The Final Review of Boba Fett’s Book | Live blog for the season finale
For the season finale, we’ve been following all the twists and turns of the action in this live review, reacting in real time to what happened as soon as the episode hits Disney Plus at 8:00 GMT. And while our live blog review is now over, you can still check below to see our reactions as they happened.
**Spoiler warning for The Book of Boba Fett Episode 7**
Review of The Book of Boba Fett Episode 7: Finale as it happened
All in all, I think this show will be a talking point for some time to come. Was it a total dud or an unusual Trojan horse to bring other Star Wars characters into the fold? Was that a transition point for The Mandalorian’s third season, or is that how all Disney Plus shows will be for now – still waiting for the next spin-off (or, in this case, looking back at the parent show).
For now, the book of The Book of Boba Fett (i.e. what we all think about it) is still being written, and we’ll talk about it in more depth in the coming days.
But until then, it seems like it’s time to say goodbye to Tatooine, her new daimyo, and all her little moddy friends. Thank you for joining us, and goodbye!
Now, of course, the big question is whether there might be a second season of The Book of Boba Fett.
Based on the ending of this episode, I’d say it could go either way. Boba managed to “go straight” and fight the bad guys, and became the beloved crime boss he always wanted to be. The story might end there (there are no details) but the series also brings together a clear cast of colleagues around Boba (Krrsantan, the mods) hinting that we might be able to see more of these characters .
And of course, there’s the Cobb Vanth of it all. Presumably, his recovery could be covered in the third season of The Mandalorian or another Star Wars series, but we’re guessing it’s possible Boba plays a part in it — after all, Cobb is in HIS bacta tank.
So with the series in the rear view mirror, what do you think?
All in all, I give it a thoughtful “meh”. Granted, there were a few good episodes in there…but those were episodes of The Mandalorian where Boba barely featured. And yeah, that last episode was spectacular action with a lot of cool scenes that I’m sure I’d love to see again (especially when I’m not writing everything live), but I didn’t really care (most) the characters so that everything seems worthwhile.
Guess those rumors about Emilia Clarke or Samuel L Jackson coming in weren’t true. Granted, they seemed like a long shot, but we had CAD BANE live, so it looked like the bets were really off.
Post-credits scene! Looks like Cobb Vanth is still alive after all, and about to get some edits… I guess we’ll see more of Timothy Olyphant in the Star Wars Disney Plus universe.
We might have expected more teasing for the sequel, to be honest…
Finally, Boba gets some respect – and he’s still not happy. The Wookiee gets a medal, and no one else, in a neat knockdown…
But all we really care about is Baby Yoda being able to sit in his little seat in the Naboo starfighter and bully his dad into zooming.
Hey, remember Fennec was going to take out the Syndicate bosses? it took her so long that she doesn’t need to worry about it anymore, but she’s here anyway.
The Pykes were about to give up on Tatooine and leave the world anyway, but just in case they had ideas to come back…well, they’ll probably get the message. The same goes for treacherous crime families.
Huh, turns out unleashing a massive monster on Tatooine wasn’t the best idea because it’s now destroying Mos Espa. As Boba reflects on the good old days, Mando presumably tries to subdue him…unsuccessfully.
Fortunately, Grogu is there to step in and use a Jedi spirit trick… or rather, animal friendship… and everyone survived.
Boba vs Cad… to be honest, I forgot he was still playing! Anyway, after a bit of macho posturing, Cad managed to beat him in a shootout and teach him a few lessons…until Boba’s Tusken Raider training kicked in for a bit of a fight old-fashioned batting.
If you’re confused at all by this pair’s backstory, Cad basically took Boba under his wing after his father’s death, as seen in The Clone Wars animated series – you can check out that story in the show on Disney Plus.
OK, now after a few fireworks they’ve taken down the other droid as well. The Pykes are on the run! Who knew that Rancors made such efficient war machines?
Or rather, were effective until Cad Bane shot them some fire in the face.
OK, they removed a gun and the force field from the big droid, but it’s still dangerous…until Grogu uses the force to injure one of his legs a bit. Cool, I guess?
Awh, Grogu jumped up to give Mando a hug! It was really very cute. Anyway, the boys are back together, albeit under difficult circumstances.
