Not long after escaping from the Sarlacc and being captured by a tribe of Tusken Raiders, Fett discovers that their tribe is frequently targeted by aggressors who run a speeder train on a route through their territory, and offers to tip the balance back in the Tuskens’ favor. Doing so earns their trust – and earns Fett a place among their tribe.
In the present, Fett questions the would-be assassin captured by Fennec Shand. With a little persuasion, the assassin reveals that his services were paid for by the Mayor of Mos Espa, who is the next person Fett and his party visit. But the Mayor admits to nothing, and tells Fett he should visit Garsa Fwip for more information. It is then that two Hutt twins – cousins of the late Jabba the Hutt – arrive to lay claim to what once belonged to their kin. Though they leave after nothing more than a terse exchange of verbal threats, there is little doubt that the dispute remains unsettled.
written by Jon Favreau
directed by Steph Green
music by Joseph Shirley
music themes by Ludwig Gorannson
Cast: Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett), Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand), Matt Berry (voice of 8D8), David Pasquesi (Mok Shaiz’s Majordomo), Jennifer Beals (Garsa Fwip), Carey Jones (Black Krrsantan), Paul Darnell (Night Wind Assassin), Frank Trigg (Gamorrean Guard), Collin Hymes (Gamorrean Guard), Galen Howard (City Hall Clerk), Robert Rodriguez (voice of Mayor Mok Shaiz), Andrea Bartlow (Twi’lek Server), Marlon Aquino (Twi’lek Server), Murphy Patrick Martin (Drummer), Joanna Bennett (Tusken Warrior), Wesley Kimmel (Tusken Kid), Xavier Jiminez (Tusken Chief), Mandy Kowalski (Camie), Skyler Bible (Fixer), Alfred Hsing (Pyke Traveler), Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett), John Rosengrant (Mayor Mok Shaiz performance artist), Chris Bartlett (Droid Server performance artist)
Notes: The Star Wars deep cuts are strong with this one – from the first live-action appearance of popular Wookiee comic character Black Krrsantan, to just about the deepest cut imaginable, characters who were entirely deleted from the original 1977 cut of Star Wars itself. The couple in the cantina which Boba Fett rids of raiders is Fixer and Camie, two characters who would have appeared in Star Wars as friends of one Luke Skywalker, skeptical of his hopes to leave Tatooine and become part of something greater. But their original filmed appearances alongside Luke and Biggs were left on the cutting room floor; they would have appeared in close proximity to Biggs’ declaration to Luke that he was leaving to join the Rebellion (another scene cut in its entirety), and Luke spotting the firefight between the Star Destroyer and Leia’s ship. (Both characters were recast for their appearance in this episode.)