The Book Of Boba Fett Finale Will Change Fans' Minds, Ming-Na Wen Teases

We're about halfway through "The Book of Boba Fett" season 1, and if there's one thing everyone seems to agree on, it's that the show hasn't really been what they expected. From Boba teaming up with young cyborg gangs that ride around in rainbow-colored bikes to getting his own adorable pet baby rancor (one which he is absolutely going to ride one day) and taking many, many bacta baths while recalling his past with the Tusken Raiders, the "Mandalorian" spinoff series has gone in a number of surprising and, on occasion, patience-trying directions so far on its way to getting wherever it's going.

With the gang war between Tatooine's new Daimyo and his old enemies the Pyke Syndicate starting to heat up at the end of episode 3, it's clear "The Book of Boba Fett" is building to a larger conflict — one which will, fingers crossed, tie the show's many plot threads together in a way that makes its slow-burn approach feel all the more justified in hindsight. At the least, that's how co-star Ming-Na Wen hopes viewers feel when they look back on the show's first (only?) season after the finale debuts in February. Read on for her comments on the matter.

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Wen knows a thing or two when it comes to delayed gratification in a galaxy far, far away. She had only just made her debut as visored assassin Fennec Shand in "The Mandalorian" season 1 when the character was abruptly shot and left for dead on Tatooine, only for an enigmatic figure (who we now know was Boba) to find her body. Even then, we had to wait until midway through "The Mandalorian" season 2 for confirmation that Fennec was alive and well, with Wen reprising the role. She would later go on to voice a younger Fennec in multiple episodes of the animated series "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" before finally sharing top billing with Temuera Morrison on "The Book of Boba Fett."

Speaking to Radio Times, Wen expressed her hope that, in the end, everyone will come to appreciate that "The Book of Boba Fett" executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni had a valid reason for structuring the show the way they have:

"I really hope that they want to go back and see the whole thing over again in a different light after, you know, knowing how things have–I'm so careful with my words here, how things have evolved, and all these other elements that have come into play.

"You know, that's what's so great with [producers] Jon [Favreau] and Dave [Filioni]. They are so knowledgeable about this world, about Star Wars, and they're such huge fans that they know how to set up the pieces and make moves that you don't even know are coming."

New episodes of "The Book of Boba Fett" premiere Wednesdays on Disney+.