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“Heroes of Mandalore” parts 1 & 2: episode review

Welcome to The Elven Padawan’s review of the season 4 opener of Star Wars Rebels, “Heroes of Mandalore”. This episode marks the beginning of the end for Rebels, as season 4 will be the final season. This was an amazing episode, featuring Mandalorian Rebel Sabine Wren’s return to her homeworld to rescue her father from Imperial captivity.

To review this episode for you, I got together with my good friend and fellow Rebels fan, Audrey, and we talked through our thoughts on the highlights of this episode.

I hope you enjoy our review, and be looking forward to The Elven Padawan’s coverage of the next episode, “In the Name of the Rebellion”, after it airs next week.


Shay: So the episode starts out with Sabine, Ezra, Kanan, Fenn Rau, and a group of fighters from clan Wren in a trench, heading to an Imperial facility on Mandalore where they think Sabine’s dad is being kept. But since this is Rebels, nothing goes exactly the way it’s supposed to.

We haven’t seen Mandalore since the The Clone Wars arc there with Maul and Obi-Wan, and it’s the first time it’s ever appeared in Rebels. What were your thoughts on how it looked in this style?

Audrey: It was very dry looking. The only pictures I had seen before were of cities, so this was different than the image that would have popped into my head if someone told me to imagine Mandalore.

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One of Mandalore’s highly civilized cities from The Clone Wars (top), vs. the barren wasteland of outside from Star Wars Rebels (bottom). Source: StarWars.com

Audrey: It also didn’t start out as I imagined. I thought they’d be at Yavin IV, and Sabine would be convincing them to come help. But we started right in the middle of the action!!

Shay: Exactly! In fact, when we first started the episode, my sister was trying to figure out how exactly they had gotten to that point where it picks up. Really the only thing we know is that Hera was able to convince Mon Mothma to let the Ghost crew go to help out the effort to free Sabine’s father, but beyond that it’s just a pretty big blank.

Once the Rebels make their way to the facility, they fight their way inside, only to discover that Alric Wren is not there. Bo-Katan and other members of clan Kryze greet them at this point, and let them know that everything was a trap.

One thing that really made me laugh at this point was Dave Filoni as a Stormtrooper. There’s this one point where he’s actually threatening Sabine’s life, he’s got a blaster pointed at her, and I was just thinking how in-character that seemed for him…

Audrey: Wait that was Mr. Dave? Now I’m going to have to watch it a third time just to hear that!

Even though that’s supposed to be a serious scene, they put several goofy things in it. Ezra trying to figure out his jet pack cracks me up.

Shay: It sounded just like him to me…

Also, you could tell one of the other troopers was Freddy Prinze Jr., who plays Kanan. His voice was pitched a little different, but it just cracked me up to think that Kanan and Mr. Dave somehow got recruited by the Empire.

And Ezra’s jetpack! I loved all that! Poor guy just really doesn’t have a chance when it comes to the Mandos.

Audrey: Ezra seems much less angry in this premier. He actually deactivated his lightsaber at that part without trying to put up more of a fight.

Shay: That’s true. And it made me so happy to see everyone finally getting back to their true personalities!

We know this season is supposed to get pretty dark, and very “adult”, and you can tell just from the trailer that the Rebels are gonna go through some really hard times. But I love those little bits when everyone’s just being themselves, and it doesn’t seem so heavy anymore. I think they did a really good job balancing those two things out in this episode.

I feel like a lot of people are probably gonna hate on all that goofiness in these episodes, but that’s what Ezra’s always been. He’s one of those kids who always manages to be silly, even when he’s not trying to be, and even with as dark as he got in some of the places last season, it’s in his personality to see the good and light moments in everything. I think that’s why we’ve loved him so much, because he’s not a dark, foreboding hero like Anakin, and he’s different from Luke in a lot of ways as well.

 

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Ezra’s taking a while to figure out these jetpacks. Source: StarWars.com

Audrey: I loved seeing Sabine take charge throughout this episode. In Trials of the Darksaber, she was questioning why anyone would follow her, and now she’s coming up with all sorts of plans and leading her clan on this mission.

Shay: Yes, I totally agree! Over the course of this entire series we’ve seen her change a lot, from being really closed off to everyone, then beginning to really find her place in the Ghost crew “family” in season 2, then in season 3 she had a whole host of new issues to deal with, like her guilt over what happened with the weapon, and having to believe in herself enough to take up the Darksaber and go back home.

