Synopsis: The rebels work with Mandalorian Clan Wren to free Sabine’s father from the clutches of the Empire.
Review: ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ begins season four with the epic conclusion to Sabine’s missions to save Mandalore from the clutches of the Empire.
Katee Sackhoff puts in a guest performance as Bo-Katan Kryze. Who aside from being one of Mandalore’s legendary leaders. Just happens to be the older sister of Sabine Wren.
The opening episode deals with Sabine leading a team in an attempt to rescue her father from the Empires Mandalorian traitors. While the second episode deals with a mistake from Sabine’s past, which takes the form of a weapon that is capable of destroying Mandalorian armor.
Both stories see Sabine with a little help from Ezra and Kanan trying to unite the clans of Mandalore in a massive fight back against the Empire and those who have been collaborating with them.
The action is thick and fast and much fun is had at Ezra’s expense as he tries to get to grips with the Mandalorian jetpacks.
I really enjoyed the relationship that took place as Sabine and her older sister became reacquainted. Sabine wants her sister to lead, but Bo-Katan Kryze does not feel worthy. Thankfully this changes by the close of the episode.
The sequence where they rescue Sabine’s father is brilliant and worth the price of admission alone.
Hera makes a brief appearance in hologram form as she asks Kanan and Ezra to return home as soon as the situation on Mandalore has been stabilized.
This was an awesome way to begin the fourth season and a great way to resolve the Mandalore plot thread and leave it at such a place where the situation is stable enough for them to fend off the Empire without Sabine’s input. Which frees her up to return home with Ezra and Kanan.
As this final season will likely lead up to the events of ‘Rogue One’ from Kana and Ezra’s point of view. There is much to look forward too.
- Voice Acting9.8
- CGI Animation10
- Incidental Music9.5