Star Wars: Rebels Series Finale Review and Rebels Recon!


Any great piece of art, whether it be a painting, song, book, poem, movie, or T.V. show has to do one thing to its captive audience – make you feel something. Whether that’s sadness, joy, confusion – anything that can make you feel something achieves the artist’s goal. Luckily, the series finale of Star Wars Rebels made me feel all of these emotions. Sadness that our heroes’ stories are ending (or are they?), and the characters we lost along the way. Joy that even though this is the end for one story, it’s the beginning of another, and they were able to successfully complete their mission. And finally confusion, for what the hell I just witnessed and what it all means for the future of the Star Wars universe. The episode aired a couple of hours ago, and I’m still not entirely sure what I just saw, but I know one thing for sure, I loved the ride.


From the get-go, I knew I was in for a doozy of an episode. Watching Hera get the band back together one more time to liberate Lothal made me more emotional than I had anticipated. Hondo, who’s known for being a wise-cracking pirate looking at everyone and saying “For that boy, there is nothing I wouldn’t do” was a surprise and touching to me and served as the perfect tone-setter for the finale. Like I said before, it made me feel something.



Seeing the Rebels’ plan come to life and eventually come together after some setbacks left a smile on my face the entire time. Ezra in particular was a real standout to me, which is to be expected, as it’s his story. There was a certain sense of calm and maturity to him that shone through, no doubt influences from his master, who while gone, is still very much with him. Speaking to his parents in the Ghost turret was a great emotional moment and really put why he joined the fight, and continued to this moment, into perspective.



Sabine also stood out in this final episode. The bond she and Ezra share has been a joy to see grow and eventually reach its culmination in this episode. They are no longer just following whatever Kanan and Hera tell them to do, they are leading the missions and forming plans. In the end, it’s that trust in each other that saves Lothal.


The episode had a lot of great action but it didn’t move at a breakneck pace like I was expecting. However, the little breaks in action were necessary, and I think these moments led to essential setups that called back some iconic moments in Rebels history.



A couple weeks ago, I complained about the point of the Loth-wolves and how confusing they were. I completely take it back, because seeing giant wolves take out incompetent Stormtroopers and seeing Rukh and Pryce legitimately scared for their lives was payback for them torturing Hera a while ago. A truly satisfying moment that paid off weeks of build-up.


Speaking of the villains, the trio of Pryce, Rukh, and Thrawn had their ups and downs but two of the three were incredibly menacing and did a great job of backing Ezra and crew into a corner. Thrawn in particular lived up to his Legends hype, and his brutal bombardment of the city was a scary moment because you knew he would really destroy the city if it meant breaking Ezra and accomplishing his goal. His methodical approach has always made him a scary and effective villain.



I can already picture the complaints on Twitter, so lets talk about those space whales. Wow. Dave Filoni and crew took what many saw as a punchline and turned it into Lothal’s ultimate savior. Say what you will about the “filler” episodes, but that is an impressive connection to the early seasons that pays off in the end to me. Space Whale Ex Machina!

I don’t know why, but like last week when I got Indiana Jones vibes, this week I saw flashes of Lord of the Rings. I mean the space whales are basically the eagles and a certain character at the end with the white cloak reminded me of Gandalf, staff and all. As a huge fan of Middle-Earth I really appreciate little nods like these that bring two of my favorite franchises together.



Before we talk about the ending and what it means for the future of Star Wars, I have to mention Sheev. Ian McDiarmid didn’t really get a chance to fully shine in last week’s episodes, but damn, he stepped back into the role without missing a beat. We didn’t get the Emperor, we got Sheev, and I loved the familiarity to the vocal tone he used to manipulate Anakin. He almost made Ezra open the door and you could see why Ezra would be tempted. It’s his ultimate test, the one thing he wants most in the world, his parents back. Had Ezra opened it, you would have understood why as a viewer. McDiarmid voiced the role perfectly, and I wish he could do more work as Palpatine again.



Ok – the ending – I have a lot of thoughts on it. It was as perfect as it could be with it still making sense. Raise your hand if you thought everyone was going to die. I did. I thought this was going to be a Rogue One situation where it just wouldn’t make sense if they survived and didn’t have a role in the Rebellion in the films. Leave it to Filoni to get around it. Ezra is without a doubt still alive. “I can’t wait to come home.”, come on! There is no way he isn’t alive! On the other side of the coin, Thrawn is probably still alive as well, which leads to a lot of really exciting possibilities for the future.



Lothal was saved, Ezra and Thrawn are gone, Hera has a kid, the Empire never came back to Lothal, Lothal has prospered, and most importantly, Ahsoka lives! After missing the entire episode she shows up right at the very end, and of all the things that this episode opens up, her inclusion gets me the most excited. We could have an Ahsoka and Luke Skywalker meeting! I don’t care what kind of Star Wars fan you are, that is an incredibly cool prospect and one that absolutely needs to be explored.



The series finale was everything I wanted it to be and everything I didn’t know I wanted it to be. It ended one of my favorite series in a satisfying way, while also setting up brand new stories with these same characters. The Force was truly with us.



Before I leave you guys, I wanna end with a little speculation and a thank you. First of all this new series that will undoubtedly come next will be the search for Ezra, and will take them into the Unknown Regions, and I have a feeling there will be a lot of Legends inspiration put into it. This is just my opinion/speculation as it just makes sense to me. Finally, it has been a true honor to write these reviews for you guys about a show I’m so passionate about. Thank you so much for reading and may the Force be with all of you…always.



Also, be sure to check out the last episode of Rebels Recon before you go!




And a warm farewell to Dave Filoni and everyone involved with Star Wars Rebels. I can’t wait to hear more details about their next project!




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155 thoughts on “Star Wars: Rebels Series Finale Review and Rebels Recon!

  • March 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Every time you call him “Sheev”, I die a little.

    • March 6, 2018 at 5:45 pm

      Really? I thought that name was fitting.

      • March 6, 2018 at 6:29 pm


        • March 6, 2018 at 11:54 pm

          😛 We can’t agree about everything.

          • March 7, 2018 at 3:03 pm

            And that’s ok!

