After a couple of divisive episodes, The Book of Boba Fett delivered a wildly fan-pleasing episode today. All it took was switching the focus to Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin, who it seems is now the fandom’s favorite Mandalorian (sorry, Boba). “Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian” was essentially a backdoor episode of Mando season three as it caught up with the bounty hunter following the events of the second season finale.
Back to helm Djarin’s return was a veteran of The Mandalorian, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, who had previously directed an episode apiece from the show’s first two seasons. “Chapter 4: Sanctuary” and “Chapter 11: The Heiress” are both popular episodes and now Howard has made it three for three with her Book of Boba Fett debut. In fact, her directorial flair has folks hoping that Lucasfilm intends to keep her around.
The fan reactions speak for themselves.
Having made three of the best Star Wars TV episodes thus far, fans are demanding that Howard be allowed to follow in her dad’s footsteps — Ron Howard helmed Solo: A Star Wars Story — and direct a movie in the franchise.
Or, better yet, her own trilogy.
And if that’s not an option, for whatever reason, then have Dallas direct that rumored Darth Maul live-action series.
After introducing Bo-Katan Kryze into the live-action Star Wars universe in “The Heiress,” Howard’s Boba Fett episode got to dig some more into Mando lore as Djarin was officially declared to no longer be a true Mandalorian due to breaking the sacred code of removing his helmet. Not to mention there was a stunning flashback to the fateful Night of a Thousand Tears. Basically, anytime the saga dips into Mandalorian culture again, we need Howard to be the one to direct it.
The Book of Boba Fett continues with its penultimate episode next Wednesday on Disney Plus.