The Book of Boba Fett – Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian | Transcript

An unexpected ally emerges.
The Book of Boba Fett - Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian

Original release date: January 26, 2022

In a city in space, Din Djarin tracks a bounty to a butcher and kills him after a fight. When Djarin returns to the Mandalorian hideout, the Armorer inspects Djarin’s Darksaber and recounts the destruction of Mandalore by the Empire. Paz Vizsla, a fellow Mandalorian, duels Djarin for the saber, but is defeated. However, Djarin leaves for Tatooine since the Mandalorians discover that he removed his helmet.[d] Landing in Mos Eisley, he revisits Peli Motto, who has a replacement N-1 starfighter for him. Together, they fix and modify the starship, before Djarin takes it on a test flight. After evading the New Republic authorities and arriving back at the hangar, Djarin encounters Shand, who asks him to work for Fett. Djarin agrees to do so, but only after he visits Grogu.

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KABA BAIZ: You look lost.

THE MANDALORIAN: I’m here for Kaba Baiz.

What makes you think he’s here? … What do you want of him?

THE MANDALORIAN: He owes someone important money.


THE MANDALORIAN: That’s not my business. I’m here to bring him in.

Well, if I see him, I’ll let him know.

THE MANDALORIAN: I see him right now.


That’s not me. That doesn’t even look like me.

THE MANDALORIAN: I’m gonna give the rest of you the opportunity to walk out that door. I have no quarrel with you.

They’re not going anywhere. Looks to me like you’re surrounded. … But you look like the practical type. Let’s discuss our options.

THE MANDALORIAN: I can bring you in warm, or I can bring you in cold.


ALIEN 1: Attack!





Your boss is dead. I’m here to collect on his bounty. I have no trouble with any of you. There’s a pile of New Republic credits in there that I have no right to. If you do me the honor of letting me pass, you all can help yourselves to whatever you think you deserve from your former employer.










(SPEAKING HUTTESE) That was fast. You’re a good hunter.

THE MANDALORIAN: (IN ENGLISH) I’d like my reward and the information you promised.

(SPEAKING HUTTESE) Why are you rushing business Mando?

THE MANDALORIAN: My business is my own. Where is it?

(SPEAKING HUTTESE) Sit and enjoy a meal with us.

THE MANDALORIAN: Where is the closest access shaft to the substrata?

(SPEAKING HUTTESE) Sit and feast with us or I will tell you nothing.

THE MANDALORIAN: You can keep your reward. There’s a bounty on this Klatooinian. If you won’t give me the information, someone else will.

(SPEAKING HUTTESE) It’s down Kolzoc Alley by the heat vent towers.


(SPEAKING HUTTESE) Please sit. I have another job for you.

THE MANDALORIAN: I’d put that on ice if I were you.












ARMORER: Tend to him.

PAZ VIZSLA: I didn’t know if I would ever see you again.

THE MANDALORIAN: Thank you for saving me on Nevarro.


I am sorry for your sacrifice.

PAZ VIZSLA: There are three of us now.


We’ll put you to work soon enough.

ARMORER: What weapon caused such a wound?


ARMORER: Paz Vizsla, bring it to me.

ARMORER: All this talk of the Empire, and they lasted less than 30 years. Mandalorians have existed 10,000. What do you know of this blade?

THE MANDALORIAN: I am told it is the Darksaber.

ARMORER: Indeed. Do you understand its significance?

THE MANDALORIAN: Whoever wields it can lead all of Mandalore.

ARMORER: If it is won by Creed in battle. It is said, one warrior will defeat 20, and the multitudes will fall before it. If, however, it is not won in combat and falls into the hands of the undeserving, it will be a curse unto the nation. Mandalore will be laid to waste and its people scattered to the four winds.


THE MANDALORIAN: The hilt is of a quality of beskar I have never seen before.

ARMORER: It was forged over 1,000 years ago by the Mandalore Tarre Vizsla. He was both Mandalorian and Jedi.

THE MANDALORIAN: I have met Jedi.

ARMORER: Then you have completed your quest.

I have.

ARMORER: Then you may join our covert as we rebuild.

THE MANDALORIAN: This is the way.

PAZ VIZSLA: This is the way.

ARMORER: This is the way.




PAZ VIZSLA: Where did you come upon the Darksaber?

THE MANDALORIAN: I defeated Moff Gideon.

PAZ VIZSLA: Did you kill him?

THE MANDALORIAN: No. But he was sent off to the New Republic for interrogation, and he will face justice for his crimes.

PAZ VIZSLA: Death would have been justice for his atrocities.

ARMORER: This is true. The blood of millions of our kind is on his hands.

THE MANDALORIAN: Then he will be executed for his crimes by the New Republic Tribunal.

