Well, The Book of Boba Fett is over. I can honestly say I’m relieved. The show had its moments of brilliance (mainly when it was The Mandalorian 2.5) but ultimately, as a whole, the show was a bit ridiculous. There was too much going on, too many flashbacks, and not enough awesome Boba-ness. (Yes, they Disney-fied Boba Fett.)
Forget that though. Let’s talk about Luke Skywalker and his track record of being a TERRIBLE Jedi Master.
In The Last Jedi we see Luke as this grumpy, hopeless old man who wants nothing to do with the Jedi. Even when his sister begs for his help he goes about his business on Ahch-To with a scowl on his face, refusing to teach Rey the ways of the Jedi.
When he finally does decide to teach her the ways of the Force it’s with only one goal in mind; to show her why the Jedi are so awful. He has a point which only reaches a catalyst after his nephew Ben falls to the dark and destroys his Jedi Academy. He ends up infuriating Rey so badly that she found herself willing to trust Kylo Ren more than the very man who once saved the galaxy from the Empire and Palpatine. Ouch.
His nephew Ben turned to the dark because apparently Luke was being a terrible mentor and Snoke was able to manipulate him. Snoke, a twisted being who seems like the last person you should trust seemed more trustworthy than Ben’s uncle, Luke Skywalker.
Yesterday’s episode of The Book of Boba Fett was, in a word, fantastic. From the first seconds to the last, I couldn’t stop smiling or squealing with joy. So, now we’re going to talk about that episode and all of its delightful treats. Enjoy!
There was a single piece that caught my eye in a way that literally brought me to tears. With no further delay, here it is.
I know, it seems silly. How did this piece make me cry a bit? I’m not ashamed to admit that my feelings for the Mando and the Baby have grown exponentially this season and that with last week’s tragic episode my emotions have slightly been a wreck. I didn’t realize how sad I truly was about what happened in Chapter 14 until I saw this piece featuring the two so lovingly that it honestly pulled tears from my eyes.
I don’t get emotional over art but geez, this one got me good. Save him, Mando! Please save him before it’s too late…
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.
Watching Revenge of the Sith this past weekend reminded me of the startling realization of a single line that Ahsoka Tano says to Mando when speaking about the chance a Jedi can teach Baby Grogu in Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian: “Then again, there aren’t many Jedi left.”
Yes, there are barely any Jedi that exist (even less so in 1983 when a dying Yoda told Luke Skywalker, “When gone am I, the last of the Jedi will you be.”) but there are a chosen few that, thanks to Disney, could answer Grogu’s call and save him from a dismal fate. The question is, who could that be? The first obvious answer is Ahsoka.
The Mandalorian has been quite the ride this season. There have been spiders and frog people, famous Jedi and the child at his cutest, and lots of jetpacking, but this latest episode just might be the best of the series yet. It was so good I needed a couple of days to think about it and have watched the episode five times in a single day.
Of course, there’s some serious SPOILERS AHEAD! so, be warned.
Okay, first off, I’ve got to deal with the fact that we’ve only got three episodes left! I don’t know if I can fully process the notion that in three weeks’ time we will have to wait an entire year to see Season 3, whatever that means.
This season is moving in a direction I wasn’t expecting and now I have no idea what to expect. What seemed like a simple story about a Mandalorian and his thrilling adventures with his adopted son has turned into what feels like a full-blown Star Wars: Rebels sequel. So, with no further words, here are my thoughts on that stunning thirteenth chapter.