  • March 6, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Next animated show will focus on Ahsoka and Sabine, we could have also Mandalorians in it, and it could be around 20 years after ROTJ. They are searching for Ezra while Thrawn is rising with First Order. Also, Luke and Ben could have small role in it, and at the end, they find Ezra, or should I say ”Snoke”

    • March 6, 2018 at 3:51 pm


      • March 6, 2018 at 5:37 pm

        Oh, an idea I don’t agree with. Let’s just say “no”. No reason given why, no suggestions on your own, just “no”. Unless of course Rian does it. Then it’s ll great and super deep. Your lack of respect for those who simply want to share their ideas with other fans disgusts me.

  • March 6, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    one very cool detail, at the end sabine was older but ahsoka looked the same. leading me to think that when she ran out of the world between worlds temple she jumped into the future near the point we see her.

  • March 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    I feel like they should retitle the show Star Wars: Retcon or Star Wars: That super duper important stuff you didn’t realize that was just off screen!

    I am totally okay with the Ghost Crew surviving and the explanation of where Ezra was is fine but Ahsoka is where I draw the line. There is more story to be told but it better be a really good explanation of where she was.

    • March 6, 2018 at 5:45 pm

      Drew. I actually respect your opinions quite a bit here; even when I disagree.

      Why is it bad that there are other stories for Rebel fighters than just those of the Big Three? It was a Galactic Civil War. The theater of war was larger than most of us could possibly imagine.

      Plenty of room for the exploits of other heroes to a lesser degree.

      • March 6, 2018 at 5:55 pm

        I kind of answered this to your reply before don’t think it is a bad thing at all that we are telling other stories about other Rebels. The entire thing on Lothal it is a small scale story in the a very large galaxy. I just don’t think it’s the right idea to try and thread the needle to say that these super important characters were here all along, because we saw these important events and these supposedly important characters weren’t there. I think to keep saying “just off camera THIS happened” is sort of cheap. I am fine with Rebels when it is a small scale thing like Lothal, but when you try shoehorning them into the OT is where I start to call BS on the whole thing.

        • March 6, 2018 at 6:59 pm

          “I think to keep saying “just off camera THIS happened” is sort of cheap.”

          That’s how you weave stories together to make a whole. Read any other fantasy(or any genre) series that calls back to an original book or first in a series. They pull from and add to “off screen.” That is how storytelling is done. Unless you expect everything that will ever be created and told in Star Wars to be done first, then edited as a whole. Its unrealistic to think so. It just takes a little, “I see what you did there.” Otherwise, the story will never grow.

          It is this exact thing about writing new stories that weave with what comes before that is taught in creative writing.

        • March 6, 2018 at 11:55 pm

          I just don’t find them to be ‘super’ important. Meaningful yes, but about as meaningful as the cast of Rogue One.

          • March 6, 2018 at 11:58 pm

            That is a total fair assessment.

          • March 7, 2018 at 5:12 am

            Thanks 😉

  • March 6, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    ” Raise your hand if you thought everyone was going to die. I did. I thought this was going to be a Rogue One situation where it just wouldn’t make sense if they survived and didn’t have a role in the Rebellion in the films. Leave it to Filoni to get around it.”

    Why would everyone have to die? It’s a big galaxy and a big rebellion. How many other people in the Rebellion did we not see onscreen?

    • March 6, 2018 at 5:33 pm

      I agree with you post but I still feared for all of their lives because I genuinely didn’t know who would be protected by plotarmor and who would be killed off. It was really refreshing and another reminder why Filoni should be the creative mind behind this franchise. Loved the finale and I can only imagine how powerful a life action movie done by Filoni could potentially be 🙂

      • March 6, 2018 at 6:58 pm

        Every single character out there was protected by plot armour from the beggining until the end, there was no surprise from the episode’s death count

        • March 6, 2018 at 7:01 pm

          Really? How did you know Zeb would survive or Ezra?

          • March 6, 2018 at 7:03 pm

            I was very surprised actually. As soon as Zeb said “I’ll do it,” I thought he was going to sacrifice himself for the shields. Glad he survived.

          • March 6, 2018 at 7:14 pm

            That was obvious that it was trailer trick even in the trailer, rebels trailer do that for.

          • March 6, 2018 at 7:09 pm

            You haven’t seen their previous battles? there wasn’t a single named character killed(except for kanan but we knew that months ago that he will probably die).

          • March 6, 2018 at 7:11 pm

            I think its funny that we kept thinking the Ghost crew would be cut to pieces, but instead, nearly every Imperial on Lothal was killed.

    • March 6, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      Folks are under the impression that the only people fighting the Empire for the Rebellion were Luke, Han and Leia.

      I dunno why they can’t grasp that there can be more stories going on parallel to the Big Three. In the end, the Rebels freed one planet. Lothal. That’s it. They didn’t defeat the entire Empire. They didn’t kill Sidious and Vader. They fought and freed one world, and they even did that without the Rebellion.

      It was a well done series. I look forward to what they bring us next.

      • March 6, 2018 at 5:47 pm

        I don’t think that is what people are having issues with. It’s that these “important” characters are interconnecting with important events that we saw on screen but are nowhere to be found. Hera fought during the Battle of Endor? I didn’t see the Ghost on screen did you? Of course not, because it wasn’t invented yet (yes it was a McQuarie original design for the Falcon but not created in it’s current purpose). I like these characters but it becomes tricky when you try and take them outside of this smaller story of Lothal and put them into the places and events we all definitively saw.

        • March 6, 2018 at 5:52 pm

          She has an animated short about her time on Endor. And the Rebel fleet was at Endor, why would it be hard to imagine she may have been in an X-Wing instead of the Ghost? There’s precedence for that already.

          If you tried to put her in a more narrow setting, THEN it becomes tricky. Like she was in Docking Bay 94 on Mos Eisley. No, no she wasn’t. But can I say she wasn’t at Endor or Hoth? No, I can’t.

          Poe Dameron’s parents were at Endor too; we never saw them either. Yet, they were.

          • March 6, 2018 at 6:14 pm

            She totally could have been in an X-Wing. And if that is the story they want to tell I would buy it but the animated short has her with the Ghost on Endor. Poe Dameron’s parents weren’t some gigantic heroes of the Rebellion they were ordinary people so when it’s small scale like that I find it to be more believable. That is just me though.

