Star Wars Rebels: Shroud of Darkness, What Did You Think?

rebelsA new episode of Star Wars Rebels aired today. Tell us what you thought about the episode in the comments section and check out’s new video Rebels Recon #2.17: Inside “Shroud of Darkness” …



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51 thoughts on “Star Wars Rebels: Shroud of Darkness, What Did You Think?

  • March 3, 2016 at 4:36 am

    I feel it like a prologue for the uncoming episodes. And tho be honest it was GREAT, a lot of questions, a lot of posible paths to go. I really think that Filoni is making a great work here. I know that most people think that all the episodes are just “fill” for this ones, but I really do apreciate the CD they are making with the characters. Great episode!

    • March 3, 2016 at 7:27 am

      Exactly. There’s no “filler” they’ve established in the other episodes that Ezra has learned to sorta control animals through the force (We understand this from previous “filler” episodes) and when they’re trying to contact Yoda in some way, they go back to the place they actually experienced the connection, in another “filler” episode so that when we see it play out in this episode we know that it makes sense. Filoni knows what hes doing. The REAL issue is that Rebels is one of those rare cartoon shows that deserves 8, 1 hour episodes per season. The potential quality each episode can deliver in this crucial time period that would answer so many questions and fill in gaps, is that high IMO.

  • March 3, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Link??? Please?

      • March 3, 2016 at 5:39 am

        Thank YOU!!!!

      • March 3, 2016 at 2:42 pm

        thanks, New Hope, you’re literally my ONLY hope for watching new episodes of Rebels now. 🙂

      • March 3, 2016 at 4:53 pm

        Thank you. I had bought the seasons on apple until they pulled that stunt where the second season was only half a season and you had to pay for the last 10 episodes separately. Great episode!

      • March 3, 2016 at 7:06 pm

        I’ve been wanting to re-watch all of my episodes. I recently changed cable providers. I was able to get the episodes on the Watch Disney XD app, but the app is not supported with Time Warner Cable. It is however supported with my old AT&T U-Verse. I know it is a lot to ask, but you wouldn’t happen to have the first season by chance would you?

  • March 3, 2016 at 4:53 am


  • March 3, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Well, now THAT was probably the best Star Wars Rebels episode yet.

  • March 3, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Anyone have any ideas how Malachor plays into all this and will it mean the Revan becomes cannon?

    • March 3, 2016 at 7:21 am

      I believe it’s more of a tie in to the Force Awakens, and the Scourge of Malachor. They said we were getting Force Awakens tie ins, and haven’t gotten any, till now I believe, since they’re probably going to have to start focusing on Rogue One tie ins for season 3.

      They could namedrop Revan and FINALLY make it official that he is indeed canon (Which I believe he is, Knights of Ren is going to be influenced in some way, big or small, by Revan with Snoke believing in theLight and Dark balance) but I think it’s just going to explain the events we hear about in the visual dictionary of Force Awakens, and probably tell drop hints that people who seen TFA would understand, without making the audience feel left out

      • March 3, 2016 at 6:21 pm

        The lightsaber design is the extent of this directly tying into TFA, and more specifically the Visual Dictionary says it is an ancient design, so whatever the Great Scourge of Malachor was it took place a very long time before the movies. Hardly worth arguing since the planet itself is a nod to KOTOR fans. It wouldn’t be surprising at all if they mention Revan in the upcoming episode, it’d be more surprising if they did not.

  • March 3, 2016 at 5:33 am

    I thought it was excellent!

  • March 3, 2016 at 5:42 am

    I just treasured this episode….. from the larger story of kanan and ezra’s path with the birth of the rebellion down to the tiniest detail, such as anakin’s training video. Funny how clone wars and now rebels giveso much more relevance, explanation, and expansion to the events of the PT. And in my opinion the best rebels episodes include ahsoka.

    • March 3, 2016 at 7:12 am

      IMO they’re doing a fantastic job of attempting to salvage the Prequel Trilogy credibility and image for those fans who were disgusted by it. I think it sends one message “We listen, and we care about our fans”

      It’s part of the Star Wars magic, as I like to call it. The people handling the franchise CARE about the fans. Force Awakens was made for the fans, according to Lucas, and the quality and deep talent, as well as the treatment they’re giving it, and resources they’re using to push it forward, is so appreciated, by me atleast. Star Wars is here to stay. Alot of people don’t “get it” but for the HARDCORE fans, this is heaven on earth. I thought Revenge of the Sith was it for Star Wars.

