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The Mandalorian season 2 episode 6 recap: Boba Fett makes his awesome comeback

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Boba Fett, again in his iconic armor, greets a stormtrooper.


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Season 2 of The Mandalorian acquired much more hype on Disney Plus Friday, with episode 6 of the dwell motion Star Wars present. On the heels of final week’s revelation of Child Yoda’s real name and origins, former Jedi Ahsoka Tano despatched Mando (Pedro Pascal) to the planet Tython. There, little Grogu can attain out by way of the Pressure, probably connecting with a Jedi who can practice him, however he and Mando get some sudden (and superior) guests.

Episode 6 is fairly chillingly titled The Tragedy — all of us went “uh-oh,” proper? — and directed by Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn and Alita: Battle Angel) and written by collection creator Jon Favreau.

Let’s climb the mountain of SPOILERS.

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Boba Fett reborn

After the Razor Crest lands on Tython and Grogu begins reaching out with the Pressure, a second ship arrives — Slave I. You would possibly acknowledge this because the superior ship of Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison). We already knew that he was alive and that he was conscious Mando had acquired his armor on Tatooine, but it surely wasn’t clear when he’d present up once more. Seems he determined to take action on the most dramatic second doable.

Boba simply desires that armor again, and recruited murderer Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) to assist him. Last time we noticed her, she’d been shot within the intestine and left to die within the sands of Tatooine, however we be taught that Boba was the mysterious determine who walked as much as her after that incident. He fastened her tummy with some cybernetic components — Star Wars tech can work miracles — and now they’re tremendous mercenary buddies.

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Boba, Mando and Fennec Shand are an superior trio.


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Boba and Fennec’s negotiations for the armor are interrupted by the arrival of Imperial troop carriers, forcing them to kick every kind of ass. Boba initially wrecks the Stormtroopers in a Tusken Raider outfit (seems the gaffi stick is fairly efficient), however decides to preempt any additional negotiations and grabs his armor off the Razor Crest.

Learn extra: The Mandalorian season 2 episode 6 is what we’ve been waiting for

Good factor too, since an Imperial cruiser destroys Mando’s ship with an orbital strike shortly afterward. Bye-bye Razor Crest, you have been principally this present’s Millennium Falcon and we’ll miss you.

Reunited along with his armor, Boba finds his killing energy is turned as much as 11 and turns into the Boba Fett we have all the time dreamed of (hopefully he is overcome his one weak point — blind guys swinging sticks). He simply wipes out the Stormtroopers and makes use of one rocket to shoot down each of the escaping troop carriers.

Boba appears so rattling cool all through this episode — his black Tusken-style robes make him appear to be a warrior monk, then he places his iconic armor on over that. It hangs a little bit awkwardly at occasions, however Hasbro higher get that motion determine quickly!

Jango’s previous

“I am a easy man making his method by way of the galaxy, like my father earlier than me,” Boba says of his motivations, mirroring his dad Jango Fett’s line within the Attack of the Clones (and Luke Skywalker’s line to Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi).

He is extra like his father than most sons, since he is a clone of Jango. Many years earlier than the occasions of The Mandalorian (shortly after The Phantom Menace), the late bounty hunter was recruited by Depend Dooku to function the genetic template for the clone military utilized by the Galactic Republic, as a part of Darth Sidious’ wildly difficult plot to wipe out the Jedi. 

A part of Jango’s cost was an unaltered clone that he may elevate as his son, however the elder Fett was killed by Jedi Grasp Mace Windu throughout the Battle of Geonosis. After that, Boba tried to get revenge on Windu and gained infamy as a bounty hunter within the years that adopted throughout season 2 of The Clone Wars.

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A Stormtrooper unleashes an E-Internet heavy repeating blaster on Fennec Shand.


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Throughout that present, sleazy Mandalorian Prime Minister Almec dismissed Jango and Boba as pretenders, not true Mandalorians. This episode confirms that sleazy traitors who ally themselves with Darth Maul aren’t the most effective sources of data, since Boba reveals that Jango was a foundling who obtained his armor from the Mandalorians — just like Mando — and fought within the Mandalorian civil wars. 

That is much like the occasions of the comedian collection Jango Fett: Open Seasons, however that is not canon. Nonetheless, it is a wonderful learn and gives a doable model of the occasions Boba is referring to — I think Lucasfilm is subtly choosing and selecting components of the outdated Legends continuity to deliver into canon.

It is backed up by the interpretation of Boba Fett’s chain code, which he reveals to Mando to show his standing as a real Mandalorian. It is in Aurebesh, the Star Wars alphabet.

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Boba’s chain code, translated.


