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The Book Of Boba Fett Chapter 2 Ending Explained

If there's one thing that's clear in "The Book of Boba Fett" it's that Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Robert Rodriguez are committed to putting the "Star Wars" franchise under the microscope. Chapter 1 ends with the Tusken Raiders accepting Boba (Temuera Morrison) after he saves a youngling from a huge sand monster, but Chapter 2 explores their dynamic even further. The second chapter also makes a point of introducing new threats, as well as tying the series into the wider "Star Wars" galaxy. Basically, Boba has a lot to deal with as the new crime lord of Tatooine.

From here on out we'll be talking about major spoilers for "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 2, "The Tribes of Tatooine" — so you've been warned, just like Boba warns the Mos Espa Mayor, Mok Shaiz (Robert Rodriguez). The chapter kicks things off with Boba and Fennec interrogating one of the mysterious would-be assassins from Chapter 1, even pretending to throw him to the Rancor that used to live under Jabba's Palace. It's a clever fake-out, since it gets the information Boba and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) want without actually killing their prisoner.

He comes from the Order of the Night Wind — a brand new faction in the "Star Wars" universe. They're essentially assassins for hire, and the Mayor is the one who sent them after the titular bounty hunter. This basically means that the Mayor has set himself up to be one of the big villains wrestling against Boba's claim to power. But from there, the chapter takes some interesting turns. So, here's the ending of "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 2 explained.

Return of the Hutts

It's not really surprising that Boba is having to go up against different factions to establish dominance on Tatooine, but one of the families he should've expected to deal with is the Hutts. Yes, Jabba the Hutt's family arrives to stake their claim on his territory. Two unnamed Hutts arrive to greet Boba as he's leaving the Mayor's office, noting that they're Jabba's twin cousins. It's understandable why they want to retake their cousin's criminal empire since the Grand Hutt Clan Council was wiped out by Darth Vader in the early years of the Galactic Civil War.

Taking up Jabba's role would be a great way of putting the Hutts back into one of the galaxy's most powerful positions. The twins' arrival also raises questions over the whereabouts of Jabba's son, Rotta. Fans of Dave Filoni's "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" will remember that the animated series sees Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) and Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) save Rotta from Asajj Ventress (Nika Futterman).

Obviously, the twins aren't alone in their claim for Jabba's throne, bringing with them some Wookie muscle as backup. The Wookie in question is none other than Black Krrsantan, a bounty hunter who frequently worked for Jabba before his death, so isn't surprising that he's continued to work for the Hutt Clan. He got into a tense stand-off with Boba Fett, so it'll be interesting to see if the two come to blows in a future chapter.

Fighting the Pykes

Once the chapter shifts back into the past with Boba's Tusken adventures, it starts to explain more about the Sand People and the persecution they face from "off-worlders." It could easily be compared to how Native Americans were forced from their lands by settlers who then pillaged it for their own use. On Tatooine, the Pyke Syndicate is using the Dune Sea as a trade route for transporting the illegal drug Spice, which comes from the mines on Kessel. And yes, that's the same Kessel seen in "Solo: A Star Wars Story." Anyway, the gangsters protect their product by shooting the Tusken raiders with rifles, and Boba decides to help them take back their land.

After all, this is a man who has secretly longed for acceptance ever since the death of his father, Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison), at the hands of Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) in "Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones." Boba even tried to assassinate the Jedi when he was still a youngling during "The Clone Wars" Season 2, Episode 20 "Death Trap." So, it makes sense that he would want to help defend the Tusken Raiders now that they've begun to accept him as one of their own.

Once the bounty hunter teaches the Tuskens how to ride speeder bikes, they assault the train and bring it crashing down. Fett makes a deal with the Pykes that they'll pay a toll for using the Dune Sea trade route, and it's clear that he's a remarkably good negotiator. It's likely that this is where he gets the idea to take Jabba's throne for himself, because he knows the criminal syndicates are in disarray following the Hutt's death.

Boba 'Tusken' Fett

After Boba helps the Tuskens get a fair price for the Dune Sea, they recognize that he's ready to become an honorary Sand Person. They invite him to take part in a transformative custom, which forces Boba to work through his insecurities. A lizard jumps up his nose and "guides" Boba through a hallucination where he's taken back to his time as a young boy (played by Daniel Logan) living on the cloning planet of Kamino. It shows that he's spent so much time isolated and alone, even when he was living with Jango. His father was also an established bounty hunter before his death, and often left Boba by himself on the planet.

The hallucination briefly shows a young Boba looking at Jango's blue helmet, while an older Boba can be seen in the reflection. It hammers home the idea that if Boba continues living his solitary life, he'll die alone with nothing to show for it. This is why he willingly becomes one of the Tusken Raiders, donning some black robes for his desert life. Fett even carves his own gaffi stick, which fans have already seen in "The Mandalorian" Chapter 14 "The Tragedy," when Temuera Morrison first physically appeared in the role.

The chapter fleshes out the traditional customs of the Tusken Raiders more than "Star Wars" fans ever expected. However, given how much time Filoni and Favreau have dedicated to the Tuskens, this could be a bad sign for the tribe. After all, we know Fett leaves them at some point because he goes on to meet Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal). If they die at the hands of the Pyke Syndicate, or other criminals, perhaps Boba wants to control Jabba's empire to ensure more Tuskens aren't killed.