking up and all the pieces are slowly putting into place for an epic confrontation between Boba and the criminal world he is so eager to become a part of. Hey!
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