Star Wars: Visions episode 2: “Tatooine Rhapsody” ending explained

"Tatooine Rhapsody." Star Wars: Visions. Courtesy of
"Tatooine Rhapsody." Star Wars: Visions. Courtesy of /

It’s not often Star Wars and musicals crossover. Add that on top of a Star Wars anime musical, and you’ve got something that we’ve never seen before. That’s the basic premise of “Tatooine Rhapsody,” which is the second episode in the Disney+ anthology series Star Wars: Visions.

This episode comes from Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) and features quite the star-studded cast. That includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the lead singer in the band, Jay. Bobby Moynihan as the voice of Geezer the Hutt. And Temuera Morrison reprises his role as Boba Fett.

In the beginning, we get a brief flashback to a scene in Jay’s past. He outruns the web of battle droids and clone troopers, and the distressed padawan ends up running into “Gee” (the Hutt). We flash forward to present day, and we see an older Jay, who is now in a band with Gee, as well as a guitar-playing droid and a three-headed drummer.

Their concert is going great until Boba Fett barges in and disrupts things. The band makes a getaway, but they don’t evade the bounty hunter for long. He captures Gee as a bounty for Jabba the Hutt, and the band is now down one. In the end, the band meets Gee at the venue on Tatooine where Gee is about to be executed. The band is allowed to play one song with Gee. But after the song, Jay proposes that Jabba be their first sponsor as they become the best band in the galaxy. Jabba agrees, Gee’s life is spared and they play one last song.

Star Wars: Visions episode 2 ending explained

“Tatooine Rhapsody,” was certainly one of the more straightforward episodes in Star Wars: VisionsAnd the episode included three musical numbers, which didn’t leave much room for a full, complex plot.

Though, the ending does leave a few things that need explaining. First of all, we see that there is a member of the Hutt family who we have never met before in Star Wars, Geezer. Since this is non-canonical, this doesn’t necessarily make Geezer a true part of Jabba’s family in Star Wars lore. But for this episode, you play along with the idea that Jabba might have a musically gifted family member, and he’s one who doesn’t want to get caught up in Jabba’s crimes.

The episode kind of brushes over any in-depth character building between Geezer and Jay. But we can assume that Geezer took Jay under his wing on the day that he found him. It must have taken a lot for Geezer to leave such a strong crime family. And it must have taken the same strength for Jay to leave the Jedi. So they likely bonded over that shared experience, and we can only imagine how well they got along in the years between.

By the end, though, we can see that Jabba the Hutt had a change of heart — which is a bit weird considering how ruthless Jabba is. Though, we know he’s a man who is always up for negotiation, so perhaps he was just really moved by the band’s performance to give them another chance (and let Geezer live).

We also know that Jabba doesn’t get his money through… ethical means. So does this mean the band’s rise to stardom will be funded on dirty money? Maybe that’s a story for season 2… How did Jay and Geezer’s band survive with a crime boss as their benefactor?

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