All paths are coming together
I cannot believe this amazing series is really about to be over.
As a huge Star Wars fan, Rebels is very special to me, and I've loved this show since I first tuned in at the beginning of season 2. The beginning was a bit rough, with the series working to find its place between the crushing stigma of "Disney animated kids' show" and the "Bring back The Clone Wars!" demands from many SW die-hards.
For me, this was my very first introduction to SW animation, and it holds a special place in my heart. I know many fans will probably want to grill me for saying this, but I prefer Rebels to The Clone Wars for a vast array of reasons. But I'll spare you that rant here. ;)
I will say, however, that this show does not in any way deserve much of the hate and eye-rolling it still gets from certain areas of the fandom. Everyone gets their own opinions, and everyone has their own personal experiences that may cause them to pick one show over the other, I get that. But I think way more people should give this thing a chance, instead of dropping after some of the stilted dialog of early season 1, or in protest of the abrupt ending of TCW. If for no other reason, then do it because you believe in the storytelling magic of Dave Filoni, as shown in TCW. Once you reach the second season, you'll realize just how essential this series is to the overall SW story. If you were a fan of TCW, watch this because it ties up so many of those loose ends, and Rex and Ahsoka are back. If you're a fan of the prequels, watch this because it has so many leftovers, both in-story and outside of it, from that era. If you're a fan of the originals, watch because of TIEs, Darth Vader, and X-Wings. If you're a fan of the old Expanded Universe, watch for Grand Admiral Thrawn, TIE Defenders, and post-Purge Jedi.
Really guys. Just watch it. This last season is gonna be so intense, everything's been leading up to this moment, the stories have been so carefully and expertly laid out and teased along in preparation for this time of "All paths coming together." Sabine's history and return to Mandalore, Ezra's struggle and decisions about his destiny, Kanan's place in a post-Jedi Order galaxy, Hera's balance between zeal for the Rebellion and devotion to her adopted family, Saw Gererra's and Mon Mothma's falling out and splitting of the Rebel groups, and so much more. It's all coming together. This is the end, this is where we've been led to, to finish now. And I will guarantee you, you won't want to miss it.
(And if you want to hear more of me ranting about this stuff, check out my podcast, The Elven Padawan, while you're waiting for the new season! 😊)
Excited for the final season!
By COME OUT!
First off, I’m just really exciting that Star Wars Rebels is getting the opportunity to wrap up it’s show and it’s main characters and to see where they lead on to. We know Hera and Chopper survive because they are in Rogue One, but as for Kanan and Ezra, I think one of them might die. What I’m most excited to see is what happened to Ahsoka and I hope she comes back in physical form to fight for the Rebellion again! We finally get to X Wings come in to battle for the first time, Tie Defenders, more Thrawn, Bo Katan, and more war and destruction! This will be the best season yet, but will be short like the first one was 😔. I’d say the SD version is a good price of $20.00 and will be well worth the price!!