As always, there are big spoilers ahead for this week’s The Book of Boba Fett, so I would suggest you watch the episode before reading this review. I also just suggest you watch the episode because it was loads better than the previous episodes.
It was awesome, but however, it is also embarrassing. This was the best episode so far of The Book of Boba Fett, but it didn’t even have Boba Fett in it. Your own show is better without you!
We knew from the end of last week’s episode that Mando was going to turn up, and this episode, he didn’t just turn up but he took over and the entire episode was all about him.
So here’s my review of
The Book of Boba Fett The Mandalorian S3: E1.
Mando is out for a bounty and heads to a butcher’s somewhere. The guy he’s after has a gang and a fight breaks out. It was pretty brutal and it was good to see Din Djarin kicking ass. In the fight, he injures himself with the Dark Sabre pretty badly.
He collects the bounty and information, info that can lead him back to the Armourer and other Mandalorians who are still in hiding. This whole sequence was great. There was stuff all about the history of Mandalore, the Dark Saber, the purge. Personally, I love this stuff. I have loved the history of the Mandalorians for many years.
Din ends up in a duel with one of the other Mandalorians there to see who is worthy of carrying the Dark Saber and lead the Mandalorians into a new age of greatness. As the duel ends, Din has to admit he has taken his helmet off so is kicked out of the gang. The only way he can redeem himself is to head back to the Mandalorian home-world and into the mines, which have been destroyed.
Din heads to Tattooine and back to Peli Motto and her Three Stooges droids. Din asked her to get a replacement Razor Crest, but instead, she’s got an old Nabooian ship which they kit out in the style of an episode of The A-Team. This was kind of cool, but it went on too long.
When the ship is up and running, Din takes it for a spin through Beggers Canyon (A New Hope) and through the old spot where the pod racing took place (The Phantom Menace). Helping repair the ship was a little BD droid (Jedi Fallen Order game). There are a few other little Easter Eggs to make sure the nostalgic fanboys are happy.
When Din gets back to the space dock, he actually used the term:
I mean, really? I just thought of one of the Star Wars episodes of Robot Chicken, where Anakin was trying to bring it back.
Fennec turns up and says Boba Fett needs help and that’s the end of the episode. As I said, Boba didn’t even appear in this episode, but it was the best one yet. As I have said before, the series is a copy and paste of The Mandalorian. This time it was a complete and utter copy and paste of The Mandalorian!
On the one hand, it was a good episode. It was directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and she nailed it. The action was spot on and there was one HOLY SHIT moment. On the other hand, having a show called The Book of Boba Fett and not having Boba Fett in the best episode so far… can’t be good.
This is also the fifth episode and it’s only just starting to get into the actual story. So far, the series has been pretty dull, but now it was turned back into The Mandalorian it was good. Go figure!
I give this episode 3.5 out of 5. It was better, but only because it was a good episode of The Mandalorian. Hopefully, the series will end well, but your guess is as good as mine.