In Review: Star Wars Rebels – Hera’s Heroes

Hera's rebel supply to Ryloth becomes personal when she and the Ghost crew brace overwhelming Imperial forces to recover a memento from her ancestral home.

Synopsis: Hera’s rebel supply to Ryloth becomes personal when she and the Ghost crew brace overwhelming Imperial forces to recover a memento from her ancestral home.

Review: After last week’s episode. This week proved to be a tad on the weak side.

My main issue was Hera’s motive for infiltrating an Imperial base while on her regular supply run. He motive was basically to retrieve what amounted to a family heirloom, which had been passed down from mother to daughter over the generations.

Not to be dismissive of its importance to Hera and her kin. I just felt that jeopardising a mission for the rebellion to try and retrieve said heirloom was not the strongest of things to hang a story on.

All that said. The story did allow for some interesting scenes involving Admiral Thrawn who is likely to be the main villain of this series for some time. Hera enjoys a few moments with Thrawn in which she tries to pass herself off as a simple slave, but Thrawn does not buy it. Due in most part to the fact that he is onto her from his first sighting of her.

Further more evidence that Thrawn is the real deal is the fact that he lets Hera and Ezra go. Just so he can gain some tactical insight into the kind of moves that they make when put under pressure. This valuable insight more than made up for what I feel was quite a weak premise on which to hang it all on.

So far as voice performances go this was a really strong episode. I loved the slyness with which Lars Mikkelsen has brought to Grand Admiral Thrawn and look forward to seeing more of him in the coming weeks ahead.

8.9
Star Wars Rebels - Hera's Heroes
  • Story
    7.0
  • Voice Acting
    10
  • Animation
    9.6
  • Incidental Music
    9.1

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