Sunday, November 29, 2015

Star Wars Rebels - Stealth Strike

When Commander Sato's (Keone Young) ship is pulled out of hyperspace by a new Imperial weapon, it falls on Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and Rex (Dee Bradley Baker) to rescue the Rebels taken prisoner whose number includes Ezra (Taylor Gray). Putting aside their personal issues, the pair infiltrate the Imperial vessel under the command of Admiral Brom Titus (Derek Partridge) in a stolen Imperial shuttle as a pair of Stormtroopers. While Ezra doesn't need help getting out to the detention area (he even mistakenly blasts his friends at one point while taking down all opposition) the entire group will have to work together to get every member out safely.

The Imperial Interdictor has been used and mentioned several times in the the Star Wars Expanded Universe so it's fun for longtime Star Wars fans to get a look at the prototype vessel in action. Although not all their issues have been put aside, Rex and Kanan finally begin to understand how their arguments are effecting Ezra and are able to work together to complete their mission and find some respect for each other. The episode features plenty of action as well as the ever-present smug Imperial cockiness such as Titus believing one child wouldn't be an issue for his men - something Agent Kallus (David Oyelowo) is all to eager to rub in his face when Ezra and his friends not only make clean getaway but destroy the Interdictor in the process.

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