I don’t want this to be taken wrong, but I’m starting to think that her arc in this series is beginning to draw to a close, or at least this part of it is. I’m sure she’ll go through a lot more, and I don’t want to see her story stop with Rebels, I think they could do so much with this character heading into the New Republic era. But the whole thing with her having to find her place, and coming out of her shell and us discovering her past… that’s all drawing to a close.

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Sabine leads the charge across Mandalore’s wasteland with the Darksaber as her battle standard. Source: StarWars.com

Shay: We’re also seeing that in Kanan. It made me so happy to see him have a little of his attitude back in this episode, like when he’s jumping all over the place and taking down those troopers. He’s so much more confident in everything by now, it was kinda easy to forget he’s actually blind!

Audrey: He even smiles a few times in this episode! Even with all the other tough things happening in this episode, it makes me really happy to see him back to his old self a bit.

Shay: Yess!! And his interaction with Hera in the beginning! It made me so happy to finally see them back at ease with each other, and starting to fall back into their old back-and-forth. What did you think about their conversation there, and the fact that she wasn’t even part of this mission?

Audrey: At first I was like, “Um Kanan, What are you doing?” Because last season, if Hera had told him to come back, I don’t think he would have replied with “Oh, are you having trouble toppling the Empire without me?” I wonder what changed in between S3 and S4? Hera seems a little confused. They joke around like that all the time, (or used to) so I think it might take a few tries before she decides he’s being serious.

It was a little sad that she wasn’t in the episode at all. I guess she has other Rebellion Captain jobs to do.

And then Bo-Karan comes in! Since I’ve never seen The Clone Wars, this was my first time seeing her in an episode. I liked her a lot, but she is so different from her sister. I know in TCW they were on opposite sides of how Mandalore should be ruled, but she still seems very proud of her sister in this episode.

 

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Lady Bo-Katan Kryze, sister to the fallen Duchess Satine Kryze, as she appears in both the Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Source: StarWars.com

Shay: Yeah, I kinda felt bad for Hera, because it made me think about how apart they were in season 3, compared to how close they were in season 2. (Well, it made me think about it again. It’s not like I’ve never thought about it before.)

But I always loved their interaction and bantering together, and they really seemed to be pulling apart in season 3, so it made me really happy to see him going for it again.

And also, I think this might be answer to what we’ve talked about before, concerning that clip from Fan Expo Canada (where she says “We’ve talked about this before”, and we were wondering if that would actually be on-screen or not).

I was a little miffed that she didn’t have much of a part in this episode, but I did understand that she’s still a big part in the Rebellion, so it made sense that she wouldn’t be there. Plus we know that Vanessa Marshall has been saying that she has a big part in this season, so I’m sure we’ll get a lot of her soon.

I thought the change in Bo’s attitude was really interesting. She seemed much milder and and more worried about her followers than she was in The Clone Wars. There she was very sardonic and harsh, and like you said, on the complete opposite side of her sister. Of course, you could see that she was heartbroken when Satine actually got killed, as she had never signed up for that.

I wonder what happened in-between where TCW got cut off and where this picked up what changed her so much?

Audrey: Especially when she said she had her chance to lead and failed. When was that?

Shay: I’m assuming that was when the Jedi made her the Regent over Mandalore, but then then the Empire took over.

Here’s even more reasons why need need a whole anthology movie on the Siege of Mandalore! With a live-action Ahsoka!!

Audrey: YES!

Shay: I’m curious about your thoughts on that scene with Ezra and Sabine, where they’re standing on the balcony of the Imperial outpost. I know you like their relationship, but don’t actually ship them, and I feel like a lot of fans are gonna try to take that scene to support the MandoBerry argument.

Audrey: That part was really nice and I think whether you ship them or not, you can see they have a strong friendship. They both encourage each other and carry each other’s burdens.

Shay: They did have a lot of really good interaction in this episode, the writing for all the characters, but especially between them, I think, was very good.

I think you can take a lot of the stuff between them either way. I see a lot of connections in their relationship to my sis and me, but I also kinda get why people like to ship them…

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Ezra and Sabine teasing before heading back into battle. Source: StarWars.com

Shay: I also loved how Sabine tagged the transport that Alrich was in, and he immediately knew it was her.

What did you think of his character, and the little we saw of his relationship with Sabine? And Ursa, too; it’s really interesting that they chose to have the mother be the hardened warrior, and the father the one who’s more artistic and maybe emotionally supportive.

