The finale starts slowly with Cad Bane talking to the Pykes about drawing Boba Fett out. After getting caught off guard across their territory, Boba (Temuera Morrison) gathers his troops, including Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Krrsantan, and the biker gang, to take a stand against the Pykes. Cad Bane tries to convince Boba to surrender, but the latter turns him down. Although Cad Bane leaves, this leads to the inevitable shootout. Completely surrounded, Boba and his crew try to gain the upper hand but are vastly outnumbered. However, people from Freetown join the fight to even the odds. Meanwhile, Grogu lands back on the planet in Peli’s workshop, wearing Mando’s chainmail.
Although the Pykes get beaten back, a couple of Scorpenek annihilator droids change the dynamics of the battle. Now forced to evacuate, the group splits up with Din Djarin focused on one droid while Boba takes on the other. Peli Motto arrives mid-battle to tell Din about Grogu but is cut short when the droid attacks them. As they run, it chases them and wrecks their transport. Din struggles to fight it off with the Darksaber and only succeeds when Grogu incapacitates it. Cad Bane challenges Boba after the latter manages to destroy the other droid with the help of his rancor. Bane seems to get the upper hand, but Boba uses his Tusken fighting skills to apparently kill him. Elsewhere, Fennec Shand assassinates the Mayor, Pyke leader and the heads of the tribes who plotted together. When the dust is settled, Boba and Fennec walk through their newly acquired territory as they are revered by its inhabitants.
While this was a decent ending for the show, it didn’t do enough justice to the lead star. Boba and Mando fighting together on their jet packs was gorgeous to watch, Grogu putting the rancor to sleep and napping next to it – there were some standout moments. But despite being filled with ample action, the finale’s pacing didn’t have much rhythm as the entire shootout dragged on. Oddly enough, Boba took out Cad Bane in a few moments, which felt very shorthanded. Even though we got to see more of Boba’s killer instinct, he was often overshadowed by Mando and even Fennec Shand, who proved to be more effective in battle.For such a crucial episode following so much build-up, the climax was somewhat lacklustre without much weight. Additionally, it doesn’t seem like there’s much room for Boba’s standalone story to continue, although he will show up in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3.