Towards the end of the final episode in the second season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, after we see Boba Fett arrive on Florrum with Aurra Sing, Plo Koon and Ahsoka Tano come looking for them in “Lethal Trackdown”.
Plo Koon goes to sit down to talk with Aurra Sing, when Boba Fett comes up behind him and points a gun to his head and upsettedly asks, “I wanted Windu. What are you doing here?” Plo Koon and Aurra Sing continue:
Aurra Sing: “I am prepared to kill you, the hostages, whatever it takes to get what Boba wants.”
Plo Koon: “Sounds more like what you want.”
At that moment, Ahsoka Tano wields her light saber and comes up on Aurra Sing from behind and then the following conversation occurs:
Boba Fett: “Let her go.”
Ahsoka Tano: “No chance.”
Aurra Sing: “She won’t do it, Boba. She’s not like you.”
Ahsoka: “She’s right: I’m not a murderer.”
Boba: “I’m not a murderer, but I want justice.”
Plo Koon: “We are justice.”
Aurra: “Don’t listen to them.”
Plo: “No one will be harmed if you come quietly.”
Boba: “I can’t let you die.”
Aurra: “You won’t have to.”
With this final exclamation, Boba shoots at Ahsoka Tano, although she is able to have the shot deflect off of her light saber and a fight amongst them breaks out.
Ultimately, Plo Koon has Aurra Sing at the other end of a light saber and demands her surrender when Boba Fett tosses a bomb beneath Plo Koon’s legs, causing a disruption and allowing Aurra Sing to go free.
However, While Aurra Sing is able to get away, Plo Koon uses the Force to pull Boba Fett toward him. Immediately, Plo Koon queries him: “The hostages, where are they? Boba, if you do not tell us where those men are, they are going to die, innocent men.” To this question, Boba is in no mind and is so stunned that Aurra Sing ran off without him, as he shockingly states: “She left me.”
It seems that it was, perhaps, so inconceivable that she would abandon him, especially after what they have gone through. It is not clear, as I queried before, “What’s in it for her to be protective of Boba Fett? Is she essentially looking after him?” In addition to these questions, has she been looking out for him because of her relationship with his father and she promised to look after him? Is it because she might get some sort of lucrative payout? Whatever it is, it is clearly hugely devastating to young Boba Fett.
When Plo Koon sees that it is futile to try talking with Boba Fett to find out the location of the hostages, he takes him to Hondo Ohnaka:
Plo Koon to Hondo Ohnaka: “He will not reveal the location of the hostages. I thought you might talk some sense into him.”
Hondo Ohnaka to Boba: “Tell the Jedi what he wants to know, Boba.”
Boba Fett: “Why should I help anybody? I’ve got no one.”
Hondo to Boba: “It is the honorable thing to do. It’s what your father would have wanted.”
With this simple plea from Hondo Ohnaka, Boba Fett divulges their whereabouts and saves their lives, seemingly as a result of Ohnaka’s mention of his father.
When Boba Fett is taken in custody to Coruscant, he is able to meet Mace Windu, whereupon he begins to apologize: “I see now I’ve done terrible things,” says Fett, “but you started it when you murdered my father. I’ll never forgive you.” To this, Windu simply replies, “Hmm. Well, you’re going to have to.” It seems interesting that Boba Fett didn’t mean to do a bunch of harmful activities, but had been focussed on seeking vengeance on his father.
In sum, here are some things we see about Boba Fett from this instance:
- He tries talking like a tough guy when he has a gun pointed at Plo Koon’s head and is really upset that Mace Windu did not walk into his trap
- Aurra is a huge advocate for Boba, although maybe, as Plo Koon pointed out, she’s in it for her personal reasons
- He does not consider himself a murderer
- He demands justice
- He fires first at Ahsoka, despite the seeming lack of provocation
- He has the quickness to toss a bomb into the situation, allowing Aurra Sing to go free
- He is so terribly devastated that Aurra Sing would run away, leaving him
- He is motivated by the memory of his father to divulge the whereabouts of the hostages
- He is remorseful about all of his dangerous activities
- He is still upset about Mace Windu having killed his father