Kanan meditating… while levitating Loth-cats? Note the design on his mask. It is the same design as Captain Rex’s helmet. Dave Filoni said this represents Kanan’s growth in accepting Rex as an ally since Season 2.
Ezra is still in pain from leaving Ahsoka behind and it is having a dangerous effect on him. Note that the red eyes of the center mask begin to glow (that is where he keeps the Sith holocron and perhaps it is reacting to his dark thoughts).
Ezra with the Sith holocron from the end of Season 2. Like Anakin, Ezra is being tempted to the dark side through the desire to save the ones he cares for.
It looks like a new “Fulcrum” (still using Ahsoka’s symbol) is contacting the rebels. I’m guessing Filoni will do more to hide the voice this time.
Wedge Antilles is introduced in the Rebels universe and given a new backstory. In Legends he was never a TIE pilot, but joined the Rebellion when his girlfriend was killed.
In a lighter moment, the Ghost crew frees Hondo Ohnaka, presumably to get some vital information from him.
Hondo gives them information on where they can find Y-wings.
Captain Rex preparing for what he believes could be his last battle?
A mysterious pilot hammering through a TIE fighter in a YT-2400 light freighter. Dave Filoni clarified during Celebration that this isn’t Legend favorite Dash Rendar or his ship, the Outrider, just the same ship type.
“Flying stormtroopers?” – Ezra
Dave Filoni said that the white armor is a reference to the original design of Boba Fett’s armor, initially a design for special forces stormtroopers. The line “flying stormtroopers” is probably a reference to this as well.
Note the triangle symbol on their helmets. There is also a triangle design on Kanan’s chest. I don’t know if this is a known design or what possible connection they have.
Fenn, a former enemy of the Rebels, seems to have changed his attitude on the Empire and Sabine.
Ezra and Zeb fighting Dark trooper inspired droids?
Who could this mysterious figure be…? ;P
We see Thrawn studying the Ghost crew. As Thrawn fans know, he infamously learns how to defeat his enemies not only by studying their battle tactics, but by studying the art of their cultures. Note what looks to be the mask of a Jedi Temple Guard on Thrawn’s desk.
There is also a nod to the ysalamiri lizards with the two figures behind Thrawn.
In Legends, the ysalamiri were Force negating creatures used by Thrawn against Force users. Dave Filoni confirmed that this is just a nod to Thrawn’s origins and that the Force negating creatures will not be canon. He and George Lucas had already determined during the making of The Clone Wars that they did not really fit Lucas’s universe. Lucas told Filoni that since the Force is within all life, no natural creature would negate it.
Several ghostly entities emerge from an alter before Ezra. More on this below.
Maul and Ezra combine the Jedi and Sith holocrons. What will this do, and what is the purpose?
The Bendu is a being said to represent the middle way of the Force, between the light and the dark. How Kanan came to him, whether it is a vision or reality, and what the purpose of the visit is remains a mystery (except to those who have seen the season premiere at Celebration).
The word “Bendu” was part of the original name George Lucas gave to the Jedi in his original drafts: the Jedi Bendu.
Ezra drawn deeper towards the dark side.
Could this be Mother Talzin herself? She was supposedly killed in the Son of Dathomir comics, but she also possessed Count Dooku before that in the same comic. If you look closely, Talzin’s hood and shoulder pads seem to match this entity.
And that looks to be an unconscious Sabine in front of Kanan!
Ezra fighting Maul. And more of that Anakin vibe coming through in Ezra’s dialogue.
This is gearing up to be a very dark and very deep season. It reminds me of some of the best Clone Wars episodes.
Sabine holding the darksaber, an ancient Jedi weapon that was stolen by Manalorians centuries before the Clone Wars. The saber was then handed down to members of House Vizsla. Darth Maul killed Pre Vizsla, then leader of the terrorist group Death Watch. Maul took the saber and became leader of Death Watch for a time. Sabine is a member of House Vizsla, so she may be reclaiming the blade for her family. Is this a dark turn for Sabine?
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