Chapter 7 closed The Book of Boba Fett’s first season as Boba Fett’s gotra came out as the victors against the Pyke Syndicate’s forces on Tatooine. As Fett and Shand walked the city of Mos Espa while Din Djarin was out in space joy-riding with Grogu, the mid-credits rolled out. However, after the mid-credits, there was a post-credits scene that opened up a possible future for the Star Wars spin-off series. So, what happened in the post-credits scene of The Book of Boba Fett?
The post-credits scene of the finale of The Book of Boba Fett showed us the bacta tank in Boba Fett’s palace, as Thundercat’s character is in the background ready to work. Meanwhile, the person in the bacta tank is Cobb Vanth, who was confirmed to be alive and is recuperating from Cad Bane’s shot.
Throughout the entire episode, we were made to believe that Cobb Vanth had been killed when he got shot in a standoff with Cad Bane in episode 6. However, the post-credits scene of the finale proved that he was still alive, albeit seriously injured to the point that he needed to be in a bacta tank. Nevertheless, Vanth being alive could possibly open up a future for his character and the series moving forward.
What Happened In The Post-Credit Scene In The Book Of Boba Fett Finale?
The finale of The Book of Boba Fett is now available for streaming, and there were plenty of different things that happened in what was literally an explosive episode. Of course, the long-awaited showdown between Boba Fett’s small army and the Pyke Syndicate forces stationed on Tatooine happened, as it was the bounty hunter who came out the victor.
Following Cad Bane’s death, which confirmed the loss of the Pykes on Mos Espa, and the assassination of the Pyke leader on Mos Eisley, the streets of the city were now once again peaceful and free of Pykes.
Boba Fett and Fennec Shand were seen patrolling the city together with Black Krrsantan and Drash’s gang. Meanwhile, in space, Din Djarin and Grogu were joy-riding in the Mandalorian’s new Naboo Starfighter as the mid-credits started rolling.
However, right after the mid-credits, a Marvel-styled post-credits scene was shown in a place that has become quite familiar to the fans who have been following The Book of Boba Fett since day one. So, what happened in the post-credit scenes of the finale of The Book of Boba Fett?
In the post-credits scene, we were taken back to Boba Fett’s room in his palace, as the scene steadily focused on the bacta tank. Of course, there was someone inside the bacta tank, but there was another person in the room.
If you recall, back in episode 4 of The Book of Boba Fett, we saw how Fett was able to save Fennec Shand’s life when he took her to a mod artist. Fennec was dying from a wound in your abdomen, as the mod artist replaced some of the damaged organs with cybernetic parts to keep the assassin alive. That unnamed mod artist was famous musician Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner.
Now, the very same person standing behind the bacta tank in Boba Fett’s palace was none other than Thundercat himself, as it appeared like he was ready to get some work done. Of course, the person he was likely going to modify was the one inside the bacta tank.
Who Was In The Bacta Tank?
Boba Fett’s bacta tank in his palace has been one of the most important tools for the bounty hunter, who had suffered numerous injuries in the past and is no longer as young as he was back when he was known as the best in the galaxy at what he did. It helps heal his wounds quickly. In the finale, he even told a wounded Krrsantan that he deserved a dip in the tank after the war.
However, in the post-credits scene, it was neither Boba Fett nor Black Krrasantan recuperating in the bacta tank. Instead, it was our favorite Freetown marshal Cobb Vanth, who is played by Timothy Olyphant.
Going back to episode 6, Cobb Vanth was supposed to rally the people of Freetown so that they could join up with Boba Fett’s gotra as foot soldiers. However, the bounty hunter Cad Bane paid Freetown a visit and shot the marshal in a western-style standoff.
Throughout the entire finale, we were made to believe that Cobb Vanth had died in his encounter with the deadly bounty hunter. Cad Bane himself told the leader of the Tatooine Pykes that he killed Vanth. Meanwhile, the barkeep of Freetown basically confirmed the marshal’s death when he told Din Djarin that “they (Bane) gunned him down in cold blood.” As such, the standing belief throughout the episode was that Cobb Vanth had died.
However, the post-credits scene confirms that the marshal survived that duel with Cad Bane. After all, he only got shot on his shoulder. While it may be true that he was left unable to join up with Fett with his injury, he still survived and was recuperating in Boba’s bacta tank. Of course, with Thundercat’s character in the background, he may end up receiving cybernetic modifications that would keep him alive.
Will Cobb Vanth And Thundercat’s Character Play Bigger Roles In The Future?
Given the fact that Cobb Vanth was still alive and that Thundercat was going to work on some modifications that would help his survival, you might be wondering what the post-credits scene has to do with the future of the characters. Will Cobb Vanth and Thundercat’s mod artist play bigger roles in the future?
As to Vanth, it is possible that he might end up returning to play a bigger role in one of the Disney+ Star Wars series in the future, just like how Fennec Shand, who had a small role in The Mandalorian, earned herself a bigger role in The Book of Boba Fett after showing up alive in season 2 of The Mandalorian. After all, the showrunners wouldn’t be thinking about confirming his survival if they didn’t have plans for him.
It might be possible that Cobb Vanth will be playing a bigger role that is similar to the secondary role that Fennec Shand played in The Book of Boba Fett. This may happen in season 2 of The Book of Boba Fett, as the relations between Fett’s gotra and Vanth’s Freetown have surely improved after they had worked together against the Pykes.
As to Thundercat’s mod artist, we are unsure about this because The Book of Boba Fett was the musician’s debut as an on-screen actor. He may need to work more as an actor and improve his acting skills before he can get a bigger role. However, given the fact that he is quite popular, it won’t be a surprise if Lucasfilm decides to bring him back in a future series or quite possibly season 2 of The Book of Boba Fett.