tek's rating: ½

The Book of Boba Fett, on Disney+
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The show picks up where the teaser at the end of season 2 of The Mandalorian left off, with Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and his associate, Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), taking over the former palace of the late Jabba the Hutt, which until now has been controlled by Bib Fortuna. Scenes of Fett and Shand working to establish their leadership of Jabba and later Fortuna's criminal empire are alternated with scenes of Fett's past. We see him escaping the Sarlacc Pit (following his presumed death in Return of the Jedi), and subsequently having his armor stolen by Jawas and then being taken prisoner by Tusken Raiders. Eventually those Raiders become like a family to him, but I don't want to say how that turns out after a few episodes. Actually, there are only seven episodes in the season, and the later ones don't have flashbacks. There are a couple of episodes that focus mainly on the Mandalorian, who returns as an ally to Fett. The season ends with a fairly cool battle between Fett and the allies he gained throughout the season, and a rival organization called the Pyke Syndicate. There's also an ally of the Pykes whose identity I don't want to spoil, but he had been seen previously only in animated series. So it was cool to see him in this show. And I don't know what else to say about the plot. I thought the series was pretty much just okay, but I liked it well enough that I hope there'll be a second season. Oh, and there's also a bonus mid-credits scene at the end, but I have no idea what that might lead to.

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