          • March 6, 2018 at 6:54 pm

            Have you ever read The Histories by Herodotus? He goes into a long babble about X number of ships that went into battle from so and so city that made up the entire army. Its long and boring and takes away from the action of the story. While its good for historians and nerds, you don’t have to know or see everything on screen to believe they were there. They could have been anywhere at any time, doing one of a thousand other things that made the victory possible.

          • March 6, 2018 at 11:55 pm

            These folks were small scale too, well. No.

            What about medium scale. Can we agree on that?

          • March 6, 2018 at 11:59 pm

            That is fine. I totally respect your opinion on the matter. We just happen to disagree on certain stuff. It’s all good.

        • March 6, 2018 at 6:32 pm

          Did you see every single ship in the fleet? It’s kind of a silly thing to dwell on. We didn’t see Mara Jade in Jabba’s Palace, but people went with that.

          • March 6, 2018 at 7:39 pm

            This might be just a me personally thing but whenever in same sort of medium there is the “this happened off camera” my first reaction is I don’t believe you, because if it was supposed to be this important moment then you know it wouldn’t have been left off camera. I fine telling new stories within the SW galaxy and introducing us with new and interesting characters, just don’t try and tell me that they stand toe to toe with the people and events that I saw on screen because I call BS. I got invested in the characters on Rebels because of the small scale event on Lothal. I wanted to see what impact they have there, but once you step outside of that small sandbox and try to have these events become some sort of catalyst or gigantic meaning to the overall SW story is where you lose me. That is just me though.

            I don’t need every single perspective from everyone in the fleet. Just the ones from those that play some importance to the battle or the overall story. I didn’t see Hera which means she didn’t really have that significant of a role in the battle, which means for this powerful character she had little to no impact in a battle that meant the most to the rebellion which is a disservice to kick butt woman I saw for 4 seasons.

          • March 6, 2018 at 9:22 pm

            I don’t see it as a disservice at all. Not every person plays a large part in every single story.
            She is one soldier in a huge battle. Maybe she shot down a TIE that saved someone else or helped take out a Star Destroyer. Just because she didn’t save the day single handedly doesn’t mean she is being dissed.

          • March 6, 2018 at 10:01 pm

            My counterpoint would be, were Luke Skywalker or Han Solo or Leia ever just one person in a huge battle? They were difference makers, and I don’t know if I like that this person that has been built up over 4 seasons to be this amazing General in the alliance is having the impact they deserve. It’s something I want to see not just be told. Is that unfair and make me a spoiled SW fan? Probably, but I just want everything to make concrete sense and not be so wishy-washy.

            I overall like Rebels but call me skeptical at best about the great ramifications on the OT and greater SW canon.

          • March 7, 2018 at 3:04 pm

            Yes, they were. Luke Skywalker’s actions at Hoth did nothing to stop the Empire from winning that battle.

            Han Solo fought at Takodana and they still took Rey.

          • March 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm

            Excellent point. In the old EU, everyone was *someone*. A dowdy middle aged woman who walks down a Mos Eisley street in the original movie for 2 seconds of screen time? Oh that was kinky PVC-clad Sariss from Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight; a powerful dark jedi who fought Kyle Katarn; the rebel spy turned jedi knight who stole the original Death Star plans. So it was fine when the old EU gave every background extra a massive convoluted backstory beyond their original role as “man selling bottles of phlegm in background” but if Rebels vaguely says “fought at the Battle of Endor” but wasn’t seen onscreen – it’s taking advantage of Star Wars canon? Hi pot, meet kettle, you guys have so much in common…

    • March 6, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      I don’t know how many times you can say those that just off screen there are these super important people to the Rebel Alliance, with out it eventually getting watered down and cheapened.

      • March 6, 2018 at 5:50 pm

        They weren’t super important. They freed ONE world from the Empire and got beat down by Tarkin, Vader, and even Palpatine. None of the Ghost’s crew’s adventures came close to being more important than that of the Big Three.

        Even Maul was a watered down has been by the time he got snuffed out. A bitter old man consumed with the need for vengeance. And an OT character tied up that loose end anyways.

        The Rebels had a story that led to the freeing of one star system and the end of the production of a starfighter.

        Rogue One was a movie based on one of these off screen stories you’re complaining about. The Bothan spies that located the second Death Star would be another.

        Big galaxy. Big war.

        • March 6, 2018 at 6:55 pm

          Beat down ? Please you make me laught their casualties are nonexistent and rebels victories are only plot armor every one of them, in a real world or in a star wars world before rebels all of them would die before end of season one their victories made no sense at all

          • March 6, 2018 at 9:24 pm

            Thank god this isn’t the real world.

          • March 6, 2018 at 11:54 pm

            I can’t argue with ignorance.

            Watch the show again and tell me where Darth Vader lost a fight to Kanan, Ezra, or Ahsoka? ‘Cause he didn’t.

            And the Rebel fleet was laid waste to twice during the show.

            I get you don’t like it. But making up stuff about the show that isn’t true doesn’t help you justify that opinion here.

          • March 7, 2018 at 12:09 am

            And then there would be no seasons of Rebels..

      • March 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm

        Are they “super important” though? They are one of many cells. We don’t see Ackbar in Empire, we don’t see Mon Mothma in Empire, we don’t see Dodonna in Empire or Jedi, we don’t see Madine in ANH or Empire, etc…

        I don’t think every story needs to account for every character.

  • March 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Love the fact they tied up Rex being on Endor, that brought a huge smile on my face. Maybe would have liked perhaps another member of the crew to have been left behind or lost in this finale, but I’m more than happy with how it has ended.

  • March 6, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    As much as I loved the series, I strongly feel Ahsoka should have died by Vader’s blade on Malachor and that Ezra should have sacrificed himself to liberate Lothal.

    I think Ahsoka should have had that very meaningful, poetic death at the hands of her former master.
    Ezra was by far the weakest character of the series. His story should have both began and ended with Rebels.

    Now though, I can watch the OT knowing that Luke Skywalker doesn’t matter, as both Ahsoka and Ezra can take out Vader and Sidious if he fails.

    • March 6, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Except…They couldn’t? Ahsoka lost that fight. She would have died if Ezra had not intervened. Ezra and Kanan couldn’t stand up to him, either. They made this clear over and over again during that season.

