Star Wars Rebels Review: “Legacy of Mandalore” + Rebels Recon. What Did You Think?

After ANOTHER long hiatus, Star Wars: Rebels is back and it’s with a MIGHTY vengeance. I only mean that in the best way possible. There are some MAJOR happenings in this episode and I will try and keep the spoilers in my review to a MINIMUM. Let’s just jump into it!!!!!!



SPOILERS BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



What worked for me:



  • Sabine’s fate revealed and ramifications of it:


Sabine has been this series’ most under-utilized character from my (certain) point of view. It’s taken two-and-a-half seasons for her to shine to her full potential, but “Legacy of Mandalore” gives us the Sabine Wren we all have been waiting to see. We see a strong character struggling of coming to terms with her past and the family that distrusts her. The ending of this episode is both satisfying and heartbreaking, which I never thought I would say regarding Sabine’s character. It’s a damn shame that it took this long to tell Sabine’s backstory and get to this point, but it’s safe to say that I am now 100% all-in regarding Sabine Wren.



  • Ursa Wren


This hard-nosed Mandalorian is both cold blooded and still has a soft spot for her family. The character of Ursa was a surprising aspect for me. She has all the Mando characteristics of being a total badass, and though she does come to Sabine’s rescue, she also holds to Mandalorian customs in the end. Though that’s…kind of brutal, to be honest…I also love that she is devoted to her way of life. I really hope this is not the last we see of her.



  • All the different Mandalorian armor on screen. *heart eyes*


I know it’s cool to hate on Boba Fett these days, but I grew up in the age of where Boba Fett was the coolest character according to all of my peers and me. I couldn’t get enough info about him. When I found that there was an entire planet of people in armor like his, I lost my mind. Thanks to Clone Wars and Rebels, I have gotten to see different versions of that armor on screen. Even better when you get to see them all in action on screen too.



  • The end battle and the fallout


For the record, The Clone Wars episode “The Lawless” is my benchmark for how great ANY animation show can be. It just happens to have an amazing lightsaber duel and Mandalorian battle. This episode isn’t quite to that level, but by golly it’s not that far either. This end battle might be in the top 5 for Rebels moments and it’s for good reason. Tons of great Mando action and BIG revelations at the end. One revelation that the show gave us (or…I think they gave us) is the answer to why we don’t see Mandalorians fighting alongside the Rebel Alliance in the OT. Maybe this answer was obvious and I just missed it, but I thought it made a ton of sense anyway.




What didn’t work for me:



Absolutely nothing….Well…maybe the fact that someone is named Tristan and the name was a little too modern for me at first, but I got over it and I’m fine with it now.




Quick hitters:


  • Need a toy of it.



  • Need a toy of it.



  • Need a playset of it.


“Legacy of Mandalore” follows up the amazing “Trials of the Darksaber” with zero drop off. I am beyond intrigued as to where our Ghost Crew goes from here. What are the ramifications? What other stories are going to be told now? I haven’t been this intrigued by a Rebels episode in a LONG time. Season 3 is killing it and I think it seems to be only getting better.



As always I look forward to reading what you all have to say regarding this episode! 🙂




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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 #3.16: Inside “Legacy of Mandalore”.





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20 thoughts on “Star Wars Rebels Review: “Legacy of Mandalore” + Rebels Recon. What Did You Think?

  • February 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Lmao funny review..episode was good! Can’t wait to see what’s next for Mandalore!

  • February 19, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Sweet – Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze’ll be along any episode now….I hope (she was interviewed a few months back & mentioned recording dialogue for Rebels – YAY)

    What a great episode! Boy, the voice cast / cameos they get for Rebels are tip-top! Ray Stevenson & Kevin McKidd in the SAME episode!!!!

  • February 19, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed the episode, especially the alpine aesthetic and the not so subtle nod to the work of Gustav Klimt.

  • February 19, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Death to Mandalorian scum

  • February 19, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Kinda sad that of all the main characters Sabine is the one to leave. (Not Zeb or Ezra?)

    • February 19, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      Ezra is the main character. Sabine was not much more than a piece of furniture most of the time, her absence won’t make much difference.

  • February 19, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    “maybe the fact that someone is named Tristan and the name was a little too modern for me at first.”

    Tristan is a name from King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. it is anything but modern.

    Overall, I really liked this episode.

    • February 20, 2017 at 3:57 am

      That’s a good point. It just came off jarring to me at first.

  • February 19, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    What didn’t work for me:
    Sabine turning her back to the armed enemy. It was so stupid!

    • February 20, 2017 at 3:58 am

      LOL! True.

  • February 19, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Great episode. It does actually have me hoping for a Mandalorian movie some time in the future; they’re just too cool a part of Star Wars not to let the rest of fandom that isn’t watching the animated series experience them.

  • February 20, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Solid episode!! I am a bit confused, though, as to why Sabine’s mom didn’t turn out to be Rook Kast.

  • February 20, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Missed the episode, but read that the phrasing of “Emperors Hand” was mentioned…is this true? If so, with the new Thrawn novel coming out…I think we may see Mara showing up as Rey’s mum…Fingers crossed!

    • February 21, 2017 at 5:25 am

      I don’t think I’d like Mara Jade to show up as an Emperor’s Hand. If she did appear, she’d probably not be Force sensitive, and she definitely wouldn’t be Luke’s wife.

      • February 21, 2017 at 4:02 pm

        If she’s not the emperors hand, force sensitive or Luke’s wife…why have her show up?

        If she comes back…she needs to be full on bad ass.

        • February 21, 2017 at 9:39 pm

          Exactly. That’s why she won’t show up.

          • February 22, 2017 at 2:16 am

            You may be right….who knows with this story group.

  • February 25, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Most enjoyable episode of Rebels for a long time.

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