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The Book of Boba Fett episode 1 recap: How did Boba Fett survive the sarlacc pit? Throwback to original Star Wars films reveals bounty hunter’s fate

Boba is back to claim the throne (Picture: Rex Features/Lucasfilm Ltd/Disney Plus)

Warning: spoilers ahead for The Book of Boba Fett episode 1 on Disney Plus.

When the return of Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) was confirmed in The Mandalorian season 2, one of the biggest questions on everyone’s lips was how he managed to survive his fall into the sarlacc pit.

With the release date of spin-off series The Book of Boba Fett now here on Disney Plus, fans finally have their answer as they prepare to follow the bounty hunter and mercenary Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) for six episodes in a brand new adventure.

Since 1983, it was presumed that the bounty hunter had died, after Han Solo (Harrison Ford) knocked him into the pit in the 1983 film Return of the Jedi, the second film in the original Star Wars trilogy.

He was later portrayed in the prequel trilogy, with Daniel Logan playing the younger, childhood version of the character as Temuera depicted his clone father, Jango Fett.

In season one of The Mandalorian, it was hinted that Boba had somehow escaped his measly fate, with his highly-anticipated comeback proving one of the highlights of the second season as he and Fennec helped Din Djarin rescue the Child, aka Baby Yoda.

Boba’s armour may be a bit tarnished, but it’s still up to scratch (Picture: Lucasfilm/Disney Plus)

So how was Boba able to stay alive in light of his supposed death?

How did Boba Fett survive the sarlacc pit?

Episode one of The Book of Boba Fett opens in the present day at the palace previously owned by Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine, which Boba has now taken over.

He is sleeping in a restorative water tank when he experiences vivid dreams relating to his past, including his almost deadly fall into the sarlacc pit, which occurs after a fight with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in the original films.

First, a glimpse of the preteen Boba played by Daniel is shown following the brutal death of his father, Jango, as the youngster rests his forehead against his adoptive father’s helmet.


Next, viewers are transported many years later to Boba inside the gruesome sarlacc, the monstrous creature that swallowed him whole.

Boba spots a clone trooper that has also been eaten by the sarlacc, using a tube inside the soldier’s armour to help him breathe.

Using his flame thrower, he manages to escape the sarlacc, breaking through the sandy surface above.

However, surviving the sarlacc isn’t the end of his troubles.

Boba Fett’s iconic armour is stolen

In Star Wars, Boba can be easily spotted by his signature green armour.

In The Mandalorian, he retrieved the armour from Din, who had himself obtained it from Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant).


When Boba makes it away from the sarlacc pit, he has next to no energy left.

A group of passing Jawas take advantage of the situation, stealing every inch of his armour before Boba is found by Tuskens, otherwise known as Sand People, who enslave him.

A new alliance is formed

At first, Boba is treated mercilessly by the Tuskens, who beat him and deprive him of water.

However, while out on his own with another slave and a Tusken child, Boba saves the youngster from a terrifying sand creature.

The pair of them return to the Tusken settlement with the creature’s head, as Boba is given water to drink by one of the group’s leaders.

It appears they have newfound respect for the bounty hunter, which could explain how he was able to set off on his own with some of their weapons before meeting Din and Fennec in The Mandalorian.

What’s going to happen next to Boba and Fennec?

In the present day, Boba has just begun his rule as the new crime lord of Tatooine, with Fennec at his side.

Some immediately shower him with respect, offering him gifts as a sign of their loyalty.

However, while in town, the pair are attacked by a group of adversaries, who are equipped with plasma shields.

After a couple escape, Fennec chases them down, keeping one alive so that they can question him.

Looks like we may be getting some answers on who put a target on Boba’s back in episode two.

The Book of Boba Fett is available to watch on Disney Plus with new episodes released on Wednesdays.


Credit: Original article published here.

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