    • March 6, 2018 at 6:52 pm

      Complete agreement man, those two should have been sacrificed, but you they couldn’t do it for the good of canon instead they turned the canon around leaving extra jedi running around. And I absolutely agree that ezra was the worst character of them and should have died at the end

    • March 6, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      I agree with your first two sentences. I don’t agree with the rest. I will wait and see what the end up doing with Ahsoka because clearly her story isn’t finished being told.

    • March 6, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      I don’t think Ahsoka and Ezra could have taken down Vader and the Emperor, but Ezra and Sabine could still be Rey’s real parents if JJ decides to reboot her origin story. Let’s hope so.

  • March 6, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Dave Filoni accomplished what George Lucas could not.

    He added a canon character to the Original Trilogy without the use of CGI.

    Sad to see Rebels go, was an epic ending to a great series. I was worried during the first half of 4 because quite honestly I thought most of it was crap.

    They pulled it off in the end. For me at least.

    Also, I won’t lie. Cried a little bit at the end. Never cried at Star Wars before, so they must have done something right.

    • March 6, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      “Cried a little bit at the end.” No shame there bud. It was emotional. Yoda’s death in RotJ always gets me.

    • March 6, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      I also cried a little at the end. Also did when Kanan died. I wasn’t expecting that although I have always enjoyed this series. They did something very right to draw out emotion like that. Awesome ending!

  • March 6, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    why anybody is talking about the red guardian’s force weapons? Those weapons are amazing!

  • March 6, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Wish Hera could have killed Thrawn once and for all. I hate Thrawn so much and it would have been sweet if Hera did it as they had encounters. It was a decent end though

  • March 6, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    If Ashoka lives past ROTJ, then why didn’t she help Luke fight Anaikin and Emperor

    • March 6, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      Yeah, they got too cute with Ashoka’s story arc.
      If Ezra really “freed” her from her confrontation with Vader, then where did she go when the temple collapsed-in? She went “back” to her timeline, right?
      And did she “die” on Malachor at the hands of Vader?
      In either case, where was she for like 5-6 years?

      • March 6, 2018 at 6:44 pm

        Simple. Maybe just like Kanan and Ezra that she also had a vision from the Force. Telling her not to intervene Luke had taken out Vader. Of course that’s just a theory but I think it’s an entirely plausible one.

      • March 6, 2018 at 7:06 pm

        “In either case, where was she for like 5-6 years?”

        I think the ending of this series is like someone waving a big banner that says “Stay Tuned.”

    • March 6, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      There’s probably a reason they’ll explain in a book or comic.

    • March 7, 2018 at 1:55 am

      Because that’s not Ahsoka’s goal. As she said to Ezra in the world between worlds, she can’t save her master; it’s already too late for her to do that; that mission belongs to Luke and Luke alone since he’s the one that redeemed his father in the end.

  • March 6, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I enjoyed it! I have tried to speculate where Filoni is going next and I always get it wrong. I like the surprises. It always feels right. I’m glad the plot of Heir to the Empire is preserved to tell again. I’m glad Ahsoka lives. She flies in with an x-wing escort so she must have returned to the Rebellion in some way. It makes her look important. Two things I would love to see with her.
    1) tie up the Emperor force baby story line. Have Ahsoka stop whatever he was up to with the babies.
    2) see Luke find Ahsoka and Rex between ESB and RTJ and they train and help him get through to Anakin.

    • March 6, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      Oooo I just realized that was Ahsoka’s ship being escorted. I need more Ahsoka!

  • March 6, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    So Hera had a baby from….Kanan? Deleted scene?

    • March 6, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Is Jacen Syndulla Force sensitive ? He should be as Kanan’s son.

    • March 6, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      I don’t think they will show that on TV. I wondering about interspecies mating asked a question and never got a response but now I know maybe

      • March 8, 2018 at 3:29 pm

        In star wars legends human and a twilek couldn’t have a baby, probably it changed in disney canon

  • March 6, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    The author has a point with the emotions at the beginning. I can’t remember when something has made me so angry as this episode(except from last week episode).
    The rebels showed one important fact that Order 66 was right in its full extent no jedi trained or untrained should have been spared and all killed on sight, because this is what happens when you allow one padawan live.

    As for the ending it was absolutely ridicolous. It copied the children movie ,,open season,, basically it was animals versus stormtroopers and ISD. A modern 1,6 kilometer long ship whose fire can crack the surface of the planet cannot kill a flying beast? When its weapons can fire on extremely long distances. They wouldn’t see a giant liveform with scanners From hundreds of kilometers away? This is so childish. It was plot armoured

    to the top and made so it will be complete happy end without single loss. They haven’t lost even any side characters (except for gregor but that is so little considering they fought against so many).

    The only thing I am partially happy is that they didn’t kill Thrawn, but who knows where he is and if his fate is in Filoni’s hands then I am very afraid how he will destroy him even more.

  • March 6, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Great finale to a great show, I’m going to miss it.

    Love you Bill

  • March 6, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    So glad it all comes back to spaces whales. How better to neatly tie up this mess of a story than with such a fan-favorite plot thread? I’m equally happy to know that an entire school of fresh milkable mammals awaits Luke Skywalker in this other galaxy/dimension, should he choose it as his Force Ghost retirement destination.

    • March 7, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      Luke finds the world between worlds and goes back in time to when things were simple and nipples were plentiful.

  • March 6, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Great ending! No doubt…

  • March 6, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Wouldn’t the jump to light speed with the broken glass and open ship kill Ezra and Thrawn…I see lot’s saying they will return, I just don’t.

    • March 6, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      It’s like taking the top down on your….submarine?

      I am sure they are just fine.

    • March 6, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Admiral Holdo crashed into Snoke’s ship at light speed and, still, all the main TLJ protagonists who were inside the ship survived. Well, I guess that in RJ’s nonsensical script, anything is possible.

      • March 6, 2018 at 8:15 pm

        Ships like that always have emergency system to cut off areas of the ship in case hull integrity was lost. Now as for Rebels having windows out doesnt make sense. Only thing I can think of is the space whales somehow protected them.

        • March 6, 2018 at 11:48 pm

          Maybe Ezra puts a field around the ship instinctively.

    • March 6, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      Maybe space whale tentacles covered the windows like a seal or something before the jump?

  • March 6, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    When did the foul language moderation become a thing? Really? I can’t say A $ $ even? Like Hera is a kick A $ $ woman. Take it easy SWNN.