Ah sure, Boba drives the Rancor into battle…that makes a lot of sense. Should have seen it coming.
Mando distracts one of the droids, while Boba heads off somewhere to (presumably) rally some Tusken Raiders to his cause.
And now Peli Motto is here to add some comedic fun. Sure, you can’t hear it warning you…but haven’t you seen the great billowing smoke and heard the blaster fire?
OK, they fought off some of the Pykes, but now they’ve sent in absolutely massive Destroyer Droid type robots, with large force fields and no practical Jedi nearby to help them fight them.
I mean, if I was the Pykes, I would have sent them right away…it could have saved a lot of lives. They don’t even scratch them yet.
Gasp, you mean the people of Freetown DID came to save Boba/Mando when needed? You surprise me…
It turns out that assassinating the beloved boss of an entire town isn’t the best way to set them back. Also, the mods are now here to do their job, and Krrsantan survived too!
Predictably, the offer Boba made to the Pykes is “nothing – you will leave this planet and your spice business”. in flowery language he says that the barren sands of Tatooine will bloom with their blood, etc.
Quite an excuse to get a double jet pack shot from our Mandalorian friends. Hooray! It looks very cool.
Mando stays with Boba anyway, because of his belief. Besides, he’s just a nice boy.
“OK then – we will both die in the name of honor.” I’m glad the deputy mayor stopped a depressing one from an end.
It’s a trap! I love being able to use this without irony.
Either way, it turns out that the other crime families broke their non-aggression pact and attacked all of Boba’s forces. I really feel very sad for those poor and loyal Gamorrean guards!
Fennec managed to save the mods, though Krrsantan didn’t seem to be so lucky.
I’m quite enjoying this one-on-one, but I’m not sure why Cad Bane is influencing Fett to be even more annoyed by the Pykes. I guess to force him to fight? Boba still manages not to show up.
“You become soft in your old age.” Did Cad Bane watch the series?
Man, mods with their little floating bikes really suck, don’t they? Either way, Boba and his pals have covered every avenue.
But Cad Bane still came to make threats. And he’s pretty menacing, to be fair.
Did Grogu fly an X-Wing all by himself? It’s a little toddler!
OK, even though R2-D2 piloted the ship, Luke is still a very bad guardian.
Obviously Grogu chose the Mandalorian shirt over the old lightsaber – he came to Pelli Motto (Amy Sedaris) to find his father (aka the Mandalorian).
Was this a little dig into the Grogu name controversy in The Mandalorian season 2? “Terrible name… I don’t call you that.” Sounds familiar!
Clone Wars villain Cad Bane returns to live action, complete with his cool voice and cute hat. The mayor has buyers’ remorse about his deal with him and the Pyke syndicate, it seems.
Also, did we know that the Pykes killed the Tusken Raiders? It seemed pretty obvious as they said, but I don’t know if it was meant to be a twist or not. . .
Alas, the Sanctuary was the first casualty of the war – hoping that Max Rebo managed to escape again.
Man, Boba really doesn’t like being a crime lord. Now he has given up the “spice” business because he thinks it would be more enjoyable. Maybe he should have tried to be Mr. Mayor.
Either way, there’s pointless discussion about the building they’re waiting for reinforcements in.
The episode is here! And an HOUR long, my God. Looks like we’ll have a lot to do.
A short summary reminds us of the general set-up of the conflict. Pykes versus Boba and his buddies, basically.
It’s funny to go back to the complaints about little Boba’s story progression in the first four episodes – we didn’t realize these were the glory days of Temuera Morrison’s bounty hunter, before he be entirely sidelined on his own show.
All in all, it’ll be interesting to see the shape of this series as a whole once the dust (or the sand of Tatooine) settles. Was it really just a stopgap between seasons of The Mandalorian, or was there a story to tell here as well?
Either way, we’ll have our answers soon.
After a few decidedly Mando-heavy episodes, will this week’s finale be Fett to burst? That’s what we’re wondering as The Book of Boba Fett prepares to launch its final phase.
Also expect more cameos, intense action, and (hopefully) teases for the sequel in the live-action Star Wars world. From what we’ve heard, Mando and Boba are just the start…