Boba Fett Bids Farewell (For Now)

Boba Fett Bids Farewell (For Now)

Erika Lewis

Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers for the Book of Boba Fett episodes 5-7 and is also a part two. Read the first part here


The Book of Boba Fett, which started streaming December 29, 2021, has finished streaming season 1 on Disney+. Now, all the episodes are available for viewing and it’s completely bingable. However, after you watch there might be a few things you missed. Especially in the last three episodes, which I’ll be covering in this article. There were a lot of familiar faces from older TV shows as well as some subtle references. 


Episode 5

Episode five of the Book of Boba Fett is by far the most popular and well liked episode. However, it almost doesn’t make sense to refer to it as an episode of the Book of Boba Fett because it’s more like an episode of the Mandalorian. This is because the episode centered around the Mandalorian and Boba never made an appearance. Although, we haven’t seen Mando since the end of 2020 and it was nice to see him again. 

Along with seeing Mando we also had a chance to see the darksaber again. The darksaber is an ancient mandalorian weapon and whoever wields it is the rightful ruler of Mandalore. From what we last saw in the Mandalorian Din Djarin was the current owner of the darksaber and in episode five we saw that he still has it. In fact, he’s also back to his old job of bounty hunting instead of being a father to the youngling Grogu. 

With Mando we also got to see the armorer again, whom we haven’t seen since the end of the Mandalorian season one, as well as Vizsla. They are the only two survivors from Mando’s clan. While speaking with Vizsla he mentions that he should be the one to wield the darksaber because his ancestors did. For those who have not seen The Clone Wars or Rebels Tarre Vizsla was the Mandalorian Jedi who built the darksaber. It was then passed down through the vizsla line for a while before it was claimed by Darth Maul and later Sabine Wren who passed it off to Bo Katan. 

Another small reference that was in this episode was a nod to the queen of Naboo aka Padme Amidala. When Mando is dealing with the N-1 starfighter Peli Motto mentions that they were commissioned by the queen of Naboo. Fans can only assume, with the context of The Phantom Menace, that the queen she is referring to is Padme. 


Episode 6

Episode six was, yet again, more like an episode of the Mandalorian rather than an episode of the Book of Boba Fett. However, because it continued to follow the Mandalorian we got to see a lot of familiar faces. The first one is Luke Skywalker and the beloved Grogu. Mando went to visit the planet where Luke opened his Jedi academy, Ahch-To. He is training Grogu the ways of the force. 

With this, we also got to see Order 66 through the eyes of poor Grogu. We see the 501st attacking the jedi temple and at the front is a clone trooper seen in the clone wars. We see the clone Commander Appo leading the assault and many fans, despite the sad moment, were happy to see him. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a peek at who saved Grogu so that is still a mystery to viewers. Hopefully we learn who saved Grogu in the Mandalorian season three. 

Another familiar face is Ahsoka Tano. She was first seen in the Clone Wars but later appeared in Rebels and the Mandalorian. She has become quite the familiar face and many fans were excited to see her even if it was for a short period of time. 

The next friendly face was Cobb Vanth who is the marshal of Freetown, previously known as Mos Pelgo. He first made an appearance in the first episode of the Mandalorian Season two and he was the one who had Boba’s armor for a while. We see that a lot of people look up to him and count on him and he’s still as brave as ever despite not having the beskar armor. 

Finally, this last character had people sitting staring at their screens in shock. He’s one of the most infamous Bounty Hunters, second only to Boba Fett. It was Cad Bane. For those who are unfamiliar with Cad Bane’s character he is a Duros Bounty Hunter who we first saw in the clone wars and later in the Bad Batch. He is known for being one of the bravest hunters in the galaxy as well as one of the most successful. It was certainly amazing to see him in live action despite the fact that by The Book of Boba Fett he was a very old man. 


Episode 7

Unfortunately, this episode didn’t really have a lot of new faces which was very disappointing. However, the episode itself did not disappoint viewers in the slightest. It was especially thrilling for star wars fans who are familiar with the unfinished episodes of the clone wars. In some of the unfinished episodes we see Cad Bane working alongside Boba Fett. However, it gets to the point where things go sideways and they end up having a standoff with one another. 

Funny enough Boba and Bane have a standoff in this final episode. In the unfinished episodes of the clone wars Boba successfully kills Bane with a shot in the chest and Bane shoots Boba in the helmet resulting in the dent. However in the Book of Boba Fett things play out a little differently but overall have similar endings. Bane shoots first and knocks Boba down but Boba gets back up and proceeds to kill Bane with his Gaderffii stick that he got from the tuskens. It was certainly satisfying to see Boba take down Bane and for it to be canon this time.


Although the show has come to an end it was still an amazing experience. Personally I would definitely give it five stars. Seeing so many familiar faces was very satisfying and it was kind of John Favreau and Dave Filoni to include some of these characters that Clone Wars and Rebels fans love so much. It is still unknown if there will be a second season of the Book of Boba Fett but whether there is or isn’t may the force be with you.