Topic: The Book of Boba Fett Episode 6

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In advance of the debut episode dropping in less than 3 days, here is our spot to discuss spoilers and reactions. Nothing on the topic is off topic. Enjoy!

After goofs again with IMDb data being wrong in advance, using them as a source isn't 100%. But the word on the street is Dave Filoni is directing Chapter 6.

February 1 update: according to Lucasfilm publicist Tracy Cannobbio on Twitter, it's Dave Filoni's episode tonight. No mention if he's the writer and director or just the writer (presumably).

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The episode is up early.

48 minutes (including the recap and long credits).

Cobb Vanth, Mando, R2, Luke Skywalker, Grogu, Ahsoka, Cad Bane.

Boba Fett shows up midway through briefly at Jabba's Palace with Fennec.

Directed by Dave Filoni.

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3 (edited by Iron_Dan Wednesday, February 2, 2022 12:44 am)

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They’ve wasted 2 episodes on BOBA FETT’s show with space wizard nonsense. These two episodes should have been in Mando Season 3. I was loving the show, but now they’ve wasted two episodes and the only caviar to this one is we got a little bit of Boba and Cad Bane and the Marshall. I have no idea what Favreau and Filoni are thinking, but we were promised 7 episodes of a Boba Fett show and we only have 4, the two are Mandalorian Season 2.5. I once again have waited a week for The Book of BOBA FETT, and got Mandalorian Season 2.5.

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At this point I wished Boba didn't got this series. Selling it as "The return of the legend" only to be the "legend" getting beat up and pushed into a side when the plot starts getting interesting.

No hope for the finale.

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Book of [Insert Here] at this point.

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Again, another great episode, but again another completely wasted Boba Fett episode.  I mean, seriously, what the actual F?  This story could have been done in the next seasons of Mandalorian and Ashoka.  It was cool to see a live action Cad Bane, but I have to be honest, the effects for his head and face were kind of lack luster.  Even if the final episode is completely and spectacularly amazing, wasting these past two episodes has put a wedge in the credibility of Filoni and Favreau, in my opinion.  They shouldn't have even bothered with doing a series about Boba Fett.  His appearance in the Mandalorian series was perfect.  The Boba Fett we had been hoping to finally get to see for years.  His appearance in his own series has been mostly underwhelming, at best.  I'm just so disappointed, right now.  I feel like someone has just kicked me right in the gut, and hasn't removed their boot.

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Not gonna lie, I'm a little pissed at Luke right now!... How dare he make Grogu choose!

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When the episode ended, I threw my remote ( along with expletives) . Clearly this isn't aimed at us fans who fell in love with Fett when they first watched The Empire Strikes Back, before the dark times, before Disney. This is for a new generation of fans, time for me to accept it and move on. My nerd heart is crushed.


Cad Bane was a nice touch though.

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TerryCox wrote:

When the episode ended, I threw my remote ( along with expletives) . Clearly this isn't aimed at us fans who fell in love with Fett when they first watched The Empire Strikes Back, before the dark times, before Disney. This is for a new generation of fans, time for me to accept it and move on. My nerd heart is crushed.


Cad Bane was a nice touch though.

I feel you man. Now it’s only fair the Boba gets to steal a significant portion of Mando’s series!!!!

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Sadriel_Fett, well said. Same feeling. :-|

Iron_Dan, 100% on Season 2.5 – not a true Boba Fett spin-off.

OG Mando, beat up Boba rather than Boba doing the beating (like a handful of great "legends" tales).

SourSolo, seriously...

TerryCox, exactly. Tough when older fans have ideas and hopes, but then it's off in another direction with the powers that be.

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Can’t decide if I’m too disappointed about the lack of Boba Fett in his own show to enjoy the return of all of the other stuff I enjoyed about another great episode on Mando season 2.5. Trying to be grateful for what we got last year and hopeful they nail the finale. Might need to go on a lizard induced vision quest to sort out my feelings.

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Cad Bane was the only one who perceived Boba Fett as a threat. I like him more and more.
This is the only scene I like as a Boba Fett show. With a different title, I'm sure it would have been fun to watch.

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Well this was even more disappointing for Fett fans than last week’s episode. I find it kinda ironic that the majority of Star Wars focused social media is all hyped about the cavalcade of cameos while the literal fan club is the only place not endlessly fanboying for a show that’s completely abandoned it’s story to advertise the next thing. Cad Bane showing up made sense but really if he’s the big rival for Boba he should have showed up way earlier, one episode left and I still feel like the plot is just starting.

14 (edited by B0BA Wednesday, February 2, 2022 2:50 am)

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What a boring episode, no Boba, Cad Bane was cool that's it !

Rest of it was Same old, Same Old!

Its not a good time to be a Boba Fett fan !

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Coming into this series—based on marketing and, you know, the show's title—my expectation was for seven episodes of my childhood hero kicking arse. But nope. I find it absolutely bizarre that we've had two whole episodes without the title character! The double blow with this particular episode is I was so distracted waiting for my guy to show up that I found it hard to relax and enjoy the pure magic before me! (Just extraordinary.)

If only this "spin-off" had been Season 3 of The Mandalorian, and Boba had been the focus of four whole episodes, I would have loved it!

