The Book of Boba Fett Episode 3 Recap: Star Wars Crime War Spreads Through the Streets of Tatooine

Boba Fett and Fennec Shand outside Jabba's Palace in The Book of Boba Fett

Boba Fett and Fennec Shand hold a meeting outside Jabba’s palace.

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The Book of Boba Fett continued its adventure on Tatooine in Disney Plus Wednesday, when the third chapter of the seven-episode Star Wars live-action show hit the streaming service. It followed alleged crime boss Boba having a tense encounter with the twins, a pair of Hutts eager to take over their turf. your late cousin Jabba, about five years after Return of the Jedi.

The previous episode also went back in time after Boba escaped the sarlacc, which saw him being awesome enough to be accepted into a tribe of Tusken Raiders in Tatooine’s extremely sandy Dune Sea.

Let’s join the tribe of SPOILER and take a look at Chapter 3: The Streets of Mos Espa.

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It sure looked like the twins would be the main villains of this show, but they flee Tatooine after learning that the sleazy mayor of Mos Espa has promised Jabba territory to the Pyke Syndicate. The criminal group appeared several times in The Clone Wars (where they joined Darth Maul’s Shadow Collective criminal alliance) and managed the Kessel mines in Only — they are the largest purveyors of narcotic spice in the galaxy).

They also appeared in this show’s flashback sequences, which showed Boba sparing a group of them after epically stopping his train transporting spices through the territory of his new friends Tusken Raider.

Our boy Boba tries to extract protection money from Syndicate leader Tatooine of the Pyke Syndicate in this episode’s flashback, but they’re already paying off the Kintan Striders (the Nikto Speeder Boba motorcycle gang). hit the bar) and are not willing to give up even two groups. What looks fair enough, so Boba promises to take care of the Pilgrims.

Pykes in The Book of Boba Fett

The Pyke Syndicate is advancing on Tatooine.

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However, he returns to his new Tusken friends and finds the entire camp (even his young friend) massacred by the speeder henchmen. It’s very damned of them, and we can see Boba getting his revenge in the next flashback (assuming there is one).

And that will likely work in the hands of the Pyke Syndicate – the group likely wants smaller Tatooine groups like the Tuskens and speeder gangs killing each other so they can take control of the planet. The Pykes also got into a fight with Boba, after he stopped their spice operation.

Drash in The Book of Boba Fett

Drash and his friends make excellent allies.

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Want to join my gang?

One part of the current storyline sees Boba gathering allies, like a gang of disaffected youths who modify their bodies with droid parts (and have a bit of a budget cyberpunk look around, with colorful speeders that remind me power Rangers). It turned out to be the right decision as well, as they later save him from an attack and pursue the mayor’s Twi’lek butler. The chase itself feels a little slow.

Later, the Hutt twins bring Boba a grudge calf – replacing the one killed by Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi – as a way of apologizing for trying to kill him. Grudge Keeper (darling movie tough Danny Trejo) helps Boba bond with the beast.

“I want to ride it,” says Boba. “I’ve ridden crossbows 10 times bigger.”

Silly and Grudge in The Book of Boba Fett

Boba befriends Grudge, which seems like a brave move.

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This is likely a reference to the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, in which Boba made his first appearance and rode a massive creature. This animated segment is available on Disney Plus as The Story of the Faithful Wookiee, and it’s definitely the best section of the special. It’s not part of the main Star Wars canon, but the franchise regularly brings non-canon elements to its new stories.

If Boba doesn’t mount this grudge for battle in Season finale, I will be bitterly disappointed.


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Wookiee Attack

In the last episode, the Hutts warned Boba to “sleep lightly” and we see that his threat was pretty straightforward – his bacta tank snooze is interrupted by the terrifying Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan. The Wookiee, who appears frequently in Marvel’s Star Wars comics since 2015, pulls Boba out of the tank and throws the poor guy in his underwear.

Black Krrsantan in The Book of Boba Fett

Wake up sleepy.

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He is rescued by new ally Drash (Sophie Thatcher from yellow jackets) and his gangmates, though Krrsantan pretty much takes everyone into the palace before Fennec throws him into the empty pit of rancor.

An extremely forgiving Boba offers to return Krrsantan to the Hutts, but they don’t want him back. So Boba decides to free the Wookiee, arguing that it was “just business”. I hope the big guy comes back as an ally later; it would be super cool to see him team up with Boba and Fennec.

Stormtrooper Helmets in The Book of Boba Fett

Mandalorian fans can spot a familiar mechanic in the background.

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Easter eggs and remarks

  • I briefly thought we’d get a flashback sequence of young Boba in Kamino, but that would require some expensive CGI tricks as actor Daniel Logan is too old to play him at such a young age. He was 15 in Attack of the Clones, and he’s 34 now.
  • The flashback gives the origin story of Mos Eisley’s stormtrooper helmets on spears, which highlighted in marketing the first season of The Mandalorian. It turns out that some guy put them, how exciting.
  • In the photo with these helmets, mechanic Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) and her pit droids can be seen strolling in the background. Is it over there befriended Mando and Grogu in Season 1 of The Mandalorian, and appeared again in season 2.
  • The Grudge Keeper mentions the Witches of Dathomir riding the beasts. This group of Force users plays an important role in The Clone Wars.
  • The painting that is destroyed in the chase is a piece of concept art for Jabba’s throne room by the legendary designer. Ralph McQuarrie.
  • There are two beautiful shots of Jabba’s palace in this episode. One features a spider-like B’omarr monk and the other sees a chameleon-like creature having a late night snack.

Join me for more Easter eggs and remarks next Wednesday, January 19, when The Book of Boba Fett Episode 4 arrives on Disney Plus.

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