  • March 6, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    As I said in another thread, they left a door open just in case LucasFilm ever decides to reuse those characters, which is good IMHO.

    • March 6, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      Don’t hold your breath for them to be used in any sort of meaningful way.

  • March 6, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    For a show that I was never that invested in (mainly because this time period always seemed like a gap-filler) this season and the general arc of the Rebels story was far more imaginative and powerful than an animated series for XD had any right to be.

    While Star Wars is going new places, and it’s not always quite where I’d have predicted, I’m enjoying the ride. Rebels and The Last Jedi feel tonally and thematically consistent, which is nice. There’s an ‘anything could happen’ aspect to the Force now, and the ability to follow the rise and fall of heroes from across the galaxy makes the Star Wars universe seem much larger than it once did – more mythic.

  • March 6, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    While some of it missed for me, most of it hit. Hit enough for me not to care about the misses. I definitely saw the eagles comparison, but where the movies failed to give us a heads up something like that was a possible. Rebels did not. We knew about the Whales and what they could do. So in a way it was sort of powerful IMO. Ezra’s tie to nature ripping the Empire’s might apart.

    Plus I thought it was thrilling as all get out to see both Ezra and Thrawn being thrown into the unknown. That’s a hell of a person to take with you!

    What an ending. A neat little send off. I personally didn’t see them all dying. We’ve all talked about this. It’s still at it’s heart a children’s show. It pushed acceptable boundaries… but it’s not gonna wipe the cast out. Ahsoka’s ship was cool…

    This stuff is why I still love Star Wars. We may get some bumps in the road from time to time but I can’t see anything truly destroying the universe. That’s not a challenge Disney 😛

  • March 6, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    I need moooaaarrrr!!!

    What’s next? I need to know what Ahsoka and Sabine are doing!!

  • March 6, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Was Captain Paellon canon, already? I don’t remember, but it was cool, that he was there (even though he died, that’s where I also died a little …)
    So Hera and Kenan have a child? I thought they saved up telling they loved each other until the moment, where Kenan died … was she covered by his force ghost, then?
    Cool story, nevertheless. I am so wondering, what happens to Ezra and Thrawn. What do you think, when is the time that Ahsola shows up to search for Ezra (as she promised) with Sabine? Is it after Rebels (so before Ep IV) or after Ep VI? I think the former makes more sense.

    • March 6, 2018 at 11:46 pm

      I thought it was pretty obvious that the epilogue occurs after the Battle of Endor so Ahsoka showing up would be after the fall of the Empire, I’m guessing. I thought I read somewhere that Filoni’s next series will take place between ROTJ and TFA, so the search for Ezra seems to fit that timeline.

    • March 6, 2018 at 11:58 pm

      Ever since the end of season one where Hera refers to Kanan as “dear” in a tone, it’s sort of assumed they’ve been spending ‘time’ together.

      Just ’cause they’re feeling the love, doesn’t mean they’re saying it.

  • March 6, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Yoda: “Luke, when gone am I, the last of the Jedi will you be.” (Except for that kid, Ezra, who can control invincible space whales. Oh, and except for Ashoka who wasn’t actually killed by Vader, because… ya know… time travel.)

    Luckily The Clone Wars, Rebels, and whatever they make next are just kids shows. They carry little to no weight in the saga. They can be retconned at any time. Just like past shows, books, and other media. Hopefully some aspects make their way into future films (like including the Ghost at the battle of Scarif). And hopefully some don’t (like time travel and invincible space whales).

    • March 6, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      Ashoka says she’s not a Jedi. Ezra obviously has vanished missing all of the events clear through the battle of Endor. Maybe nitpicky, but Yoda wasn’t lying imo…

      • March 6, 2018 at 11:07 pm

        It’s the classic… from a certain point of view. There are like tens of thousands of Force users across the galaxy. Who knows what Ezra might become.

        I’ll take an invincible space whale over the canon breaking hyperspace ram. Why? Because we don’t fully understand the whales and it’s easy to assume no one has done such a thing before. The Empire probably had no idea what was happening.

        Seriously… what does that order even sound like? Focus all fire on the lead… whatever the hell that is!

        • March 6, 2018 at 11:20 pm

          Lol. To be honest, I didn’t like the hyperspace ram either. But it also didn’t make me leave the theater. Had the Resistance defeated the First Order fleet with invincible space whales, I would have left the theater. It is beyond ridiculous. But I do get what you are saying.

          • March 7, 2018 at 5:17 am

            I dunno, I thought the space whales were pretty cool in this episode.

            And everyone thought they were filler. LOL.

          • March 7, 2018 at 6:14 am

            Sorry. I just don’t see giant, invincible space whales destroying mighty Star Destroyers with ease to be very cool. It’s absolutely ridiculous watching an Imperial fleet be absolutely destroyed by space whales. It’s fine for a kids show. Hopefully it doesn’t find it’s way into the films.

          • March 7, 2018 at 7:28 am

            I don’t like the Space whales thing. HOWEVER! They were established with good story telling, and thoroughly fleshed out. So when they arrived it didn’t offend my senses or break canon. Like flying in space, Noobs beating Jedi (GRAND) Masters, or Hyperspace battering rams.

          • March 8, 2018 at 1:40 am

            The hyperspace battering ram was one of the coolest moments in a film I’ve ever seen. But we are entitled to our own opinions.

            I just liked the really big space whales. They were very Lovecraftian and creepy. Which, granted, is odd since they were helping the good guys.

        • March 7, 2018 at 11:25 am

          Both the whales and hyperspace ram are worst aspects implemented in recent star wars expansions. I hate both of these concepts because they destroyed a whole flotilla of powerfull ships like they were nothing. But the ram at least destroyed the raddus but the whales went through steel and shields without a scratch. Also:

          A modern 1,6 kilometer long ship whose fire can crack the surface of
          the planet cannot kill a flying beast? When its weapons can fire on
          extremely long distances. They wouldn’t see a giant liveform with
          scanners From hundreds of kilometers away? This is so childish. It was
          plot armouredto the top and made so it will be complete happy end without single loss.

      • March 6, 2018 at 11:12 pm

        He definitely wasn’t lying because the Rebels characters didn’t exist 35 years ago. And that’s my point. Unlike ROTJ, Rebels can be swept away. The film is the lasting story. The kids show isn’t. That’s not to say Rebels is terrible. It’s not. It has several great aspects. Many of which can definitely be used in future films. And it also has many aspects that should never be used in a Star Wars film. And that’s ok. Because it’s a kids show. But all in all, Filoni and company are doing a good job.