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GeekPharm wrote:

Not gonna lie, I'm a little pissed at Luke right now!... How dare he make Grogu choose!

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17 (edited by RichiVizsla Wednesday, February 2, 2022 6:06 am)

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No Fett again, but I think the introduction of Cad Bane definitely sets up some stakes here.
That's Boba Fett's problem to deal with, and no one elses. Surely the writers understand that...

A bit bummed that we didn't get to see another Boba flashback, so many flashbacks of Jango leaving Kamino, would've been nice to see him come back...

We'll see what happens next week, surely Cad Bane isn't the only bounty hunter hired by the Pykes. They definitely have someone in store to match Black Krrsantan wink

18 (edited by TheyCallMeStino Wednesday, February 2, 2022 8:35 am)

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No Boba but I loved the episode, I think the series should have had a different title. They have been saying since the beginning it's more like season 2.5 of Mando, so that's expected IMO. I feel like if Bane doesn't kill Boba he will figure into Mando season 3, and all these series will be one overarching story, which I love.
I just want Boba to kick butt in his armor in one ep, that should be next week, it is another Rodriguez so it should be a lot of action...

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Guys. Guys. What are you talking about. This was a great episode. It was full of that awesome, cheesy fanservice that I want from a new SW property.

Luke (looking MUCH better than in The Mandalorian)! Ahsoka! Baby Yoda! Cad goddamn Bane.

I'm a Star Wars nerd through and through, besides being a Boba Fett fanboy, and this episode delivered.

"Boba Fett is a cold blooded killer who worked for the Empire" **** Yeah! That line is so good. You might be in a for surprise Cad.

So much good stuff. Mando and Cobb Vanth sharing a drink, being buddies!

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A fantastic episode of Star Wars but agree with everyone that this show shouldn't have been marketed as a true Boba Fett stand alone when he's been outstaged in his own show.

Given how many characters are crossing between series its safe to say we'll see more of Boba in the future in a different series.

21 (edited by Italian Ranch Wednesday, February 2, 2022 2:38 pm)

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The Mandalorian rejuvenated my optimism for this franchise and I thought that season 2 handled most of the "fan service" with reason and tact. However, the last two episodes have felt way too indulgent with the cameos... Favreau and Filoni shamelessly abandoned the Boba-centric story we were promised, just to give us a Naboo starfighter, Beggar's Canyon, The Mandalorian covert, Ahsoka, Cobb Vanth, Cad Bane, the list goes on. This franchise has become more reactionary than ever before, abandoning storytelling for some exciting moments.

I'm a big fan of Luke and enjoyed seeing him train Grogu but I'm not a fan of where this franchise is headed. Episode 2 is still my favourite episode of this series (and one of my most favourite Star Wars content in recent years) but everything after that has felt downhill. 7 hours to finally tell a Boba Fett story, and they squander it. It's time for me to emotionally distance myself from this franchise.

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Everybody jokes that Boba Fett is a cool character that never does anything, and there’s last two episodes they are giving him that treatment hmm

23 (edited by CorrellianJoe_92 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 10:42 am)

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Man, Filoni did a great job with Vanth.

Heck, he did a great job overall this episode - and really showed how much story progression we could have been getting, even in the shorter episodes of this series. The difference between Filoni and Favreau's writing is just... well, Favreau doesn't compare to the master of Star Wars television, in my opinion.

This episode really played up Vanth being Star Wars' equivalent to Justified's Raylan Givens. If that's carried through to next week, I can see Vanth coming back with a vengeance and seeking out Cad Bane for a rematch - which might have a different result next time round.

Its also interesting to note that the gunfight at the start of the episode also contrasts with that at the end of the episode. In the first gun battle Vanth guns down three out of four Pykes with ease, and quite ruthlessly to boot. In the three way stand off between the deputy, Bane and himself you can see his visibly rattled by trying to gauge what the kid is going to do next. I feel Bane manages to gun him down because he's distracted, whereas if he hadn't been the result might have been a bit different. It's actually a really great detail and adds further depth to Vanth's character.

Vanth's segment really played into a lot of Western tropes. Chief among them the deputy being killed while the Marshal is wounded, which leads to the Marshal having to seek retribution for the death of the younger man. We'll have to wait and see until next week how much of the latter part of that pays off, but I really think this episode sets up Vanth as having a larger role to come in the Star Wars TV universe. (My fingers are firmly crossed for him to become - at the very least - a main cast character in an upcoming Star Wars show.)

24 (edited by scasanov Wednesday, February 2, 2022 11:50 am)

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So everyone from Freetown is gonna help out Boba cause Cobb got gunned down.  And the Boba is gonna rid Tattooine of the pikes.  All in 40 mins?

If these last two episodes hadn’t come at the expense of Boba’s series I’d be loving them, but it’s frustrating losing Fett time. I guess I’ll be glad to see this wrapped up next week so we can move on from it.

25 (edited by DashRendar2 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 12:32 pm)

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So we get the missing Cad Bane / Boba Fett Shoot Out from the lost Clone Wars scene.. At this moment I am very disappointed about the way the series goes. I Iike the last episodes but this is a Boba Fett series! What that means for the next Mando season, if you don't looked the Boba Fett series you don't know about the new ship, Grogus lessons? I don't know how the last episode can make me happy.