The Book of Boba Fett – Chapter Two (spoilers) & Ming-Na’s Dream Role

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Chapter Two: The Tribes of Tatooine, has just landed. 

With the second episode of The Book of Boba Fett out in the wild, and despite her playing a minimal role in it, Disney+ have dropped a featurette focussing on Temuera Morrison’s co-star Ming-Na Wen.

The actor, previously best known for her work on Marvel’s Agents of Shield, plays Fett’s ally Fennec Shand. A fellow bounty hunter, left for dead in Season One of The Mandalorian, she returned at Fett’s side in Season Two because… well, we don’t know but probably because she was pretty kick-ass and gave Mando a run for his money. Not that we’re complaining – we think Fennec is ace.

Ming-Na’s Dream Role

The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Two: The Tribes of Tatooine (Spoilers)

Even more than the first, Chapter Two felt like a game of two halves.

The shorter first half, in the present day, built out a little more of the precarious situation Fett has chosen to impose himself into. After some fun interrogating the assassin Fennec captured last time, a Member of the Order of the Night Wind (we loved Fennec’s professional critique), it was time for a visit to the Mayor of Mos Espa.

How much power Mok Shaiz truly wields is open to question, as their confrontation led to the introduction of greater threat. Arriving by litter, with the appropriate pomp, were the dual threat of the twins – Jabba the Hutt’s cousins and claimants to his throne. After a standoff which introduced an impressive Wookie gladiator, matters turned to Fett’s dreams of days past.

Bacta fuelled flashbacks

Picking up where we left off, this was all about giving shape to Boba Fett’s present day objectives – plus building up his heroic credentials too. Witness to a massacre of the Tuskens, he vows to stop the speeder train riding culprits. After an entertaining bar punch-up, while still in his weathered undergarments (which him look like a moth-eaten Ghostbuster), he relieved a thuggish gang of their speeders and proceeded to teach the Tuskens how to ride.

Comic scenes ensured, but it built to a quite-epic train heist – we particularly loved the antics of the robotic train driver, going faster and faster before bailing out and scampering off!

Finally, after a successfully negotiated peace, things turned mystic for a desert walkabout. Accepted by the tribe, Fett seemingly takes his places as one of them, enrobed and armed. He even throws some impressive shapes by the fire.

Could Boba Fett’s destiny be to unite the tribes of Tatooine? Or free them from the tyranny of off-worlders? Frankly it all feels a bit Dune, but that’s no criticism.

The Book of Boba Fett continues on Disney+ with Chapter Three on Wednesday 12th January 2022.