*Spoiler warning for anyone who has yet to watch the next episode of Star Wars Rebels: “Visions and Voices.”*
Mother of Moons! Holy lightsabers and blasters, episode 10 of Season 3 of Star Wars Rebels: “Visions and Voices,” is absolutely where we need to be right now in the Star Wars timeline. Seriously, the storyline seems to have finally punched the hyperdrive, catching up with the fast approaching Rogue One film. As for me, I couldn’t be any happier with Rebels than I am right now. So, let’s get started!
Star Wars Rebels: “Visions and Voices” begins on Chopper Base with Hera leading the briefing for their next mission. During the meeting, Ezra undergoes a series of Force “visions and voices” that wind up knocking him unconscious. As he comes to, he confesses to the entire Ghost Crew that he saw Maul. Stunned by this revelation, they seem to shrug-it-off as Ezra being tired and overworked, everyone that is, except for Kanan and Hera. So, before Ezra can harm himself or someone else due to these Force-induced manifestations, Kanan takes Ezra to seek resolution with Bendu. And this is where the fun begins!
Once again, Ezra finds himself by Maul’s side, and the temptations are at an all-time high. He must stay the course, and follow through with Maul’s plan or he may never uncover the meaning behind the visions from the holocrons. Of course, nothing gained is without cost. And entrusting one’s fate in the hands of dark magic, Nightsister dark magic, is not to be taken lightly. Not to mention, Dathomir itself, is a dangerous place to be and it’s entirely drenched in a blood-red light from its central star that only adds to its ominous appeal.
It doesn’t take long for Kanan and Sabine to catch up, but it also leads them straight into a magical trap. A trap sprung by Maul and the Nightsister magic because as I said, nothing gained is without cost. The payment being Kanan and Sabine, but fortunately for them, Ezra finds a way to outwit the ghostly Nightsisters.
Seriously, funtastic stuff! Ok, without further ado, here are my Top 4 Takeaways from Star Wars Rebels: “Visions and Voices.”
Ezra’s Force-induced visions – yeah, umm… this was some wild and crazy stuff. Stuff that is rather new to us, seriously, this was the first time we ever saw a Jedi almost murder an innocent being while under the influence of a Force-vision or should I say, impairment? The Force certainly does work in mysterious ways.
Satine Shrine – Karabast! Maul’s a creeper? Ok, all joking aside. While this was completely unexpected, it was intriguingly cool. It adds more depth to Maul’s character, and perhaps, he may need a little therapy. Just saying.
He’s Alive! – Yes! They now know, that Master Kenobi lives, and has been taking refuge on a planet with two suns. Of course, this also means that Maul knows all of this too and judging by Satine’s shrine, it’s only a matter of time before he acts on this knowledge. The wheels are in motion and the race to Kenobi has begun!
The Darksaber of Mandalore – has it returned to its rightful owner? Regardless, I was stoked to see Sabine go back for the saber. As I said in the beginning, the storyline is catching up, and things are finally coming to ahead. The circle is almost complete…
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