Monday, January 24, 2022

What I’m Watching: The Book of Boba Fett

The Book of Boba Fett: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chapter 4: The Gathering Storm” (B-)

I didn’t find this episode to be all that necessary since it was pretty much all flashback exposition and was missing the signature chase scene that has made previous installments very worthwhile. Each episode opens with Boba in the Bacta Tank remembering things, and him meeting Fennec and bringing her in for “modification” was a decently worthwhile event. Joining him for his revenge mission wasn’t all that enthralling, and while their “fire in the hole” moment as they got the Bespar armor out of the pit was moderately exciting, it didn’t compare to the action in other episodes. Pledging his life to protect Fennec’s and acknowledging the fact that she would rather work as an independent contractor makes him a very ideal employer, and she seems to have gotten very comfortable in her role as a loyal right hand. Krrsantan once again showed his violent tendencies when he didn’t even want to accept an offer from Garsa Fwip to have his debt wiped in exchange for peace, but maybe that aggression is exactly what Boba needs right now. Getting those who were previously imprisoned in the pit is an interesting idea, and the carefully-timed rancor appearance hopefully diminished their desire to kill him and take what was his. Going up against the Pike Syndicate is not going to be an easy task, but ensuring that he at least doesn’t have enemies in his midst is the next best thing to actually having them agree to stand with him on his side.

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