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The Book Of Boba Fett Chapter 7's Post-Credits Scene Explained

Well, it had to happen sometime. "The Book of Boba Fett" has finally closed what could be its only volume this week with the release of the final chapter, "In the Name of Honor." For many "Star Wars" fans, everything proceeds in the episode as expected. Grogu reunites with his pal and gets a new seat in Mando's Starfighter, the folks of Freetown come to Boba Fett's (Temuera Morrison) aid, and the stoic bounty hunter set on going straight rides a Rancor into town and pretty much wrecks the place.

With Tatooine under a new protection — and our other gun for hire turned babysitter off on his own adventure — it seems like all loose ends are tied up for the latest segment of weekly "Star Wars" fun. Of course, that doesn't stop there from being a brief post-credits scene in the season finale, which had fans let out a sigh of communal relief regarding one particular character's fate.

Cobb Vanth will be bacta normal

After last week's episode, "From the Desert Comes a Stranger," the fate of both Marshal Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant) and his promise to help out Boba remained uncertain. After losing a duel with Cad Bane (Corey Burton), Freetown is without their protector and shows signs of reluctance to follow through on the promise made. Thankfully, these doubts are quickly put to bed when Freetown's finest turn up in the final hour to help Fett and Mando (Pedro Pascal) fight against the Syndicate. When the absent Marshal comes up in conversation amidst one of many shootouts, Mando is told that Bane "gunned him down in cold blood," suggesting that the shot was fatal.

Never one to leave us hanging, however, the post-credits scene of "The Book of Boba Fett" finale shows Olyphant's ever-so-slick lawman alive and not so well, regaining his strength in Boba's bacta tank. Shown briefly out cold recovering from his wounds, it appears that the duel with Bane causes more damage than a nap in these special fluids can manage, as The Modifier (Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner) powers up one of his tools to get to work on Vanth before the screen quickly cuts to black.

What might the future hold for the Marshal?

As brief as it is, there are plenty of theories to be made from this glimpse of Olyphant's character getting back on the mend. Given that he's been shipped to Boba's palace, chances are that he'll be on decent speaking terms with the man he previously steals armor from, and he'll be a strong presence in Boba's future plans for handling Tatooine's business. The only question is: when will we see him again? 

Given that there's been no confirmation about whether or not "The Book of Boba Fett" will be getting a second season, it's more likely that we'll be seeing Vanth and Tatooine's new daimyo potentially turn up in the third season of "The Mandalorian." 

Also, as crazy a shot as it may be, given that the most notable post-credits scene we've seen in these "Star Wars" spin-offs to date is regarding Boba — who ended up with his own show — could Disney be setting up a Vanth-centric story as well? Could "Freetown" be the "Deadwood" of the "Star Wars" universe? It's certainly something to stew on. For now, we can only wait and see if he or anyone else shows their face when "The Mandalorian" and Grogu make an expected return later this year.