Star Wars Rebels – Call to Action

by Alan Rapp on February 10, 2015

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Star Wars Rebels – Call to Action
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Star Wars Rebels - Call to Action

After discovering that Gall Trayvis (Brent Spiner) is nothing more than Imperial agent used to ferret out rebels, the crew of the Ghost come up with their own plan to give Lothal and the surrounding systems a true voice of resistance. Planning to hijack an Imperial communication array to spread the truth about the Empire, the one thing Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and his crew don’t take into account is the arrival of Grand Moff Tarkin (Stephen Stanton) who is displeased by the locals inability to deal with the rebel cell on Lothal and is taking over their capture personally.

Playing on ideas in the expanded universe which states Tarkin spent time in the Outer Rim before taking control of the first Death Star project, Star Wars Rebels introduces a familiar face who may not be physically challenging to the crew of the Ghost but whose ruthlessness Kanan and his friends will soon learn to fear. Ending on a cliffhanger with the mission only a partial success with the Empire choosing to destroy the array rather than allow the Rebels to spread their message and Kanan captured by the Inquisitor (Jason Isaacs), Ezra (Taylor Gray) isn’t alone in asking whether the win was worth what the mission cost them.

If the show does plan on introducing other small Rebel bands, which has been suggested on more than one occasion already, who will eventually become a more cohesive army against the Empire then that ground work is laid here. The episode also suggests that Ezra has picked up a bit of his parents’ flair for public speaking possibly foreshadowing a future for him as the voice of the Rebellion.

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