Warning: Spoilers for episode 4 of The Book of Boba Fett
In this week’s episode of The Book of Boba Fett, “The Gathering Storm,” we learned, through flashbacks, how Boba Fett and Fennec Shand struck up their alliance that began with a very brief tease in The Mandalorian season 1, episode 5 “The Gunslinger.”
After finding Fennec left for dead in the desert, Fett brought her to a mod-parlor on the outskirts of Mos Eisley in order to save her. Fennec decided to stick around after their first mission and joined Fett as he took revenge on the Nikto sand riders who killed the Tusken Raiders and then began to search for his armor in the belly of the Sarlacc. They would later go on to take the throne from Bib Fortuna.
In the current day, a war is brimming on the horizon with the arrival of the Pyke Syndicate. While the Twins may no longer be cause for concern for Boba Fett, he has a bone to pick with the Pykes. He calls for a meeting of Mos Espa’s ruling families, the Trandoshans, the Klatooinians, and the Aqualish, and he explains that the Pyke Syndicate are mustering troops in the city. They have begun to absorb Tatooine as a part of their spice trade. They’ve bribed the Mayor, and they’re draining the planet of its wealth. While the families don’t intend to fight beside him, Fett (with the help of some scare tactics from his rancor) implores them to remain neutral if the Pyke Syndicate asks them to betray him. They agree to his terms.
Later, after their guests leave, Boba Fett and Fennec discuss the fact that they must now prepare for war. Fennec inquires how many credits they have in reserve, and Fett tells her that there are plenty, but the problem is that they’re short on muscle. Fennec replies, “Credits can buy muscle, if you know where to look.” Her statement is punctuated by a very familiar sound … the Mandalorian’s theme.
Based on this, it’s safe to assume that Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin will be making a surprise appearance in a future episode of The Book of Boba Fett. Throughout the course of The Mandalorian, it was made clear that Din is an incredibly skilled and capable bounty hunter. Following the alliance that they forged in season 2 of The Mandalorian, it makes perfect sense that Boba Fett and Fennec would turn to him for assistance.
The Mandalorian season 3 is in production, but a release date has not yet been confirmed. The Book of Boba Fett filled the slot that The Mandalorian would have taken, the second season of which finished airing in December of 2020. So while it’s unclear when exactly we’ll see Din Djarin leading the charge on our television screens once again, his cameo in The Book of Boba Fett will be a sight for sore eyes indeed.
Don’t miss the next episode of The Book of Boba Fett when it premieres exclusively on Disney+ next Wednesday, January 26. Make sure to follow along with all of our coverage on the series, including episodic recaps and more.