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What Is The Rat Catcher Droid In The Book Of Boba Fett Chapter 4?

"Star Wars" fans waited decades for Boba Fett to receive his own spinoff. Now those wishes and dreams have come true thanks to "The Book of Boba Fett" on Disney+. The series chronicles the titular bounty hunter's ascent in the criminal underworld and his ongoing battle with those who seek to put a dent in his plans. Of course, we knew that Boba would encounter trouble long before the show made it to the screen — it comes with the territory of taking over organized crime on Tatooine. The biggest surprise in "The Book of Boba Fett," however, might be fact that the burgeoning crime lord is occasionally humorous.

"Chapter 4: The Gathering Storm" continues to explore Boba's life through flashback scenes. In this episode, we learn more about his relationship with Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), which leads to one very entertaining scene depicting some sneaky tactics. The sequence sees the rascals trying to pass through a kitchen undetected, only to be spotted by droids that reside there. After dismantling the first machine with relative ease, Boba and Fennec encounter a tinier and much trickier droid that doesn't want to be caught. But what's the story behind this mischievous mechanical being?

The Book of Boba Fett: Chapter 4 features a service droid

The "Star Wars" franchise has featured several adorable droids throughout the years, many of which went on to become best-selling toys. After "The Book of Boba Fett," it wouldn't be surprising if there's a high demand for the rat catcher machine, otherwise known as an LEP-service droid (via Wookiepedia), that showed up in "Chapter 4."

At the same time, LEP-service droids have a longstanding history in the galaxy far, far away. The machines came about during the Clone Wars and were primarily used to perform basic tasks such as serving refreshments and storing data. The droids haven't changed the course of the "Star Wars" universe in the grand scheme of things, but notable characters such as Nuvo Vindi, Whorm Loathsom, and Tan Divo used them to do their bidding. Prior to their live-action debut in "The Book of Boba Fett," the droids appeared in several episodes of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

"Chapter 4" sees the aforementioned LEP-service droid flee for its life after bumping into the heroes. This type of behavior is typical of the machines as they aren't equipped for battle, though they have been known to act out from time to time. Still, most of their outbursts entail high-pitched squeaks and lots of scooting away from their enemies.