Despite the fact that episode six of The Book of Boba Fett has a somewhat divisive cliffhanger end, it’s been well-received by fans.
Because the episode did such a superb job of integrating characters from across Star Wars’ extended history — both from its classic era and more recent continuities — many fans were left salivating for more.
The long-awaited return of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker happens in the episode, which follows his cameo appearance at the conclusion of another Disney Plus Star Wars series, The Mandalorian season two. Not to mention, the adorable Grogu, who is also training under the legendary Jedi.
Josh Gad, who plays Olaf in Frozen, was one of the first to react, tweeting a “mind blown” GIF and calling the episode “one of the greatest Star Wars things I’ve ever seen with my eyes.”
Grogu’s appearance was enough to bring tears of delight to many fans’ eyes, even without the addition of Skywalker.
The episode included not only Skywalker and Grogu, but also Rosario Dawson’s Ashoka Tano. Many people’s minds were blown when the character that originated from the 2000s-era Star Wars show The Clone Wars shared the screen with Luke for the first time.
The sheer number of cameos in the episode, which included another The Clone Wars character, the bounty hunter Cad Bane, and the previous owner of Boba Fett’s stolen armor, Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth from The Mandalorian, caught many fans by surprise but in a good way.
The Book of Boba Fett was a decent enough Star Wars spinoff up until episode four, The Book of Boba Fett, when it became overshadowed by both the classic original trilogy and The Mandalorian. With the newest episode, as well as the previous one focusing on Din, the series has regained relevance once again. But given that the series hasn’t been renewed for a second season by The House of Mouse yet, we’re not sure what this means for its conclusion—especially considering that its best episodes to date have barely shown its protagonist.
Regardless, we’re looking forward to the future of Disney Plus’s Star Wars universe, especially because the producers have been able to make Luke appear and sound so remarkable by digitally de-aging Hamill’s appearance and voice. The appearance of the Jedi Master didn’t appear terrible in The Mandalorian season two, but it has since improved considerably.
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