In Review: Star Wars: Rebels – In the Name of the Rebellion: Parts 1 & 2

We're only four episodes into the new season and I'm already excited by story-lines, which pretty much feel like they'd be tagged on the end as part of a season finale.

Synopsis: As members of the Rebel Alliance, Ezra and the Ghost crew must accept a mission to spy on an Imperial outpost they would rather destroy.

Review: This is what you can only call the beginning of the end for ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ as the series moves ever closer to the events that we see in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. This two-part story opens with Ezra, Kanan, Sabine, and Chopper arriving at the new rebel base on Yavin 4. They are immediately thrown into action when Hera’s squadron comes in hot from a mission, which has gone horribly wrong due to poor intelligence. The team now back together again. Hera leads them on a mission to plant a listening device on one of the Empires communication’s relay, but when the mission goes wrong. Sabine, Chopper, and Ezra wind up being rescued and taken on a larger mission by Saw Gerrera.

Saw Gerrera has gotten intel on a nearby station, which is housing vital components for the Empires superweapon. Sabine and Ezra are not convinced but go along anyway. Eventually, Gerrera’s Intel pays off when they find a huge Kyber Crystal. From there on out we see all-out action and the relationships between Guerrara and the team get truly tested.

This episode is made up of much of the stuff we already know about from having viewed Rebels, Rogue One and A New Hope. Guerrera is still pretty agile at this point and has not lost his leg yet and is breathing normally without an aid. But he certainly looks a little older than he was when we last saw him, which was last season.

I loved the action sequences in these episodes. I particularly enjoyed the sequence of events that took place in the opening episode when Ezra and Sabine are battling Stormtroopers while on the communications relay and the sequence in which Hera flys the Ghost blindly through a fog while being directed by Kanan.

These two episodes demonstrate what makes Star Wars: Rebels such a fun show to watch when it is at its best. We get some fantastic action as well as brilliant character beats.

We’re only four episodes into the new season and I’m already excited by storylines, which pretty much feel like they’d be tagged on the end as part of a season finale. Hopefully, they can keep this up. Because I am so game for more stories like this.

Star Wars: Rebels - In the Name of the Rebellion: Parts 1 & 2
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  • 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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