‘The Book of Boba Fett’: How Episode 5 Expands the ‘Star Wars’ Universe and Resets Fan Expectations

‘The Book of Boba Fett’: How Episode 5 Expands the ‘Star Wars’ Universe and Resets Fan Expectations
Spoiler Warning: This post discusses major plot developments in Season 1, Episode 5 of “The Book of Boba Fett,” currently streaming on Disney Plus.

Throughout the first season of “The Book of Boba Fett,” it always felt like a matter of time before Pedro Pascal’s Mando from “The Mandalorian” sauntered back into the story. “Boba Fett” is, of course, a spin-off of “The Mandalorian.” Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) have fought alongside Mando. “Boba Fett” was even famously announced in a post-credits teaser at the end of the “Mandalorian” Season 2 finale.

Still, it’s surprising that Mando didn’t so much join “The Book of Boba Fett” as take over the show entirely, at least for one episode. Boba Fett is nowhere to be seen and Fennec only shows up in the final minutes.

Instead, the aptly titled “Return of the Mandalorian” is effectively an epilogue for Season 2 — or,
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