Last week, The Book of Boba Fett dropped on Disney+ at last. Despite trailers, TV spots, character posters, and a plethora of Star Wars merchandise associated with the show, fans knew very little of what to expect going in.
This was purposeful, of course; director Robert Rodriguez specifically stated the show’s marketing was designed not to give away major details (and it still worked – you watched, didn’t you?). So it was therefore surprising in the best way possible to almost immediately enter into a flashback mere moments after the show began.
Here’s a detailed recap of what happened in the first scene of The Book of Boba Fett‘s premiere episode.
The first scene begins with an eerie exterior shot of Jabba’s (former) palace on Tatooine. Boba Fett is seen floating in a bacta pod, and with a close-up of his face, flashbacks or what he later comes to call his “dreams” begin.
These flashbacks start with memories: a quick shot of Kamino’s rough stormy waves followed by young Boba picking up his father’s helmet on Geonosis after his death.
Presumably not long after falling into the Sarlacc pit during the events of Return of the Jedi, still equipped with his armor and its weaponry, Boba uses his trusty flamethrower to subdue the underground menace that has him trapped. He manages to escape to the surface through the unforgiving sand, but collapses once free.
While unconscious, an approaching band of jawas stops at the sight of the fallen bounty hunter, proceeds to remove the damaged armor, and leaves Boba unprotected and vulnerable on the sand.
As morning dawns, a group of Tusken raiders approaches Fett, wakes him up, binds his hands with rope and attaches him to the back of a bantha, forcing him to walk behind them through a sandstorm. When the storm subsides and the suns shine down, Fett collapses and is dragged slowly along until the group stops again.
Now a slave, Fett is beaten into submission as if warned not to disobey or attempt to escape. One escape attempt later (still in flashback form), he is beaten to unconsciousness again. The show then returns to present-time as Fennec Shand tells Boba Fett it’s time to wake up.
The Book of Boba Fett is streaming now only on Disney+.