BOBF: Chapter 2 Review –

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 After last week’s slow burning, scene setting episode ‘Stranger in a Strange land’, we were hoping the second episode of The Book Boba Fett would turn the scale and speed of the plot up a wee bit. 

Did it? 

This review will fill you in!

This episode would be what I would call the ‘Proud Mary’ moment where the wheels keep on burning because the rubber sure does meet the road in this episode! Or rather, it chugs a long. 

Did you ever meet the Mayor of Mos Espa? Fennec Shand thinks a visit would be nice if you have not had the pleasure…

How about the Rancour?

How about an Assasin Wookie – the first ever Bad Guy Wookie in Star Wars? It could be the infamous ‘gladiator’ Black Krrsantan but I do not think there’s anyway to tell at this point? (Side note – When will we see an appearance of Doctor Aphra in the TV medium?)

How about slugging it out with two Hutts in front of Sanctuary? (This is a nonsensical plot point. The Mayor says something is happening at Sanctuary, Garsa knows something is happening and… then the Hutt’s turn up? Beats me how they knew when Fett and Shand were turning up to visit the Mayor’s office to get the intel in the first place…)

Another flashback to Fett’s training with the Sand People as to how to correctly use a Gaffi stick?

A ‘space train’ long speeder in the Tattoine desert? Give me some strength. This is not the Solo film.

Could we say Fett is truly a Lizard Brain now?

Oh great, an evil tree. I bet he makes a Gaffi stick from the branch.

Called it. 

This series is sure not the Mandalorian.

That said…

There’s a fight in a bar where Boba confronts a ‘biker gang’. At that point, the actor Tem Morrison evokes and invokes his own heritage and taps into his Jake the Muss character from Once Were Warriors and unleashes his own personal hell on the biker gang. Morrison’s eyes go to a place that Sam Neil was channelling in Event Horizon and the result is chilling. Fett’s character has a truly quiet rage – and as the episode gives a brief nod to, the death of his Father Jango Fett lurks darkly in his dreams.

Brutal.

We love that Boba Fett is not a single-minded bounty hunter or a killing machine. We can’t way to see how he progresses his character art but overall we consider this episode as simple filler. There is still no over all plot point obviously in play other than Boba finding his way in the universe.

Trivia

Order of the Night Wind in play… sent by the MayorBob Fett continues to insist he walks his 10,000 steps a day…Directed by Steph GreenEpic reference to Spice – a Dune novel reference perhaps?

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