Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 22

“Zero Hour Part 2” Star Wars Rebels concludes its two part season finale with Thrawn’s forces launching a full scale attack on the Rebel base. With the first part being largely devoted to setting up the conflict the second part is more about the action. There are only a handful of character moments and one…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 21

“Zero Hour Part 1” Star Wars Rebels reaches the end of the season and raises the stakes when Grand Admiral Thrawn learns the location of the Rebel base on the even of their mission to take back Lothal. Both episodes of the finale were aired on the same night but as I always do with…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 20

“Twin Suns” Star Wars Rebels returns to Maul’s vendetta against Obi Wan Kenobi as he heads to Tattooine to confront the source of his hatred. I’ve always thought Maul was an interesting character. He was someone I found interesting in The Phantom Menace and I’m glad he was reintroduced in Clone Wars. Maybe it’s my…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 19

“Double Agent Droid” Star Wars Rebels focuses on the droids as the Empire reprograms Chopper to act against the Rebels and expose their hidden base. On the surface it seems like this episode might be an annoyance given that AP-5 sarcastically complains most of the time and Chopper communicates entirely in unintelligible noises but it’s…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 18

“Secret Cargo” Star Wars Rebels tries to create another connection to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when the Ghost crew helps an important political figure escape the clutches of the Empire. This show has often struggled when including important characters from the wider Star Wars canon in episodes. The biggest problem is that the…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 16

“Legacy of Mandalore” Star Wars Rebels takes us to Mandalore this week to finish off the two-part story of Sabine taking up the Darksaber, promising a lot right from the outset. The Mandalorians are always going to be one of the coolest people in the Star Wars background, which will obviously draw our attention, but…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 15

“Trails of the DarkSaber” Star Wars Rebels returns to the Mandalorian story when Sabine is encouraged to use the recently found Darksaber to unite her people. There has been a considerable amount of time spent on Sabine’s Mandalorian origins but up until now there has been little in the way of personal insight into what…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 14

“Warhead” Star Wars Rebels focuses on Zeb and the droids as an Imperial Infiltrator Droid stumbles onto the Rebel base creating the potential for the base to be discovered by the Empire. This scenario is reminiscent of the beginning of The Empire Strikes Back with even the visual of the droids launching looking quite similar….

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 13

“Ghosts of Geonosis Part 2” Star Wars Rebels continues its return from hiatus with the Ghost crew at odds with Saw Gerrera over how to deal with the surviving Geonosian. There’s a bizarre disconnect between this episode and the previous one in how Saw Gerrera is handled. The previous episode gave us barely any indication…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 12

“Ghosts of Geonosis Part 1” Star Wars Rebels returns from hiatus and immediately offers a tie into the recent cinematic release Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when the crew of the Ghost are sent to investigate the disappearance of Saw Gerrera. As with all two parters that aired on the same day I’m reviewing…