With ‘Star Wars Rebels’ coming back on the air and Star Wars having gained a reemerging popularity with a general audience thanks in no small part to the success of ‘The Force Awakens’, I’ve noticed there are many people who’ve expressed interest in watching ‘Rebels’, but aren’t quite sure where to start.
So where do exactly do you start to watch ‘Rebels’? Well, you can just jump right in from episode if you wanted to get right into it. While not technically standalone due to having connections to the canon Star Wars Universe at large, especially to its predecessor series ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, so it is possible to jump into ‘Rebels’ right away.
Of course, if it was that simple, we wouldn’t be here. As I said, you can jump into ‘Rebels’ right away, but doing so would be a great disservice to the excellent ‘The Clone Wars’ as well as would rob you of some context that may be much needed in the future as the show drudges up past conflicts and characters, such as Captain Rex and Ahsoka Tano, major characters in both ‘The Clone Wars’ and the ongoing Season 2 of ‘Rebels’. Ahsoka Tano being especially important as her character was both introduced in and central to the narrative of ‘The Clone Wars’ as the Padawan of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.
Below the cut is a list of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ episodes meant to help ‘fast track’ you through the dense amount of episodes of the series to get the most out of it in the shortest amount of time so you can move on to more current events.
Special Thanks goes to @windona for helping me out with making and organizing this list.
Well, I guess it’s not a proper TCW episode if I don’t say “OH FUCK” at least once, either for events that are upcoming or events that are very likely to be upcoming.
I really like how they played this in the ep, Anakin’s realization that he values Ahsoka’s life over what is essentially the future of the Jedi Order. Matt Lanter’s voice just goes soft and stunned and his whole face is just completely distressed. Yes, Anakin’s gambling with the holocron for Ahsoka’s life, but he’s not thinking about that. It’s a horrifying, personal moment for him: the realization that he’d choose another human being over his duty (again). And it’s something that he didn’t expect, and it’s not private at all, and it’s happening in front of someone who understands what that means. It’s odone so well.