The Book Of Boba Fett Chapter 3 Ending Explained

Warning: this article contains spoilers for "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 3

The galaxy's most notorious (ex) bounty hunter carries on his crusade to take control of the Tatooine underworld in "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 3, "The Streets of Mos Espa." The new episode follows on from Chapter 2's ending, which shows Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) becoming a fully fledged Tusken Raider. The latest chapter in Boba's story sees him gain a few new allies for his gang operating out of Jabba's Palace (Or should that be Boba's Palace now?) as he tries to get the streets of Mos Espa under control. The city has become an unruly place since Bib Fortuna's (Matthew Wood) demise, and Boba wants to earn everyone's respect by keeping it free of chaos from petty criminals and rival gangs.

It's an understandable tactic, because if all the street vendors are on his side, the other gangs will soon fall in line. Mos Espa is currently being run by three separate alien gangs – the Aqualish, the Klatooinians, and the Trandoshans. Basically, this means Boba's got a lot on his plate. Luckily, he persuades a band of feisty cyberpunk bikers to join his new faction, as he clearly sees his younger self in their ambitious approach to life on the streets. But the rest of the episode doesn't run so smoothly... Here's the ending of "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 3 explained.

Boba Fett remembers a Tusken tragedy

After Chapter 2 puts a huge focus on the Tusken Raiders and their customs, many fans thought this could be an ominous sign that the tribe might not make it out of the Dune Sea alive. When the new episode rolls into a flashback during Boba's bacta-nap, we see a younger Boba traveling to meet with the Pyke syndicate to collect payment from the aliens for using the desert trade route. The series is pushing the Pykes as one of the major antagonistic forces on Tatooine, and they're definitely going to cause more trouble as time goes on. Their spice trade is a highly lucrative business, and they're not going to let anyone get in the way of it — especially not a band of Tusken Raiders. You can see where this is going, can't you?

We quickly discover that the Pykes are already paying the Nikto biker gang from previous episodes for protection. So when Boba returns back to the desert, he finds out that the entire Tusken tribe has been slaughtered, and their camp is in ruins. The Pykes clearly ordered the Nikto gang to massacre the Tuskens, and it's also retaliation for the beating Boba gives them in Chapter 2. Let's not forget he also stole their speeder bikes, so the aliens were probably looking for payback. The flashback showing the death of the Tusken tribe obviously explains why Boba isn't looking to protect them in the present timeline, but he's probably going to go full "John Wick" on the Pyke syndicate at some point for killing his adoptive family.

Sleep lightly, bounty hunter

Before Chapter 3 gets sucked into being a complete flashback episode, Black Krrsantan (Carey Jones) rips Boba out of his bacta tank and throws him around the room like a ragdoll. Remember, the Hutt Twins told the bounty hunter to "sleep lightly," but clearly he wasn't paying attention, because Black Krrsantan gives him a brutal beating. He's definitely going to need to get back into the bacta tank after that. 

Thankfully, Boba's colorful new gang rallies around their boss — which makes sense since he's given them a home and a steady income. Even the Gamorrean guards get involved! Clearly Boba's new respectful approach is paying off, because the people he keeps close to him are fiercely loyal. Although, the series hasn't made full use of Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) outside of one chase scene in the premiere, but there are still a few episodes to remedy that. Luckily, they manage to throw Black Krssantan into the old rancor pit. The palace always requires a monster lurking below it. 

Boba's respectful approach goes even further when the Hutt Twins arrive at the palace on their litter, announcing that they're leaving Tatooine due to the growing strife between all the criminal factions. Because in their own words, "war is bad for business." But before they leave, they bring Boba a gift for his new home: his very own rancor calf. After that, Boba frees Black Krrsantan as a gesture of goodwill. It's an interesting move, since the Wookie tries to crush Boba's head the night before, but this is all part of his plan to "rule with respect." Also, if "Star Wars" has taught us anything, Black Krrsantan will probably return to help Boba in a future episode.

The Pykes call in reinforcements

The Hutts kindly reveal that Mayor Mok Shaiz (John Rosengrant/Robert Rodriguez) has actually promised the territory to another syndicate, which doesn't exactly sit well with Boba. The Mayor and his majordomo (David Pasquesi) have been slimy since the premiere, so this sneaky agreement is completely within character. After a brief speeder chase through the Mos Espa streets, the majordomo confesses that the mayor is working with the Pykes.

"Star Wars" fans will already know that the Pyke syndicate has an uneasy alliance with Crimson Dawn because of the spice trade, so if Boba and his gang go up against them, there's a possibility he'll also clash with the Crimson Dawn syndicate. At the end of "Solo: A Star Wars Story," it's revealed that Darth Maul (Ray Park) is running the gang along with Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke), so Fett could have some huge competition on his hands if he's not careful.

For now, it looks like the beskar-clad crime lord will go head to head with the Pykes in Chapter 4, since the syndicate gets a hefty set of reinforcements in the closing moments of the episode. As they're also responsible for the death of Boba's Tusken tribe, this could get pretty nasty.