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.
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.
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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