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The Solo: A Star Wars Story Reference You Missed In Book Of Boba Fett Chapter 2

Audiences' questions about Boba Fett's (Temuera Morrison) past have been answered in the new Disney+ "Star Wars” property, "The Book of Boba Fett." While many had always assumed that the infamous bounty hunter would return in some fashion, fans were rewarded when Boba Fett appeared in "The Mandalorian." The character has proven to have longevity in the fanbase, and now audiences can finally see Boba Fett's escape from the jaws of the Sarlacc. But "Star Wars" is nothing if not divisive. Many critics consider "The Book of Boba Fett" to be treading familiar territory, and being just more of the same.

These divided opinions occur often in the "Star Wars" fandom — the "Star Wars" spin-off films continue to be involved in this discourse. "Solo: A Star Wars Story" was released to some disappointment to fans and critics for various reasons (via CBR). But that shouldn't take away from the merits that it provided. In fact, "Solo" opened up the mythology of "Star Wars" in one specific way that was explored in the newest episode of "The Book of Boba Fett."

The Pyke Crime Syndicate rears its head

Chapter 2 of "The Book of Boba Fett" features the growing relationship between the bounty hunter and his previous captors. Boba Fett teaches the Tusken Raiders about his ways and leads them in a conflict on a freighter. This sequence is a joy to watch but more importantly, it makes mention of a crime syndicate well-known in "Star Wars" lore — Boba Fett and the Tusken Raiders take down the Pyke Crime Syndicate.

The Pykes appeared in "The Clone Wars" and were notable for controlling spice production on Kessel (via Fandom). As Han Solo became famous for his run on Kessel, this detail was of course included in "Solo: A Star Wars Story." The humanoid species employs slave labor to mine spice on Kessel and makes them one of the more nefarious crime organizations to deal with. The Pykes are a dangerous enterprise in "Solo," being responsible for the demise of L3 while Han and his friends barely made it off the planet.

Boba Fett proves once again how formidable he is and how he is able to take control of crime operations on Tatooine. Though the bounty hunter's reign is being challenged in "The Book of Boba Fett," he has the power and skills to overcome even the most infamous organizations in "Star Wars."