Details: First half aired in 2017 and second half aired in 2018 on Disney XD. Fifteen episode with most episodes at under thirty minutes long. The final episode was around forty-five minutes long.
Star Wars Rebels has come to an end. I am sad to see it go as it has been one of my favorite shows on television.
Details: Airs on Disney XD. Each episode is about twenty-two minutes long.
I just finished watching the finale and I think it’s safe to say that this season was the best season yet of a Star Wars animated show. The finale of season two stands out in my mind, but the rest of season two was not as good as that finale. A lot of the episodes in this season were great.
Damn, Ezra. You got real scary.
Star Wars Rebels returns with an hour long special and it was all right. I mean they pretty much just took care of all the scary possibilities set up at the end of last season and returned everything to the status quo. The only real, lasting change is Ezra’s haircut and that he’s grown taller.
In this episode, Ezra is made the team leader for the next mission and leads the crew to steal some Y-Wings. We get introduced to Admiral Thawn. It’s mostly just set up for the rest of the season. No major developments really.
I do like exploration of the force and the relationship between the Jedi and the Sith. That was only briefly touched upon though.
Score: 5.4/10 I imagine that the best is yet to come. I hope that the best is yet to come. This episode just felt like a preface towards answering all the questions and plot threads left by last season.
So I’ve just finished watching the season finale for season two, so really the entirety of season two and just… wow. What a great season. What a great ending. This finale two- part episode is by far one of the best episodes of any animated Star Wars show yet.
Out of all the aspects of the Star Wars movies, from the star fighters to the kooky aliens, my favorite part has been the conflict with the Jedi and the Sith. This entire episode was about that.
Further, it was a brutal episode. One thing I hate about Star Wars is that they always seem to neuter the light sabers… at least until you reach a major plot development. Light sabers are blades of pure energy that can cut through anything with just a graze. Body parts should be flying off any time a fight breaks out among force users, but violence restrictions and censorship require not showing these sorts of things. In this episode however, named characters do get maimed, blinded, cut down, and split in half. It was great to see the light sabers used to their full potential and the danger a light saber represents expressed.
Additionally, it was great to see the old faces make their appearances in this episode. Major developments take place and I don’t want to spoil it. I was just glad to see Darth Maul, Darth Vader, and Ahsoka Tano show up.
Score: 8.5/10 What a great episode. I am so looking forward to see how Ezra develops in the next season.