Now that you have seen the entire arc of Fett’s story it is time to break down all of the easter eggs, tie-ins, and references that were in the episode.
First off I would like to thank everyone who has sent in some info on different things I missed while watching this series. It was a ton of fun to watch and I really enjoyed it.
The first thing we see in this entire series is a montage of most of the Boba Fett figures from over the years. This was a great idea by Lucasfilm as I am sure many people who have just watched Attack Of The Clones or seen him in Clone Wars don’t know about his past outside of the movies. Here is a list of all the figures in order you see them:
Dark Trooper Phase I From Star Wars Galaxies (This figure also appears on Angry Joe’s Review ) Storm Trooper From The Empire Strikes Back Death Squad Commander (See my post for this figure here ) Early Prototype Jango Fett Armor Protoype Boba Fett Prototype IG-88 Bounty Hunter with Blaster Rifle Early JendiMale Bounty Hunter with Blaster Pistol Outlaw Tech From Star Wars Galaxies Hoth Rebel Commander Mynock Hunt On Gall Spaceport Death Watch Mandalorian Wampa Rider Proto Pit Droid AT-AT Driver Death Squad Trooper
As you can see this is an impressive list of Boba figures. It starts with the original concept drawings that Ralph McQuarrie did. As stated in this article, there were at least 3 different designs for Boba Fett before his final design was chosen which you can see in the last picture.
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The next thing we are shown is a brief glimpse of the famous “Slave I” spaceship which Boba flies in many episodes of Clone Wars.
Next we see a scene from the Cantina fight on Tatooine in A New Hope. This is a great cameo as you can here Obi-Wan saying “This Bounty Hunter is my kind of scum, fearless and inventive.” Then Han Solo comes into the picture and says “There’s plenty of scum here, what about him?” This is a great little easter egg and we get to see Boba Fett for the first time on screen.
Next we meet up with some familiar faces as the story returns to the planet Mandalore where we first saw Sabine back in season 2 of Clone Wars. In that episode, we learned that Sabine was a Mandalorian warrior and her family had been killed by the Imperials. Here she is on Mandalore with her friend Ketsu Onyo, a bounty hunter herself who briefly teamed up with Boba Fett in the comics.
Two large ships show up over Mandalore and it turns out they are Imperial Super Commandos sent by Darth Vader. Boba is trying to stop them but Bounty Hunters for the Imperials have arrived as well and it turns into a full scale battle between all of them.
In this scene we also meet Dengar, Embo and Latts Razzi . It is not stated outright if these bounty hunters are bad guys or just looking for work but we will assume they are villains. The whole Mandalore storyline in the Clone Wars introduced the idea of a Mandalorian civil war and this is where it has led so far.
A big Jedi Knight party comes down to help take out the Imperials and save Boba Fett at the same time. It is not really delved into much but there doesn’t seem to be much love lost between the Jedi and the Bounty Hunters.
The next time we see Boba Fett he is having a drink with Darth Vader aboard his ship. It turns out, Vader has erased all records of the bounty on Galen Erso for Jyn’s father and has made no deal with him. It is interesting to note that Vader keeps mentioning money by saying “You will be adequately compensated.” This hints at the fact that Vader probably didn’t like the idea of working for someone without getting payment up front and was doing this as a favor to his old master Obi-Wan.
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Next we cut to Jyn’s homeworld of Lah’mu. She is living the hard life as a farmer and taking care of her sick father. The main thing going on here is an Imperial blockade that has been making it difficult to get off world or for anyone to come visit them. This leads into a pretty intense rescue scene as Gerrera’s rebels have come to save Jyn. It is pretty awesome as you have some awesome space battles, a big explosion and Gerrera riding some kind of lizard mount. He definitely gets spacesuit glamour shots in this movie!
The next time we see Boba Fett he has been captured by the rebels and is being held captive with a bag over his head. Jyn runs over to him and pulls the bag off his head. She calls him “Bounty Hunter” and Boba Fett replies with “Jedi.” This is interesting as it shows that Boba knows who Jyn is but how? I’m not sure. I guess he just hears rumors while doing his bounty hunting thing in the outer rim.
The next thing we see is Darth Vader arriving on the scene with his Super Commandos. It seems all deals are off now as this time Boba Fett kills Galen Erso himself instead of just handing him over to Vader for payment. To me, this could be seen as a double cross but it could also have been that Fett did it to get back at Vader for attempting to “cut him out.”
Next we see Jyn and co. on the beaches of Scarif where they are trying to get the Death Star plans. They got them off the Imperial ship but now must get inside the complex. It is here that I will pause the explanation so you can watch the movie to find out what happens.
This is a great ending as there are so many twists and turns that you just have to watch it for yourself. I will say this, its kind of a surprise who dies but not really at the same time because they kept hinting about it in the trailers! So let’s continue on with some interesting Easter Eggs.
One thing I found interesting in this movie is how much it tied in with the original trilogy. We already know that the Death Star plans were stolen by Princess Leia and R2-D2 but there are a few other things to find.
First, Darth Vader’s castle on Mustafar is visible in this movie when Vader takes the plans. I always found that interesting but in this movie, it also has a big role to play which you will just have to see for yourself.
Next, there is the creature that lives inside the well in Jyn’s childhood home. It turns out to be an Ape type creature called a Wookiee, not Chewbacca but I’m not sure how it is related to him.
The main thing I am going on right now is the fact that Jyn’s hometown of Lah’mu has a secret base hidden underground. It seems that this was built by Saw Gerrera before he took off on his own and did whatever he was doing in Rogue One. This all ties into my belief that Jyn’s father took the plans and ran away.
Another callback is an actual line spoken by Princess Leia which I thought was awesome. When Vader arrives on Scarif we hear him say “Release the blockade.” It would seem like a normal line but it is actually exactly what Leia said when she delivered R2-D2 to Obi-Wan in A New Hope.
There are a few other nods to the original trilogy threw in throughout but I think we get it: This is part of the Star Wars universe and not just some stand-alone adventure. I appreciate this because it feels like they care about making these films fit together and not just having no creative connection to one another.