Mitchell Stein: Hey guys! Sorry for the delay in this week’s article. Things got really busy in my personal life, but now that those things are out of the way for the most part, I’m back reviewing last week’s episode, Breaking Ranks.
Following the phenomenal episode Rise of the Old Masters, this weeks instalment follows up quite nicely, though not nearly as exciting and game-changing as Rise of the Old Masters was. This episode finds Ezra going undercover at a Stormtrooper Academy, as he attempts to infiltrate the facility and intercepts a data card for reasons not fully explained, but to quote Ezra in this episode…”do we really need a reason to mess with the Empire?”
It is worth taking note that the data card held information about a large kyber crystal, which many fans will recognize as the crystal that powered the Death Star. Nice catch Star Wars fans!
This week we were introduced to some great new characters, Zare Leonis and Jei Kell. Zare steals the spotlight in this episode, with his driving point being nothing more than to be reunited with his sister, and shines as a wonderful character and the show would really benefit from. Something tells me this isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of Zare.
The Inquisitor is back once again, and that couldn’t be anything short of awesome. Something tells me the Inquisitor will not be happy when it becomes known that Ezra stole a data card from right under their noses, and they’d probably want to retrieve that at all costs. Finally the Empire actually has a great reason to hunt down these rebels, so they ought to make that happen.
In the end, Rebels delivered a really wonderful instalment this week. This show seems to have a similar issue that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D faced during it’s first season, in which it took a solid nine episodes to set up it’s entire universe and story. With all the pieces coming into place, I think we’ll be in for a pretty sweet ride, and this episode is a step in that direction.
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