The Book of Boba Fett – Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land – Transcript

The legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett navigates the underworld of the galaxy with mercenary Fennec Shand when they return to the sands of Tattooine to stake their claim on the territory formerly ruled by the deceased crime lord Jabba the Hutt.
The Book of Boba Fett - Chapter 1 - Stranger in a Strange Land

Original release date: December 29, 2021

Boba Fett barely escapes alive from the Sarlacc that swallowed him, only to be left for dead by Jawas who steal his Mandalorian armor. He is captured by Tusken Raiders and is unable to fight his way out of their encampment. Years later, Fett and Fennec Shand have taken control of the Hutts’ criminal empire on Tatooine, including Jabba’s Palace. They receive tribute from local business owners and gain the services of two Gamorrean guards. Fett, Shand, and the guards visit the Sanctuary, a cantina in Mos Espa run by Garsa Fwip who also offers them tribute. Outside the cantina, the group is ambushed by assassins who they manage to fight off. Shand captures one of the assailants after pursuing them across the rooftops. Fett, badly wounded, is taken back to his palace by the guards. He remembers his time with the Tuskens: Fett and a Rodian captive were forced to dig for water in the desert until they were attacked by a large sand creature that killed the Rodian. Fett killed the creature, saving a Tusken child who took the creature’s head back to camp. The Tusken leader then offered water to Fett.

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(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(GRUNTS)

(COUGHING)

(GASPING)

(GROANING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(GRUNTING)

(GRUNTING)

I can’t.

(PANTING)

(JAWAS CHITTERING)

(CHITTERING CONTINUES)

(GRUNTS)

(SPEAKING JAWAESE)

(LAUGHTER)

(TUSKENS SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)

(SPEAKING TUSKEN)

(GRUNTS)

(GROANING)

(SPEAKING TUSKEN)

(SPEAKING TUSKEN)

(SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

(YELLS)

(ROARS)

(GRUNTING)

(MASSIFF WHINES)

Rodian. Do you want me to cut your bonds?

(SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE LOUDLY)

Quiet. Quiet.

(GROWLS)

(WHIMPERING)

(INDISTINCT SHOUTING)

(GRUNTING)

(ROARS)

(GRUNTING)

(GROANS)

(SPEAKING TUSKEN)

FENNEC SHAND: Wake up, boss.

MEDICAL DROID: Healing session suspended.

The dreams are back.

Time to go. They’re lined up to pay respects.

I’ll let them know you’re on your way.

(HELMET HISSES)

(AQUALISH DON SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

BOBA FETT: Did you catch any of that?

FENNEC SHAND: Something about friendship?

BOBA FETT: We really need a protocol droid.

8D8: Presenting Dokk Strassi, leader of the Trandoshan family, protectors of the city center and its business territories.

BOBA FETT: That’s weird. I used to work for him.

It’s even weirder for him.

A thousand tidings to the new Daimyo.

BOBA FETT: It’s an honor to be welcomed to Mos Espa by you, Dokk Strassi.

May you never leave Mos Espa.

(BOBA FETT CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

BOBA FETT: Even when a Trandoshan pays you a compliment, it sounds like a threat.

8D8: Presenting His Excellency, Mok Shaiz, Mayor of Mos Espa and its surrounding plateaus.

The Mayor’s Majordomo, actually.

We were told the Mayor was coming to pay tribute.

Ah, indeed yes. With apologies.

I understand how one might draw such a conclusion from the correspondence.

BOBA FETT: Very well. Extend my greetings and appreciation for the Mayor’s tribute.

Another understandable misunderstanding.

The, uh, only tribute I bear is the Mayor’s heartfelt welcome, which I express in his stead.

So you bring no tribute?

The Mayor’s heartfelt welcome and regrets that he’s been drawn away by pressing matters, milady.

If you had spoken such insolence to Jabba, he’d have fed you to his menagerie.

Apologies. Ap… Apologies.

BOBA FETT: Tell the Mayor I’m here now.

He knows. Yes, he knows.

BOBA FETT: Perhaps another time. Next.

Actually, there is one other matter, if I may.

BOBA FETT: What is it?

The matter of tribute.

BOBA FETT: I’m confused.

He wants you to pay him.

What? I’m the crime lord. He’s supposed to pay me.

Shall I kill him?

BOBA FETT: He works for the Mayor.

Is that a no?

That’s a no.

Lord Fett offers the gift of your leave unmolested.

Hmm.

Apologies and appreciation.

The Mayor may take it differently, but I shall indeed convey your sentiment.

I would not be surprised if you receive another delegation in the near future.

BOBA FETT: Keep an eye on that one.

I keep an eye on everyone.

8D8: These two Gamorreans were once bodyguards to Jabba the Hutt, and later, Bib Fortuna.

They did not surrender even after their patron was killed.

They were captured alive as a tribute to you, Lord Fett.

Their tortured squeals will send a piercing message to all potential challengers to your throne.

(GAMORREANS GRUNTING)

BOBA FETT: I do not torture.

8D8: Well, respectfully, Lord Fett, on Tatooine you must project strength if you are to be accepted as a Daimyo.

BOBA FETT: You were loyal to both your bosses.

