The penultimate episode of “The Book Of Boba Fett” has arrived on Disney+ today and sees Boba Fett preparing for battle with the Pyke Syndicate, who are trying to take over Tatooine to sell Spice.

SPOILERS AHEAD

Much like in the last chapter of this series, Boba Fett isn’t the main focus of the story, though he does at least have a single scene, where he lays out the plan for the major battle that will undoubtedly arrive in the finale!


Once again, other characters play much more vital roles in this episode, with two different subplots happening simultaneously.

The episode begins with Timothy Olyphant returning as the local marshall, Cobb Vanth, who was introduced in “The Mandalorian”.  He runs into the Pykes, who are smuggling Spice through his territory, and he sends them packing with a message to never to return.  This ultimately leads to another confrontation later in the episode, which sees the Crime Syndicate sending a very well known bounty hunter, Cad Bane, to deal with the situation.

The introduction of Cad Bane into the live-action universe is another significant step in bringing the animated characters to a mainstream Star Wars audience.  I’ve been a big fan of Cad Bane for years, since he’s such an exciting villain in the animated series.  So his scene was an instant highlight for me. However, I do worry that Star Wars episodes are more focused on relying on cameos and debuts to wow.

Another central plot of this episode, was catching up with Baby Yoda’s aka Grogu’s Jedi training with Luke Skywalker.  For fans of the Jedi training in the original trilogy, these scenes are pure joy.   This episode completely pulled on my nostalgia heartstrings, with the music and just seeing so much of Luke Skywalker in this episode. It’s worth noting that the CGI on Luke Skywalker seems greatly improved over his first appearance and didn’t look as jarring.  Disney’s de-ageing technology is impressive.

I also really enjoyed seeing the internal struggle that both Mando and Grogu are having, since they both miss one another after forming such a strong bond.   The pull of family is so strong, and this internal conflict is hard to watch, especially with Grogu looking so cute.   I also loved the flashback scene to the events during the Clone Wars with the Jedi’s protecting Grogu following Order 66 being issued.  These little nods to the prequel era are really helping bring together all the eras.

One of the biggest problems I’m having now with “The Book Of Boba Fett”, is that the last two episodes have been so enjoyable and on a different level to the first half of the series.  It does feel we are now watching “The Mandalorian” season 2.5, rather than a story about Boba Fett.  Those early episodes felt a long time ago and somewhat unnecessary.


This episode ended, and I honestly was a bit disappointed, not because the episode was terrible, but because it was so good, I didn’t want it to end.  I can’t wait for that finale next week and to further explore the adventures within this part of the Star Wars era in further Disney+ series.

Overall:  Chapter 6 of “The Book Of Boba Fett” is possibly one of my favourite episodes of a Star Wars series so far.  It just felt like I was a kid again, watching the story unfold for the first time.  I can’t stress how much I enjoyed this episode.

Rating: 5 out of 5


The first six chapters of “The Book Of Boba Fett” are available now on Disney+.





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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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