“Fuel for the Fire” is one of those episodes where you go in thinking it’s going to be entirely about Kaz, but you end up finding out a few more details about Yeager. In my opinion, those moments helped enhance the episode and make it more memorable. I also like how we see and hear about those moments through Kaz’s perspective. Yeager isn’t willing to share those details about himself yet, so we have to follow Kaz around to get those answers some other way.
Jace Rucklin is an interesting way of introducing a rival. I had mentioned elsewhere how the characters are going to need antagonists aside from the First Order. First, we were introduced to the pirates, and now, Jace is a personal rival for Kaz. It can’t always be about the First Order vs. the Resistance, especially since a war doesn’t exist at this point in time. Everyday rivals and distractions are needed to take the focus off the First Order from time to time and present new challenges to the characters.
Ultimately, it was a great episode with a few unexpected treats. I’m also a fan of the humor. I laughed out loud more than a handful of times during the episode. I think the creative team found a great balance between the funny and serious threads of the story. I like the young-at-heart feeling I get from it, so I hope it stays that way for as long as possible.
You can read my full recap/review over at Culturess.
- Kaz mocking Yeager with the “get back to work” line is one of my favorite moments. His posture and attitude reminded me of Kanan in Spark of Rebellion.
- While I love the final moments of the episode, I think the ending would have been better had Kaz learned his lesson and turned off the hover cart.
- Question for the TWG readers out there, why do you think Yeager didn’t let Kaz use his personal racer? Why did Yeager put him in the deathtrap that is the Fireball?
To learn more about this week’s episode, check out the official episode guide.
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The next all-new episode, “The High Tower,” will air on Sunday, October 28, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Disney Channel. Cable and satellite subscribers will have early access to the episodes through the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD.