Star Wars Rebels Review: The Wynkahthu Job + Rebels Recon. What Did You Think?


I think it’s safe to say that last week’s Rebels episode was probably one of the biggest “clunkers” for an episode of this series. I have to admit, I was quite intrigued as to how the show would bounce back on the next episode. Would it even? Do those little twerps from Iron Squadron make an appearance? Let’s find out!




Spoilers below!!!!!!!!!!!


What worked for me:


  • Hondo and Azmorigan as a team



This will cause a lot of people to raise their collective eyebrows and that’s fair to an extent. Azmorigan hasn’t exactly been in the “best” Rebels episodes and he’s obviously a device to add a lot of humor in the show. Same thing to an extent with Hondo, but Hondo has a lot more street cred due to his amazing episodes in The Clone Wars. These two ran into each other last season as enemies and now we see them as partners in this episode. The two of them just had me giggling throughout the episode at their interactions with each other, which made the episode really entertaining for me. Now, I think that a lot of fans will not be pleased by this very “slapstick” episode. It makes the point that it’s aimed at younger viewers apparent, but…that’s what it is supposed to be, right?



  • AP-5!!!!!



AP-5 returns! Those will remember this droid last season when Chopper “recruited” him (long story). AP-5’s dead pan English accent is hilarious and reminds me of the late Alan Rickman (RIP). I have no idea why AP-5 isn’t in MORE episodes! His reaction to Kanan had me laughing out loud and left me wanting even more! Personally I would take him over Chopper any day of the week! Here is hoping we get more him coming up and…AN ACTION FIGURE!!!! ARE YOU LISTENING, HASBRO??!?!?!?



  • Century Droids



If you are wondering if these droids look familiar, you would be correct. These droids come straight from the Dark Forces video game that came out in the mid 90’s. For those who aren’t familiar with that video game, Dark Forces was a first person shooter game. It’s interesting that after the Clone Wars, the Empire still used some form of Battle Droids. I love the callbacks that this season of Rebels continues to give us.



What didn’t work for me:


  • Ezra and his teenager woes



Ezra wasn’t given command of the mission the crew went on, and that pissed him off. Why they ever gave field leader status to a teenager in the first place is another issue all together. Zeb is given the field leader honor and Ezra continues to do his own thing and ignore Zeb…it annoyed the sh*t out of me. Zeb is a seasoned warrior for God sakes!!!!!!! UUUUUGGGGHHHH. A good friend of mine had a good point regarding Ezra in this episode and the fact we are an older audience watching this show: “If teenage angst and stupidity were our favorite parts, that’d be weird.” Well said.



Quick hitters:


  • I love Hondo’s paint job for his ship!



I enjoyed this episode A LOT more than last week’s “Iron Squadron”. I would agree that this is one of those “filler” episodes, but it was an entertaining and fun adventure, at least! I’ll take fun / slapstick over 80% of an episode taking place in a cockpit any day! Plus, anything with Hondo automatically gets a pass because I love that character. HA!


Something tells me that a lot of fans will be complaining about this episode though….We’ll see!




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Also the latest episode of Rebels Recon has been released. Tell us what you thought about the episode in the comments section and check out’s new video Rebels Recon #3.08: Inside “The Wynkahthu Job”.






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34 thoughts on “Star Wars Rebels Review: The Wynkahthu Job + Rebels Recon. What Did You Think?

  • November 27, 2016 at 7:40 am

    how were they breathing in the upper atmosphere of a gas giant… oh never mind. really wish they’d stick to the main story more often but as filler goes this was miles better than last week and that is all thanks to hondo. as to ezra i keep expecting him to go back to flirting with the dark side but right now he seems mired in “whinny anakin” mode.

    • November 28, 2016 at 4:22 am

      Yea I feel like his dark side thing is over..which sucks cause I really wanted him to turn or something. They treated the whole situation as a method of making the relationship between Kanan and Ezra stronger which is a shame because there was the potential for a plot twist of making Ezra Maul’s apprentice, and the ghost crew going up against the very person they took in.

      • November 28, 2016 at 7:05 am

        i so want that to happen. they did such a great job setting it up last season that would be a dam shame to have his flirtation last one episode.

  • November 27, 2016 at 8:28 am

    It was okay – certainly an improvement over the previous episode. I dig James Hong in whatever he’s in, but I found Azmorigan’s zany antics to be a bit grating at times in this episode. The not-quite Dark Troopers were pretty cool, though I feel like they should have been in the episode for a longer period of time than they were.

    – Pomojema

  • November 27, 2016 at 8:48 am

    *Sentry Droids

    • November 27, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      I agree that “Sentry Droids” makes a lot more sense and is almost certainly correct. In the author’s defense, it sounds extremely similar to “Century” when spoken quickly in dialogue. I know that I, like a lot of other kids, thought Han Solo said “We’re coming up on their Century Ships,” when he actually said “sentry ships.” I mean, if you can have a Millennium Falcon… century ship sounded fitting enough, right?

