Thursday, October 22, 2015

Star Wars Rebels - Relics of the Old Republic

Wrapping up events begun in last week's episode "The Lost Commanders," the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels opens with the Empire closing in on the crew of the Ghost and their new Clone allies. Stuck planetside until the Phantom can be fixed, Ezra (Taylor Gray), Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Sabine (Tiya Sircar), and Zeb (Steven Blum) fight alongside Rex, Wolffe, and Gregor (all voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) against a ground assault of AT-ATs led by Agent Kallus (David Oyelowo) himself. "Relics of the Old Republic" also teases the introduction of a new Inquisitor (Philip Anthony-Rodriguez) who we will no doubt be seeing much more of beginning next week.

Despite his initial misgivings about the Clones, Kanan eventually comes around to trust the threesome and to help save the group's new allies when they put themselves in the line of fire to provide for the Phantom's escape. As a fan of AT-ATs I'm pretty happy with this episode which gives us more action whereas much of the previous episode was set-up for the payoff here. Although I'm a bit miffed Ezra doesn't show any interest in grabbing one of the AT-AT Commander's helmets (one of the coolest of any Star Wars character). The final scene between Rex and Ahsoka (Ashley Eckstein) is sure to make fans happy (while also suggesting Rex will be sticking around for more than just a two-episode appearance).

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