Title: The Tribes of Tatooine
Directed by: Steph Green
Runtime: 52 minutes
I am going to begin by getting something off my chest. Apparently this show is getting highly criticized because “they changed Boba Fett”. Boba Fett has about 3 minutes of total screen time across 11 movies; that is hardly sufficient time to establish everything about a character. I’m sorry if your creative meeting with Dave Filoni didn’t go your way, perhaps if you contact his secretary another meeting can be arranged.
We have this saying we tell our 7 year old when she doesn’t get her way: “You get what you get and you don’t get upset”. It’s pretty lame that a lesson for children has to be applied to adults. /EndSoapbox
Brief (Spoiler Free) Recap
Boba Fett’s attempts to establish his position as “daimyo” continues to meet more resistance. There are more that oppose his claim to Jabba’s throne. In his past, Boba continues to befriend the Tusken tribe that captured him by helping them thwart a familiar foe.
This is easily my favorite episode so far and that’s primarily because of the cameo’s. Before I get into that, we need to do this first …
The following content contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett S1E2 .
I feel like I should have addressed this in the first episode but I’m not convinced Max Rebo is at the Sanctuary. He was on the sail barge when it blew up, although I suppose it’s possible he bailed before it exploded. The wiki’s are claiming its him but just because an Ortolan is playing a jett organ doesn’t mean it’s Max Rebo. By that logic, the Bith playing the guitar is Figrin D’an.
I was nearly convinced that the city hall clerk outside the Mayor’s office was Pedro Pascal with a cheesy mustache. It turns out it’s an actor named Galen Howard.
But The Cameo’s Get Better …
Now for the most interesting character’s of this episode. First let’s talk about the twins, who are Jabba’s cousins. This is basically an indirect reference to Ziro the Hutt, Jabba’s uncle and a great character from The Clone Wars series. It’s not the twins that has many excited, but the ominous presence of the black haired wookie.
The rumors are swirling that this character is an infamous wookie bounty hunter named Black Krrsantan. He disgraced his people and left Kashyyyk where he was trained to be … a gladiator (hence the comment from Boba Fett). The rumors continue with speculation that this may be a possible antagonist for the Obi-Wan series.
Also, something I learned while preparing this post; and this is super exicting!! The drinking hole where Boba attacks the Nikto bikers is … Tosche Station!!! Yes, THE Tosche Station. Oh, and if that isn’t exciting enough, the two patrons Boba rescues are none other than Camie and Fixer. For those that are not as a big of nerd as me, they are Luke’s boyhood friends. There is a deleted scene from A New Hope which shows Camie, Fixer, Luke and Biggs at Tosche Station.
The Tuskens and the Pykes
I love the look into Tusken culture in this episode. We learn more about how they communicate and train. We learn the significance of the gaffi stick, which is the “lightsaber” of the Tusken Raider. Boba is so honored to have received the garb of this Tusken Raider tribe that he continues to wear it under his armor.
Speaking of trains, that sequence with assailing the train only to learn it’s run by the Pykes is pretty epic. I’m a fan of the Pyke’s and I was very excited to see this race make a return appearance (their first live action appearance was the Solo movie).
This episode is just jammed packed of Star Wars nostalgia and minutiae. Such a great episode. I hope you all enjoyed it too.