The Book of Boba Fett episode 6 recap: The Best Episode Yet

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

Episode Six of The Book of Boba Fett keeps the story in Mandalorian land, picking up where the last episode left off. Mando goes to a forest to meet Grogu. He comes across an old friend, and we are treated with one of our favourite droids from the Star Wars world. A lot happens in today’s episode at the forest and then at the desert. The entire episode feels sad dramatic to be honest with you all. Can’t a father and son be together? Can a padawan have a little attachment, as a treat? Let’s get to the rest of the episode.

The Last Jedi Temple


Following the cold open, things pick up where they left off last week with Din Djarin as he makes his trek across the galaxy to whatever unnamed planet that Luke Skywalker has chosen to establish the Jedi Temple of Luke Skywalker on. When he arrives, he’s greeted by a familiar droid—R2-D2—who is still just as helpful as he’s always been. The astromech unit escorts him to the construction site of the Jedi Temple, where ant droids are busily hauling building materials to erect the first structure on the site, and promptly shuts himself off — much to Din’s frustration.

Grogu getting the Jedi Training


Deep in the nearby forest, Skywalker is coaching up his new student. Grogu somehow learns how to jump, somersault, and Force-explode a training device. Or, as Skywalker suggests, he’s getting his memories back. This suggests that Grogu was even more trained in the ways of the Force—before his memory mysteriously fizzed away—than we previously thought. We even get a short flashback sequence to Order 66, when most of the Jedi were wiped out, watching the executions play out through Grogu’s big eyes. Together, it seems like Star Wars wants to tease out Grogu’s origin story, with some mystery and/or big reveal at the heart of it all.

The return of an old friend

Ahsoka Tano reunites with Mando, and she is also reluctant to let him see Grogu. She explains that Grogu is having trouble adjusting, and it may be easier for him if Mando simply leaves without seeing him. Mando stays long enough to see that Grogu is safe, and presents Grogu’s beskar gift to Ahsoka. Grogu sees Mando’s ship take off in the distance, before he shows great promise in his training. Regardless, Luke wonders if Grogu’s heart is in it. Ahsoka tells Luke to follow his instincts, before departing as well.

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Flying back to Tatooine to help Boba with his Pyke problem, Fennec lays out the situation – they now have plenty of muscle, but nowhere near enough numbers. Luckily, Mando knows a guy…

The prologue reintroduces us to the coolest gunslinger in the galaxy, Cobb Vanth. Now crossing paths with the Pykes himself after he runs off a couple of drug dealers getting too close to his town, Cobb is willing to help Mando fight the syndicate by persuading the townsfolk to join the war. Or at least he was until he gets killed by Cad Bane. Is he dead? Maybe not, but the same probably can’t be said of Garsa Fwip and the hundred odd people who were packed into The Sanctuary club when the Pykes bomb it. Things are hotting up fast on Tatooine and there’s only one episode left now for Boba to strike back. Is now the time to bring the Rancor out of its cage?

Decisions, Decisions…


In the final moments of “From the Desert Comes a Stranger,” we return to the Jedi Temple of Luke Skywalker, where Luke finally reveals what is in the parcel left behind by Mando. Like the Jedi who came before him, Luke operates on a binary, which we know will ultimately be his undoing. He presents Grogu with a choice: accept Din’s gift and reunite with him, or accept Yoda’s lightsaber, remain a Jedi, and never see Din again. The episode ended on a cliffhanger, and it’s unclear if we’ll learn Grogu’s decision in the finale or if we will have to wait until The Mandalorian returns.

Easter Eggs

  • The gunslinger who shoots Cobb is infamous bounty hunter Cad Bane – a fan-favourite from The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch who also happens to be Boba Fett’s mentor. The pair parted badly (Bane is the reason Boba has a dent in his helmet…), so expect a showdown when they meet up in the finale.
  • The temple being built by the robot ants is the same one Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) later burns down in the flashback scenes of The Rise Of Skywalker.
  • When Luke focuses Grogu’s mind on his past he sees three Jedi being overwhelmed by republic troopers during the purge. We don’t know who these hooded figures are yet, but there’s a chance one of them might tie Grogu’s past back to the prequel era canon.

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