Things look pretty bleak in the Colossus. There’s no food, no long-term plans, and no morale to keep people going during this troubling time. Captain Doza tries to hold everything together, but it’s difficult to sway people when he has no way of gaining their trust. That’s where his daughter comes in.
Torra definitely shines in this episode because she isn’t afraid to take matters into her own hands to help her father. We also love how her pet voorpak makes a surprise appearance, reminding us how it’s okay to laugh when times are hard.
Here are 5 highlights we found interesting in this latest episode.
Stirring Up Trouble
Kragan and his pirates are a wild bunch, so we originally imagined the pirates instigating some trouble for Captain Doza in this episode. Instead, Aunt Z was the one stirring the pot, while Kragan took advantage of the moment. To be honest, we shouldn’t have been surprised, since we all have our limits. Aunt Z just happened to reach hers.
Plus, Aunt Z has no issue vocalizing her thoughts and opinions. She’s the one who put Kaz on Captain Doza’s scent earlier in the series and made it seem like he was collaborating with the First Order. Aunt Z isn’t one to keep her mouth shut and that’s what we love most about her (besides her space waffle tattoo).
That said, she stirred a good amount of trouble for Doza by rallying the people and motivating them to leave. Personally, we thought departing was the better option, since they wouldn’t be subjected to future space battles, but Yeager made it seem like leaving would put them in greater danger. Regardless, her suggestion to catch the jakoosk brought the residents of the Colossus closer together and helped make Doza look more trustworthy in the eyes of everyone else.
Taking the Lead
We know Captain Doza’s to blame for their current situation, since he’s the one who invited the First Order to the Colossus, but Torra was not having it when Kragan spoke badly of her father. She was quick to defend him, and if it weren’t for Kaz holding her back, we have no doubt she would have shown Kragan a thing or two with her fists.
We love how she takes the lead in this episode. She knows Kragan wants to undermine Captain Doza’s authority, and she suggests going on the hunt in order to act as representation and win the people’s favor. We also love how loyal she is to her father and how she’s able to recognize the stress he’s going through. Most children her age wouldn’t bother putting themselves in their parents’ shoes, but Torra does everything she can to better her father’s situation. We love he more for it.
The brief pirate-inspired melody as the Galleon enters Celsor 3’s atmosphere is one of our top favorite moments of the season, so far. It was such a perfect blend of traditional pirate shenanigans and Star Wars.
Speaking of the pirates, we know they aren’t the brightest, but we often got the impression Kragan knew what he was doing. Turns out, that’s not really the case. He’s just as incompetent as the others, except Synara. Synara continues to have the most sense and be the voice of reason. We get the feeling Kragan’s days are numbered and Synara might take over as captain. Pirate Queen, anyone?
To be honest, Synara deserves better, but if she intends to stay with the pirates, then she needs to get Kragan out of the picture and start making the decisions Kragan is incapable of carrying out himself.
Buggles was an unexpected addition to the episode, but we’re so happy he was incorporated because his scenes made for great laughs, especially in relation to Kaz. But honestly, what did Torra and Kaz expect when the poor voorpak had been cooped up in her room for who knows how long. He needed some fresh air and a dash of excitement.
We couldn’t help but laugh out loud when Torra used her binoculars to zoom in on her smuggly-buggly only to see a speck of him in the distance. Buggles was living his best life in this episode, and we were all for it.
Neeku’s Blue Skies
Nobody is more caring and selfless than Neeku. Remember when he offered to buy some medicine for Eila’s wounded leg with his own money? Exactly! He does everything out of the goodness of his heart. He puts everyone else first and himself second. He traded his personal possessions in order to get the parts necessary to build a projector that could give everyone the impression they still lived on Castilon.
Neeku is so pure of heart, it actually concerns us as this war continues to escalate. Someone that selfless could potentially put their life on the line to help others, and we are not ready to see Neeku in that kind of situation.
Catch the next episode of Star Wars Resistance, “The Engineer,” on Sunday, November 3, 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.