(GAMORREANS GRUNTING)

Would you be loyal to me if I were to spare you?

(GAMORREANS SQUEAL AND GRUNT)

This is a bad idea.

(PEOPLE CHATTERING)

FENNEC SHAND: You should have let them carry you on a litter.

BOBA FETT: I’m not being carried around the streets like a useless noble.

FENNEC SHAND: It is a sign of power to the people of Mos Espa.

They’re used to seeing the Hutts paraded around the streets.

Things would go a lot smoother if you accepted their ways.

(PLAYING CANTINA THEME VARIATION)

(INDISTINCT CONVERSATION)

(PEOPLE CHEERING AND LAUGHING)

(BEEPING)

No, we’re not here for drinks. We have business with Garsa Fwip.

(BEEPING)

(PEOPLE CHEERING)

Looks like business is good.

(DROID BEEPING)

Would you like your helmet serviced and cleaned while you wait for Madam Garsa?

No.

Sure. Here, take both of ours.

“Things will go a lot smoother if you accept their ways.”

Welcome to the Sanctuary.

Would you care to partake in any of our sundry offerings?

Maybe another time. I’m here to talk business.

Oh, then business it is.

Would you like your Gamorreans hosed down and fed while we are sequestered?

No, no, no, it’s fine.

This won’t take long. We can do it right here.

This is Master Assassin Fennec Shand.

I’m Boba Fett.

I have replaced Bib Fortuna.

Apologies. I didn’t see your litter.

I wasn’t carried on a litter.

I walk on my own two feet.

(CHUCKLES) Apologies.

I’m just here to introduce myself and assure you that your business will continue to thrive under my watchful eye.

Well, thank you, Lord Fett.

And thank you for the gracious introduction and for making the long journey to visit our establishment.

It is our little slice of paradise.

And you are always welcome, as it is yours now.

Huh. Yours look shinier than mine.

Jabba had many vassals.

We’ve got a lot of ground to cover if we are to keep his empire intact.

I can make the rounds without you. Jabba rarely left his chambers.

Jabba ruled with fear.

I intend to rule with respect.

If I may…

Speak freely.

In difficult times, fear is a surer bet.

(ASSASSIN GRUNTING)

(PEOPLE SCREAMING)

(BOBA FETT GRUNTS)

(SPEAKING JAWAESE)

(BOBA FETT GRUNTS)

(WEAPON CRACKLING)

(ALL GRUNTING)

(YELLS)

(BOBA FETT GRUNTS)

(SHIELDS CRACKLING)

(WEAPONS CRACKLING)

(GAMORREANS GRUNTING)

Huh?

(ASSASSIN GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS)

(ASSASSIN SCREAMS)

(ASSASSIN 2 SCREAMS)

(GROANING)

(BLASTER WHIRS)

Fennec!

Alive.

Get me to the bacta pod.

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS)

(ALL GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS)

(ASSASSIN YELLS)

(SIGHS)

(GAMORREANS GRUNTING)

(TUSKEN CHILD GRUNTS)

(TUSKEN RAIDERS GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(TUSKEN CHILD GRUNTS)

(PANTING)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(SPEAKING TUSKEN)

(SPEAKING TUSKEN)

What?

(SPEAKING TUSKEN)

(TUSKEN CHILD GRUNTING)

Uh, what do you want me to do?

(SCREECHING)

Dig?

(TUSKEN CHILD GRUNTS)

Dig for that? Oh, you want me to dig for that.

(BOBA FETT SIGHS)

Water. You want me to dig for water.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

No hard feelings, mate.

(MASSIFF SNARLING)

(MASSIFF GROWLING)

(RODIAN PRISONER SPEAKS ALIEN LANGUAGE)

(OBJECT CRACKS)

(TUSKEN CHILD GRUNTS)

Easy, youngling.

(PANTING)

I need some water.

(GRUNTS)

I would like a drink.

(BOBA FETT EXHALES)

(MASSIFF GRUNTING)

(BOBA FETT PANTING)

We could have both escaped if you didn’t sound the alarm.

If you kept your snout closed, if we can get to Anchorhead, I can get us off world.

I could also strangle you with this ankle chain and feed your leg to the watchdog.

(SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

Oh, that you understand, huh?

(SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

Keep it down.

(SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

Quiet.

(SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

(GASPS)

(YELPS)

(MASSIFF GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS)

What?

(GRUNTS)

(SAND CREATURE SNARLING)

(SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

(ROARS)

(GRUNTS)

(RODIAN PRISONER SCREAMS)

(SAND CREATURE GROWLS)

(MASSIFF WHIMPERS)

(WHINES)

(ROARS)

(YELLING)

(ROARS)

(BOBA FETT GRUNTING)

(ROARING)

(TUSKEN CHILD WHIMPERS)

(BOBA FETT GRUNTING)

(SNARLING)

(SAND CREATURE SCREECHES)

(TRIUMPHANT MUSIC PLAYING)

(PANTING)

(SHOUTING IN TUSKEN)

(TUSKEN RAIDERS CHATTERING)

(ALL SPEAKING TUSKEN)

(EXCITED CHATTER)

(SIGHS)

(THEME MUSIC PLAYING)

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