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The Book Of Boba Fett Chapter 3 Moment That Went Too Far

Contains spoilers for "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 3

As exciting as it was to see Boba Fett return in Season 2 of "The Mandalorian," his appearance definitely posed plenty more questions than it answered.

How did Fett escape the Sarlacc Pit? Why is he fighting like a Tusken Raider? How did he get his ship back? Through three episodes of "The Book of Boba Fett," we can at least answer the first two questions, as it was revealed that shortly after burning his way out of the Sarlacc's stomach, Fett was captured and enslaved by a tribe of Tusken Raiders. Through a series of heroics, Fett manages to earn his freedom from the Tuskens, and even starts to sympathize with them. Fett begins to understand that the Tuskens are a people who have been displaced and abused by the crime lords of Tatooine, and vows to reclaim their land for them.

In Chapter 3, he attempts to do just that with a visit to Mos Eisley — though when he returns to his tribe, he finds that the Tuskens have been attacked while he was away, and this discovery is perhaps the most brutal scene in the series to date.

Boba Fett's redemption arc ends in death and destruction

Boba Fett returns to the camp to find the entire tribe slaughtered, and their tents all burned to the ground. Fett wanders through the wreckage, looking down at the corpses of his new friends and their banthas — who were killed just as mercilessly as their masters were. The scene immediately reminds one of that horrific moment in "A New Hope" when Luke returns home to find his house is a charred ruin, with the burnt bodies of his aunt and uncle piled up outside.

As if that weren't enough, it's revealed that the attack was a retaliation from the Nikto warriors that Fett had stolen speeder bikes from back in Chapter 2, meaning that this carnage and death is ultimately Fett's fault. The scene ends with him burning his friends' bodies, and leaving the scene with the last surviving bantha.

Fans on the show's subreddit agreed that the moment was hard to watch, like user u/CoCoLightning who wrote, "I teared up at what happened to the Tusken Raiders." Redditor u/DoubleTripleJeff was left in shock: "I can't believe they killed all those Tusken Raiders. I mean not only the men... but the women and children too? Smh." Meanwhile, user u/ar243 simply added, "NOT THE TUSKENS!!!!!"

It's terrible to see how close Fett came to doing the right thing, only to lose everything all over again — and one can only imagine what he's going to do to the Nikto whenever he tracks them down.