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“Foundling, Took into… The yr the… Harmony Daybreak, Mentor Jaste, Father Fett, Boba Fett,” it reads, in accordance with translations by Star Wars fan site Fantha Tracks author Sander de Lange and Reddit user zackgardner.

Harmony Daybreak is a war-torn planet within the Mandalore sector (seen in season 2 of Rebels), and Jango’s homeworld. “Mentor Jaste” seemingly refers to Jaster Mereel, the Mandalorian chief who introduced Jango into the group after his household have been killed within the Open Season comedian.

Boba repainted Jango’s blue-and-silver armor to a camouflage-friendly inexperienced, however that is most likely not the unique helmet. The youthful Fett blew up that helmet after utilizing it to lure Mace Windu right into a lure throughout the Clone Wars (except the one which blew up was a pretend).

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Imperial Darkish Troopers put together to take Grogu.


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Calling all Jedi

On the seeing stone, Grogu enters a trance as he stretches out with the Pressure and a (Pressure) power discipline stops Mando from whisking him away when the motion begins. It is unclear if he managed to contact any Jedi or different Pressure customers.

Presently, we all know Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa are on the market. Ezra Bridger from Rebels is probably going alive, and we do not know what occurred to Cere Junda or Cal Kestis after the occasions of Jedi: Fallen Order (which came about previous to A New Hope).

Sadly, Imperial Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) sends his Dark Troopers to grab the weak Grogu earlier than Mando and his new buddies can attain the little man. We beforehand solely acquired a glimpse of the Darkish Troopers — which have been first seen within the non-canon 1995 online game Dark Forces — however that is our first correct take a look at them in dwell motion. They’re scary wanting, and I am unable to wait to see the nice guys combat them.

Gathering allies

Sadly, the Razor Crest was fully destroyed by the Imperial cruiser’s blast. Mando solely recovers the beskar staff he’ll most likely use to tackle Gideon and the stick shift Grogu loves so much, and appears fairly despondent over the lack of the little man,

Nevertheless, Boba decides to interpret the deal he made for his armor charitably, reasoning that he and Fennec want to stay with Mando till Grogu is safely returned. That is the best doable end result; it looks as if his time within the sarlacc made him a nicer man than he was in The Empire Strikes Again and Return of the Jedi (although you could possibly argue he was honoring his offers with Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt in these situations).

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The trio return to Nevarro in Slave I, and we be taught that the medal Cara Dune (Gina Carano) acquired from the New Republic pilot was really a badge, making her that fledgling authorities’s marshal on the planet. 

Mando asks for her help in springing Mayfield (Invoice Burr) out of jail — he is serving a 50-year sentence after he betrayed Mando and ended up trapped on a New Republic jail ship. The ex-Imperial sharpshooter will be capable of assist find Gideon’s cruiser.

It is a fairly superior crew Mando is assembling. Perhaps give Ahsoka Tano and Bo-Katan Kryze a shout too?

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With Grogu captive, Moff Gideon reveals off the Darksaber.


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Darth Vader, Mark 2

On board the cruiser, Gideon stands on the bridge and stares out into hyperspace — the type of pose Vader used to strike in his glory days. Between that and his black armor, he looks as if Gideon patterning himself to be the following Vader (presumably he does not aspire to be a crispy boy like Vader).

Grogu is flinging the Stormtroopers round his cell, till Gideon is available in and taunts him with the Darksaber (it appears like Grogu tries to seize it utilizing the Pressure). The Imperial jerkface has the small lad surprised, and the troops put teeny tiny shackles on wee Grogu — apparently they’re returning to Dr. Pershing so he can harvest extra Pressure-strong cells.

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Grogu loves that stick shift.


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Easter eggs and observations

  • “I give my allegiance to nobody.” Boba’s line reminds us that he is a mercenary, so we should not belief him absolutely. That is kinda the case for everybody on this present, although — Mando will little question preserve watching his again.
  • Boba’s dynamic with Fennec subtly mirrors the one Jango had with shapeshifting murderer Zam Wesell in Assault of the Clones. Hopefully he will not find yourself killing her as Jango did with Zam.
  • Fennec has Grogu in her sights when Boba is negotiating with Mando, but it surely’s seemingly her shot would’ve bounced off the power discipline.
  • Boba flew extraordinarily near the Imperial cruiser whereas he was monitoring the Darkish Troopers — why did not it blast Slave I out of the sky? It was seemingly cloaked from scanners, and he averted any viewports.
  • “They’re again. The Empire, they’re again.” Boba’s shock at seeing the cruiser highlights what a low profile the Imperial Remnant has been conserving. 

Try my recaps for all The Mandalorian’s Easter eggs and necessary Star Wars continuity references:

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