Episode 3 of the series The Book of Boba Fett has been published since last Wednesday on Disney +, and has given rise to many comments on Twitter (not always very pleasant, incidentally). Whether you enjoyed this episode or not, today we invite you to discover the 19 things, details, references and easter eggs that should be remembered in this third episode.
PLEASE NOTE: this article contains spoils for the third episode of the series The Book of Boba Fett. Don’t read on if you don’t want to read it.
1) a b’omarr monk
Episode 3 of the series begins with a strange spider-like droid crawling on the sand in front of Jabba the Hutt’s palace. This creature is known as monk B’Omarr. It is about a religious order whose members have the brain placed in a jar of nutritive fluid, brain which is led by 6 mechanical legs. Said brain communicates with the other members of the order by telepathy. However, we know that Jabba’s palace once deriving from the B’Omarr monastery, nothing very surprising to see one in the area, so.
2) trandoshans, aqualishs, klatoonians, jawas, a weequay, a nikto, a twi’lek …
As in the first 2 episodes, this episode 3 contains many cameos and mentions of extraterrestrials. 8D8 refers to the Trandoshans, Aqualishs and Klatoonians, before Boba Fett does not meet Jawas several times in the episode.
Aqualishs and Trandoshans can also be seen lurking in the background of Mos Espa, and among those wearing the Hutt twins there is a Weequay, a Nikto, and a Twi’lek.
Moreover, a couple of Royal bith and the Hassks almost get run over during the speeder chase of episode 3.
3) a link with luke skywalker
Lortha Peel, who works as a broker for Tatooine’s Moisture Growers, is seeking an audience with Boba Fett. Before becoming the Hero of the Galaxy, Luke Skywalker lived and worked with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, two moisture cultivators. Maybe Peel did business with Owen before A New Hope? We will certainly find out later.
4) a conversation that does not fall apart
When Boba Fett and Lortha Peel exchange, Boba Fett declares: “I grew up surrounded by water”, alluding to his youth on Kamino in Attack of the Clones. Lortha Peel then responds: “Tatooine was once covered in water”, which further reinforces the legends present in the Star Wars universe, in which we learn that the sands of tatooine were previously oceans.
5) a reference to season 1 of the mandalorian
When This Djarin enters Mos Eisley in season 1 of The Mandalorian, he walks past a display of Stormtrooper helmets mounted on pikes to celebrate the fall of the Empire. The Boba Fett Book season 3 flashback shows this “creation” being erected, as Boba Fett visits the Pyke Union.
6) an unexpected cameo
Did you notice in episode 3 Game Motto, the engineer from Mos Eisley who helped Din Djarin in the series The Mandalorian ? You can spot Peli Motto, previously played by Amy Sedaris, walking with her droids as Boba, during a flashback, enters Mos Eisley.
We have dedicated a previous article to this nice cameo.
7) a reference to oba diah
The Pyke Union clearly has a bigger role to play in The Book of Boba Fett than what is shown to us at the moment. Mos Eisley’s flashback from episode 3 refers to their home planet, Oba Diah |. The planet Pyke first appeared in Star Wars : The Clone Wars, and was mentioned by The Bad Batch.
8) the tusken massacre echoes the fire at the lars farm
On the way home from Mos Eisley, Boba Fett notices a suspicious plume of smoke emanating from the camp de Tuskens, which he has just left. Boba Fett later discovers that the camp has been reduced to ashes by the Nikto gang, whom he had previously fought. This sequence, in its overall construction, seems designed to evoke remembrance of luke skywalker discovering his uncle and aunt burnt by the troopers.
9) weapons from comics
Arriving at Jabba Palace to beat up a Boba Fett asleep (a nod to Boba who insulted him for his cowardice in the previous episode), Black Krrsantan hits his target with electrified brass knuckles. These weapons are most likely inspired apparitions of Krrsantan in the Star Wars comic. In the latter indeed, metal plates had been surgically implanted under his joints.
