The rest of the Mandalorians soon join the battle, slowly but surely taking down the enemy troopers. Sabine explains to Saxon that she readjusted the weapon to target anyone wearing Imperial armor instead, and tells him that the voltage isn't enough to kill him, just to make him suffer. Cast Episode complete credited cast:. While we may never see that chapter unfold, at least we now have an idea of what happened. When Saxon reactivates the weapon, it zaps him and two stormtroopers instead. Judging by the art for this season, Sabine takes on her family color scheme, which is a nice way to reflect her growth.
She altered the weapon so it would be attracted to Stormtrooper armor instead of Mandalorian armor. Ursa reveals that they've found out that her husband is being transported to Sundari for a public execution. Sabine may not be my favorite Rebels character, but I certainly respect how much her character has grown since we first met here. My other favorite moments involved his competitive nature with Tristan Wren and his suggestion to make new Mandalorian armor. Tristan tells Sabine that she told them she destroyed the weapon, and she responds that she did, but the Empire must have rebuilt it. The Death Watch continued using the alloy in their armor when they became part 's and 's.
Sabine thinks of killing Saxon by electrocuting him to death with the Duchess, but Bo-Katan stops her, stating that doing this would make her like the Empire, fighting with cowardice, and that she should fight with honor, like a true Mandalorian. Sabine tells him that she can keep them aloft, but says that they can't take another hit like that. Hera reminds Kanan that they can't stay very long on Mandalore and have to return after they've freed Sabine's father, as it was difficult enough persuading to let Kanan, Ezra, and Chopper go there in the first place. I hope next episode is better. Plot summary Part One Prison raid , , and are hiding in a trench on the , watching an Imperial in the distance.
I don't understand why they even bothered to include the scene in the first place if they were going to resolve it like that. In the final moments of the premiere, Bo-Katan takes the darksaber in the name of her sister, who, unfortunately, had died by the darksaber at the hands of Maul. Ezra asks what happened, and Bo-Katan explains that she refused to do the bidding, and was betrayed by and forced out of power. It's hard to say what Filoni has planned as an endgame for all of these characters and if he'll follow through with happy endings for all of them. His death beheaded with he darksaber also seemed to have some kind of impact on her, so I wonder if his name came up at any point during the production. Ezra felt extraneous in this episode and was often a distraction.
Saxon, who is now annoyed by Hark's protests, also has the machine zap him, stating that he is the Empire. After Thrawn signs off, Saxon orders Captain Hark to find the former Imperial cadet. I for one am not as angry about it as some fans. Thanks so much for your comment! But as long as those endings are satisfying, as long as they honor all of the wonderful characters, Rebels' four-year journey will have been a successful one. They could have killed Sabines family off in this episode as well if they saw the need. Sabine reluctantly agrees to help Saxon fix the machine, despite Bo-Katan's protests. The end of the episode was something to be expected from a scoobydoo episode, childish and awful.
The first half of the premiere came to a brutal and chilling end when the Empire used a weapon created by Sabine against Clan Wren, including her mother and brother. Sabine led an attack on the Imperial convey carrying her father. Even knowing of their survival, she's plenty fired up and has reason to turn her creation against the Empire. It brought a degree of closure to Bo-Katan and the Mandalorians and continued to develop Sabine as a character. Fighting ensues as Sabine, Bo-Katan, Rau, Kanan and Ezra attempt to get the injured Wrens out of the area. The metal was durable enough to withstand a direct blaster shot, and could potentially withstand the slash or glancing blow of a , though could be penetrated with a direct stab. It's nice to see a much less burdened Ezra in this premiere than, say, where he was in last year's premiere, which teased the young Jedi's fall to the Dark Side.
Sabine points out a now-visible smoke plume to Ezra. Saxon smirks, believing that he finally has the upper hand, as Sabine adjusts the weapon. Thankfully for them, the Mandalorians came to their rescue, even though they have their own problems to handle. He reports that the reinforcements are a single scout walker of an unusual design, and Ursa scoffs and orders it destroyed. Dealing with the Duchess After dark, the strike team approaches Saxon's Star Destroyer by jetpack, and in Chopper's case rocket booster.
What ensues is a very action-packed chase through the Mandalorian wasteland that might remind one slightly of a Mad Max movie. Sabine used the Darksaber to destroy the Duchess. In the second episode, Kanan had to put a hand on her arm and tell her that they had to go because she was so focused in taking down the Imperial troops following the close call she had with her mother and brother. Despite very limited screen time, Bo-Katan is one of the most fully formed and complex characters to come out of Star Wars animation. Rau tells Kanan that the newcomers are. He was the owner of the darksaber back when we first met him in The Clone Wars. The alloy could withstand direct blaster fire.
Long-time wounds that opened and festered since the Clone Wars are finally healed. And you shouldn't be watching Star Wars if that is what you're looking out for. A created by the Mandalorian and used by the , called the , was capable of super-heating the metal to the point that it would burn to a crisp everything it was protecting, as in the case of Mandalorian warriors covered behind their beskar armor. Sabine owns up to her past misdeeds, and explains that the warriors have a choice: to attack her, or help her destroy her weapon once and for all. Last time we saw the Ghost crew, they had suffered a devastating blow on Atollon, barely escaping with their lives. Beskar, also known as Mandalorian , was an alloy used in , notable for its high tolerance to extreme forms of damage. As much as I want to continue focusing on the Ghost crew, part of me also wants to stay on Mandalore and see where Bo-Katan and her allies go next.