The final season of Star Wars Rebels is almost upon us, and to prepare us for what’s to come, Lucasfilm and Disney released a recap video that summarizes the story of seasons 1, 2, and 3.
The video, edited by the incomparable Kevin Yost (Senior Editor at Lucasfilm), highlights the family theme that the show established and explored over the past four years as well as the individual paths of the youngest crew members, Ezra and Sabine. There was also an emphasis on Lothal and the fight that’s to come.
In the final seconds of the video, Ezra uses electrobinoculars to zoom in on the danger that’s about to hit Lothal City. Before, fans were speculating that it was falling debris from a space battle or missile-like weapons aimed at the city, but now that we have a closer view, it turns out that the falling debris is actually X-wings and Y-wings exploding in midair and crash landing toward the city. Is this a result of the Empire’s doing? Or is it an intentional act by the Rebels? We’ll have to wait and see.
We also get a peek at Jai Kell (voiced by Dante Basco), another resident of Lothal who originally appeared in “Breaking Ranks” alongside Ezra (known then as Dev Morgan) and Zare Leonis. While Zare’s story was expanded in the novel series Servants of the Empire, Jai was removed from Lothal for his own safety, but it looks like he’s joined the Rebels in some way, and like Ezra, he’s out to save his homeworld.
Star Wars Rebels returns for its final season on Monday, October 16, with “Heroes of Mandalore: Parts 1 & 2” on Disney XD and the Disney XD app. In the UK, the show will premiere on Saturday, October 28.
Rebels Recon, the behind-the-scenes special for each Star Wars Rebels episode, will be available after the 9:00PM ET/PT broadcast on Monday nights.
The StarWars.com episode guides, which include trivia and concept art galleries, will be published on Tuesdays at 9:00AM ET / 6:00PM PT.
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