Warning: spoilers ahead for The Book of Boba Fett episode 4 on Disney Plus.
One of the pivotal moments of The Book of Boba Fett arrived in episode 4 of the Star Wars show, as it was finally revealed what happened when Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) found and saved Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) from dying in the first season of The Mandalorian.
After having the mercenary modified in a bid to save her life – having her human gut replaced with machinery – Boba ends up enlisting her help to take back his ship, which was being kept in Jabba’s Palace under the watchful eye of Bib Fortuna.
In the present day, Boba – who is now the Daimyo of Mos Espa in Tatooine – tells Fennec that he needs more muscle to bolster his presence as the crime lord, as she replies that muscle can be bought ‘if you know where to look’.
Cue some very familiar music… leading many viewers to predict that a certain someone with the right credentials could be on their way next week.
Is The Mandalorian going to return in next week’s episode?
The last time we saw the Mandalorian, aka Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), was in the final episode of season two, after Boba and Fennec helped him rescue The Child from Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito).
After Grogu (known fondly as Baby Yoda) is taken away by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) so that he can train as a Jedi, it’s unclear what’s next on the agenda for Mando.
So perhaps he’d welcome the chance to help Boba hold onto his throne on Tatooine?
At the end of episode four of The Book of Boba Fett, once Fennec tells Boba that his abundant supply of credits could help purchase the muscle they need, the theme tune for The Mandalorian plays in the background as the camera pans away from Jabba’s Palace.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that plenty of fans believe this is an obvious clue that Mando will be showing up next week.
‘MANDO COMING LETS GO. I got so hyped hearing his theme as Fennec talked about help I can wait for next week bro,’ one person tweeted.
‘That music at the end of #TheBookOfBobaFett Episode 4 was a dead give away for who’s coming and I’m hyped for it,’ another said.
One fan commented: ‘Are we going to see Mando in next weeks episode of #TheBookofBobaFett holy damm I’m excited for that possibility.’
‘Was expecting to tear up or sob after hearing the Mando theme but it just got me such an adrenaline rush I can’t wait,’ someone else remarked.
Yup – we can’t wait either!
Fennec’s survival features surprise cameo
When Boba takes Fennec to be modified, the person who carries out the operation is none other than musician Stephen Lee Bruner, otherwise known as Thundercat.
Several viewers were surprised to see the bass guitarist show up, with one tweeting: ‘Thundercat being the Mod Surgeon was pretty dope too.’
‘That @Thundercat sequence in #TheBookOfBobaFett felt like it belonged in the Matrix. Sick AF!’ someone else said, with another writing: ‘@Thundercat at the very top! Very happy for him.’
The Sarlacc pit is still as terrifying as ever
After taking back his ship with Fennec, Boba is on a mission to next retrieve his armour, which he believes is still inside the Sarlacc pit that almost claimed his life.
Of course, he isn’t aware that it was stolen by Jawas, eventually coming into the possession of Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant), who appeared in The Mandalorian season two.
As Boba hovers over the pit in his ship, the creature lashes out and tries to drag them down in terrifying scenes.
Luckily, Fennec being the savvy individual that she is, fires a rocket into the Sarlacc’s mouth that allows them to get away.
The image of the Sarlacc’s tongue – or tentacle, we’re not quite sure – attacking the ship, going straight in the direction of the camera, isn’t one we’re going to be forgetting any time soon.
Black Krrsantan returns in a big way
Not only does Black Krrsantan (Carey Jones) show up yet again after his duel with Boba in last week’s episode, but the Wookiee ends up becoming a part of the Daimyo’s team.
Boba crosses paths with the warrior causing a stir in The Sanctuary cantina, where he rips off a Trandoshan’s arm – much to Garsa Fwip’s (Jennifer Beals) disgust.
The bounty hunter realises that his former adversary is in need of a job – so adds him to his own forces.
Back at Jabba’s Palace, Krrsantan is in attendance as Boba holds a dinner with a group of individuals who were formerly captains under Jabba’s rule.
He requests that if they don’t want to fight with him against the Pykes, that they at least stay neutral in the war, which they agree to… but can any of them be trusted?
The Book of Boba Fett is available to watch on Disney Plus with new episodes released on Wednesdays.
Credit: Original article published here.