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The Book Of Boba Fett Chapter 4 Ending Explained

Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) starts to pick up steam on his journey to become the new Daimyo of Tatooine in "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 4, "The Gathering Storm." Not only does the fourth chapter fill in a few gaps in Boba's recent history, but it also sees the crime lord beginning to muster more power on the sandy planet. The show is definitely picking up momentum as it goes along — much like Boba himself. Chapter 3 ended with hordes of Pyke Syndicate members arriving on Tatooine, so the titular ex-bounty hunter needs a little backup of his own.

We'll be talking about major spoilers from "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 4 from here on out, so consider yourself warned — don't feed us to a Rancor, okay? The writers chose to keep most of the story contained in a flashback, as we learn how Fett and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) first joined forces. The episode picks up just minutes after the ending of "The Mandalorian" Chapter 5, "The Gunslinger" where Fennec is left for dead on the sands of Tatooine — not unlike Boba himself. The ex-bounty hunter's time with the Tusken Raiders has softened his steely resolve, and because they saved him, he decides to pay the gesture forward in their honor.

One quick trip to a cybernetic mod-parlor later, and Fennec Shand is back to her old self, but with a mechanical gut. She's now a cyborg, much like the gang of mod-bikers that Boba hires in Chapter 3. Hey, if it keeps her alive then that's all that matters. From there, this new dynamic duo sets their sights on a new path.

Here's the ending of Chapter 4 explained.

Reclaiming the Firespray

The first order of business is to reclaim Boba's ship, the Firespray, from inside Jabba's Palace. It's the first time in live-action that the ship has been called by its new name — which is also the name for the class of the ship. "Star Wars" fans will know the ship used to be called Slave I, but Disney decided to rename the iconic vehicle due to the negative connotations behind its old title. It's an understandable move, since "The Book of Boba Fett" is positioning the character in a much more positive, respectful light than the ruthless bounty hunter of the original trilogy. Unsurprisingly, this was met with backlash from some subset of "Star Wars" fans, because of course it was.

Retaking the Firespray is Boba's first step to becoming the new Daimyo, but why is he keen to leave bounty hunting behind? Well, he tells Fennec that he's "tired of working for idiots who are gonna get me killed." It's a fair point; bounty hunting isn't exactly an easy job. At least Jabba's Palace comes with a comfy throne to sit on. But after taking the Firespray, Boba still has a few errands to run on his Tatooine checklist. Most importantly, he needs to get revenge on the Nikto Sand Riders for the death of his Tusken tribe.

Boba settles a few scores

Life is much easier for Boba and Fennec on Tatooine now that they have the Firespray to fly around in, and Fett's next priority is to settle a score with the Nikto biker gang that slaughtered the Tusken tribe in Chapter 3. Surprisingly he doesn't revel in giving them a beating, or even torturing the gang. Instead, he chooses to gun them all down from the sky as they're riding across the desert. This is a reinvigorated version of Fett who wants to get things done quickly, so it makes sense that he just wants closure for the Tuskens before moving onto bigger targets... Literally.

Next up on Boba's hit list is the Sarlacc Pit itself. Fett wants to find his iconic Beskar armor. Boba even took a quick dive into the Sarlacc's corpse to look for the suit — after dropping a seismic charge in its snapping jaws first, of course. Remember, he doesn't know that the Jawas robbed him when he was unconscious after escaping the literal belly of the beast. From there, the armor found its way to Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant) — and then to Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal). Basically, this is just catching us up on how Boba winds up getting to the planet Tython in "The Mandalorian" Chapter 14, "The Tragedy."

You only get so far without a tribe

There's a single line from Boba that sums up his new, respectful approach to the galaxy. Fennec accuses Fett of going soft thanks to the Tuskens, and his reply is eye opening: "You only get so far without a tribe." This is Boba acknowledging that he's spent most of his life as the strong, silent type who works alone. Sure, that benefits bounty hunters who are more likely to survive that way — but there's more to the world than just working for "scug holes," as Boba eloquently puts it.

So what does Boba's tribe mentality mean for his criminal aspirations? Well, he's already started amassing new allies. He hired the mod-bikers in Chapter 3, and he even brings Black Krrsantan (Carey Jones) onto his payroll after finding him at Garsa Fwip's (Jennifer Beals) bar. He's bolstering his forces, because he knows a war with the Pyke Syndicate could break out at any moment.

War is on the horizon

War! What is it good for? Not business, that's for sure. The Pykes are flooding into Mos Espa, so Boba calls a meeting with the Trandoshans, the Aqualish, and the Klatooinians to try to create some kind of unholy alliance. However, because they all don't see why they should send their own troops off to slaughter, they decline. To be fair, Boba hasn't done anything for the different criminal factions to prove that he can lead. Sure he took the throne by force, but as Lortha Peel (Stephen Root) points out in Chapter 3, no one really respects Boba yet. But that might change if he defeats the Pyke Syndicate.

Thankfully the gangs agree that although they'll stay neutral in the coming conflict, they won't betray Boba to the Pykes either ... so that's nice. However, Boba is still going to need some back-up. Yes, mod-bikers and Black Krrsantan will be incredibly useful in a fight — but they're not enough to go up against an entire syndicate. Luckily, Fennec Shand points out that "credits can buy muscle, if you know where to look."

It's the music here that's important. Yes, "Star Wars" fans, that is Din Djarin's theme from "The Mandalorian." So it looks like another team-up from the Beskar Brothers is on the way in Chapter 5 and beyond. Din has a whole bunch of allies throughout the galaxy, too, so who knows who else he'll bring along for the fight.