This whole piece is gorgeous, but the last minute or so (9:40 onward) really hecks me up because it cycles through several important themes in quick succession: coming out of Across The Stars, it goes into Anakin’s Theme, back into Across The Stars (as The Imperial March plays in the bass), then into Princess Leia’s Theme, which ends with a tiny unexpected hint of the main theme as The Imperial March becomes briefly more prominent, fading into the harp from Across The Stars as the piece closes. It’s brilliant and sinister and terribly sad all at once.
Cad Bane, helping out the rebels because the Empire is too weird and totalitarian even if they pay well and honestly Bane has some mad respect for Jedi because he knows what they can do and also Obi-Wan sort of grew on him a little and anyway, Bane’s a man of honour and there is nothing less honourable than the Empire
Cad Bane meeting Hondo Ohnaka and being forced to work with him and being just about five seconds away from strangling him somewhere without witnesses
Hondo totally loving every second of torturing Bane and telling him fifty completely made up stories and never shutting up until Bane threatens to rip his tongue out
Hondo having Bane on speed dial and insisting that they’re best buds
Bane refusing to talk to anyone for weeks because they’re all bad news, but most importantly they’re all ANNOYING STOP CALLING ME WE ARE NOT FRIENDS
Basically Cad Bane not working for the Empire and more Hondo
ASAJJ VENTRESS, WHO DESERVES BETTER AND WHOSE ENDING SHOULD NOT BE THAT
Actually, now I’m convinced that on the rare occasions the Wolfpack gets into destructive/peace-disturbing/arrestable-offense shenanigans, Plo Koon never has to discipline them the way some generals do. All he has to do is drop a very quiet, very gentle “I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed”, and bam, instant guilt. He’s only needed to bust that one out a couple of times to get them to shape up. The Jedi with more rambunctious battalions are jealous.