ARMORER: We shall see. The songs of eons past foretold of the Mythosaur rising up to herald a new age of Mandalore.


Sadly, it only exists in legends. Where did you come upon the beskar spear?

THE MANDALORIAN: It was the gift of a Jedi. It can block a lightsaber. I used it to defeat Moff Gideon.

ARMORER: It can also pierce beskar armor. Its mere existence puts Mandalorians at risk. Mandalorian steel is meant for armor, not weapons.

THE MANDALORIAN: Then forge it into armor.

ARMORER: The Darksaber is a more noble weapon for you to wield.


THE MANDALORIAN: Have you ever heard of Bo-Katan Kryze?

ARMORER: Bo-Katan is a cautionary tale. She once laid claim to rule Mandalore based purely on blood and the sword you now possess. But it was gifted to her and not won by Creed. Bo-Katan Kryze was born of a mighty house, but they lost sight of the way. Her rule ended in tragedy. They lost their way, and we lost our world. Had our sect not been cloistered on the moon of Concordia, we would have not survived the Great Purge.


Those born of Mandalore strayed away from the path. Eventually, the Imperial interlopers destroyed all that we knew and loved in the Night of a Thousand Tears.


Only those that walked the way escaped the curse prophesized in the Creed. Though our numbers were scattered to the winds, our adherence to the way has preserved our legacy for the generations until we may someday return to our homeworld.

What shall I forge?

THE MANDALORIAN: Something for a foundling.

ARMORER: This is the way.

THE MANDALORIAN: For a specific foundling. Grogu.

ARMORER: He’s no longer in your care. He is with his own kind now.

THE MANDALORIAN: I want to see him, make sure he’s safe.

ARMORER: In order to master the ways of the Force, Jedi must forgo all attachment.

THE MANDALORIAN: That is the opposite of our Creed. Loyalty and solidarity are the way.

ARMORER: What shall I forge for the foundling Grogu?



ARMORER: (IN MANDO’A) Solus. T’ad.


Ehn. Solus.

T’ad. Ehn.

Solus. T’ad.


Ehn. Cuir.







ARMORER: You are fighting against the blade.


THE MANDALORIAN: It gets heavier with each move.

ARMORER: That is because you are fighting against the blade. You should be fighting against your opponent. Stand up.









ARMORER: There. Feel it. You are too weak to fight the Darksaber. It will win if you fight against it. You cannot control it with your strength.

THE MANDALORIAN: I want to try again.

ARMORER: Persistence without insight will lead to the same outcome. Your body is strong, but your mind is distracted.

THE MANDALORIAN: I am focused.

ARMORER: The blade says otherwise.

Maybe the Darksaber belongs in someone else’s hands.


It was forged by my ancestor, founder of House Vizsla.

THE MANDALORIAN: And now it belongs to me.

Because you won it in combat.

THE MANDALORIAN: That’s right.

And now I will win it from you.

ARMORER: Do you agree to this duel, Din Djarin?

I do.




Fate has brought this blade back to my clan, and now fate will end yours.


ARMORER: It is done. Paz Vizsla, have you ever removed your helmet?


Has it ever been removed by others?


ARMORER: This is the way.

This is the way.

ARMORER: Din Djarin, have you ever removed your helmet? Have you ever removed your helmet? … By Creed, you must vow.

I have.

ARMORER: Then, you are a Mandalorian no more.

I beg you for your forgiveness. How can I atone?

Leave, apostate.

ARMORER: According to Creed, one may only be redeemed in the living waters beneath the mines of Mandalore.

But the mines have all been destroyed.

ARMORER: This is the way.



STARPORT ANNOUNCER: Attention, please. Flight 1020, nonstop service to Tatooine, is now ready for boarding at gate number one. All passengers, please proceed to the boarding area immediately.


SECURITY DROID: Excuse me, sir. You’re going to have to remove your weapons.

I’m a Mandalorian. Weapons are part of my religion.

I’m sorry, sir, you can’t board a commercial flight with your weapons.


If you wish to discuss this with my supervisor, I will gladly book you on tomorrow’s flight.




I know everything that’s in there.





BELL DROID: Welcome to Mos Eisley.


BELL DROID: On behalf of all our crew, thank you for travelling Star Liner Travel. We wish you a pleasant stay and hope to see you again very soon.


(GRUNTS) No! No, BD!


Treadwell, get in there and move that engine block so I can blast it.


No? You can’t say no. You’re a droid. What is this, a democracy all of a sudden? R5?


Right. Thought so.


Fine, I’ll take care of it.


Come out, come out, wherever you are.


Stupid womp rat.

Okay, it’s not here. Maybe it ran away…


Oh, it’s got me! It’s chewing!


