Star Wars Rebels Review: “Through Imperial Eyes” + Rebels Recon. What Did You Think?
After arguably two of the best episodes of the series, Star Wars: Rebels follows up with yet another great episode. This episode is Kallus-centered and we get indications of where his story is going. Is Kallus outed as Fulcrum? Does Kallus get executed on the spot if he is, in fact, outed? Read more to find out!
What worked for me:
I’ve always loved the character Kallus, which essentially stems from the fact that I used to rock the same exact Wolverine sideburns he does. That being said, it was the episode “The Honorable Ones” where his character really shined and revealed that he was more than a cold hearted Imperial. Kallus continues his help as Fulcrum, with his clever ways that continue to make the character likable in this episode…I just pray he makes it past this season. Something tells me he’s not. *tear*
Thrawn has been holding back most of this season playing the long chess game of taking out the Rebels and we are starting to see his plan finally come to life. It was also nice to see him in action handling threats with ease. Thrawn now knows who Kallus is and I am scared to DEATH for Kallus. Something tells me that major consequences are going to happen at the end of this season regarding Thrawn and the Rebel cell he is chasing.
- AP-5 having as much screen time as Chopper
My love for this droid is known around here and it was nice to see that he’s not becoming the scantiest crew member of the Ghost. Usually Chopper is the one who gets to be the focus of these rescue missions, but AP-5 has stepped up as well in that regard. I know I keep saying it, but I just find that the writers get the perfect balance of humor with his character that is often times overused with Chopper.
What didn’t work for me:
- Heroes as Stormtroopers…I’ve never…seen that….before.
I’ve gotten a lot of flack for complaining about this in the past, but it’s something that I’ve seen so many times on Rebels that it’s gotten old. Was there any other way for the heroes to get saved without them dressing as Stormtroopers? Probably not. It’s essentially a nitpick on a truly great episode.
- It was nice seeing Colonel Yularen back being voiced by Tom Kane. Bringing back all those Clone Wars feels.
- I had no idea what that oval black ball was in A New Hope when Tarkin was sitting at table with his crew. I guess I know it’s a holoprojector of some kind now. Am I the only one who didn’t know/missed this one?
This was a very entertaining and suspenseful episode that I wasn’t expecting. I was worried sick for Kallus for most of the episode, followed by relief that quickly vanished when Thrawn revealed he knows that Fulcrum is Kallus. I pray that Kallus escapes with his life, but I’m not counting on it.
As always, I look forward to reading all of your thoughts on the 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 StarWars.com’s new video Rebels Recon #3.17: Inside “Through Imperial Eyes”.