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The Book Of Boba Fett Chapter 4 Solves A Major Mystery From The Mandalorian

Contains spoilers for "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 4

The "Star Wars" universe has grown pretty big since Disney+ first came into the world, as "The Mandalorian" and "The Book of Boba Fett" deliver thrilling live-action adventures in a galaxy far, far away. The shows expand what fans already knew about the franchise, while also pushing into new directions, introducing new heroes and villains along the way. One thing that producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni continue to do is introduce mysteries that can be answered further down the line.

One of the biggest mysteries set up by "The Mandalorian" is how Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) survives being shot by wannabe-bounty hunter Toro Calican (Jake Cannavale) in Chapter 5 "The Gunslinger." The episode ends with Fennec lying facedown on the ground, while a mysterious figure wearing boots and spurs walks up to her body. Obviously, the implication for long-time "Star Wars" fans was that Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) had survived his time in the Sarlacc Pit.

This was later confirmed in "The Mandalorian" Chapter 14, "The Tragedy," when Boba arrives on the planet Tython with Fennec in tow. But how exactly did Fennec survive the gunshot on Tatooine? Well, "The Book of Boba Fett" just solved that major mystery, too. 

Boba Fett took Fennec Shand to a mod-parlor

"The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 4 mainly takes place in a flashback, as Boba is still roaming Tatooine after the Nikto Sand Riders massacred his Tusken tribe. He's nearby when the fight escalates between Fennec Shand, Toro Calican, and Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal). But by the time he reaches the area, Fennec is already facedown on the ground after the gunshot from Toro. Boba knows what it's like to be left for dead in the desert, so he puts her on the back of his Bantha and heads to a small settlement where he finds a mod-parlor.

Think, a tattoo shop — but where everyone gets upgraded with droid parts rather than fresh ink. It's clearly an entire subculture in the "Star Wars" universe, because Boba even hires a whole team of mods to work for him in Mos Espa in the present timeline. Anyway, he gives the modification artist (singer-songwriter Thundercat) a bunch of credits to save Fennec's life. And in a brief montage, the mod replaces Fennec's guts with mechanical parts — essentially making her a cyborg.

The series doesn't explain the practical ramifications of this, but she still eats and drinks as normal, and she can still do everything a master assassin needs to — so clearly it doesn't affect her too much.