Monday, December 5, 2016

Star Wars Rebels - An Inside Man

After a few weeks of the show getting lost in various sidestories, "An Inside Man" gets back to basics with the Ghost's return to Lothal. Based on the intelligence provided by Morad (Liam O'Brien) about a hush-hush project, Ezra (Taylor Gray) and Kanan (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) sneak inside the factory to learn more. Sadly, the rebellious actions of Morad and his co-conspirators bite the Rebels in the ass and the most inconvenient time as Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) arrives in order to investigate the recent sabotage of Imperial weapons and vehicles and punish those responsible.

The stakes are high in "An Inside Man" as Ezra loses another friend to the Empire (and the Rebellion a valuable saboteur), and he and Kanan make a surprising discovery about the identity of Fulcrum. Given the groundwork laid in previous episodes, I'm not surprised to see that the allegiance of Agent Kallus (David Oyelowo) has changed. However, from Thrawn's musing it seems the traitor's secret may have already been discovered. It will be interesting to see just what role Kallus plays in upcoming episodes. As for Thrawn, the show continues to tease a larger role for the character. Let's hope this is the beginning of big things for the Grand Admiral this season.

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