Warning: The following contains spoilers from Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett “Chapter 7: In the Name of Honor,” streaming now on Disney+.
Now that The Book of Boba Fett is over, fans can look at the series as a whole and pronounce judgement accordingly. Even though some people enjoyed the series, there’s no doubt that it didn’t really live up to its potential. Of course, there were a few high points: Cad Bane and Black Krrsantan’s live-action debuts, Luke and Grogu’s training and a new Rancor. However, most of those things had little to do with Boba Fett. That fact alone has fans wondering whether a Season 2 of The Book of Boba Fett will even be necessary. Regardless, Season 1 left some questions up in the air that need to be answered, whether that be in a Season 2 or in a separate series. So, here are a few of the most pressing questions.
Chapter 3 introduced Sophie Thatcher as Drash — the leader of a cybernetically enhanced street gang called the Mods. Boba hired the group to be his body guards, but in a series full of disappointments, they might have been the worst part. Immediately compared to a humorous riff on the Power Rangers, the Mods added absolutely nothing to the series’ plot. On top of that, every time they were supposed to protect Boba, they did a pretty lackluster job of it. So, if The Book of Boba Fett gets a Season 2, it can leave the Mods in the past.
During Chapters 5 and 6, it was clear that neither Mando nor Grogu had been able to disregard their attachment to each other. So, at the end of Chapter 6, Luke gave Grogu an ultimatum: Be a Jedi or be a Mandalorian. While Grogu choosing to go with Mando was important, it was more important to see Luke taking the first steps toward being the rigid Jedi that we saw in The Last Jedi. What we don’t know is who or what started Luke’s transition from the hopeful youth in Return of the Jedi to the cynical Master of the sequels. Was it Ahsoka’s disillusionment with attachment, or did Obi-Wan and Yoda’s Force ghosts really learn nothing from their failures in the prequels?
The best part of the series (that wasn’t Mando and Grogu) was the renewed rivalry between Boba Fett and Cad Bane. Even if Bane’s appearance could have been slightly better, his character was spot on. So, seeing him die in the finale was somewhat disappointing because his rivalry with Boba carried the best hopes for a Season 2 premise. However, in a galaxy where no one stays dead anymore, he could show up again. In fact, as soon as Boba plunged his gaffi stick into Bane’s chest, his heart monitor started flashing, apparently sending a distress call to someone.
Cobb Vanth was another high point in the series, but he quickly met his demise at the muzzle of Cad Bane’s blaster. At least, that’s what fans thought, until a surprise mid-credits scene that showed Vanth in Boba’s bacta tank. That wasn’t all, however, because Thundercat was there to make the technological modifications necessary for Cobb’s survival. So, when Vanth wakes up, will he have the same positive demeanor, or will he have a change of heart — maybe even a penchant for revenge on a still-living Cad Bane? Another idea would be for a techno Cobb Vanth to take over Boba’s role as daimyo while Boba goes off to help Mando liberate Mandalore.
Maybe the biggest question after the finale is whether The Book of Boba Fett was necessary at all. It added some poor characterization for Boba, and it introduced a few characters to live-action. However, the most important thing that it did was prove The Mandalorian’s popularity. It’s no mystery that the two episodes without Boba Fett performed much better than the Boba-centric episodes. Essentially, The Book of Boba Fett functioned more like The Mandalorian Season 2.5, as it showed how Grogu and Din Djarin reunited.
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