Reasons Why I'd Let Drash Bully Me And Steal My Water Supply

Warning: spoilers ahead for "The Book of Boba Fett." Proceed with caution.

If it wasn't obvious from my piece from last week about Jabba the Hutt's Lady Cousin from "The Book of Boba Fett" being 2022 goals, or my piece critiquing the skincare regimen of our titular lead, I analyze the "Star Wars" galaxy with utmost seriousness. The third chapter of "The Book of Boba Fett" focuses on the crime ridden streets of Mos Espa and introduces us to some new characters played Danny Trejo, Stephen Root, and Phil LaMarr. Most importantly, in my opinion, is the introduction of a street-gang of half-human, half-machine hooligans, lead by Sophie Thatcher as "Drash." When "The Book of Boba Fett" was first announced, people began wildly speculating about the cool biker chick in the previews. As the /Film resident "Yellowjackets" recapper, I'm well-versed in the talent of Thatcher, and I'm pleased to confirm that she is once again playing a character that I'd welcome kicking sand in my face.

The "Star Wars" universe is not without its fair share of bad b******, but it is severely lacking in characters I like to call, "Women I Would Let Bully Me." Sure, characters like Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano, Jyn Erso, and Rey Palpatine Skywalker are women that I aspire to emulate, but what about the characters who could hurt my feelings like a junior high bully or punch me in the face and make me feel like they were doing me a favor? Asajj Ventress and Captain Phasma are currently tied for supremacy in this niche category, but after this week's episode of "The Book of Boba Fett," Drash is motorbiking her way to the top of the list.

Drash is Cooler Than Me, You, and Everyone We Know

I don't know where on Tatooine it's possible for Drash to secure a razor sheared wolf-cut shag hairdo, which makes me believe she's cutting her own hair with a blade like the certifiable badass she is. My head canon is that the blade she used to stab Black Krrsantan was readily available because it's the blade she uses to keep her hair perfectly coiffed. Drash also has the arm of a droid, because while funds are tight and work is slim on the streets of Mos Espa, Drash has prioritized mechanically enhancing her body and keeping her speeder bike well-maintained. Drash gets it: you're not hardcore unless you live hardcore.

When Stephen Root's water-mongering Lortha Peel approaches Boba Fett with a passive-aggressive request that he do something about the "insolent youths" stealing his water supply, he outs himself as Mos Espa's resident NIMBY and even blames Boba Fett because "this never happened under the other Daimyos." If a young woman and her buddies can make a grown man so hard-pressed he files a formal complaint with the Daimyo, she's officially the type of bad influence I'm immediately going to root for. Peel describes the crew as a "scourge" on the streets, and now I'm wondering what the equivalent of "OK, Boomer" is for "Star Wars."

Survival Criminals are Not Criminals

When Fett finally approaches Drash and her gang, they're hanging around the space equivalent of a trashcan fire and dressed like my new favorite pop punk band from 2006. He asks them where they got their water and without missing a beat, Drash replies, "We stole it." FEARLESS! Fett announces they've committed a crime, but Drash pushes back, informing him that she views him as nothing more than a crime boss, that there's no work available to earn wages, and Peel overcharges for his stock because he's taking advantage of resource scarcity. Fett sees she's got guts, and he offers the group a job working for him, hoping Drash can fight as well as she talks dank. Good news, she can, and she helps keep Black Krrsantan at bay when he comes intending to kill Boba Fett, and successfully cuts off Mok Shaiz' majordomo when he flees a confrontation with Fett like the spineless coward he is. Drash isn't a criminal, she's a survivor, and she's doing what is necessary to stay that way.

This may be Drash's first appearance in the series, but now that she's the leader of Fett's personal line of defense, we'll likely see a lot more bad b**** action. If there's any justice in the world, we'll get a scene of Drash putting the head of a Pyke on a pike as a sign of victory after the seemingly inevitable war, because "Star Wars" deserves more women who bring absolute brutality.