By far S2E6 is the best episode of the entire series so far. I can't really express the unexpected joy I felt seeing the Slave 1 appear out of nowhere. I was NOT expecting that & it was thrilling to see. I actually felt that the "Boba" tease in S2S1 was all we were going to get..... now just a hermit living on Tatooine. Boy I'm glad I was wrong.
The Slave 1 is probably the most iconic solo flying ship in science fiction. Can't wait to see more of it.
I was also happy last year when I heard Robert Rodrigez would be directing an episode this season, and he really came though on the action in this one. Boba was justified as the badass we all knew he was. Cracking skulls with his staff, deadeye aim, double blaster bolt gauntlets, knee missles, jetpack rockets, big explosions! It was a dream come true for me, especially when I wasn't expecting it at all.
And believe me, SW cosplayers everywhere are THRILLED Boba has put on a few pounds in his old age. Now overweight fans won't feel so self-conscious about building an updated Boba suit.
Plus seeing those robot Dark Troopers was amazing. They are like an evil Iron Man for the SW universe. And Gideon has at least 20 of them. And probably an over sized wearable exo-suit version for himself. Something like the Hulkbuster IM armor. Combined with the dark saber, he's turned into quite the imperial badass.
So much fan service, combined with a great story & interesting characters. That's all anyone really asked for in the first place. Bring on the Grand Moff Tarkin reveal!