Every Wednesday for the last seven weeks we’ve had an unmissable date with Star Wars on Disney Plus, through The Book of Boba Fett.
The second live-action Star Wars series on Disney Plus says goodbye today with the broadcast of the seventh and final episode, directed by Robert Rodriguez and entitled ‘In the name of honor‘.
Boba Fett has been generating many doubts in part of the Star Wars fandom throughout the series for his pious character. The purpose of this final episode is to try to give consistency to that evolution of the character.
Today at Hobby Consoles we bring you our latest review of The Boba Fett Book, with this seventh episode of 61 minutes, including credits and previous summary.
As always, the first installment of the review will be free of spoilers, with a broad assessment of the episode, although with some reference to previous episodes. Starting with the spoiler alert, we’ll get into the thick of things.
FIGHT TO THE DEATH IN MOS ESPA
War was inevitable, and it was officially declared in the closing stages of the sixth episode of The Boba Fett book.
We’re in for an action-packed episode, with little time to prepare before gunshots and explosions flood Mos Espa >. As the final episode, almost its entire duration will cover the bloody battle for control of the planet.
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We find that we have to make several concessions to the series without being properly shown some background to support some situations that we will see, beyond a line or two of dialogue , the rest is left to our imagination.
Not necessarily a bad thing, but in a series of 7 episodes where Boba Fett has been effectively absent in 2, material could have been taken. We will develop this further in the spoiler zone.
DECISIONS DEFINE US
This episode will, in fact, recover the leading role of Boba Fett, although he will dispute it with other characters during a good part of the story.
The script is going to take us where it wants, although it will record some gaps in the plot that, as we have said, should have explanations.
All the characters in the series will have their share of prominence, which contributes to less screen time for Boba Fett. Again, one lime and one sand (appropriate on Tatooine).
We are going to see moments that many of us have been waiting for for several episodes , although some action sequences have not been particularly up to par.
You will also find that, after all this time, there are lessons from The Clone Wars that have yet to be learned. Oh, and look out for the “King Kong moment.”
Stay tuned at the end of the episode, because we have a “post-credits scene”, right after the concept art.
ATTENTION: From this point we will start talking WITH spoilers for the seventh episode of The Book of Boba Fett. We recommend having seen the episode before reading on.
WE WILL FIGHT FOR OUR HONOR
Well, it’s over. Boba Fett has already proved what he had to prove, according to Robert Rodriguez, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, in this final episode of The Book of Boba Fett.
We have an episode with very cool things and with some “made in Robert Rodriguez” that, well, we have to deal with them.
Cad Bane has known us little, using over and over again the resource of the duel until finally fighting against Boba Fett. Those of you who know the character from The Clone Wars know very well that he has much more potential than wielding words before a 1v1 duel.
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Or he did, before he was impaled by Boba Fett and his gaffi. Although Cad Bane has been presumed dead before, the nature of his death in The Boba Fett Book makes us think that this will be the canonical and final death of the character. But we could see it in series like Obi-Wan Kenobi or Andor, which take place before (mere hypothesis).
We are going to focus on Boba, because Fennec Shand is conspicuous by his absence for a good part of the episode, although his contribution is important.
Boba Fett will enjoy a good dose of action in the episode, WITH ARMOR, something that we miss, and a lot, during the rest of the series. They aren’t bad scenes, although Temuera Morrison’s 61 years are noticeable.
Her sequences are going to be fairly spread out, dispersing a bit the feeling of prominence that should to have, and balancing it with Din Djarin and Grogu (The Mandalorian) who, let’s face it, once again outshine him.
One part the series has wasted is showing us, however briefly, the Boba Fett’s training to learn to ride the rancor Yes, they suggest the option of riding on the back of the creature as the Nightsisters of Dathomir, but they don’t show us anything of the process.
Even The Mandalorian showed us a brief training of Din Djarin learning how to ride a blurg. In a series with episodes that have totally lacked its protagonist, a couple of sequences setting up the moment would have been nice. On the other hand, the timing of the rancor’s appearance is a nice punch when “all seems lost.”
The build up to the battle is a bit dramatic to watch, an attempt as a tribute to The Magnificent Seven, with a notorious numerical inferiority, which is tarnished in a certain way.
The betrayal of the gotra (families) of Mos Espa is a cliché in a crime story manual, quite predictable after the fourth episode of The Book of Boba Fett reunion, but it gets the job done.
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What is clear in many respects is that The Boba Fett Book puts to rest the question of whether The Mandalorian season 3 would hold its own without the Mando-Grogu tandem, because they are together again.
That image of Grogu in the astromech cockpit of the N-1 fighterIt was expected by fans since it was mentioned in the fifth episode.
By the way, Peli Motto and the Twi’lek butler provide the comic note to the episode. You may like it or not, although sometimes they can be a bit annoying, especially the butler and his Coruscant manners, but hey, they follow the line of C-3PO.
That if , hyphen: Scorpenek battle droids, which are basically beastly Droidekas. 7 seasons of The Clone Wars seeing that the way to destroy those critters is with thermal detonators slowly rolling into the shields, there’s even an episode that focuses in part on that, because nobody can think of, hey, what the rancor has to come out.
To finish, we see that Cobb Vanth is going to go through body and paint, like Fennec Shand. Where will we see Timothy Olyphant again?
This ending has not been bad, but the series in general has irregularities that should have been polished before launching it. We know that one episode was cut from the total of 8 initially announced, but something must have been left on the cutting room floor.
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We are left with the feeling that Boba Fett has been a supporting character in his own series for several episodes, which could as well have been a long episode of The Mandalorian .
Boba Fett may have a role to play in the future of Star Wars, and thus his “conquest” of Tatooine has needed to be explained.
It’s been a weird ride that doesn’t leave us unsatisfied, but the feeling that we were expecting something more apart from the potpourri of cameos that the series has given us.
Of course, it’s about one more piece of the puzzle of the Star Wars universe, which may become more relevant in the future. At the moment, what interests us most is the story of Mando and Grogu, looking at that desolate Mandalore where Din Djarin must recover his status.
What do you think of the ending? Do you think The Boba Fett Book should have been done differently? Over the next few days we will talk at length about the series.