In Review: Star Wars Rebels: Jedi Night & Dume

Jedi Night Synopsis: The Ghost Crew infiltrates the Imperial headquarters on Lothal to save one of their own. Review: This episode offers up a lot of great stuff and...

Jedi Night Synopsis: The Ghost Crew infiltrates the Imperial headquarters on Lothal to save one of their own.

Review: This episode offers up a lot of great stuff and felt very much like a short self-contained movie in its own right.  When Kana tells Ezra to lead the mission to rescue Hera it feels like a coming of age for the young padawan, but it winds up being a means by which Ezra has to grow less reliant on his master.

The plan that Ezra comes up with is quite clever and turns out to be a great way of infiltrating the Empires base without raising any alarms.

I loved the sequence with the gliders flying toward the base and how they were used in such a way as not to raise any alarms.

The sequence in which Hera is being tortured by Governor Pryce and Grand Admiral Thrawn was a nice call back to both an ‘A New Hope’ and ‘Empire Strikes Back’ given the torture devices, which were used. And  Thrawn’s attempts to manipulate Hera into revealing the location of the Rebel base were somewhat manipulative and I think he would have got the information off of her had he not been called up for a meeting with the Emporer. The music played throughout this sequence was some of the best I have heard done on the show. It really succeeds in getting under your skin.

But this episode is really about the final chapter of Kanan’s heroic journey and the love that he’s held onto for Hera as he makes the ultimate sacrifice to save his team. The episode deals with Kanan’s final moments in a really good way and it leads brilliantly into the next episode.

Dume Synopsis: Reeling from a devastating loss, the Ghost Crew rallies together to find a new purpose and resolve.

Review: Dealing with the loss of Kanan. Hera, Ezra take some time to process their grief while Sabine and Zeb seek to take immediate action out of revenge and wind up finding out that Kanan’s sacrifice wasn’t for nothing.

This episode mostly deals with Ezra coming to terms with the loss of his Master and trying to find balance within himself so that he can function and maybe have a chance of redeeming some of his past actions, which Kanan had been protecting him from.

The episode title Dume refers to the lead Loth Wolf that counsels Ezra and helps him see a clearer path ahead.

This was another fantastic episode with a great message with regards to dealing with loss. I’d imagine that younger viewers would have been really upset at the loss of Kanan in the previous episode and would have wanted some sort of meaning from it or at least hope. This episode delivers that and we also have brilliant performances from all the voice cast to boot.

The revelation at the end of the episode, which reveals that Kanan’s death was actually a victory for the rebels was a brilliant way to end and a fantastic way to call the team back to action.

We get a few nice mentions of events that we have seen in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and a lot more. Hopefully, we’ll get to see a few of the Rogue One characters pop up before the close of the season.

Star Wars Rebels: Jedi Night & Dume
  • Stories
  • Voice Acting
  • CGI
  • Incidental Music

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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