Warning! Spoilers ahead for the season one finale of The Book of Boba Fett, “In the Name of Honor.”
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 saw Grogu faced with a choice of whether to choose the way of the Jedi or the Mandalorian while Boba and Fennec prepared for war with the Pykes.
This week’s episode brought all the players together in an epic finale as Boba defended his home from the Pykes.
Grogu Makes HIs Choice
Last week’s episode ended on a cliffhanger as Luke presented Grogu with two options: take Yoda’s lightsaber and choose the way of the Jedi, or take Mando’s beskar shirt and be with him.
This week showed us what choice Grogu made as he arrived in the middle of Boba’s war with the Pykes in Luke’s X-wing. However, Grogu’s time with Luke was clearly well spent as he fearlessly pitched in and used his force powers to take down a massive droid and tame Boba’s rancor.
When we last saw Grogu, he and Mando were cruising the galaxy together heading off for their adventures that will set up the next season of The Mandalorian. As for Grogu’s choice, while Luke provided an ultimatum, Grogu seemed to take the best of both worlds and forge his own path.
A Secret Agenda
After rescuing the mods, Boba’s right-hand woman was largely absent from the battle with the Pykes. After the battle ended, we learned why as the Mayor and leaders of the Pyke Syndicate were quietly assassinated by none other than Fennec herself.
Fennec advised Boba throughout the whole season, often pushing for more violent methods than Boba’s calmer, neutral stance. It seemed Fennec couldn’t bear to leave any loose ends, whether or not her boss agreed.
Whether this will lead to a conflict between Boba and Fennec in the future largely depends on the future of The Book of Boba Fett itself. Either way, it proves that there’s more to Fennec Shand than meets the eye.
Boba Finds His Tribe
From the Tuskens, to the bacta flashbacks of Kamino, to Boba’s ascent to power in Tattooine, if there was one overarching theme in The Book of Boba Fett, it was family. Of course, these themes were not as well developed as they could have been, but the intention was clear in the finale thanks to Boba’s final boss battle with Cad Bane.
Boba and Cad acknowledge their history together as Boba is forced to make a choice about the kind of leader and man he wants to be. While Cad insists he’s a killer, Boba says he has learned the importance of having a tribe.
The fight ends as Cad Bane says, “Look out for yourself. Anything else is weakness,” before Boba stabs him with his Tusken gaffi stick, symbolizing a melding of both sides of his identity.
While most people, especially passing Star Wars fans, have known Boba as purely a villain with little depth, The Book of Boba Fett showed more depth to the character and explored Boba beyond his identity as a killer.
In the final moments of the season, we see him and Fennec stroll through Mos Espa, accepted by the people and celebrating with the mods and Santo, making clear he’s formed a new family in a new home, thanks to what he learned from his father and the Tuskens.
The Book of Boba Fett is available to stream on Disney+.