The Book of Boba Fett has finally come to end with its seventh episode, "Chapter 7: In the Name of Honor". But following two episodes which were committed in their entirety to the Mandalorian and not the titular bounty hunter, did the finale deliver, or was it a little too late to bring the actual star of the show back into the fold? And how did it all go down?
We open in Mos Espa, where Garza's Sanctuary is in ruins, having been blown up by the Pyke Syndicate in the previous episode. Inside, Boba Fett, Fennec Shand, Din Djarin, and the Mod gang discuss plans to take on the Pykes, hoping that Free Town will come to their aid.
When the suggestion of letting the spice trade continue is put to him, Boba declares that "spice is killing our people". The Mod adds that they want to protect their home, Mos Espa, and that the best place to do it is from the ruins of Garza's and not Boba's palace.
Meanwhile, Cad Bane arrives in Mos Eisley, where he meets Mayor Mok Shaiz and the Pykes to make plans to take on Boba and his people. The Pykes admit to being responsible for killing the Tusken Raiders with whom Boba spent his time after escaping from the Sarlacc.
We're reunited with Peli Motto, who is surprised to find an X-Wing landing in her yard. Inside, we see R2-D2 manning the ship from the Astromech pod, while Grogu is sat in the pilot seat, having seemingly been sent back to Din Djarin's care by Luke Skywalker.
Back in the Garza's Sanctuary, Boba and the gang plan a city-wide lookout for any Pykes, so the Mod gang, Black Krrsantan, and the two Gamorrean guards head out and split up to keep watch. Drash and Scab watch the streets, while Krrsantan enters Trandoshan territory.
Outside in the street, Boba and Cad Bane see one another. "I don't negotiate with gutless murderers," Boba tells him, having been acquainted with Bane long ago, as seen in canonical animated show Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Bane confesses to killing Cobb Vanth and tells Boba that the Pyke Syndicate are the ones responsible for killing the Tusken Raiders. When Din Djarin and Fennec Shand appear outside with their weapons at the ready, Bane points out that he has back-shooters too.
Boba refuses to negotiate with the Pykes, and recognizing he is becoming too emotional, Fennec talks him down from engaging in a duel with Cad Bane. We then cut to see all of Boba's people being ambushed while out in the field.
The Mod gang are attacked but are saved by Fennec, Black Krrsantan is overtaken by Trandoshans, and the two Gamorreans are thrown over a cliff to their deaths. In Garza's, Boba tells Din Djarin he should leave, but he refuses, saying he will die if he must.
Boba realizes that the heads of all the Mos Espa families have turned on him, and then sends Mok Shaiz' Twi-lek Majordomo outside to send the gives Pykes a message - that Boba will not negotiate with them.
With the Majordomo having caused a distraction, Din Djarin and Boba Fett appear in the sky overhead in their jetpacks and open fire on their enemy. Boba uses his rockets, while Din uses his whistling birds, and an all-out war begins.
The citizens of Free Town arrive, and the Mods and Black Krrsantan arrive too, just in time for the Pykes to unleash two huge battle droids protected with plasma shields. While Din attempts to use his Darksaber against them, Boba flies off to bring "reinforcements".
Suddenly, Peli Motto also arrives to help Din, who is shocked to see Grogu is with her, and wearing his beskar "shirt". Grogu jumps in his arms, and on their speeder, they shoot off, with the battle droids in pursuit.
The speeder crashes and they all fly through the air. But when all hope seems lost, Boba's pet rancor arrives, with the bounty hunter riding on his back. Between the rancor, Din's Darksaber, and Grogu's Force abilities, they're able to destroy the two battle droids.
The rancor kills several Pykes, before Cad Bane reappears and scares the beast away with his flamethrower. Boba tells Bane, "I'm not a little boy any longer, and you are an old man". Bane replies, "You've got your father's blood pumping through your veins. You're a killer".
Using his Tusken weapon, Boba beats Bane to the ground and stabs him in the chest, killing him. The panicked rancor wreaks havoc in Mos Espa, and though Din tries to stop him, the beast is too strong. Grogu then uses the Force to send the beast to sleep.
Meanwhile, the head of the Pyke Syndicate, along with the heads of the families, make plans to leave Tatooine, when they're all swiftly executed by Fennec Shand. Sometime later, Boba and Fennec walk through the streets of a more peaceful and prosperous Mos Espa.
Reunited with the Mod gang and Black Krrsantan, Boba and Fennec discuss the possibility of no longer ruling Mos Espa, and it's suggested that their friends - the teenagers and the Wookiee - might be suitable replacements.
Before the credits roll, we see Din Djarin in his N-1 Starfighter, with Grogu in the Astromech pod, misbehaving and demanding that Din goes faster. The ship shoots off into the stars and the episode finishes.
A mid-credits scene reveals that Cobb Vanth is still alive and healing in Boba's bacta tank, while the Mod artist prepares to add some droid modifications to the Marshal. But when and where Vanth will return remains to be seen, as a second season is yet to be confirmed.
It's possible that Vanth will instead return to The Mandalorian Season 3, as we know it's happening. And we also know that Grogu is now back, with Luke Skywalker having seemingly expelled him from the Jedi Academy already!