Through turns and took theft off The book about Boba Fett, a question has seemed to be in everyone’s mind – will Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), the titular nature of The Mandalorian appear, and if so, when? While section three of The book about Boba Fett, “The Streets of Mos Espa”, does not include Din, it gave the audience a look at one of The Mandalorians side characters, albeit for a brief moment.
During yet another of the series’ flashbacks, Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) walks through the streets of Mos Eisley for the purpose of talking to the Pyke Syndicate (the group that Fett attacked along with the Tusken Raiders in episode two). While the episode mainly focuses on Fett’s continued efforts to flip a new magazine and take over Jabba the Hutt’s former territory, and the challenges he faces along the way, a small cameo in the flashback reveals a fan-favorite side character from the series’ sister series. . Walk with his group of loyal droids, Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) can be seen coming past a familiar set of stormtrooper helmets on spikes.
Back in section five of Mandalorianeren, Your Djarin met Peli after the land in Mos Eisley for repair. The quirky, sarcastic and comically blunt mechanic almost immediately loved the fans. Her three pit droids in the DUM series also added to her charm – a little silly but clearly hard-working – it’s clear that the droids care not only about their work, but also for Peli and vice versa. Her anger over Din Djarin’s treatment of her droids is enough to show that Peli has a soft heart under all that oil and dust. This only became clearer after she discovered Grogu (only known as ‘The Child’ at the time) on Razor Crest and became his impromptu babysitter.
Peli reappeared The Mandalorians second season, where she appeared positively surprised by the bounty hunter’s heartbeat against her droids and pointed him in the direction of Mos Pelgo during his search for other Mandalorians.
This is where Motto and Fett’s stories are intertwined; ‘Mandalorian’, to which Peli refers, is Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant), wearing none other than Boba Fett’s armor, which looks a little worse after facing both the stomach acids from a Sarlacc and a hob of Jawas. Once Djarin acquires the armor from Vanth (after defeating a Krayt dragon, of course), it’s only a matter of time before Din Djarin and Boba Fett meet. And to think that it all happened because of a little mechanic in the middle of a desert harbor.
While Peli Motto reappears in The Mandalorian, gambling in a canteen and eventually arranging a job for Djarin that would make him find other mandalorians on the planet Trask, Pelis’ appearance in Book by Boba Fett is easy to miss. It’s only a quick shot of her going too far away to see specific details, but her entourage of droids is all the audience needs to identify her. While her cameo is short, it gives fans hope that Peli Motto (and maybe other characters from The Mandalorian) may appear in the future of the show.
These candy-colored street toughs did not exactly feel like ‘Star Wars’, which means they felt exactly like ‘Star Wars’.
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