The Book of Boba Fett’s second episode dragged the bounty hunter-turned crime lord additional into the sands of Tatooine and the planet’s seedy underbelly. However whereas Boba Fett acquired his fingers just a little dirtier, die-hard Star Wars followers had been handled to a couple cameos from the sequence’ comics and even outdated deleted scenes.
[Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett episode 2.]
This week’s episode as soon as once more informed two completely different tales. One story continued the adventures of Boba and his former-assassin assistant Fennec Shand doing their finest to determine the Fett as the brand new daimyo of Tatooine’s bustling crime empire. Episode 2’s different story adopted Boba as he educated the Tuskens and orchestrated an old school wild west prepare theft.
In preparation for the heist, Boba decides to steal a couple of speeders from a no-good gang that’s been hanging across the space, which brings us the episode’s greatest and most shocking cameo. Boba finally finds the gang ingesting at Tosche Station, an outdated haunting floor of Luke Skywalker — in reality, as luck would have it, two of Luke’s mates are on the bar when Boba arrives.
These two human characters — who spend a lot of the scene getting accosted by the gang — are Camie and Fixer and so they first confirmed up in a deleted scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In that scene, they’re additionally hanging out on the Tosche Station bar earlier than Luke finds them and implores them to lookup on the sky as he insists a battle between starships is occurring — the one that will finally lead to R2-D2 and C-3PO getting marooned on Tatooine.
Whereas these two aren’t performed by the identical actors they had been within the authentic 1977 scene, it’s nonetheless a pleasant callback to a really particular form of longtime Star Wars fan.
The episode’s different two appearances occur just a little earlier within the episode, in the course of the present-day timeline, as Boba tries to determine who precisely put a success out for him, he finally meets the culprits: the Hutt Twins. These two aren’t precisely a cameo, in that they’re new characters, however they’re the primary look of any Hutts in The E book of Boba Fett to date, which makes them fairly notable.
We all know little or no past what’s talked about in Boba Fett about what occurred after Jabba died. Because the present says, Bib Fortuna took over and the Hutts had been in any other case pre-occupied. However why and with what hasn’t been clear (right here or in another canonical Star Wars properties). Whereas the Hutt twins solely get a quick introduction in episode 2, it appears they’ll be fairly vital to the sequence going ahead.
Talking of the Twins, they’re additionally the social gathering that brings alongside this episode’s different legacy character: Black Krrsantan. Black Krrsantan is the black-furred Wookiee that Boba refers to as a gladiator. (That’s true, by the way in which, Krrsantan actually was a gladiator briefly, which signifies that Boba may know him personally or by repute). Krrsantan is a Wookiee bounty hunter who ceaselessly labored for Jabba the Hutt within the days of the Galactic Empire and even briefly for Darth Vader. The Wookiee has beforehand proven up in comedian sequence like Darth Vader and Physician Aphra, however that is his live-action debut.
Whereas the sequence hasn’t been flooded in Star Wars references to date, it’s good to see episode 2 of E book of Boba Fett herald a couple of acquainted faces from across the galaxy, together with shifting the plot ahead by lastly bringing the Hutts again to Tatooine.