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Review: ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Episode 2 Features a Handful of Familiar Star Wars Characters

The Book of Bobba Fett’s second episode saw the famous bounty hunter travel deeper into the sands of Tatooine, as well as the planet’s criminal underworld. As well as Boba Fett getting his hands dirty, hardcore Star Wars fans were treated to cameos from an old deleted scene and the Star Wars comics.

This is your spoiler warning for episode two of The Book of Boba Fett. If you haven’t yet seen the episode, please bookmark this post and return to it once you have.

This week’s episode continued its non-linear format, telling two separate stories. The first continued the adventures of Boba Fett and his assassin come right hand, Fennec Shand, as they tried to establish Fett as the new ruler of Tatooine’s busy crime empire. The second storyline saw Boba train the Tuskens and help them coordinate a Wild-West style train robbery.

To prepare for the heist, Boba steals speeders from a no-good biker gang who have been terrorising the local area, bringing the episode’s most obscure and surprising cameo. Boba follows the crew to Tosche Station, an old haunt of Luke Skywalker. Two of Luke’s old friends are in the bar when Boba arrives.

These two human characters who are being accosted by the gang are Camie and Fixer, who showed up in a deleted scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. They are hanging out at the Tosche Station bar during that scene when Luke arrives and asks them to look at the sky at what he insists is a battle between starships. The fire-fight itself is the one that eventually results in R2-D2 and C-3PO being stranded on Tatooine.

Whilst not played by the same actors as they were in the original 1977 scene, this is a nice callback for very specialist Star Wars fans.

The episode’s other appearances happen in the present-day timeline, as Boba tries to figure out who put the hit out for him, and he eventually meets the culprits: the Hutt Twins. Whilst not strictly a cameo as these two haven’t appeared in Star Wars before, their obvious family connections to Jabba make them an excellent addition to The Book of Boba Fett.

We don’t know much about what happened after Jabba died. As the show has stated, Bib Fortuna took over, and the Hutts were otherwise pre-occupied. What with and why have not yet been made clear, as the twins only get a brief introduction in episode 2, but it seems they will be pretty crucial in the future.

The twins bring with them another legacy character: Black Krrsantan. Black Krrsantan is the black-furred Wookiee that Boba refers to as a gladiator. Boba may know Krrsantan either personally or by reputation, as he was, in fact, a gladiator briefly. The Wookiee bounty hunter frequently worked for Jabba the Hutt in the days of the Galactic Empire and even for a short time, Darth Vader. He’s previously shown up in comic series like Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra, but this is his live-action debut.

The series so far has kept the Star Wars references to a small number of quite specialist characters, but it is nice to see familiar faces from around the galaxy moving the plot forward.

Episodes one and two of The Book of Boba Fetta are available to stream now, exclusively on Disney+. New episodes are available weekly on Wednesdays.

Matt Jones

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