Warning! SPOILERS for Star Wars Resistance season 1.
Star Wars Resistance season 1's finale sees Kaz and his friends fight off the First Order's occupation of the Colossus, but it also hints at how Star Wars Resistance season 2 will connect with the larger canon surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Episode IX.
From the start, Star Wars Resistance was billed as a series that would center on the time period of the sequel trilogy, and season 1 does weave in connections and references to events happening before and during Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As Star Wars Resistance season 1 comes to a close, however, the timeline of events becomes quite compressed. The Last Jedi picks up events almost immediately following The Force Awakens, and then itself only spans a few days. That leaves Star Wars Resistance season 2 in a tricky spot, needing to continue its own narrative but unable to get too far ahead of the films.
In the Star Wars Resistance season 1 finale, though, there may be an answer for how Star Wars Resistance can continue to develop the larger story of the First Order-Resistance war, while still remaining separate enough from the sequel trilogy so as not to spoil Star Wars: Episode IX.
- This Page: Star Wars Resistance Setting & Ending Explained
- Page 2: How Star Wars Resistance Connects to Star Wars Canon
Exactly When Star Wars Resistance Takes Place
Star Wars Resistance begins roughly six months before the events of The Force Awakens. Throughout the series, there are appearances from familiar characters (Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Captain Phasma) as well as mentions of familiar places (Hosnian Prime, Takadona) that help to establish this setting. Soon, however, Star Wars Resistance narrows the gap with an episode that finds Poe leaving on a secret mission for General Organa - the very same mission that brings Poe to Jakku at the beginning of The Force Awakens.
From there, the timeline of events becomes very compressed. This is reflected in Star Wars Resistance with the Hosnian Cataclysm - the climactic event from The Force Awakens where the First Order uses Starkiller Base to destroy the Hosnian System, home of the New Republic - following just three episodes after Poe's departure. The Hosnian Cataclysm occurs during Star Wars Resistance season 1's penultimate episode, leaving the season finale to tease how Resistance season 2 will tie in with the events of The Last Jedi and potentially Episode IX.
What Happens In Resistance's Ending
Come the Star Wars Resistance season 1 finale, the First Order is in control of the Colossus fueling station on Castilon. Kaz has been outed as Resistance spy and he and his friends have fled below to hide in the engineering decks. Once there, however, Neeku discovers that the Colossus isn't just a fueling station - it's a spaceship with its own hyperdrive. That gives Kaz an idea: if they can expel the First Order from the Colossus, they can launch the ship and possibly rendezvous with the Resistance. Kaz and Torra work together to trick stormtroopers into into particular corridors which Neeku then floods, thus flushing the stormtroopers out into the ocean.
With most of the First Order's forces now (literally) swimming with the fishes, Kaz frees Yeager and Captain Doza from the brig and they begin the launch sequence for the Colossus. Of course, the First Order won't simply let the station fly away, first sending out Major Vonregg and his TIE Fighters to attack, followed by the arrival of a Star Destroyer. Kaz, Yeager, and the Aces defend the Colossus, even getting some last minute help from Synara and the other pirates on Castilon. Eventually, the Colossus reaches the altitude necessary to makes the jump to hyperspace, and everyone falls back to the ship.
Once everyone's securely on board, the Colossus makes the jump to hyperspace. However, Neeku reveals that he was unable to fully input the coordinates Kaz gave him, so he isn't exactly sure where they're going. As best as he can tell, the Colossus will either arrive very near D'Qar - the planet which serves as the home of the Resistance in The Force Awakens, and from where the Resistance is fleeing at the start of The Last Jedi - or they'll drop out of hyperspace "unfathomable light years away".