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BOOK OF BOBA FETT CHAPTER 4: THE GATHERING STORM RECAP

Book of Boba Fett Chapter 4:  The Gathering Storm Director: Kevin Tancharoen Writer: Jon Favreau Air date: January 19, 2022 A plus. That was my overriding thought upon the conclusion of Star Wars The Book of Boba Fett: The Gathering Storm , which aired Wednesday on Disney Plus. The official halfway mark of this season also represented a high point of the show to this point, in my opinion. The loop between flashbacks and the present day is fully closed, as the episode opens in the flashback period and tells the stories of how Boba Fett partners up with Fennec Shand, reclaims his beloved ship Slave I and decides to pursue becoming a Tatooine crime boss. The flashbacks conclude with the post-credits scene from the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian , which show Fett killing Bib Fortuna and sitting on the throne that once belonged to Jabba the Hutt. There is so much good stuff in this episode's flashback sequences. Fett takes Shand to a mod shop where her blaster wounds are healed and

BOOK OF BOBA FETT CHAPTER 3: THE STREETS OF MOS ESPA RECAP

Book of Boba Fett Chapter 3: The Streets of Mos Espa Director: Robert Rodriguez Writer: Jon Favreau Air date: January 12, 2022 Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett nears the halfway mark in its run with Wednesday's third episode of the season, The Streets of Mos Espa. We spend much more time in the "present day" than in flashbacks in this episode, but it still delivers some truly gasp-worthy moments. The bone-white service droid 8D8, seen in Return of the Jedi  (1983) as the torture droid, catches us up on which factions control what territories around the bustling Tatooine town of Mos Espa. It's a good bit of exposition, giving us a better idea of the challenges Fett faces in uniting the territory under his rule. Fett goes on to recruit a band of teenagers on shiny and colorful mini-bikes to help him cover the territory. In the lone flashback sequence, we see Fett riding upon a Bantha, the preferred mode of transportation among the Tusken Raiders. Fett has clearly risen

BOOK OF BOBA FETT CHAPTER 2: TRIBES OF TATOOINE RECAP

Book of Boba Fett Chapter 2:  Tribes of Tatooine Director: Steph Green Writer: Jon Favreau Air date: January 5, 2022 After a 38-minute premier episode, we got to enjoy a much longer second entry in the first season of Star Wars: Book of Boba Fett , Tribes of Tatooine, which aired Wednesday.  For 52 minutes, we dug deeper into Boba Fett's past and present, this time with just one changeover from the present day to the (more recent) past. I was pleasantly surprised to see the positive response this episode got from Star Wars discourse. My guess, upon viewing Tribes of Tatooine, was that the fandom would like this one less than the premier. The opposite was true, which reaffirms my complete inability to read which direction this fandom will go to a new slice of the story. In both the present day and flashback, we see Fett growing in confidence from the low points he was at in the first episode. In the present, Fett is more confident and assertive in Tribes of Tatooine, being more defi