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The Book of Boba Fett episode 3 recap: Once upon a time in Tatooine…

The plot of The Book of Boba Fett continues to unfoldl at a surprisingly slow pace for a seven-episode series. How long will The Book of Boba Fett keep up the flashbacks? Probably a while…Let’s dive in!

This STAR WARS: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT review contains spoilers.

Lost family

After returning to the Tusken camp, he discovers that his adoptive Tusken family have all been slaughtered, and their tents torched. Painted onto one of the charred tents is the “JL”-like tag he saw the bikers spray-painting on a moisture farmer’s hovel in the premiere.

New army of the Bounty Hunter

Boba and Fennec is sought by visitor Lortha Peel, a water broker who says that some “insolent,” cybernetic-enhanced youths have been stealing from his inventory. And if Boba wishes to command the respect that has thus far eluded him, Lortha Peel dares to say (“I am insulted on your behalf!”), he will intervene.

That night, Boba, Fennec and their Gommorean muscle head into the workers district to confront said band of youths, led by a plucky lass (named Drash and played by Yellowjackets‘ Sophie Thatcher). Drash & Co. recognize Boba but cower not at all, instead arguing that the water monger is grossly overcharging — especially with those, like them, who can’t find work. Learning that Lortha Peel has been asking for a month’s wages for but a week’s worth of water, Boba offers up a fraction of what the kids owe, orders the broker to slash his prices, and then “invites” Drash & Co. to work for him.

Wookiee attack

Boba is violently yanked from his Bacta tank slumber by the furry mitts of Krrsantan, the gladiator Wookiee in the Hutt twins’ charge. Boba is tossed around like a rag doll by the Wookie, but gets the occasional, cursory lick in. (Keep in mind, Krrsantan is imbued with a Wolverine-like endoskeleton.) Drash & Co. arrive on the scene and employ their assorted, distinct weaponry to fight Krrsantan, with a modicum of success. The clash then tumbles down the stairs to the throne room, as the Gommoreans join in — and eventually, Krrsantan falls prey to the Trap Door in the Floor trick and falls into the Rancor-less Rancor pit.

Bobby’s New Pet

In the wake of Boba Fett’s second assassination attempt, Fennec attempts to talk some sense into him about ruling and leadership, but their breakfast conversation is interrupted by the arrival of the twins. The Hutts inform Fett that they are leaving Tatooine and have no intention to contest the throne now that they have learned a new piece of information. The seat of power has already been promised to another syndicate and they want no part in the oncoming war. As a parting gift and an apology for trying to kill him, they present Fett with a rancor whose keeper is played by none other than Danny Trejo.

The rise of the Syndicate

Boba Fett is making enemies quicker than he does allies on Tatooine. It’s not cleat who is the main villain but all episodes point to the twins  and the Pyke Syndicate, who he had a run-in with in his past.

When Bobby Fett gets to his residence, though, the leader is nowhere to be found and his Majordomo runs away from Boba and Fennec.

Boba’s new crew of youths embark on a speeder chase with the Majordomo, wreaking havoc on the streets of Mos Espa before finally stopping him.

The Majordomo then tells Boba that the Mayor is with the Pyke Syndicate and that they are coming to the Tatooine capital, before the first wave of Pyke soldiers are seen arriving in town.

Fennec warns Boba that more will come to fight the Pyke Syndicate’s war against them, and the episode ends with him telling her that they “will be ready.”

Easter Eggs

  • The rancor keeper mentions the Witches of Dathomir riding the beasts. The Witches of Dathomir (also referred to as either Dathomirians or Dathomiri) were a group of Human Force-sensitives native to the planet Dathomir. They were also known as the Daughters of Allya in honor of the wayward Jedi Knight Allya, who was banished to the planet around 600 BBY, and who they regarded as their ancestress.
  • The painting that was destroyed during a sequence of the chase, is a piece of concept art for Jabba’s throne room by legendary designer Ralph McQuarrie.

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