*Spoiler Warning* for those that have yet to watch the latest Star War Rebels: “Imperial Super Commandos” on Disney XD.
The seventh episode of Star Wars Rebels: “Imperial Super Commandos” continues the struggle against the Empire after a one week break.
This season, the series seems to be emphasizing on the Ghost Crew and this episode was all about Sabine Wren and her origins; the Mandalorians. We finally get a minds-eye view of this colorful feminine mando and weaponry specialist. We get to see our feisty Mandalorian reconnect with her past and House Vizsla and how she has learned to utilize their tactics in the Rebellion against the Empire.
This week’s episode opens up with Sabine visiting Rau in his cell. They’re engaged in some sort of holo-game as he does his best to lay the guilt trip on Sabine for leaving their people and their way of life behind her. Thankfully, Hera sends Zeb to break in on the unpleasant conversation and orders them both to join her and the others for a meeting on their next mission. It seems as if Concord Dawn has lost contact and they (Sabine, Ezra, Rau, and Chopper) need to find out why that is.
So now, without further ado, here are my Top 4 Favorite Moments of Star Wars Rebels: “Imperial Super Commandos.”
The holo-game and holo-chess comparison/paralleled imagery — I honestly found this opening scene to be quite nostalgic and fun as it reminded me of Chewie and R2D2 in Star Wars: A New Hope. Granted, Rau won but personally, I don’t think “winning” was what Sabine had in mind. She had a different strategy in mind; studying her opponent.
Lightsaber Hat Trick! — Yup, that now makes 3 folks. Han Solo, Finn, and now Sabine. All three are non-Jedi or non-Force-sensitives that have wielded a Jedi’s weapon in one way or another. It’s a nice nod to the saga and Sabine makes a great addition to her predecessors. Although, she is not the first woman non-Jedi to handle a lightsaber. Nope, Padme Amidala did in The Clone Wars series. No she didn’t ignite it, but she held on to it for safe keeping.
The Mandalorian gets her Jetpack! — Seriously, it’s about time! Sabine and of course, Tiya Sircar have been patiently waiting for this “must have” mando gadget to make its appearance and it was a total epic moment in the making. In a sense, you could call it a homecoming for her character arc. After all, a Mandalorian just isn’t a Mandalorian without her jetpack.
“Don’t take this the wrong way, but Mandalorians are crazy!” — Ezra Bridger
Heck yeah! In doubly so. Probably my most favorite line from the episode and well delivered too. He’s right, of course. Crazy, yes, but deeply loyal. As Rau pointed out at the end of the show: “I realized you were willing to die for your people, even though they are not Mandalorian. You haven’t forgotten our ways,” he says. “That has earned my respect.”
Welcome to the Rebellion, Fenn Rau!
While this was probably my least favorite episode of the new season so far, it was still fun to see Sabine Wren come back to her roots. All-in-all, good fun! What did you think of “Imperial Super Commandos?” Let us know in the comments below or catch us on Twitter @thecantinacast or find me @urangelb.
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