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Star Wars Rebels: ‘Jedi Night’ Clips Released

Star Wars Rebels returns this Monday on Disney X.D. for its final episodes. Two new clips for ‘Jedi Night’ have been released and I think no one is ready for the level of feels that is coming with these episodes!
The first clip is Kanan asking Ezra to come up with a plan to save Hera as he can’t do it himself considering how he feels about her. And the second clip is another powerful moment with Kanan cutting his hair with a wonderful piece of soundtrack by Kevin Kiner!

UPDATE:

A third clip has been released!

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Star Wars Rebels: New Synopses Revealed!

German Bibliothek found the synopses for the episodes that will air on February 29! It looks like there will be some Force-centered content!

“Wolves and a Door”
Ezra and the Ghost crew learn the Empire has plans for the Jedi Temple on Lothal.

“A World Between Worlds”
While the other rebels engage the Imperial forces outside the Jedi temple, Ezra gains access inside and experiences a revelation.

Star Wars Rebels Mid-Season 4 Trailer

The mid-season 4 trailer is finally here and it’s a doozy! The first half of the trailer is more of a recap of what happened before for Ezra and starting at 1:21 you really see footage from the new episodes with the appearance of Darth Sidious and some connections to the Mortis arc from The Clone Wars! Also the mid-season premiere date is now confirmed – February 19, unlike what was first reported that had it on February 24. The official website revealed the airing schedule of the final episodes:

Monday February 19
Jedi Night” & “DUME

Monday February 26
Wolves and a Door” & “A World Between Worlds

Monday March 5
A Fool’s Hope” & “Family Reunion – and Farewell

Star Wars Rebels: Mid-Season Premiere Date Revealed, Plus Episode Synopses

We finally know when Star Wars Rebels will be back for its final episodes and there’s still some time to wait – February 24! It also seems the show will be back with a one episode per week schedule. The synopsis of the episode “DUME” hints at the death of a major character and it could be Kanan, considering Dume is actually Kanan’s real name – Caleb Dume! Even if it’s not him who dies, someone from the team definitely does.

Febaruary 24
“Jedi Night”: The Ghost crew infiltrates the Imperial headquarters on Lothal to save one of their own.

March 3
“DUME”: Reeling from a devastating loss, the Ghost crew rallies together to find a new purpose and resolve.


UPDATE: Tracy Cannobio, Lucasfilm’s publicist said there was some incorrect info about the return date of Star Wars Rebels and that the official date will be announced within a week! 

[Review] Star Wars Rebels: “Kindred” & “Crawler Commanders”

It’s Monday, which means it’s Star Wars Rebels day! Disney X.D. is airing tonight at 9PM two more episodes – “Kindred” was written by Dave Filoni and Henry Gilroy, “Crawler Commanders” by Matt Michnovetz.

WARNING SPOILERS

These two new episodes basically acted as a direct follow-up to last week’s episodes and I loved it, these episodes felt a lot more connected, it felt like a bigger story arc. Rebels isn’t just doing one story – one episode or one story two episodes, it’s just one big story now. Of course, each episode has a self-contained story but it’s a story that is deeply connected to the following episode, the show turned into serials, it’s no longer an episodic style. Considering, the story they are telling, that was the best choice!

“Kindred” featured the first appearance of Rukh on the show, Thrawn’s assassin voiced by Warwick Davis. Not being a fan of Legends, I don’t know how he was portrayed there but in Rebels, it was rather good. It felt like Rukh was a highly skilled hunter, a predator. I’m interested to see what they’re going to do with the character and if we’re going to see him again.

The two highlights of the episode were the Kanan and Hera kiss and the loth-wolves. So let’s talk about that HUGE Kanera moment, I had stopped hoping for it and it finally happened, yes they kissed! There was a first attempt that was interrupted, another one and finally Hera kissed him. This episode has heavy in Kanera feels. However, after the kiss, Kanan and Hera got separated as she left with the U-Wing to bring the data of the Tie Defender to Rebel Command on Yavin. I’m not trying to feel pessimistic or anything but it felt like a goodbye kiss, we have yet to see what will happen next week but I have a bad feeling about it. When something like that happens in other tv shows, there’s a death coming not long after, so who knows.

Now about the loth-wolves. We learned a lot more about them but it brought a lot of questions as well. The loth-wolves have a deep connection to the Force and to Lothal and Kanan felt like they had a purpose but the question is – what is their purpose? The white wolf repeated once again the word “Dume,” which is Kanan’s name but there again, it doesn’t help to answer our questions and keeps bringing more questions. Why Kanan? We will have to be a bit more patient for answers but this episode, especially with the loth-wolves part was breathtaking in terms of Force content. The wolves reminded me a lot of the Daughter-Father-Son from the Mortis arc of The Clone Wars, in fact this episode reminded a lot of that. One last thing about this was the place the wolves took the rebels to. It felt like these structures were from an ancient time like the Jedi temple on Lothal, like if all of this was somehow connected. Lothal is important and probably not just for our heroes but for the Force as well.

“Crawler Commanders” was a different episode. It focused on the rebel team on Lothal trying to contact Hera while on Yavin Hera was trying to convince Bail, Mon and Dodonna to launch a group of starfighters to attack Lothal and destroy the Tie Defenders. I want to thank Michnovetz for Hera’s speech in this episode because it was truly amazing!

We will not stand down, we will not be broken by fear, we are strong, united by our courage, now is our time!

That speech was so inspiring and powerful. It was enough to convince rebel command to launch that strike team. And considering the name of next week’s episode “Rebel Assault,” things are going to get explosive when Hera arrives with her X-Wing squadron! I really love all the sequences with Hera, Mon, Bail and Dodonna, I want more of this!

The part on Lothal was compelling too and I was happy to see Cikatro Vizago again! He was a prisoner forcing to work on a crawler ship. The crawler ship were destroying Lothal by taking its resources. That ship had a nice design, reminiscent of The Clone Wars. The highlight definitely had to be Zeb fighting the Trandoshan, it was badass! Among all, the fun in that part of the episode, there was a dark scene when Ezra lead the captain of the ship to his death, while he could have saved him and just capture him instead. After “Twin Suns,” Ezra headed back to the right path but it seems there’s still some darkness in him and he’s still ready to kill people like that. It was a short scene but I think what happened there was important enough to mention it.

8.5/10 Two more amazing episodes with “Kindred” having some great Force content with the Loth-wolves!