Lucasfilm releases a new video that recaps what happened in Star Wars Rebels seasons 1-3 before season 4 kicks off. The Star Wars prequel spin-off series is gearing up for its fourth and final outing this year, which will be the culmination of the show's first three seasons and hopefully offer viewers some pay-off and closure before the whole show officially wraps up.
Fans are buzzing with excitement as to what Dave Filoni and the rest of the folks behind Rebels have in store for the show's last hurrah. By the tail end of last season, the Ghost Crew was in a bittersweet situation with their secret base finally infiltrated by Grand Admiral Thrawn and his Imperial cohorts, but the team was able to get away just in time, unscathed. This year, what started as just local protectors of Lothal are ready to get into the bigger fight against the evil Empire as they join the budding Rebellion spearheaded by Mon Mothma. But how did Star Wars Rebels get to that point? A new video serves as either a refresher for long-time fans, or a crash course for those who have not seen the show, in preparation for what's to come.
Clocking in at just under five minutes, the recap video (which you can watch above) takes viewers all the way back to season 1 when a younger and lone Ezra Bridger first joined Hela's crew. The video shows glimpses of his training to be a Jedi Knight with Kanan's own journey paralleling his. Other notable bits also include Ahsoka and Darth Vader's showdown by the end of season 2, which still poses a mystery regarding the former's current whereabouts - something that will hopefully be answered in this last Rebels installment - as well as, the epic final battle between Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine.
The video, however, mainly focuses on the preceding season of Rebels with the appearance of Saw Gerrera (tying the show to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), the team's battle of wits with Grand Admiral Thrawn and Sabine's dark saber/Mandalorian story arc. Supporting gameplayers, likewise, get their own spotlight, like the still mysterious creature that is the Bendu and even Captain Rex.
Looking at Rebels now as a whole, the show appears pretty grand in scope compared to watching it week-by-week. Some fans were not overly happy with the filler episodes that take place once in awhile to break out from the main narrative, but otherwise the show was able to do something that is truly remarkable with the material and the lore that it has to work with. It's also important to remember that the show, if anything, is still geared towards young kids, which is why Filoni and his group can't really dive deep into the darker stuff and stay there - there has to be some levity and, for what it's worth, they were able to cater to a wide range of demographics.
Star Wars Rebels returns Monday, October 16th with ‘Heroes of Mandalore: Part 1 & 2’ on Disney XD.
Source: Star Wars Official YouTube