“The Book of Boba Fett” Episode Four Review

Story posted January 25, 2022 in Arts & Entertainment by Ethan Hetrick.

“The Book of Boba Fett” Episode Four

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away the audience is finally caught up on flashbacks of Boba Fett.
The episode primarily is finishing the flashback sequences of the show and fleshing out the relationship of Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand.

At the beginning of the flashback, Fett and his Bantha managed to come across Shand after she was mortally wounded in her shoot-out with Din Djarin and Toro Calican from episode five of “The Mandalorian”.
Fett managed to get Shand to a modification parlor that gave her a robotic stomach.

Once Shand wakes up, she owes Fett a debt for saving her life. Fett intentionally refuses but then decides to use the debt to get her to help retrieve his ship from Jabba’s Palace (Now run by Bib Fortuna).

In these sequences, the audience learns that Fett no longer wants to be a bounty hunter. He’s tired of getting in harm’s way for “idiots” and believes it’s time for him to rule because bounty hunters are smarter.

The duo proceeds into the Palace, taking out multiple guards while sneaking in and having a fun little chase with a cute robot.

Eventually, the two managed to get into Boba’s ship, now known as the Firespray, but doing so the show gives the first glimpse of Shand being Fett’s future right-hand woman.

The two go on to retrieve Fett’s armor, which leads to the Sarlacc pit that Fett was trapped in and escaped from in the first episode. While Fett is in the belly searching, the Sarlacc awakens and tries to eat him and the Firespray, but Shand managed to shoot a missile killing the Sarlacc once and for all.

Fett continues to search for his armor to no avail, unaware that he lost it to Jawas in the first episode.
After this failure, Fett decides that Shand’s debt has been paid and lets her free, but buying into Fett’s cause she decides to stay with the former bounty hunter.

Together, they go and wipe out the biker gang that defeated the Tusken Raiders; finally getting revenge.
With that, the audience is caught up on where Boba Fett left off before his reintroduction in “The Mandalorian”
Fett in the present time is trying to build up his army for his upcoming war with the Pykes.

First, he tracks down Black Krrsantan, the Wookie bounty hunter previously seen in the show. After Krrsantan gets in a bar brawl, the owner walks out and gives his backstory as a glorious gladiator that’s no longer celebrated due to the brutality of the old ways of the arena, which feature gladiators are a part of. 

When Krrsantan leaves the bar, Fett tracks him down and manages to enlist him for his army.
Fett holds a meeting with crime leaders on Tatooine. After scaring them with his Rancor, he managed to get the rival crime lords to sit out of the upcoming war with the Pykes.

After talking about building an army to fight this war, Shand talks about hiring muscle for the job. Then “The Mandalorian” theme plays inferring that there will be a crossover.

Overall, it was a fun episode. It was ultimately tying the loose ends of Fett’s backstory for the show.
The episode feels like it will only focus on the current time and the upcoming war from here on out; it was a classic set-up before the battle begins.

“The Mandalorian” cliffhanger was arguably one of the show’s most surprising cliffhangers left.
The show seems to be setting up a lot of fun activities and crime stories for the remainder of the season that fans should surely not want to miss.

Ethan Hetrick is a first-year communications major. To contact him, email eth5186@psu.edu