  • March 3, 2016 at 5:43 am

    So, the last time we knew that Ahsoka saw Anakin was at the temple in Clone Wars when she left the order. According to Ahsoka, she last saw him when he raced off to save Palpatine (assuming Episode 3). So, one of the many questions… where / who was she? Great episode!!!!!!!

    • March 3, 2016 at 6:15 am

      There were several scripts written for cancelled Clone Wars episodes – including a few showing the events of Episode III from the viewpoints of Ahsoka and Rex. I think I heard Dave Filoni say once that he still treats those scripts as part of the canon, even though they were never made into episodes.

    • March 3, 2016 at 6:56 am

      “According to Ahsoka, she last saw him when he raced off to save Palpatine (assuming Episode 3)”

      I suppose that’s probably before both Anakin and Obi-Wan took off into space during the battle of Coruscant.

      • March 3, 2016 at 7:07 am

        Yeah, Episode 3 moved at the same pace of The Force Awakens, whereas there really wasn’t alot of time to talk about what went on in the past or even recently, and name drop and all of that, so it makes sense to throw it in there. I personally don’t like it because Id prefer for the last time they saw each other to be that moment she walked away.

        • March 3, 2016 at 5:53 pm

          Well the moment at the temple could’ve still been the last time they saw EACHOTHER but she possibly could’ve seen him from afar before he left to save Palpatine. That doesn’t mean he had to have seen her.

  • March 3, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Great stuff, what this show should have been doing all along. And we only had to slog through 3/4s of a season of worthless shit to get to it. Hurray!

    • March 3, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      Lol. I think this is the most I’ve ever agreed with you 😉

  • March 3, 2016 at 6:57 am

    My favorite episode..for some reason. You don’t really miss out if you haven’t watched Clone Wars or anything, but the Ahsoka vision scene and the wave from Yoda were so rewarding and great to see. The PT, OT and ST are going to tie in during this series and that’s going to make for some much fun and rich storytelling. So many gaps being filled in.

    Ahsoka is dying for sure. I took the Yoda wave as a goodbye between the two of them. The last time they will ever see eachother, even though Yoda is alive and well. Ezra is now too important to be just a nobody. Ezra is going to impact the Star Wars universe in some way, hes like Rey, but instead developing much quicker at a younger age. a 14 year old Ezra would have completely destroyed Kylo Ren if he was put in that exact situation that Rey was, even with his brief training which isn’t exactly formal considering its coming from a now former padawan.

    I also enjoy how they’re trying to explain why one half of the two most powerful Jedi still alive(Yoda and Obi Wan) one who defeated a prime Darth Vader, and the other who NEARLY defeated the emperor, aren’t around to assist the wannabes and has been Jedi, and the Rebel Alliance. I think Obi’s story will be explained in a movie showing how hes carried the burden of his failure with Anankin and him being responsible for Vader being created by not killing Anakin, but Yoda’s stance on how you choose to win, and fighting isn’t always the answer, learning from his mistakes of the Clone Wars, helps shed light on why the heck Yoda wasn’t around to help.

  • March 3, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Yeah, great way of explaining why Yoda distanced himself from everything and even decided not to fight anymore.. It was cold and powerful. Great, GREAT tie in to lore in the macro sense.

  • March 3, 2016 at 7:52 am

    now its kicking into high gear! everything in this one was great, but all i can think about is yoda talking about malachor. they’ve been teasing kotor pretty hard this season, so they better pay it off by giving us revan, especially if they are going to the site of his great victory.

    • March 3, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Revan was almost canonized in TCW, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened in Rebels.

    • March 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Depends when you mean by “teasing”.

      In the Force Awakens visual dictionary it is said that Kylo Ren’s saber design comes from the “Great Scourge of Malachor”, so chances are the story links to that given the green crossguard saber. Whether or not there’s a way to link that into the ancient Old Republic remains yo be seen I guess.

      • March 3, 2016 at 9:05 pm

        teasing: hammerhead ships, kinrath, malachor, “truth in legends”, to name a few. its not a bulletproof case by any stretch, but i like our chances.

  • March 3, 2016 at 7:54 am

    it also felt a little like the end of indiana jones and the last crusade when the old knight was waving at indy as the temple was collapsing.

