Series within other series: Has Disney + been wrong with episode 5 of The Book of Boba Fett, or is it its best asset?

The Book of Boba Fett is a spin-off of The Mandalorian that tells what happened to the mythical bounty hunter Boba Fett, after being engulfed by the sarlac in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

If you haven’t seen the new Disney+ series, we recommend that you stop reading, because we’re going to include some spoilers… you’ve been warned!

It’s worth commenting what happened in episode 5, because it completely changes the series and opens a debate: is it correct to put an episode of a series, within a series?

That’s what happened with episode 5 of The Book of Boba Fett, called Return of the Mandalorian, which is basicallythe first episode of Season 3 of The Mandalorian.

The first chapters of The Book of Boba Fett had a mixed reception.

Many people didn’t understand why a lone bounty hunter like Boba Fett decided to become Tatooine’s Crime Lord, replacing Jabba The Hut (we didn’t count Bib Fortuna, because he lost his mind when ascended to the position…).

Little by little the reasons are explained in the successive chapters of the series, without convincing everyone.

When it seemed that the series did not finish starting, episode 5 makes our heads explode: it is starred from beginning to end by Mando (Din Djarin), The Mandalorian himself, and it is basically the first episode from the third season.

This brings us to the debate: is it permissible to sneak an episode of one series into a different one?

If for some reason someone has seen The Mandalorian but not The Book of Boba Fett (maybe he left the show when those bikers out of ’80s movies came along), and start watching season 3 when it premieres, he’ll have missed critical events > which are narrated in Episodes 5 and 6 of The Book of Boba Fett.

Perhaps if we were talking about other series, there would be reason to criticize this decision. But this is Star Wars. And Disney is playing its best trick: the lore of the saga intertwines series, movies, comics, books… and it is determined to take advantage of it.

Like it or not, the proposal of episode 5 of The Book of Boba Fett is simply brutal.

Starting with its incredible visual display, with that ring city and the continuous sample of ships and aliens that are in almost every scene, the technical deployment is overwhelming.

The plot provides critical information to understand The Mandalorian… but also links with the animated series Star Wars Rebels, and even the movie The Phantom Menace.


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The episode 5 of The Book of Boba Fett shows us Mando using the Dark Saber that he took from Moff Gideon, a symbol of Mandalorian power. Aquí conocemos qué ocurrió con la espada, tras el final de la serie Star Wars Rebels, y todo lo que pasó hasta caer en manos de Mando. Including the destruction of the Mandalorian homeworld of Mandalore.

It is not the only important revelation: Mando recognizes the Armorer who has taken off the case, and is expelled from the tribe.

It is an episode of The Book of Boba Fett, who is vital if you follow The Mandalorian, and at the same time enriches the lores of the animated series Rebels, and The Phantom Menace, when Mando receives his new ship.

It’s a Disney+ masterstroke, and not just because it’s a capitulation: it forces people to watch all the Star Wars series, which on the other hand is what What do all the fans do? So everyone’s happy.

And suddenly, a series that had a hard time getting started, shoots towards the stars. Y ojo porque tenemos más de esto en el Episodio 6…