      • March 7, 2018 at 12:09 am

        Yeah but Yoda doesn’t think that the Padawan of Anakin Skywalker would be helpful to Luke at all?

        They clearly are going to tell that story but it’s an explanation that we need and it needs to be a good one.

        • March 7, 2018 at 5:16 am

          Yoda is trying to save the Jedi Order through Luke; he hopes that he will go on to restore it after he’s brought down Vader and the Emperor.

          Ahsoka is definitely not rolling as a Jedi anymore. She might serve to confuse Luke with her own beliefs of what the Jedi represent; she was banished after all.

          What more, I saw someone post this earlier and I tend to agree, we don’t know when Ahsoka was dropped back out of the “Between Worlds” phase. She may very well have shown at the end of the GCW II after Luke had taken down the Empire.

          • March 7, 2018 at 6:05 am

            It’s a kids show. There is no need to apply any deep line of thinking to any of it. The fact is these characters simply didn’t exist before. And it’s possible they won’t exist at some point in the future. That’s how things go for the Star Wars universe outside of the films. Some ideas and aspects will be incorporated and some won’t. Hopefully Lucasfilm makes good choices on what to incorporate into future films. They have done a good job so far. Thanks for the response.

          • March 8, 2018 at 1:42 am

            Can’t use that argument anymore; this isn’t outside the films. It’s all incorporated. Comics and video games too.

          • March 8, 2018 at 2:23 am

            You can thump your chest all you want, and be as naive as you want. The truth is Star Wars media outside of the films have been rendered as “not canon anymore” several times in the past. It can, and probably will, happen again in the future. Need some historical evidence? Try these.

            The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) – rendered “non-canon” almost immediately by pretty much everyone, including the creator himself, George Lucas

            The Thrawn Trilogy (1991-93) – rendered “non-canon” in 2014 in order to allow freedom for storytelling in the sequel trilogy

            Star Wars Clone Wars (2003) – rendered “non-canon” after the release of The Clone Wars animated show just five years later

            Darth Plagueis (2012) – rendered “non-canon” in 2014 for seemingly no reason at all

            This isn’t to say that any new material is bad, or that old material was great. Some are good, and some were bad. Some ideas are incorporated into the films, and some aren’t. That’s just the way it is. And Star Wars is much better for that.

          • March 8, 2018 at 5:29 am

            Star Wars media outside of the films and The Clone Wars was considered not to be canon under Lucas.

            It was Expanded Universe. Never counted for anything. Lucas stated that quite often.

            Disney moved it one step further from canon by expelling it to Legends and then announced everything it produces is canon.

            So you wrote a very long post that was mostly pointless. I’m not thumping my chest, I’m stating a fact. It’s all canon. The Ghost was in Rogue One, as was Chopper, and General Hera Syndulla was mentioned by name.

            Welcome to the new Star Wars. Sorry you don’t agree with it. You’re welcome to deal with it however you need to. But no matter what you do to rationalize story choices you don’t agree with.

            It’s all canon.

          • March 8, 2018 at 6:06 am

            Your post was even longer and more pointless! And filled with even more incorrect assertions! (sarcasm) lol. On a serious note, nice points and observations. All I’m going to say in response is that George Lucas had a very direct hand in helping to create two of my four examples above. The Holiday Special and 2003 Clone Wars micro series. Can it not be assumed that those were in “his” universe at that point? And you are also making my exact point. “It never counted for anything.” Those words describe every piece of media outside of the films. They can be pushed aside for new stories at anytime. In 5 years. In 10 years. In 25 years. Whenever a new creator steps in and wants to change things. And like I said earlier, that’s ok. It’s good for Star Wars. Because the best things (Hera and The Ghost) make their way into films, and the worst (time travel and invincible space whales) don’t. Thanks for the reply (as passive aggressive as it was lol). I appreciate you and your insights.

          • March 8, 2018 at 5:38 am

            And just because I know what you’re going to attempt to argue based on how you framed your incorrect assertions in your “chest-thumping” post:

            “I don’t read that stuff. I haven’t read any of the novels. I don’t know anything about that world. That’s a different world than my world. But I do try to keep it consistent. The way I do it now is they have a Star Wars Encyclopedia. So if I come up with a name or something else, I look it up and see if it has already been used. When I said [other people] could make their own Star Wars stories, we decided that, like Star Trek, we would have two universes: My universe and then this other one. They try to make their universe as consistent with mine as possible, but obviously they get enthusiastic and want to go off in other directions.”

            Directly quoted from Lucas. Two Universes. Not one. Not his.

    • March 7, 2018 at 7:23 am

      Ahsoka clearly said “I am no Jedi”. Ezra … You got me there

      • March 7, 2018 at 11:08 am

        So when a thief says I am not a thief then the court should let him out off custody? I don’t think so. So she is a jedi clearly

        • March 7, 2018 at 1:56 pm

          She left the jedi order. She is a force user.

          • March 7, 2018 at 9:18 pm

            She behaves, looks and does what a jedi does she is a jedi in all but a name so where is the difference

      • March 7, 2018 at 11:10 pm

        What makes a Jedi a Jedi ? She is a force user and uses the force for good = Jedi.
        Or if a Jedi is only a Padawan who finished Jedi trials and Jedi masters granted him a title of Jedi Knight, then after the destruction of Jedi Order, there are no more Jedis.
        Luke was not a Jedi as he had to make the last trial – face his father, after that he become a Jedi.

  • March 6, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Cool now I can binge watch it. I’m happy it’s over. I hope they can finally start making some stories in this current trilogy. Enough with the rise of the empire era. Need stories post Jedi. There’s a whole 30 year gap there to explore. Want luke rey and kylo stories

  • March 6, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks for the intelligent and thoughtful debate in this forum today.

    • March 7, 2018 at 12:04 am

      Really refreshing than the people telling to me kill myself.

      • March 7, 2018 at 12:28 am

        Yeah that’s pretty f—ing stupid. I troll, (Or I did, but it looks like the Mods took care of Real InfoWars fan so I have to keep my promise) but I’ll never tell someone to die, or hurt themselves. That’s stupid.