10) whistling birds
Season 1 of The Mandalorian saw Din Djarin acquire a coveted set of “Whistling Birds” missiles, homing explosives that attack large crowds of enemies simultaneously. In episode 3 of the series, during the fight against the black Krrsantan, we can see the Whistling Bird device of Boba Fett. One of these distinctive missiles was deployed during the combat sequence of episode 1 of the series, on one of the assassins who tried to escape.
11) a knife with a story
By sending Black Krrsantan into the rancor pit, Fennec Shand throws a knife from a secret compartment of the butt of his blaster rifle. This blade was previously used by his character when he debuted in season 1 of The Mandalorian, and it was then launched in the direction of Toro Calican.
12) beautiful easter eggs in the food served
After taking prisoner Black Krrsantan, Boba Fett and Fennec Shand feast on a hearty feast containing plusieurs easter eggs. The roasted creature surrounded by vegetables is a nuna (first seen in The Phantom Menace), and the blue liquid is most likely the Star Wars alcoholic beverage known as “spotchka”. This drink was appreciated by Fennec Shand after his boss seized the throne of Jabba the Hutt in season 2 of The Mandalorian.
13) the surprise appearance of danny trejo
As an apology, the Hutt twins offer Boba Fett his own company rancor. The creature is accompanied by a trainer, and the character is played by none other than Danny Trejo. And the latter appears in all the productions of Robert Rodriguez, since both are good friends.
14) boba admits his past mistakes
Liberating Black Krrsantan, Boba Fett confesses to the Wookiee : “Believe the experience of a former bounty hunter: don’t work for crooks”. This pejorative term has been used before (in The Mandalorian), but this line has a deeper purpose. By “crooks”, Boba is probably thinking of Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader. Working for this duo ended with a trip to the Sarlacc well for the bounty hunter, and Boba Fett seems to have learned his lesson.
15) return of the jedi movie scene explained
According to the embodied character by Danny Trejo, rancors are emotional creatures, who form strong bonds with the first person they lay eyes on, usually their trainer. This explains to us why Jabba’s rancor keeper was so distraught after Luke Skywalker crushed the beast in Return of the Jedi.
16) the Witches of Dathomir
Danny Trejo’s character also mentions the “Witches of Dathomir” riding rancors like noble steeds. His line refers to Dave Wolverton’s novel The Courtship of Princess Leia, who introduced witches into the mythology of George Lucas. The Witches of Dathomir, Force-sensitive, using rancors as mounts, is a long established concept in the Legends universe of Star Wars, but The Book of Boba Fett has now entered this detail in the canon universe.
17) a creature soon in the star wars canon
By asking Danny Trejo to teach him to ride the rancor, Boba Fett claims to have ridden beasts “ten times bigger than him”. Could it be possible that he is referring to the animal of the infamous TV Movie In the Time of Star Wars, dating from 1978? During his debut indeed, Boba Fett rode a ichtyodonte de type diplodocus, much bigger than a rancor. Of course, that doesn’t mean this story has become canon (which George Lucas never wanted), but it is a beautiful easter egg nonetheless.
18) an expletive already heard
After discovering that the mayor Mug Shaiz and his butler fled in a very suspicious manner, Fennec Shand pronounces the curse “thanks farrik!”. This expression has become a common curse in the Star Wars universe (especially in the mouth of Fennec Shand) thanks to The Mandalorian.
19) a legend table
One of the best easter eggs from episode 3 of the series The Book of Boba Fett is undoubtedly the picture that one of the teenagers of Boba’s gang goes through while crashing, during the final chase. Not only does the artwork depict Jabba the Hutt on his throne, it’s actually a replica of a painting by the legendary Star Wars concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie (but with Luke Skywalker less, as you can see below):
And you, what did you think of this third episode ? We let you answer this question via our comments area! And if you want to know which character in the series would be transgender according to Internet users, you can consult our previous article on the subject.