Audrey: I really liked Alrich, he’s not your typical Mando at all, very different from Sabine and Ursa, but in lots of ways the same. I was glad to have someone else comment on Sabine’s art who wasn’t Thrawn! He didn’t have any problem walking right up to Sabine even with everything she did, while with Ursa and Tristan it took time for them to really stop being cold to her. Both parents have shaped Sabine into who she is, Ursa helping her to become a warrior, and Alrich encouraging her art.

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Sabine is finally reunited with her father, Alrich. Source: StarWars.com

Shay: Besides Thrawn showing up for a few moments when they’re showing him footage of The Duchess in action, we really didn’t see much of him in this episode. Instead we had a new villain, a Mandalorian named Tiber Saxon. And man, that guy was brutal! Thrawn asks him what his brother (Gar Saxon, who met his end when Sabine first returned to Krownest) would have thought about using The Duchess against fellow Mandos, and he bluntly answers, “He doesn’t feel anything now.” Yeesh!

When I first saw Tiber, though, it really scared me, because I was afraid he was actually Korkie Kryze, Satine’s nephew that we saw in TCW.

Do you have any thoughts on Tiber?

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Lord Tyber Saxon tortures Rebel Mandalorians Sabine and Bo-Katan, as well as Captain Hark, one of his own men. Source: StarWars.com

Audrey: That guy cares about people about as much as Tarkin. He didn’t flinch slightly at injuring his own people and was very confident that the Empire wouldn’t use the weapon on them. He seemed to think he had a lot more power than he actually did; definitely another person corrupted into a lust for position by the Empire. I was happy to see Captain Hark question his methods a bit, he ran out at the end. Maybe there’s still hope for him.

Shay: That’s a good thought, I had almost forgotten about Hark!

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Captain Hark, played by Andrew Kishino (who also voiced young Saw Gerrera from The Clone Wars.) Source: StarWars.com

Shay: So in closing, did you have a favorite moment or quote from the premier?

Mine were when Bo was talking to Sabine about destroying the weapon instead of using it, and at the end, when she excepted the Darksaber. “I take this sword for my sister, for my clan, and for all of Mandalore!”

 

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Bo-Katan Kryze accepts the Darksaber and her position as leader of the Mandalorians. Source: StarWars.com

Audrey: It’s so hard to pick one part! But I think my favorite would have to be after everyone is trying to protect her from some of the clan Kryze members and she says “No. I am prepared to take responsibility for my actions.” Most people’s first reaction would be to blame the Empire and say they were deceived or come up with some other excuse, but she takes responsibility and holds herself accountable for her choices.

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Sabine explains to an infuriated Bo-Katan why she created the Duchess, a horrible weapon that turns a Mandalorian’s greatest pride into a horrible downfall. Source: StarWars.com

What did you think of “Heroes of Mandalore”? Did you have a favorite line, or scene, or an interesting observation about this episode that you would like to share? Are you excited for the rest of this last season of Star Wars Rebels? Let me know in the comments below!

New Star Wars Rebels season 4 teasers!

 We have a new preview for Star Wars: Rebels, featuring brand-new clips from the season opener, “Heroes of Mandalore”!!

Less than an hour ago on Disney XD’s official Twitter, this new preview for the 4th and final season of Star Wars: Rebels was dropped:

The new preview features shots from the war-ravened surface of Mandalore, including our first long, hard look at the devastation left by that now-infamous weapon, which we can assume is the same one built by Sabine Wren, all those years ago. It would seem that Grand Admiral Thrawn is more than happy to bring this weapon back to use, and once again stir up the fight, both inwards and outwards, of the girl who created it. No doubt about it, this season premier is going to be a wild ride, and for those of us who didn’t have the privilege of watching it at Celebration Orlando or Fan Expo Canada earlier this year, the days are drawer nearer when we’ll be finally be able to get all the details on the war about to break out on Mandalore.

Two other teasers for the 4th season of Rebels were also revealed recently, and though these don’t seem to include any new shots of distinct importance, they are interesting and are serving to get us all even more hyped before the show starts back on the 16th of this month.

