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Kanan Undergoes a Dramatic Change and Assigns Ezra a Vital Mission to Rescue Hera in “Jedi Night” and “DUME”

The mission to rescue Hera from the clutches of Grand Admiral Thrawn and Governor Pryce begins on Monday, February 19, when Star Wars Rebels returns with “Jedi Night” and “DUME.”

In the back-to-back episodes, the Ghost crew managed to come up with a plan to infiltrate the Imperial headquarters on Lothal, but when the mission goes awry, the crew has to rally together to find a new purpose and resolve.

New Clips and Promos

ABC News gave us our first preview of “Jedi Night” with a clip that takes place soon after the events in “Rebel Assault.” Kanan assigns Ezra with the responsibility of leading the mission to save Hera. Unlike other characters in the Star Wars universe, Kanan understands that his feelings can cloud his thoughts and judgment. What I love most about this clip, however, is that Kanan has complete trust in Ezra. Ezra is also mature enough to recognize that this isn’t a time to celebrate about getting the lead in a mission. In fact, he showed an ample amount of maturity in the mid-season finale when he didn’t rush off to save Hera on his own without a plan, unlike his Master.

“It is a nice transference moment,” said Dave Filoni in an interview with ABC News. “There’s always this thing where you have a student, and they’re becoming more and more adept than the master.”

(In the same interview, Filoni mentioned that he’s been busy and working hard on a new project, so even though Rebels will be coming to an end soon, there’ll be more animated Star Wars stories to come.)

The second clip was released by Disney XD on Twitter and featured Kanan’s transformation from a scruffy, ponytailed Jedi to a clean-faced man-on-a-mission. In a way, it looks like he’s returning to his days as Caleb Dume, someone who he said had died during Order 66 with his Master. It’ll be interesting to see if he embraces that name again moving forward.

The Star Wars YouTube account gave us two different previews (first and second).

In the first, Ezra and Sabine are disguised as TIE Fighter pilots, and along with Kanan, they hop onto these makeshift gliders that will allow them to infiltrate the city. It’s a beautiful and touching scene because they’re heading into the horizon to save one of their own, but there’s also a sense of dread because there’s the possibility of someone not making it back.

In the second, Thrawn brings back an old relic from Hera’s past in attempt to get under her skin.

New Images

When and Where to Watch It?

“Jedi Night” and “DUME” will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD. The two new episodes will also be available on DisneyNOW at 10:00 p.m. PT after they air on Disney XD.

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3 comments on “Kanan Undergoes a Dramatic Change and Assigns Ezra a Vital Mission to Rescue Hera in “Jedi Night” and “DUME”

  1. Jon Hodges

    Nice article. These last few episodes look to be quite epic :)

  2. Nice post, Wookies.
    I am not going to seek out the promo clips, because I don’t wish for my viewing to be cluttered with an…”oh I got that right” or an “oops, got that wrong” kind of thing. I really want to view the episodes with as direct an experience as possible.
    I already know that Kanan has unfinished business from his past, and I’ve already seen that he is experiencing a major shift in his life. The buzz cut is emblematic of the change he’s undergoing.
    Just as an aside, I’ve noticed that Star Wars is moving to deeper, more complex characters. The decisions faced by these characters are multifaceted, and resonate on many levels. It seems a fair number of fans cannot comprehend this. This is, however the essence of where Rebels is going.
    The original trilogy was great fun, but there was no agonizing over life changing decisions. The prequel trilogy offered more two faced deception, with essentially straightforward characters being out maneuvered by this deception, and now we are dealing with more complex characters who have complex motivations. We aren’t in Kansas anymore, and I celebrate the change!
    I really look forward to these last Rebels episodes, and oh yes, I certainly am ready for things to “get weird”.

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