Warning! Spoilers ahead for this week’s episode of The Book of Boba Fett, “The Tribes of Tatooine.”
The much anticipated first spinoff of The Mandalorian, featuring one of Star Wars’ most iconic characters of all time, has, at last, arrived on Disney+.
Last week’s episode introduced viewers to Boba’s story through two different timelines, one picking up where viewers last saw Boba after the events of The Mandalorian‘s season two finale, and one picking up from Boba’s fall into the Sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi.
This week’s episode maintained the same now and then timeline structure, primarily focusing on Boba’s past with the Tuskens.
Two Hutts for the Price of One
Present-day Boba is still working to establish himself as the new daimyo of Mos Espa when Garsa Fwip gives him a subtle warning that there’s a challenge to his throne — the twins.
Boba and Fennec then go outside to meet Jabba’s cousins, who claim his throne is rightfully theirs. The Hutt twins make quite the grand entrance, with a very cool and scary Wookiee bounty hunter in tow.
Yet Boba remains calm, telling them they’ll have to kill him if they want Jabba’s throne back. The Hutts seem to think this is a bridge too far for whatever reason and give up for the time being, but it’s clear the battle for Jabba’s throne and the fight with the Hutts is far from over.
The Great Train Robbery
The majority of “The Tribes of Tatooine” focuses on Boba helping and working with the Tuskens to take revenge on a crime syndicate on a train who kill several Tuskens after speeding through their territory.
After helping the Tuskens take over the train from the syndicate, the Tusken leaders bestow a gift on Boba — a small lizard. A genuinely moved Boba is taken aback, though, when the lizard crawls inside his nose, sending him on a dream quest of sorts.
Boba wanders the desert but returns with a stick the next morning. The Tuskens clothe him in their robes and garb before helping him craft the raw wood he found into a fighting staff.
The episode culminates in Boba, looking much like he did when we met him in The Mandalorian, completing a beautiful ritual dance with the rest of the Tuskens. This arc seems to show not just how he got from point A to point B, but to reinforce Boba’s leadership skills.
By going out of his way to help the Tuskens, Boba is adopted into their ways and earns a new kind of armor. This honor code will likely come into play in Boba’s present as he deals with more challenges in Mos Espa.
The Book of Boba Fett is available to stream on Disney+.