A big thanks to Johnamarie Macias (@BlueJaigEyes) of The Wookiee Gunner for spreading those last two teasers around! 🙂

These teasers serve as a reminder of just how far the show has come since it’s beginning on Lothal, smoking out Imperials and stealing food for displaced civilians. Although we still all loved those days when things were simpler, and to be honest, I sometimes miss the happier-toned, family adventures of the Ghost crew. But Ezra is right when he reminds us, “This is how a rebellion starts.” Last season we saw the actual formation of the Rebel Alliance, and now we’re seeing that last bit of time that led up to events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and finally to the full-out Galactic Civil War showcased in the original trilogy of Star Wars films. And that’s the part I want people to understand. It’s not just some badly animated, kidsy-fied, Disney-channel Star Wars show. This is showing us history, pieces that may not be totally necessary to understanding the rest of the saga, but sure do explain a lot and make you realize just how much the whole story is tied together, just as Rogue One did. Not to mention how much has been drawn from the old Legends brand back into the New Canon storytelling. But I’m afraid too many people dismiss this great piece of storytelling because they don’t care for the animated, or, as I’m truly starting to think, because it’s become “cool” to hate on the show. And that’s a shame, because they’re missing out on some fantastic Star Wars.

Ok, sorry for the rant. I’m finished now. 🙂


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com


What are your thoughts on these new previews? Is there are certain part you’re most excited for from season 4? Let me know in the comments below!

 

New Forces of Destiny trailer!! + airing schedule

 The trailer for the second set of Forces of Destiny episodes is out!!

Forces of Destiny, a new branch of the Star Wars universe from Lucasfilm featuring 2D animated shorts, has just had a new trailer for its second set of episodes released!

 

This new trailer showcases the return of some of our favorite heroes who were already featured in first season of the the series (like Sabine Wren, Rey, Padmé Amidala, Ahsoka Tano and her master Anakin Skywalker, and Princess Leia Organa), as well as some new faces to the platform, though not to fans: Hera Syndulla, Ketsu Onyo, Han Solo, and a certain “big deal” called Finn, as well as the not-so-pleasant visage of Nima Outpost’s famed junk dealer, Unkar Plutt.

I have to admit, there’s one point in this trailer that caused me to immediately start up the fangirl tradition of “squee-ing” the moment my brain registered what I was seeing. It’s something many fans have speculated about for quite a while now, and seeing it become a reality is amazing. I’m pretty sure many of you know right off what I’m speaking of. 😉

More info on the air times and details on the actors involved in the series were announced on the Star Wars offical website.

The half-hour specials will air on Sunday, October 1 and Sunday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and the Disney Channel App, and feature a total of eight never-before-seen installments. Many of the original talents behind the characters have reprised their roles, including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Felicity Jones, Tiya Sircar, Ashley Eckstein, Vanessa Marshall, Catherine Taber, and Matt Lanter, among others. Following the specials, these new shorts will also launch on Disney YouTube.

Read full article here.

Lucasfilm publicist Tracy Cannobbio hopped on Twitter to clarify some things about how this new set of episodes will be released: first through two, half-hour specials on Dinsey XD, then later through individual releases on YouTube (which was the manner in which the first set was released). Here are some of her tweets that will hopefully help to make sense of the slightly complicated release schedule:

What do you think of the new trailer? What are your thoughts on this new series so far? Have a favorite moment from any of it, from the current episodes to trailer to the readers? Let me know in the comments!


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

New episode descriptions for Star Wars Rebels season 4

Descriptions for the first six episodes for the upcoming 4th and final season of Star Wars: Rebels have just been released on the press site for Disney XD.

Episode descriptions for the first six episodes of Star Wars: Rebels season 4 have just been officially released!!

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels “Heroes of Mandalore: Part 1”
(12:30 – 1:00 A.M. EDT) 
Sabine leads Ezra, Kanan and an army of her fellow Mandalorians back to her home world to rescue her father from the clutches of the Empire.
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Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels “Heroes of Mandalore: Part 2”
(1:00 – 1:30 A.M. EDT) 
When Sabine discovers the Empire has resurrected a devastating weapon she created and plans to use it against her people, she must decide whether to destroy it or use it herself.
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Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels “In the Name of the Rebellion: Part One”
(12:30 – 1:00 A.M. EDT) 
As members of the Rebel Alliance, Ezra and the Ghost crew must accept a mission to spy on an Imperial outpost they would rather destroy.
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Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels “In the Name of the Rebellion: Part Two”
(1:00 – 1:30 A.M. EDT) 
After being separated from Hera and Kanan, Ezra and Sabine join the desperate quest of Saw Gerrera to hunt down the Empire’s elusive secret super weapon.
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Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels “The Occupation”
(12:30 – 1:00 A.M. EDT) 
Ezra and the Ghost crew are called back to Lothal when a new Imperial threat rises.
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Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels “Flight of the Defender”
(1:00 – 1:30 A.M. EDT) 
Ezra and Sabine steal an Imperial prototype TIE fighter but must rely on some unexpected help to escape from Thrawn.
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We’ve had quite a bit of news on this last season tricking out lately, starting with the new trailer release at Fan Expo Canada. Now we have the official episode descriptions for most of the first half of season 4, and when added to what we know from the recent descriptions that came up on zap2it recently (you can find my report on those here), we can get a fairly good idea of what the first half of this season will hold.

