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The Book of Boba Fett: Ranking All 7 Episodes

By Josh Reilly

The Book of Boba Fett’s highly anticipated season finale aired last month, marking the conclusion of the first of many Star Wars series set to release in 2022. The season spawned immense fan discussion, particularly Chapters 5 and 6, Return of the Mandalorian and From the Desert Comes a Stranger. While these outings noticeably lacked Boba Fett, with the title character not appearing at all in Chapter 5 and showing his face only in one scene the following episode, the development for the plot and the larger story of the Mandalorian-era shows was massive.

While Chapters 5 and 6 garnered the most attention, the rest of the season had interesting and unexpected stories and events, particularly with the delightfully surprising Tusken Raider arc for Boba Fett. Each episode has its own unique unique positives, making it difficult to say which chapter reigned supreme over the rest.

Check out The HoloFiles’ rankings of The Book of Boba Fett, from last to first:


Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land

Premise: Boba Fett holds court.

Notable moments: Boba Fett escapes the Sarlaac Pit, an event fans have wanted to see for decades, and Kamino is shown briefly


Chapter 3: The Streets of Mos Espa

Premise: Boba must deal with two very different threats.

Notable Moments: The biker gang are introduced, and the threat of the Pykes grows even more. Boba also faces down against Black Krrsantan


Chapter 2: The Tribes of Tatooine

Premise: Boba faces new challengers on Tatooine.

Notable Moments: Boba meets the Hutt twins claiming to have ownership of Mos Espa, and the former bounty hunter helps his Tusken Raider family take down a train in a western-style action sequence


Chapter 4: The Gathering Storm

Premise: Boba partners with Fennec Shand

Notable moments: Boba meets Fennec Shand in a full circle moment that ties back to Chapter 5 of The Mandalorian, and he also steals back his Firespray gunship.


Chapter 7: In the Name of Honor

Premise: Boba Fett and Fennec Shand face an escalating conflict.

Notable moments: Boba and his allies defeat the Pykes and Cad Bane is destroyed by Fett in a scene reminiscent of the unfinished animated arc from The Clone Wars.


Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger

Premise: Mysteries are explored and Boba Fett learns new information.

Notable moments: Mandalorian joins the fight, and recruits Cobb Vanth against the Pykes. Cad Bane enters live action for the first time and nearly kills Vanth.


Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian

Premise: An Unexpected Ally Emerges.

Notable moments: Din Djarin returns in an episode that is effectively Mandalorian season 2.5, showing what he’s been up to since Grogu was taken by Luke to train in the ways of the Jedi.

Images courtesy of Lucasfilm and Disney+

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