Review: ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ – Chapter 2: The Tribes of Tatooine

With last week’s premiere, The Book of Boba Fett showed that it could be a slower, more mature take on the legendary bounty hunter. 

This week’s follow-up, “The Tribes of Tatooine”, is proof that the thoughtful pacing and character exploration was not a one-time fluke, but perhaps the very backbone of the series. 

The episode begins in the present day, with Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) leading the lone surviving assassin into the palace to face Boba (Temuera Morrison), and to give them answers about who sent him. 

Their droid, 8D8, tells them the assassin is from the Order of the Night Wind, a cohort of assassins as silent as they are apparently overpriced. 

While the man is reluctant to speak after Boba and Fenec’s threats, after the two of them threaten him with their — non-existent — rancor he is inspired to reveal that his order was sent by the Mayor. 

The group takes a trip into Mos Espa to speak to Mayor Mok Shaiz (Robert Rodriguez), the Ithorian first glimpsed in the trailer. Despite the efforts of the Majordomo (David Pasquesi), Boba forces himself into the office to demand answers from the lone Mos Espa leader who has yet to fall in line with his new rule.