  • March 7, 2018 at 12:33 am

    I liked it, Thrawn is now banished to the outer reaches of the galaxy (tying in the Legends story). Ahsoka outlives Vader. Ezra – eh, he’s grown on me a little bit… but he’s no Ahsoka.

  • March 7, 2018 at 1:20 am

    And so the story of Rebels ends and a variety of new stories begins…

    A wonderful finale.

    – Hera having a child was unexpected; would be interesting to see more of Jacen Syndulla in the future. And it seems the name “Jacen” reminds me of a legends character; at least in name: Jacen Solo.

    – For Kallus and Zeb, it’s great to see their relationship develop a little further and a even sweet that

    – The loth-wolves have really proven to be a force to be reckoned with.

    – So it’s now officially canon that Rex survived during the Galactic Civil War and fought in the battle of Endor; a nice touch. And very sad to see Gregor, one of the last remaing clone trooper survivors, gone.

    – Palpatine, A.K.A. The Emperor, Darth Sidious, tempting Ezra was chilling; fortunately, with what he learned from Kanan, Ahsoka and his experience in the world between worlds, Ezra has shown great character growth when he ‘let’s go’ and defies sidious illusion.

    – Seeing Ahsoka in a post ROTJ era is nothing short of amazing; she has really been through a lot; I await the story of Sabine and Ahsoka searching for Ezra; whether it’s an anthology film, tv show, comics or books.

    – As for what happened to Ezra and Thrawn, this will be more of a cliffhanger for me.

    All in all, it’s very pleasing to see this show come to a close leaving open all new stories to tell in the post-ROTJ era. Can’t wait to see what the next show Filoni will announce and I await that annoucement. ^_^

    • March 7, 2018 at 5:13 am

      Nice run down.

    • March 7, 2018 at 7:21 am

      It was like oh. You guys don’t know what to do with Jacen. Filoni does. Good for you Dave. Good for you.

    • March 7, 2018 at 5:06 pm

      I can’t wait for the inevitable Ahsoka / Luke meeting post-ROTJ. What if Ahsoka was around for the building of the new Jedi Temple?

      • March 8, 2018 at 12:48 am

        The fact that she strolled in at the end there being guarded by X-Wings might say something.

  • March 7, 2018 at 3:21 am

    Most people liked it from the comments here. I am happy about that. I did not, but, it’s just my same old complaints. In the end one main character died and maybe about 25 on screen Rebels during the entire series. The Empire lost 10’s of Star Destroyers, 100’s of thousands of men and the Emperor, Vader, Thrawn, Tarkin and all the others were either killed, lost or defeated. I was really frustrated when the whales came in. The whole series was like watching someone play a video game on God mode. I realize it’s a kids show but there is no “on the edge of your seat” when the stakes are so low.

    • March 7, 2018 at 10:59 am

      complete agreement man

    • March 8, 2018 at 12:24 am

      You said it yourself, it’s a kids show, one aimed specifically at a younger audience than Clone Wars did (except for the pilot film and first season, which were about as lightweight). I lived through the Droids and Ewok shows, not every bit of Star Wars media is going to appeal to you, nor will it have the gravitas that Clone Wars eventually got to, and doesn’t need to. Rebels would have never been what you wanted it to be, and it seems you can’t accept it for what it is.

      • March 8, 2018 at 3:29 am

        I do accept it as a kids show. There are plenty of kids shows where the hero’s take more loses and the stakes are higher though, such as Doctor Who.

        While I mentioned it is a kids show, one shouldn’t use that as the trump card for criticism. It would be just as fare to say this show is heavily geared towards adults. The Fan Conventions etc, collectibles, adding Thrawn and his body guard, voicing Vader, Palpatine, Yoda by their original (and expensive) actors, I could go on… These are things kids don’t care about or notice. This show is not “just” a kids show, nor is it marketed as one.

    • March 8, 2018 at 12:46 am

      There’s always going to be several people with the same opinion as you when it comes to every damn thing they release. There is no pleasing everyone. Sad truth.

      • March 8, 2018 at 3:20 am

        You can say that about anything really though, political issues, tv shows, books, women…one can never please everyone, we’re all different. Please don’t take it personally, I truly am glad you enjoy it.

  • March 7, 2018 at 4:46 am

    I really wish we could see a live version of what Zeb looks like. I mean, the wookie cartoon version really doesn’t look like the live version. Perhaps, but doubtful, Episode IX will show him?

  • March 7, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Star Wars is at a weird crossroads… the magic of the Star Wars universe is being maintained and even enhanced by the animated series Clone Wars, Rebels, and undoubtedly whatever is next from Filoni while the sequel movie trilogy is pooping on everything special about Star Wars. Filoni needs to have a significant role in the movie side of the biz. There are better ways to pass the torch to Rey and company. Rehashing the desperation of the rebels in the OT while tearing down Luke into a broken man was not the way.

    • March 7, 2018 at 7:19 am

      Amen brother. Amen

    • March 7, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      I feel the same way, I like the new movies just enough (thanks to Rey, I love Rey’s character) but this dang cartoon leaves me more excited to see what’s next than The Last Jedi did. Other than what happens to Rey everything else is a big shrug after TLJ but now thinking of what live-action movie/TV show could explore the fate of the Rebels characters has me a bit excited.

    • March 7, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      ‘Rehashing the desperation of the rebels in the OT while tearing down Luke into a broken man’

      And this, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly why the sequels fail.

  • March 7, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Where in the timeline does Rebels end, relative to Rogue One? Then, where does the epilogue take place? Right around the celebrations of the defeat of the Empire?

    Trying to figure out how Kanan would have had a young child in that time…

    • March 7, 2018 at 9:44 am

      My guess is Rebels ended weeks/days before R1. The OT spans only 4 years so the timing is fine for Kanan & Hera to have a child. Even if Rebels ended a year before R1 it’s still good.

  • March 7, 2018 at 9:55 am

    So Rey’s parents are… Ahsoka Tano and Jacen Syndulla?

    • March 10, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      Please think before you write something

  • March 7, 2018 at 10:46 am

    I can’t help but love the finale. It’s not like anything I had imagined it to be, but everything I never knew I wanted. Focusing on the proper liberation of Lothal brought things full circle and keeps the Rebel Alliance out of the picture enough for Rogue One to still make sense.

