Let's Talk About The Book Of Boba Fett Finale's Mid-Credits Scene

That's a wrap on "The Book of Boba Fett!" The latest live-action "Star Wars" show has reached its conclusion on Disney+ with Chapter 7 now available to stream. As expected, it left much to discuss and, as has become a big franchise tradition these days, there was a little something extra during the credits — something that answered a major question lingering on the minds of fans following the show's penultimate episode. We're here to discuss the mid-credits scene and what it means for [spoiler] as well as the future of the Mandoverse.

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

The Scene In Question

The end of the show plays with a little bit of clever misdirection. Earlier in the episode, Boba Fett makes a promise to Black Krrsantan that he will get a nice, long soak in the bacta tank after the fight is over. Just before the episode concludes, Boba even makes a comment that someone is already in there. We could assume that the certain someone question is the Wookiee Black — but mere seconds later, we see him hanging out on the streets of Mos Espa with Dash. 

So, who is in the damn tank?

A mid-credits scene provides the answer to that question, in addition to a much more important question that was left dangling from Chapter 6. We see none other than Timothy Olyphant's Cobb Vanth, the Marshall himself, healing up in the bacta tank after his brush with death at the hands of bounty hunter Cad Bane. Yes, it seems like he's not dead after all, but is in need of some dire medical attention. To that end, the body modder (played by musician Thundercat in an earlier episode), the same character who healed Fennec after her near-death experience, is the man tending to the tank. The implication here is that he is going to provide Cobb with "body mods" as a means of tending to his injuries in addition to the healing properties the bacta tank provides. 

And then back to the credits we go!

The Marshall Lives, Now What?

The big takeaway here is that Cobb Vanth will live to be a lawman for another day under the twin suns of Tatooine, protecting the streets of Free Town alongside his loving townsfolk. He was simply too important (and too damn handsome) to kill off this early in his "Star Wars" universe run. Whenever he does heal up, Mr. Vanth will emerge into a version of Tatooine free from the Pyke Syndicate, given everything else that went down in the show's finale

That begs the question: What's next for the Marshall?

It seems crystal clear that we will see Cobb again somewhere in this corner of a galaxy far, far away. We have "The Mandalorian" season 3 on deck and that seems like an extremely probably place for him to pop up again. There are also several other shows in development in this universe, such as "Ahsoka." Wherever this is all headed, Cobb is alive to be a part of it. In broad terms, this means a "Star Wars" character many people have come to like an awful lot will get more screen time, which is good for fans as well as the brass at Lucasfilm.

"The Book of Boba Fett" is now streaming on Disney+