    • March 3, 2016 at 8:00 am

      You got that reference 😉

  • March 3, 2016 at 8:25 am

    i loved the content of the episode, but i wish some of these concepts would have been introduced over the last 4 or 5.. the last few were fairly dry and then BAM! this came out of nowhere. i hope the short remainder of the season doesn’t feel rushed because this one felt a tad rushed.

    • March 3, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Nah I’m good.

      • March 4, 2016 at 5:59 pm

        Wow, that was both abrupt, and bitchy. So proud right now. 🙂

  • March 3, 2016 at 10:16 am

    “The last time I saw him, he was rushing off to save the Chancellor.”

    Wait, what?

    • March 3, 2016 at 10:20 am

      I love that subtle little hint. Ashoka left the order for sure, but who knows where she went. And General Grevious attacking the Galactic Capital would be headline news, so either she saw Anakin racing on some sort of Holonet feed to save Palpatine (imagine if the President or a Prime Minister were kidnapped, it would be Breaking News), or maybe she was there on Coruscant and tried to help. She could still help but not rejoin the order. Imagine Ahsoka being on ground level assisting people in need and then she looks up and sees Anakin’s fighter zooming towards space

    • March 3, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Yeah, she left the Order, but stayed in contact in some way until the end of the war. In the episode “The Lost Commanders”, Rex mentions that the last time he fought beside Ahsoka was the Siege of Mandalore, which was an event scheduled to happen in some episodes of TCW until they were cancelled.

  • March 3, 2016 at 10:23 am

    So will the Rebels, and mainly Ahsoka, ever discover that Obi-Wan Kenobi is alive. I love Yoda being able to say hello (or goodbye) to Ahsoka but I wish Obi-wan could have that same moment. I also want Obi-Wan to be the one to kill Darth Maul . I wanted it to happen in their prime condition though, not at an elderly state.

  • March 3, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I think Geonosians fate could be well explained in Rogue One, being so related to the death star and with such hints in Rebels and Vader #4.

    • March 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      It was explained in Rebels why would they need to explain it again? It happened years prior to both Rebels and Rogue One. I suppose if their tracking of the Death Star plans starts out quite literally at the beginning they might have reason to go to Geonosis but otherwise it would be kind of time consuming to explain it when the GA’s only reference point to Geonosis would be the DS plans being taken off planet almost 20 years prior at the start of the Clone Wars. The extermination of the population isn’t relevant in any way at this point. I think providing the exposition for it through Rebels is appropriate and fitting since fans will see it and “get it” but then they don’t have to waste time with it during a movie where screen time is limited and expensive.

  • March 3, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Loved the episode, can’t wait for the continuing story.
    Only slight critique was that Yoda looked off to me.

  • March 3, 2016 at 2:14 pm


    The Grand Inquisitor reveal was (although not completely surprising) quite something as well! Curious to see if they flesh out his backstory at all – his turn from the light (presumably at the hands of Vader), etc.

  • March 3, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    holy gods, that was a powerful episode, it’s the deepest and darkest that Rebels has been yet but it was exactly as deep-dark as it needed to be… and now I’m wondering how Maul will be handled. I really have to imagine that the fabled Vader vs Maul duel people have dreamed of since 1999 could actually happen on this show, which would be awesome. And yeah, the waves from Yoda and Ahsoka really did cause pangs and goosebumps, it really hangs a lantern on what her future holds in store. 🙁

  • March 3, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I enjoyed the episode very much, probably more than any other this season, but other than the Grand Inquisitor moment I didn’t feel it really told us anything we didn’t already know was in the proceed of happening anyway (like Ezra drifting to the Dark Side). Plus, I really didn’t like the way Yoda was animated. I dunno, it just felt…off. Great to see Vader though.

    Also, just a nitpick, but shouldn’t Kanan have been knighted with his original name?

    • March 3, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      No the Jedi Temple would not know it. Remember it is being controlled by Yoda. Yoda would not recall Kanan’s real name.

      • March 3, 2016 at 7:28 pm

        Why would he not? He was in the Jedi Council at the same time Kanan was being trained. Yoda most certainly knew other Padawans and Kana’s master.

        • March 3, 2016 at 9:08 pm

          I doubt Yoda would use the temple name. He did not in his first talk to Kanan in Kanan’s vision.

    • March 4, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      The Yoda model is awful, no argument there. The biggest moment moving things forward I thought was Asohka learning that Vader is Anakin. You’re right about the rest – we knew all of it already.

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