Review: ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ – Chapter 5: The Return of the Mandalorian

Any extensive reader will tell you that it’s common for adventure stories to shift points of view across chapters, or at the very least have an interlude from another point of view.  

Chapter 5 of The Book of Boba Fett, “The Return of the Mandalorian” was one such chapter as a familiar beskar helmet made an appearance. 

As the episode title suggests, Mandalorian Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) returned to our screens this week. Despite having won the Darksaber from Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) in the second season finale of The Mandalorian, which entitles him to become the leader of the Mandalorians, Din hasn’t given up the bounty hunting gig. 

What looks like a routine job apprehending a Klatoonian in debt to the wrong person takes a turn when Din pulls out the Darksaber and uses it to kill every lackey in the room, including his target. 

Though the weapon is his by right, Din is unused to wielding it and injures himself in the process. 

With a severe burn on his leg, and the head of his target in a bag, Din returns to find his client and delivery the bounty in exchange for promised information: directions to access the lower portion of the station.