Warning: spoilers ahead for The Book of Boba Fett episode 2 on Disney Plus.
Episode 2 of The Book of Boba Fett continues to fill in the gaps of Boba Fett’s story, revealing how the Star Wars icon (Temuera Morrison) gained his weaponry ahead of his return in The Mandalorian season 2.
In a series of high-octane flashback scenes, the bounty hunter teams up with the Tusken Raiders, who originally enslaved him, to help them deal with dangerous adversaries on their land.
In present day, Boba and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) are trying to maintain control in the Mos Espa settlement of Tatooine when they come face to face with relations of Jabba the Hutt, the titular character’s former employer.
So how will these events set up next week’s instalment?
Classic Star Wars characters emerge
Taking the throne in Tatooine as the new crime lord – or ‘Daimyo’, as he refers to himself – was never going to be easy for Boba.
In the first episode, he, Fennec and his henchmen faced off against a group of assassins, with one of the assailants stating in episode two that they were sent by the mayor.
Boba questions the mayor, Mok Shaiz, directly about the supposed assassination attempt, with the mayor alleging that he would have no reason for trying to have the bounty hunter killed.
After paying a visit to the Sanctuary bar, which is run by Garsa Fwip (Jennifer Beals), Boba is greeted in the streets by the Twins, cousins of the late Jabba, who are being carried on a litter like royalty.
They say that in light of their cousin’s death, they believe his old territory should now belong to them, a claim that Boba refutes.
Black Krrsantan then emerges to face Boba, a Wookiee bounty hunter who in Star Wars lore, was regularly hired by Jabba and at one point, even offered his service to Darth Vader.
While Boba staves off a duel with the ferocious gladiator for now, we have a feeling this won’t be the last we see of him.
Elsewhere in the episode, during one of Boba’s flashback scenes, Camie Marstrap and her boyfriend Laze ‘Fixer’ Loneozner are introduced.
Camie originally appeared in the first Star Wars film as a friend of Luke Skywalker, but her scene was deleted in the final cut.
Delving deep into the culture of the Tusken Raiders
Not only does episode two shed further light on what’s happened to Boba since his fall into the sarlacc pit, but it also provides a greater insight into the lives of the Tusken Raiders, aka the Sand People.
After Boba saves a youngling from a sand creature, he is treated with respect by his captors, as they teach him to fight with their weapons.
When the settlement is frequently attacked by a fast-moving train, the bounty hunter hatches a plan to take the speeding vehicle down, showing the Tuskens how to ride on speeders that he acquired.
After they successfully take over the train, the Tuskens give their guest a gift – a lizard that goes up his nose, seemingly helping him find some sort of enlightenment.
When he returns from the trance he was in – and the lizard is removed from his nose – Boba fashions his very own weapon styled after the ones used by the Sand People, as they dress him in their robes.
It is currently still unknown when he will set out on his journey to take back his armour, which was acquired by Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant), or when he will find Fennec on her deathbed and save her life.
The Book of Boba Fett is available to watch on Disney Plus with new episodes every Wednesday.Credit: Original article published here.