Saturday, February 27, 2016

Star Wars Rebels - The Honorable Ones

"The Honorable Ones" is a completely unexpected episode that fleshes out one of show's important reccurring characters. The episode begins with the crew of the Ghost walking into a trap on Geonosis set by Agent Kallus (David Oyelowo). Separated from the rest of the battle, Kallus and Zeb (Steve Blum) continue their fight aboard a damaged escape pod which crash lands the pair on the snowy moon of Bahryn. Here the enemies will be forced to work together to survive the harsh climate and the indigenous Bonzami while hoping to be rescued before they succumb to either the cold or the creatures.

With the rest of the crew only making appearances to bookend the episode, "The Honorable Ones" is centered on allowing Zeb to get to know Kallus as a person rather than just an Imperial. Here the show does some of its best character building with a growing respect between the two warriors which is capped perfectly in the juxtaposition of the closing scenes for each which demonstrates to Kallus a harsh lesson about the differences between the Empire and the Rebellion.

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