When the title card for Season 2, Episode 6 of The Mandalorian appeared on-screen and we learned that this installment was called “The Tragedy,” it became clear that this week’s adventure would be a game-changer. And while plenty went down, from the capture of Grogu to the long-awaited return of Boba Fett, the titular tragedy did not refer to the death of Din Djarin… although it very easily could have.
When Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) showed up on Typhon accompanied by the sharpshooting badass Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), it confirmed something that fans had widely believed since the season premiere: the man watching the Mandalorian from afar on Tatooine was, indeed, the bounty hunter from the original Star Wars trilogy. And as Mandalorians are wont to do, Fett wanted his armor back.
Fett made a deal with Mando that he would get his armor back in return for the safety of Baby Yoda—sorry, we mean Grogu—which meant that, come episode’s end, the two Mandalorians were teaming up to rescue him from the Empire’s clutches. But some viewers are now asking themselves, why did Fett not simply off Mando and take the armor from the Razor Crest himself? This is one of the most legendary characters in the galaxy, after all, and in case anyone had forgotten, they were swiftly reminded when Fett beat the hell out of some stormtroopers.
Naturally, the most logical answer is: the writers aren’t going to kill off the title character in the show, unless they have some truly shocking plans to make Fett the new Mandalorian we follow from planet to planet each week. Another explanation is that it is simply very cool to see the two bounty hunters forming an alliance, bringing classic and new Star Wars together.
But the decision to do the more honorable thing may also speak to his character. A new video on the Geetsly’s YouTube channel digs into Boba Fett’s moral code, which turns out to be a lot more complex than you might expect from an interstellar mercenary, and offers some insight into why he is now helping Mando on his quest:
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