'The Book of Boba Fett' Episode 2 Recap: Jabba the Hutt's Family Make a Threat

The Book of Boba Fett's second episode landed on Disney+ on Wednesday, January 5, splitting focus between the past and present once more.

In the previous episode it was established that Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) had begun to lay claim to Jabba the Hutt's throne, an act that led someone to hire assassins to kill him.

Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) thwarted the killers' plans and took one of them captive, and Episode 2 opens with her bringing the prisoner to meet with Fett, demanding answers about their employer.

There's something quite satisfying in the way Shand undermined the assassin's reputation as the world's most lethal fighters as being "just people in hoods" who were too expensive for their own good.

In an amusing twist, when the assassin refuses to reveal his employer, Shand and Fett throw him into the Rancor pit that Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) was so famously dropped in, persuading him to reveal who hired him—the mayor—despite the creature no longer being inside.

Fett decides to address this open threat immediately by bringing the killer to the mayor and demanding answers, but the alien won't be so easily tricked and feigns innocence before telling the bounty hunter there are more pressing things for him to worry about.

This mysterious threat becomes apparent when he goes to The Sanctuary and is confronted by Jabba The Hutt's family.

Known as 'the twins', Jabba's relations seem keen to take back their siblings' throne from Fett, and they threaten to kill him to get it back with the help of an ominous looking wookie warrior.

The bounty hunter, as ever, remains calm in the face of death and explains that the throne is rightfully his, taken from Jabba's former right-hand man.

Luckily for him, one of Jabba's siblings claims that "bloodshed is bad for business" so they decide to leave him alone, for now at least.

Boba Fett teaches the Tusken Raiders new tricks

The episode then switches gears and returns to Fett's past, and manages to explain not only how he came to fight like Tusken Raiders, but also how he got the weapon he used in The Mandalorian as well as his clothing.

This isn't the only thing that is established, though, as it also shows him becoming closer with his Tusken hosts, they teach him their fighting style and he, in return, helps them learn how to defend themselves against outside invaders.

One such threat is a train with armed guards, who attack the Tuskens whenever the vehicle passes through their territory.

Thanks to a helpful training montage and a few stolen speeders, Fett teaches the Sand People how to ride the bikes and jump from one to another in a co-ordinated attack, which they then unleash on the train.

In an exciting turn of events, Fett and the Tuskens fight off the people who have been harming them and eventually succeed in taking the guards out and stopping the train.

It turns out the individuals inside were killing them off because they wanted to fend off anyone who could damage their train's route, which was used to transport Spice (no, it's not the same Spice from Dune).

Fett allows them to leave so they can tell the people of their planet that the land is owned by the Tuskens, and in return for helping them against their oppressors the Sand People gift him with a prophetic lizard.

Now, we know how strange that sounds, but the lizard plays an important part as it burrows itself into Fett's brain to 'guide' him, leading him to a tree to get a branch while in a hallucinogenic state.

The branch is used to craft Fett's weapon that was first seen in The Mandalorian, and the Tuskens also give him his new attire to protect himself against the harsh desert climate.

The episode ends with the bounty hunter and the Tuskens joining together in a warrior dance around the fire.

The Book of Boba Fett airs Wednesdays on Disney+.

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Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett in "The Book of Boba Fett". The second episode landed on Disney+ on Wednesday, January 5. Lucasfilm Ltd.