Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 17

“Through Imperial Eyes” Star Wars Rebels returns to Kallus’ dangerous role as Rebel spy Fulcrum when Grand Admiral Thrawn becomes fixated on finding the traitor in his midst. Kallus became a more interesting character when he revealed himself as Fulcrum because he went from being an incompetent threat foiled week on week to someone with…

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…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 11

“Visions and Voices” Star Wars Rebels brings back Maul who wants to make sense of the knowledge he gained from the Holocrons back in “The Holocrons of Fate“. This can be a very frustrating show as it has keenly demonstrated that it is capable of greatness but it also spends a lot of time being…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 10

“An Inside Man” Star Wars Rebels returns to Lothal so that the team can infiltrate an Imperial factory to steal plans for a new weapon. On the surface this plot feels like standard Star Wars stuff. There’s a Star Wars film coming out in a couple of weeks that has this exact premise but this…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 9

“The Wynkahthu Job” Star Wars Rebels tries for another “haunted house” story when Hondo brings them to a derelict ship containing weapons that will be useful for the Rebellion. Supply runs seem to be to the go to story catalyst this season which makes sense given that the Rebellion are at their weakest at this…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 8

“Iron Squadron” Star Wars Rebels introduces another ragtag group fighting the Empire in the form of Iron Squadron, a crew of young people trying to protect their home. This is a difficult episode to review as it does so many things right but continually trips itself up in really fundamental ways. One episode manages to…