No! God! No!


What an entrance. BD? You good?


Oh, good. Oh, boy!

Hey, look, everyone. It’s Mando.


What do we owe the pleasure? You here to slay another dragon? Chasing down some elusive bounty?

THE MANDALORIAN: I got your message.

Message? What message?

You said you found me a replacement for the Razor Crest.

Yeah, that’s right. That’s what I said. That’s what I do. I’ve been working my butt off, yeah. Did you bring the cash?

It’s right here.

Mind if I count it? Not that I don’t trust you. I just wanna make sure you don’t give me too much.

Hey, droids, make yourself useful. Count this up, and then fire up the grill before that thing gets gamey. Right this way. Wait till you get your eyes on this baby. So, where is your unlikely companion?

I returned him to his own kind.

Why the hell would you do that? I could’ve made good money off that thing. Open a petting zoo.


THE MANDALORIAN: Where’s the ship?

PELI MOTTO: Right this way. Ready to have your mind blown?

Where’s the Razor Crest?

I never said I had a Razor Crest. I said I had a replacement for a Razor Crest.

I don’t have time for this.

Hang on a second. Do you have any idea what this is?

This is an N-1 starfighter, handmade for the royal guard and commissioned personally by the Queen of Naboo.

This is a pile of junk.

Do you want your credits back?


No skin off my dip-swap. Droids, bring this lovely man his money. Here you go. It’s that easy. Sorry to waste your time. Okay?


While we’re waiting, can I tell you a little something about this honey? I know she doesn’t look like much, but you got here a lot earlier than I expected, and I didn’t get a chance to finish. I mean, clearly, you can see I’ve got all the parts right here. Hmm? It all has a home. Okay? Oh, look, a family of scurriers. Let’s not disrupt the nest. You know how hard it is to find all original parts from way back in the Galactic Republic? I mean, these are all handmade. No droids. And not only that, what I’m gonna do, just because I like you, is I’m gonna add on some custom modifications that’ll make her faster than a fathier, and because this baby’s pre-Empire, she’s off the grid. And did I mention, she can jump into hyperspace with no docking ring? I mean, come on! You gotta see the potential. Whoo! I’m telling you, Mando, you gotta believe me. This is a classic. Look, at least let me put her together before you decide. Can you give me that? There you go. Hmm? Get this baby up and goin’.


You know, it’d be a lot faster if you helped.


THE MANDALORIAN: Higher. Yeah. Just a little. No, a little higher. I can’t even see what I’m doing. Can you stop moving?


Just focus right here.


Yes. Yes, thank you.

PELI MOTTO: Great news! I found you a turbonic venturi power assimilator. You’re gonna be the fastest ship on the Outer Rim.

Where did you get this?

It’s brand-new. Well, Jawa new.

The Jawas had a turbonic venturi assimilator from a Galactic Republic-era starfighter?

Well, they didn’t have it. They got it.

From where?

Tatooine is a garden of many bounties.

I don’t understand.

I gave ’em a list.

Of parts?


And they find them for you?

I don’t ask. They don’t tell. They give me what I ask for. In exchange, I let ’em pick through my dumpster.

Can I meet them?

Yeah, sure. R5! See if the Jawas are still out back.

Dated a Jawa for a while. They’re quite furry. Very furry. Lot of issues.

Oh, here they are.


If I give them a list of parts, could they get them for me?


They said make a wishlist and they’ll see what’s available.

Okay, I’m looking for mostly bolt-on aftermarket speed mods. This is all hand-built, custom. I’m guessing we need vintage hyperware if it’s gonna fit this antique.

Listen to you. Don’t worry about the shape and size. Just get the parts you want with the specs you need, and I’m gonna make it work, all right? I dated a Jawa. I know what I’m doing, right?


Oh, that’s okay. I’m working on me right now. Just go find the parts.


Furry. (SIGHS)


No, bigger. Uh-uh. Smaller. No. It’s the one with the hole on the end that curves this way. I think I saw it once before over there in that pile near the circulators. … There you go. I always knew you were the smart one. Ah! Don’t be jealous.

I don’t know why you’re always in such a hurry. “Build me a ship. Fix my blaster holes.” You know, I never went anywhere and look how good I got it. You know, I’ve never even been off world. That’s all right. I’m a local gal. Oh. Let me see that doohickey. Oh, yeah. Oh, that’s good. Good find. What else you got in there?

THE MANDALORIAN: The entire vapor manifold is missing.

Trust me, the last thing you want strangling your thrust capacitor is a vapor manifold. I fabricated you this induction intake charger that’s gonna double your output coefficient.

It’ll also blow the shaft out of my motivator block.