      • November 29, 2016 at 7:18 am

        Makes sense.

  • November 27, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I love Star Wars, the Good and the not ” so Great ” but in general you’ll never
    hear me complain about anything Star Wars related. I love all of it… well maybe
    not the Xmas special = P ( and there are even parts of it I liked, like the introduction cartoon of a certain Bounty Hunter )

    Oh and before anybody goes of on a rant about my comment. I’m entitled
    to my opinion. I loved all seven Star Wars films to date as well as the clone wars
    and rebels series. If you didn’t that’s also fine.

    • November 27, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      You having an opinion on something – that’s great, why would anyone have a problem with that. You not wanting to engage in an argument or debate and having your opinion challenged – that’s also fine. You wanting everyone else to adopt the same mindset – not so fine.

      • November 28, 2016 at 12:40 am

        ‘If you didn’t that’s also fine.’

        • November 28, 2016 at 12:58 am

          This guy has ‘selective’ reading skills so he can start arguments.

  • November 27, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Gary Whitta guest wrote this episode and unfortunately I think that’s why the characters are a bit off. Ezra’s reaction to Zeb being in command would have fit much better when he was being corrupted by the holocron. It also bothered me that Kanan made an upset face when Hondo said the word “blind”. Sight and seeing metaphors are incredibly common in the english language so I don’t understand what the problem is for a Jedi trained to be selfless.
    I didn’t like the security bots because A) They look way too expensive to be on every cargo ship. B) It’s another thing taken from the old EU that just plunges the canon even deeper beneath Legend’s shadow.
    I gave the episode a 6/10 because despite all my gripes it was pretty exciting and funny by the end.

    • November 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      I think there was some valuable stuff on there that warranted the increased security. They worked for me.

  • November 27, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I love Hondo, but I think the Hondo we get now has just become comic relief. He was much more of a ruthless pirate in CW. And when Hondo is already the comic relief, you don’t need Azmorigan as well. The whole episode would have played out pretty much the same had he not been in it.

    Also – the sentry droids. I know we’re not sure exactly what role a ‘security droid’ plays, but this might have been an ideal opportunity to introduce the K-2SO model of droid, rather than those Dark Forces carry overs. It’s only a fortnight until RO so it would have been great to see some common elements.

    • November 28, 2016 at 12:38 am

      I was thinking the same things.

  • November 27, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Probably told somewhere but Now I”m thinking none of this rebels will die in this show. I can see the last episode. All of them being captured, resting in silence and lost in some Death Star cells, abandoned. No one knows anything about them.
    Luke will kill all of them with his proton torpedoes attack… Insane..

    • November 28, 2016 at 12:29 am

      Dark..I like it

    • November 29, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Ouch. A possibility I hadn’t even considered. What a nasty way to take them all out…..

  • November 28, 2016 at 12:28 am

    The writers need to be careful to avoid the Star Trek Voyager trap… too many shows with the same plots, too little character growth and everyone stuck in the same old environments week after week. I’d love for them to break up the Ghost crew and send them all off on character development arcs.

    • November 28, 2016 at 2:38 am

      agreed. too many characters to service in a 20 minute show.

  • November 28, 2016 at 6:49 am

    I think what I don’t like about these “filler” episodes is that…they don’t have to be filler.
    For example in this episode, why not save 2 minutes at the end for an epilogue that shows the newly-acquired proton bombs being loaded onto the newly-acquired Y-wings being flown by the newly-acquired Wedge on a mission that’s meaningful to the rebellion. Hello, this show is called “Rebels”!!!!

  • November 28, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Unfortunately, “it’s a kids show” explains much of the problems. It is a Y7-rated show, while the rest of modern Star Wars is PG-13 and above.

  • November 28, 2016 at 7:49 am

    I almost wish they would produce shorter seasons that would eliminate these filler episodes. I know the author of this review thought this episode was a great bounce-back from last week, I really disagree. Ezra is basically Anakin in Ep. 2 — a whiny, bratty know-it-all. The use of Hondo was a waste of an awesome character and he came out looking like a dufus.

  • November 28, 2016 at 8:00 am

    These filler episodes sucks. If you’re not going to progress the story, make a shorter season.

    • November 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Or just move things along in the story. Link-up with the larger rebellion effort. Show some more Leia, and some cool missions that coordinate with the other characters from the OT. Multi-week story arcs. Expand the scope beyond the boring day-to-day life of these 6 original Rebels characters. Stop dragging-out the Thrawn aspect. Stop teasing a Maul/ObiWan confrontation and make it happen. Start weaving this show into where we know Ep4 and R1 are going. Sorry for another rant — trying to keep is positive. These kinds of shows tend to wander for too long (remember Caprica?) and end up getting cancelled before they get where they’re trying to go.

  • November 28, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Ok Random comment …if they ever do a live action version of Ashoka they should get Winnie Harlow to play her

  • November 28, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    People are upset about filler episodes and I’m just like

  • November 29, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Useless filler.

  • November 29, 2016 at 2:45 pm


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