    While I’m not usually a fan of too much of an open ending, I can’t but commend Filoni on managing to find a good excuse to get both Ezra and Thrawn off the board without killing either off (and bringing back the Purgill, of all things, to boot!). It’s really the culmination of Ezra’s journey, and having him face one last temptation at the hands of the Emperor was a great way to emphasise it (and those Royal Guards!).

    Honestly, for all the great tie-ins to Rogue One the series has had, I was initially a bit surprised that Scarif was glossed over entirely. The jump forward to after ROTJ more than made up for it, though. I love where everyone ended up, be it Kallus and Zeb, Hera and Jacen (and all that implies for ‘space marriage’) and the set up for Ahsoka and Sabine to set out to search for Ezra. Rex being confirmed to at Endor was also a brilliant touch.

    It’s been a great journey with Rebels, and I’m glad to come away from it both satisfied and looking forward to what possibilities Filoni still has in store for its characters and Star Wars.

  • March 7, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    I loved it all, great finale!
    Great resolution for all, Lothal, wolves, and cool how they handled Ezra and Thrawn not being around during the original trilogy and not diminishing either and leaving it open.
    Nice callbacks to where we started it all.

    Also, a special shout-out how the incorporated all previous “fillers”; Iron Squadron, “space whales”, etc., etc. Everything counts in the end! 🙂

    And Rex at Endor is canon!!

  • March 7, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I still wonder how could Ezra and Thrawn survive the hyperspace jump given that the windows were broken by the “space whales”…

  • March 7, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I still wonder how could Ezra and Thrawn survive the hyperspace jump given that the windows were broken by the “space whales”…

    • March 7, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      The force

    • March 7, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      The whales can survive, so perhaps they generate a field that protects them.

    • March 7, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      Curious myself

    • March 7, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Two ways I could see them surviving:
      1 The blast doors close at the last second (like ep3 grievous bridge ) severing the tentacles in the bridge. I think we saw them on the bridge as the ship sped up but I don’t think we actually saw them in space/hyperspace. The shot cut away.

      2 Thrawn customized his star destroyer bridge with atmospheric energy fields like the ones on the hangers.

      Both of these options are things Ezra didn’t count on happening so his personal sacrifice still has meaning.

      • March 8, 2018 at 12:30 am

        Since Filoni said both definitely survived the journey, so there’s no “if.” Your #2 solution is the most likely, since they’d function the same way as the hanger fields as you say – allow solid objects to pass through but keep the atmosphere intact.

    • March 7, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      ezra’s plot armour if thrawn had been there alone they would destroy the ship

  • March 7, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    It was a great ending. So far, rummers seam to point to Rian Johnson doing his trilogy in outer rim or unknown space. Wondering if we are going to get a tie in?

  • March 7, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Great ending. Makes me kind of sad for what could have been if the story and writing teams had done this well all along.

  • March 7, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Rebel spaceships, striking
    from a hidden base, have won
    their twenty-seventh victory against
    the evil Galactic Empire.


  • March 7, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    I can imagine the next animated Ashoka/Sabine show they teased at the end also featuring Mark Hamill reprising the voice of Luke Skywalker. Cause why not.

  • March 7, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    I’m a cynical old git, and not a fan of Rebels but I think they handled this last part really well and wrapped it all up nicely without having to kill the kid off.
    I can suspend disbelief if the story and the implementation is well done and I felt that this was.

  • March 8, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Okay its a kids show

    But Clone Wars and Rebels are the best star wars sins OT. Period.

    • March 8, 2018 at 4:40 am

      I would tend to agree with that. I would love to see Filoni remake the prequel trilogy as animation.

  • March 8, 2018 at 9:47 am

    I loathed, LOATHED the voiceover at the end. Why tell future generations who try watching the lot in chronological order what’s going to happen? Stupid. Possibly more importantly, it also just doesn’t fit the Star Wars aesthetic. I really was hoping for something that would, at least aesthetically, would logically flow nicely into ”

    Additionally, unlike Lucas, Filoni seems to have a real problem with properly killing off characters, and giving us a proper ending. I dislike that as well.

    Ultimately this series had a few great moments (e.g., the Maul/Obi-Wan duel), and a few great guest voice actors (Ian McDiarmid, Malcolm McDowell, Tom Baker, etc.) but overall it gets a big fat “it was… just OK” from me. “Clone Wars” was fantastic… this was not. I’m glad others liked it, though.

    Imagine what could have been. Imagine if, instead of this, the animators created a series set in between ANH and ESB, with plot points that ended up getting explored in comic book form. Imagine that we *could have* seen the adventures of Luke, Leia, and Han, in animated form. Imagine seeing Vader find out that Luke is his son, in amination. And so on. Instead we got this series about characters we really had to try hard to care for. UGH

  • March 8, 2018 at 10:19 am

    I wasn’t much of a fan of the last two years of the series. The Malachor story at the end of season two set up so much, and it all largely felt sidelined by the time we were half way through season three. Too many episodes for me were tedious battles where the Ghost crew escape without a scratch and the Empire is made to look inept.

    Now, having said that. I have really enjoyed these last three weeks of episodes, especially the finale. The show ceased to regurgitate largely pointless and forgettable stories and got to the meat and potatoes of the story. I only wish these plot threads had been stretched over the past two seasons a bit more rather than jumbled in at the end. Nonetheless, I never felt cheated about any of the resolutions and I found it was refreshing that most characters survived the show in an inventive manner (and I also was one of the few who e3njoyed the original space whale episode).

    It feels quite obvious to me that the show sets up the next animated story, bridging the gap between ROTJ and TFA. It will be interesting to see an adult Ezra, whenever he finally shows up again. I also look forward to a couple of personal nitpicks being resolved in the new series, namely Ezra being about to open Sith holocrons (suggesting the dark side is within him) and an explantation as to why Ahsoka seemingly sat out the entire OT why her former master wreaked havoc on the galaxy.

    Overall though, I was quite pleased with the ending and I look forward to what comes next.

  • March 9, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I apologize. I didn’t mean to offend with the “thump your chest” comment. I was also thumping my chest lol. That’s what we do on internet message boards.

    Great conversation. I appreciate your thoughts and insights. Here is to more great ones in the future. Because Lucasfilm is doing a solid job, and probably will continue to. So we will have tons to discuss.Take care and may the Force be with you.

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