*Beware there are spoilers for those that haven’t seen the latest installment of Star Wars Rebels: “The Wynkahthu Job.”
“The Wynkahthu Job” is another Star Wars Rebels adventure with everyone’s favorite Space Pirate, Hondo Onaka! This time The Ghost crew teams up with him and his new partner, Azmorigan, last seen in the season 2 episode, Brothers of the Broken Horn, for a salvage job. The job is to retrieve cargo abandoned on an Imperial ship including Proton Bombs desperately needed in the Rebellion against the Empire. Of course anytime Hondo’s around you know there is a catch. Without further ado here are my Top 4 takeaways from this episode…
Zeb in Charge – To Ezra’s dismay, Hera put Zeb in charge of this mission. Ezra spends most of the mission giving Zeb a hard time by questioning his orders and sarcastically calling Zeb ‘Captain’ when responding to orders! The best line Ezra has is the comment to Zeb about not being in charge of another mission after getting put in the Brig. However, in the end, after Zeb saves Ezra, he accepts Zeb as the leader of the mission and genuinely congratulates him on their success without any sarcasm. Maybe Ezra did learn something from this mission after all!
The Continuing Adventures of Honda and Ezra – These two characters really do make a great team. However, Kanan is right. Ezra does need to see that his friend, Hondo, cannot be fully trusted. Ezra was truly surprised that Hondo did not want to go look for Azmorigan or his crew member, Melch, when asked. I believe, this makes Ezra realize that Hondo has his faults, and is not to be fully trusted. However, Ezra still calls Hondo his friend, despite these faults.
AP-5 – It was so good to see Chopper’s friend AP, voiced by Stephen Stanton, in this episode. He really is a great addition to The Ghost crew. It’s too bad that he has not been around much this season. AP-5’s line about their chances for success and Kanan’s response to this reminds me of the interaction of Han and C3-PO. I just wish we saw a little interaction between AP and Chopper. Hopefully, there will be more opportunities for this to happen later this season.
Sentry Droids – So what is the catch with this mission?
Well, it is the presence of these Sentry Droids, of course, and AP-5 forgot to mention to the crew about these droids. Azmorigan and Zeb are lucky that they were only thrown in the Brig when they were found wandering the Cargo ship. The look of these Sentry droids is similar to the B2 Super Battle Droids seen in The Clone Wars series. However, Rebels Recon confirmed that these were designed based on the Dark Troopers last seen in “The Dark Forces” video game. I wonder if we will see these droids in action again in future episodes?
There you have it! My Top 4 Takeaways from Star Wars Rebels: “The Wynkahthu Job.” What were yours?
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