Easter Eggs You May Have Missed in Episode 7 of Boba Fett’s Book

As we know since last week, Cad Bane has been hired by the Pyke Syndicate. We know from earlier that the three families of Mos Espa were supposed to be neutral so Boba could take care of business. Not only was that a lie as they attacked the mods, Black K and the Gamorrean guards (RIP, my oink-y friends), but the Pykes staged the Tusken Raiders massacre and made it look like the gang of Nikto speeder bike. Cad Bane decides to tell Mando to piss him off, but it felt a bit like a villain monologue. Maybe we don’t tell our enemies everything?

From the dialogue during the final showdown, we learn more about Cad Bane’s past, but more on that in a bit. He knows people in Freetown don’t show up, which leads us to believe that Cobb Vanth is dead. He isn’t, as we saw in the mid-credits scene. He’s in a bacta tank, healing, and probably being modified by Thundercat, aka Modifier. It’s clearly Boba’s tank that gets used a lot, though. I just hope they cleaned Black K’s fur before they put poor Cobb in it. I’m sure Wookie’s wet hair is worse than wet dog fur.

A quick note on honor among thieves (I guess outlaws is a better way of saying it): Boba and Mando decide to stay and fight to the death because of honor . Boba may not have been raised as a Mandalorian, but he follows the Mandalorian code. This is the way. The people of Freetown do the same, and the mods stay to fight for their city.

Fine. I guess Tatooine is a good place to be. I still don’t book a vacation cabin there.

Also, if that line from Cad Bane – “Well, if it ain’t the Quacta calling the Stifling slimy?” It sounds familiar, it’s because we heard Mando use it in “The Mandalorian” Season 2 when talking to Koska Reeves and Bo-Katan. This is the “Star Wars” version of the pot calling the black kettle.

Alicia R. Rucker