Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writer: Jon Favreau
Starring: Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher, Jordan Bolger, Corey Burton, Amy Sedaris, and Matt Berry
The Book of Boba Fett is over, at least for now. Thankfully everything in the series, including the previous two episodes where Fett (Temuera Morrison) barely appeared, all came together nicely in the end. At points the season felt like the continuation of The Mandalorian rather than its own thing, but the ending tied all the strands together and it goes out on a high.
Chapter 7 is essentially one long action scene. It’s the fight that Fett has been preparing for all season and it’s a thrilling conclusion. The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and Boba Fett team up to take on Cad Bane (Jordan Bolger) and a hoard of mercenaries with very little support.
The entire episode is just great action from start to finish with no slow points. It’s pure Star Wars joy with the Rancor joining the fight, along with a load of characters that the series has picked up over the season. It looks great and feels like something that could easily be shown on the big screen instead of Disney Plus.
There are also a few brief moments that answer questions that were left hanging after chapter 6. Without spoilers, it does move the overall story onwards and builds up Season 3 of The Mandalorian, while also leaving it open for Fett to return in his on second season. Those moments are few and far between though, with everything focusing on the all-out war.
In the Name of Honor is one of the longest episodes of live action Star Wars TV so far, and it’s pretty much all action. It’s excellently shot, and it’s engaging all the way through, but it doesn’t have much time at the end to really wind down, there’s a post credits scene that hints at what’s to come, but it would have been nice to have a little longer with Fett and Fennec Shand after the dust had settled.
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