What do you think about all these new announcements concerning Rebels? Are you as excited for the new season as I am? Let me know in the comments!


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

NEW Star Wars Rebels season 4 info! Season 4 poster just released!!

The new key art for season 4 of Star Wars: Rebels has just been revealed!!

StarWars.com has just revealed the brand-new key art for the final season of the Disney XD show, Star Wars: Rebels.

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Full original article from StarWars.com.

The 4th and final season of Rebels will begin airing on October 16th at 12:30 a.m., and will continued airing every Monday at that time until November 13th, with most weeks seeing the release of two episodes aired back-to-back. After this the show will go on it’s typical mid-season holiday break, then resume airing sometime in early 2018.

You can read The Elven Padawan’s other posts about the upcoming season, including coverage of all the info about the episodes that’s come out so far, here:

Star Wars: Rebels Season 4 Trailer & News

New Star Wars: Rebels trailer!!

Star Wars: Rebels Season 4 Airing Schedule & Episode Titles

Updates on Star Wars: Rebels season 4 info!


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

Updates on Star Wars: Rebels season 4 info!

Last week we were given an article straight from StarWars.com with the episode titles and airing dates for the first half of the 4th and final season of Star Wars: Rebels, which you can see here. (I have already written up a post covering that, which you can read here, if you have not done so already.)

Since then, we’ve been able to find out more little bits on what the last season will hold.

First, Den of Geek has updated their page on the last season of the the show, and included episode descriptions for the first two episodes (both of these are “two-parters”, so if we’re being technical that’s actually four episodes).

Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Episode 1: Heroes of Mandalore Pt. 1

The rebels work together with Clan Wren to free Sabine’s father from the clutches of the Empire on Mandalore. However, deadly consequences await them at the end.

This description is the same for both parts of “Heroes of Mandalore”, which will air back-to-back starting at 12:30 a.m. ET on Monday, October 16.

Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Episode 3: In the Name of Rebellion Pt. 1

After Saw Gerrera informs the Rebellion of a shipment of Kyber Crystals in the hands of the Galactic Empire, Hera sends Ezra, Zeb and Sabine to steal it.

Just as before, both parts of this episode have the same description, and will air back-to-back starting 12:30 a.m. ET on Monday, October 23.

You can read their full page on season 4 of Rebels, including a spoiler-free review of the first half of the premier episode, “Heroes of Mandalore” (which was shown at Star Wars Celebration Orlando earlier this year) here: “Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Release Date, Trailer, Episode Guide, & Everything Else We Know” from Den of Geek.

Next up, the air dates for the episodes from the first half of the season have been added to zap2it, and from that we’ve been able to find out the episode descriptions for two of the episodes that will air right before the mid-season break.

Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Episode 7: Kindred

Tracked back to their hidden base by a mysterious Imperial agent, the rebels must trust some seemingly dangerous native creatures, who are far more than meets the eye.

This episode will air back-to-back with episode 8 (“Crawler Commandeers”) starting at 12:30 a.m. ET on Monday, November 6.

Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Episode 8: Crawler Commandeers

Desperate to contact Rebel command, the Ghost crew pirates a mining vehicle with long range communications gear, but the Empire arrives to spoil their plans.

This episode will air directly after episode 7 (“Kindred”) on Monday, November 6.

You can see the full episode guide from zap2it here: Star Wars: Rebels episode guide, season 2017.

One interesting note is that there is a slight difference between the spelling on the name from episode 8. StarWars.com lists it as “Crawler Commandeers”, which is what I used here, but the episode guide on zap2it lists it instead as “Crawler Commanders”.

So far, we have very little information on what the couple of episodes in between “In the Name of the Rebellion” and “Kindred” will hold, but based on information we have from Dave Filoni and others from Lucasfilm, plus the hints from the trailer and episode titles, we can suppose that they will deal with the beginning of this same mission the Ghost crew is on during episodes 7 and 8, which seems to deal with Lothal and Grand Admiral Thrawn’s TIE Defenders. This seems to be hinted at in the titles of episodes 5 and 6, “The Occupation” and “Flight of the Defender”. We’ve been told that the latter parts of this season will be extremely connected, maybe even more serialized than the arcs of Star Wars: The Clones Wars, which is often praised for its tight-knit storylines spanning multiple episodes. Also, it was revealed at the Star Wars: Rebels panel at Fan Expo Canada not long ago that the first several episodes of season 4 would wrap up loose ends from season 3, and from then on would mainly center on wrapping up the story of the show’s central character, Jedi-in-training Ezra Bridger, as well of the story of his home planet, Lothal, which has been an overarching theme throughout the entire run of the show.

