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Boba Fett Finale

I'm not going to sit here and massage you into believing that I loved this episode, that would be a waste of your time and mine. I also know that Star Wars Twitter is divided on this episode, at least from my point of view. So I'll rank the episode before I even begin to write my review. Also, if you haven't seen it, turn away now! Go! Run!!!!

Back to the story at hand. I shall give this episode a mighty 4.2 out of 5, but I stand in the middle of a seesaw, teetering in the center of my choice of rating. I can be swayed ever so gently into either direction. So Mikie, why didn't you like it? Well, I'll tell you. But it has nothing to do with me not liking it. I did, for the most part. It also has nothing to do with Robert Rodriguez's style of directing, I thought he did a solid job, and I'm not joining the mob who doesn't want him to play in "our" sandbox of Star Wars. My biggest problem is it felt like Dave Filoni's episode was the bigger part of the series. It was more impactful, had more surprises and twists and round house kicked us with the feels. It was like that was the Wrestlemania or Superbowl of the series and the last episode was the Pro Bowl, leaving less impact and a "meh" taste in my mouth atleast, since this is only my opinion.

I don't want to be to negative about the episode because it did have some solid moments. So let's talk about that instead. The Pyke Syndicate was the equivalent to the Knights of Ren and the Golden Company, hell, maybe it's on the level of the first order, they just didn't seem like a real threat, not until this episode, sort of. They do spring a trap on everyone involved with Fett, almost like multiple mafia coordinated attacks to take down their enemies, I liked that. I would of liked it more of they actually did what they set out to do, although we lost my two Gamorrean guards. Yes, I said mine. They were my dudes who didn't deserve to die like that, Rest easy my friends, you'll be missed.

Other than that, several no names died in that attack. Krrsantan took a beating like a bad ass though, those damn Wookies are tough, especially after being attacked by Trandoshan's, then shot up by Pykes. The Dude shrugged it off like a champ.

This episode also showed Fennec to be an absolute gem of an assassin who doesn't give a shit. She ran around town trying to save that young biker gang then ran off like Batman with the single idea, "Cut the head off the snake and the body will die." She disappeared until the end of the episode where she turns up and takes everyone out like a boss. She was like the Predator. The room of bosses started shooting around not knowing where she was and how she was taking them out one by one, she even strangled the Ithorian Mayor and broke its neck, which I chuckled, almost gave a nod to her for the awesomeness she brought to me on my Magic box I call a television.

Din, the Mandalorian and Boba Fett almost went the Samurai route, understanding their predicament, knowing there was no real way that they'd survive the odds that they faced and decided that dying with honor was the way to go. The fact Din is a man of his word and would stay and die, despite that is what a leader would do, it's what a jedi would do.

Mandalorian seeing Grogu again was extremely cute and would of been stressful as hell for him since he was in the middle of a battle with a Droideka like robot with a more powerful shield walking about like a slow moving tank. Reinforcements came from Free town, in a giant hover vehicle with twin laser cannons mounted on a rotating swivel that started taking down Pykes in droves. This spice war has gotten out of hand and the area they wage their mini war is starting to take major damage.

Boba Fett riding a Rancor into battle and taking down Pykes left and right and ultimately using his pet to destroy the giant droids was Legend Level, so much that I now want a pet Rancor I can ride to work and feed evil people to it.

Cad Bane and Boba Fetts banter between each other was fun for me, I love those moments of talking trash since they have a long history and was supposed to face off in the Clone Wars. They saved it for when they were old men, like two old gun fighters at the end, but still better than all around they wanted for so long to see who was better and under other circumstances Cad Bane would of came out on top. Bane was the faster gunslinger by far but his procrastination of taking out the younger fighter and Fetts training with the Tuscans came into play that ultimate ended with Banes death. I was ok with the fight and ending of the battle. Grogu made up his mind of being with the Mandalorian setting up season 3, he also has some better understanding of the force, somewhat. He used it multiple times to help in the battle, he even put the Rancor to sleep and took a nap right next to him which was amazingly adorable.

All in all it wasn't a bad episode, it just wasn't great. So what did you think? Did I not give the episode enough credit? Did you like it? Where do you think these characters go from here? Let me know in the comments below! #Starwars #Mandalorian #BookOfBobaFett #BobaFett #Gamorreans #CadBane Before we go.....May we have a moment of silence for those we lost in this episode. Rest in peace my friends.

Also.....RIP Bane. You were amazing till the end.

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