Monday, December 7, 2015

Star Wars Rebels - The Future of the Force

Ahsoka (Ashley Eckstein) reaches out to Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and Ezra (Taylor Gray) when the Empire begins targeting force-sensitive children and sends the Inquisitors Fifth Brother (Philip Anthony-Rodriguez) and Seventh Sister (Sarah Michelle Gellar) to kidnap the infants from their families. Splitting up, the episode mostly follows the adventures of Kanan, Ezra, Zeb (Steve Blum), and Chopper on the planet Takobo. Before the end, however, Ahsoka will rendevouz with our heroes showcasing just how far the young padawan has come in her mastery of the Force since her first appearance in The Clone Wars.

In an episode that opens a door to more nefarious actions taken by the Empire, "The Future of the Force" is memorable for mainly allowing Ahsoka to kick some serious ass. It's also noteworthy that this is the very first episode in which Ahsoka hears the name "Lord Vader" as until this point her search for answers about the Sith Lord had yielded few results. The Clone Wars character is a powerful ally for Ezra and his friends, but the looming question remains: How will Ahsoka react when she realizes Vader's true identity?

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