What do you think about these new tidbits? Are you looking forward or hoping for something in particular for this last season? Let me know in the comments below!


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

Star Wars: Rebels Season 4 Airing Schedule & Episode Titles

The Star Wars official website has just announced the airing schedule and episode titles for the first half of the fourth and final season of the Disney XD show, Star Wars: Rebels.

Star Wars Rebels returns for its fourth and final season beginning Monday, October 16, on Disney XD. Many episodes will be broadcast back-to-back through November 13, making for an hour of action and adventure courtesy of the Ghost crew. (Even Chopper is excited!)

You can mark your calendars for the following episodes:

  • Monday, 10/16 – “Heroes of Mandalore”  Parts 1 & 2
  • Monday, 10/23 – “In the Name of the Rebellion” Parts 1 & 2
  • Monday, 10/30 – “The Occupation” and “Flight of the Defender”
  • Monday, 11/6 – “Kindred” and “Crawler Commandeers”
  • Monday, 11/13 – “Rebel Assault”

Following a holiday break, Star Wars Rebels will be back in early 2018 for its final run of episodes leading up to the top-secret series finale.

Look for new episodes every Monday with five airings throughout the day at 12:30 a.m., 3:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. ET on Disney XD, the Disney XD App, and VOD. StarWars.com’s Rebels Recon behind-the-scenes series will be posted after the 9 p.m. broadcast, and episode guides will be published on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT.

Read original article here.

So it seems that we’ll still be getting a mid-season break for the show over the holidays, even though season 4 is a shortened season, and many episodes will be released two-at-a-time on Disney XD. I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand it seems good, since it will cause the season to stretch out long and Rebels won’t end as fast (since as we all know by now, this is the last season). On the other hand, I’m a little bummed about it, since it means waiting that much long to find out the fates of Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, Kanan Jarrus, and Zeb. We already know Hera Syndulla, captain of the Ghost and “mother” to the crew, and Chopper, the faithful – though constantly-grumbling – astromech droid, as well as the ship itself will all make it out, due to their appearences in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the (“canon-adjacent”) LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures show, which wrapped up its second season on Disney XD this summer. Perhaps including the break is an attempt to balance out the fast-paced schedule set by airing two episodes on most weeks, instead of the usual one-per-week scheme set by previous seasons. Of course, we’ll also have Star Wars Episode VIII: the Last Jedi airing during that gap as well, so maybe the second half of the season will include hints and tie-ins to that movie that they can’t safely have out before the movie premiers. Either way, I’m still very excited to see what this last season holds, and while sad to see the end of the show, as well as very nervous for the survival of my favorite rebel team, I can’t wait until October 16.

What do you think of the new airing schedule and episode titles? What do you expect to see in this final season? Let me know in the comments! I always love to hear from and chat with my readers!


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

Fan Expo Canada 2017 Star Wars: Rebels panel

During Fan Expo Canada this year, Star Wars: Rebels fan were treated to a panel with Dave Filoni (Executive Producer of Rebels), Vanessa Marshall (voice of character Hera Syndulla), and Taylor Gray (voice of character Ezra Bridger). It was at this panel that that awesome new trailer dropped (you can read more about that here ), and attendees got to watch the first episode of the show, which will be premiering for the rest of the world October 16, on Disney X D.

And thanks to blogger, podcaster, and huge Rebels fangirl Johnamarie Macias of The Wookiee Gunner, those of us who were unable to attend the panel in person can watch the whole thing here!!

This video contains all three clips that were shown during this panel. (The clips are located as follow: clip #1, “Rex and Kallus on the Ghost” starts at 18:52; clip #2, “X-Wings vs. Thrawn” starts at 24:48; and clip #3, “Kanan and Hera” starts at 29:50.)

You can read detailed article on the highlights on this panel from The Wookiee Gunner here.

Thanks again to Ms. Macias for catching this for all of us to enjoy!!

Let me know your thoughts on this panel, the clip, the new trailer, or just about season 4 in general in the comments!! 🙂


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com