The Book of Boba Fett, as far as we know, has come to a close. From start to finish, Boba Fett’s story — and all the characters he has crossed paths with along the way — created an installment of Star Wars quite unlike anything fans have seen before. Still, we don’t know exactly what could happen next. And still, that doesn’t seem to be a bad thing.
Boba Fett teaches Cad Bane a lesson
Chapter 7 “In the Name of Honor” finally depicted the turf war between Boba Fett, the Pykes, and what ended up being the other ruling families of the region and their loyalists. Din Djarin, Black Krrsantan, and even Grogu all showed up to play their respective parts in eliminating the ongoing threat to the people of Mos Espa and its surrounding territories. In the end, Boba’s focus on honor and respect — and Grogu’s Force powers — saved the day. The tense duel between Fett and Cad Bane ended as many expected it would, and the more you know about the history between the two bounty hunters, the clearer it becomes that Bane’s lack of respect for Boba finally resulted in his demise. Bane would always see Boba as the insignificant son of Jango Fett. But he was so much more than that. And he proved that when he told Din he would rather die than abandon his people.
That, combined with the reunion between Din and Grogu, as well as Grogu clearly having learned to use his Force abilities in a more controlled and constructive way, makes for a finale worth celebrating.
The Mandalorian season 2.5
The show’s ending is the perfect lead-in to the next season of The Mandalorian, which may be exactly what the series was designed to accomplish. If we look at The Book of Boba Fett as an interlude separating two seasons of The Mandalorian, everything hits different. It may not be what many fans were expecting, but it’s what we got.
The Book of Boba Fett was always meant to be an extension of the story of The Mandalorian. Much of Boba’s story played out in the series, but things were divided into chapters so that other pieces of the puzzle could come together at their own pace. Could we have gotten a shorter series with fewer “detours”? Sure. But the story wouldn’t have tied together in quite the same way without Din and Grogu. Their beats in this series have now freed up The Mandalorian Season 3 to tell other stories and focus on different adventures. These Disney+ live-action shows are becoming more of a “you have to watch it all” meal rather than a buffet. If that’s not what you’re here for, it’s fully up to you to decide how you want to consume the Star Wars you enjoy.
At this time, we don’t know what the future of this particular story will look like. And maybe that’s a good thing. Perhaps the best Star Wars stories really are the ones you don’t see coming.
The Book of Boba Fett is streaming now on Disney+.