The Colossus jumped away from the First Order just in time in last week’s episode of Star Wars Resistance. They succeeded partly because the Ace pilots drew away the fire from the TIE fighters, thus giving Kaz and the pirates enough time to retrieve the coaxium they needed for the hyperdrive. The thing is the Aces barely made it themselves.
While they’ve known each other for a long time and they are familiar with each other’s tactics during a race, they don’t have the skills or experience necessary to work as a fighter squadron. That’s where an old member of the Rebel Alliance’s military fleet steps in.
In “Live Fire,” Kaz officially joins the Aces and Yeager becomes their squadron leader, training them to become better combat pilots. Meanwhile, Tam learns what it’s like to be a First Order pilot.
We rounded up the latest previews and episodic images to give you a closer look at what’s to come in this all-new episode.
We’re finally getting an episode involving the Ace pilots! We’ve been waiting for this moment ever since they were introduced.
In this brief preview, we get a glimpse at how each one processes their last fight against the First Order. Hype still believes they’re the best pilots in the galaxy, Freya and Torra are rightfully concerned, and Griff pulls in his experience with the Empire.
With Yeager taking over as squadron leader, we’re curious to find out if any of the Ace pilots harbor any strong feelings about that decision. Hype, for example, is considered the leader of the Aces. Will he put his ego aside and cooperate with Yeager? Griff is also another interesting character, since he has previous experience with the Empire. Will he have something to say about having an ex-Rebel pilot and commander as his leader?
Freya, Torra, and Bo Keevil come across as the type of characters who would be up for the task. That said, we hope Freya and Bo, in particular, have more lines of dialogue that give us more insight into their characters. We don’t know much about them, and it’d be a pity to continue having them fly in the background without fleshing out their stories.
Here are 10 official episodic images from the upcoming episode, where Captain Doza introduces Yeager and Kaz as new additions to the Ace squadron. We also get a glimpse at Tam in her TIE fighter pilot gear and what looks to be her pilot instructor.
“Live Fire” airs on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 6:00 pm ET on Disney XD and 10:00 pm ET on the Disney Channel. It will also be available to watch on DisneyNOW.