That’s why I’m reinforcing your compression housing, and you can access it by using this Kineso-switch right here. You hit this button, you’re gonna evacuate your exhaust manifold, if you know what I mean.

All right, come on, now. All right, that’s enough.


All right. Power up. You got it.

THE MANDALORIAN: Where does this panel go? … Thanks, little guy.


Do you know how lucky you are that I got my hands on this baby? You want to thank me now, or you want to thank me later?

You get me a Razor Crest, you can have it right back.

Oh, bantha diddle, these are a lot harder to come by than some plain old Razor Crest. Razor Crest.

No, get it on the groove. Slide it. There you go.

Just get it right there. No, closer to me. No, over to the left. Right in the center. You’re banging around in there. What’s happening? Just… There you go. How hard was that? Beautiful. Now, beat it.


THE MANDALORIAN: That was fast.

These critters could find a skud in a krill pond. Will that do?

Where did they get a cryogenic density combustion booster?

Do you really wanna know?



I got it. They said they crawled under a Pyke spice runner and crimped it off while they were refueling.

Gutsy little fellas.

Let me tell you something, Pykes do not mess around. Ever since they’ve been moving spice through the system, everything’s gone to hell. Everyone’s afraid of ’em and law enforcement won’t even go near ’em.

Well, thanks.

Thanks? What? Are you kidding me?

What’d you do that for? You’re gonna spoil ’em. Are you trying to make me look bad?




Oh! Not a gram of fat on her. You know, no one’s catching you in this thing.

THE MANDALORIAN: What happened to the droid port?

I hogged it out. You know, I figured, with your disposition, you’d wanna forgo the astromech. (CHUCKLES)


Hey! Watch your language around the customers.

Think she’s ready?

Ready as she’ll ever be. Start her up.


Yeah, start her up.



It’s not turning over.

Give it a little bit more juice.



That’s a lot of engine for a little ship.

Yeah, well, see what she can do!

Shouldn’t we run a diagnostic first?

Nah! I can hear her! She’s purring! Send her up!



Engaging forward drives.


She handles a little bumpy.

You’re used to a gunship, but she’s a starfighter. So fly her like one.

Okay. I’ll open her up.

Huh? Hey!

Dank Farrik, she’s fast.


As a gonk’s scomp jack.


There you go. Some teamwork.

Controls are real snappy. How’s the maneuverability?

PELI MOTTO: You tell me. Point your navigational disposition between the two suns. You’ll come up to Beggar’s Canyon.

How’s the handling?

Tight. She tracks like a railspeeder.

PELI MOTTO: What did I tell you? Razor Crest.

Let’s see what she’s got.





Dank Farrik!

NEW REPUBLIC PILOT 1: Run your beacon for me, N-1.

THE MANDALORIAN: Was I doing something wrong, officer?

You’re not allowed to fly that fast next to a commercial ship.

You’re also operating without a beacon. I’m gonna need you to run one for us.

Sorry, officer, I got a little carried away there. Transmitting now.

Hmm. Your engine model doesn’t match your power drive.

We just built her. I was taking her up for a test flight. Haven’t been able to update the registration just yet.

NEW REPUBLIC PILOT: We’re gonna need to see your title tabs. Send us a ping.

Yeah, sorry, officer, but my transmitter isn’t hooked up yet. I’ll head right back to Mos Eisley and get it sorted out.

Relinquish your flight controls for remote-control access.

NEW REPUBLIC PILOT 2: Hold on a second there, Lieutenant. I think we can let him off with a warning this time.

Thank you, officer. I’ll have that taken care of.

NEW REPUBLIC PILOT: One thing before you go.


Your voice is mighty familiar. Did you used to fly a Razor Crest?

I think you have the wrong guy, officer.

That ship showed up on a transponder log back in Nevarro in an incident involving Imperial remnants. I’m just connecting some dots here. You mind answering a few questions?

How did it jump? He didn’t power up his hyperdrives.

Didn’t jump, kid. Those were his sublight thrusters.

There’s no trace of him on our sensors. We reporting this?

You want to go back to base, fill out reports all day?



Whoo! Well? How was it?



Those J-type pulse engines really tighten the old evacuation port, don’t they? … Oh, by the way, an old friend of yours dropped by, said she was looking for you.

A friend of mine?

Don’t worry. I told her I didn’t know where you were. Then I locked her out and engaged the hangar security system.

She tell you her name?

Fennec Shand.


I thought you said that the hangar security system was on. Don’t get away from me. You come right back here.

This is the third mistake this week. Someone’s getting deprogrammed.

By any chance, are you looking for work?

I could be.

The pay is good.

What’s the bounty?

No bounty. We need muscle.

Boba Fett.

He sure would appreciate it.

Tell him it’s on the house. But first, I got to pay a visit to a little friend.




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