The Rebels have been building up to this since episode one–the attack on Lothal. However, such will not come to fruition–not in this season, anyway. Grand Admiral Thrawn has bigger fish to fry in this epic season finale!
After Agent Kallus learns of the attack on Lothal, he heads to Ezra’s old home tower to warn the Rebels. But Thrawn was expecting him, and after engaging in a fist-fight, Thrawn captures Kallus, allowing only a partial message to get through.
This episode also marks the debut of Genral Doddona. Fans of Ratchet and Clank will be interested to note that Michael Bell (the voice of Lawrence) voices Doddona. As the Empire pushes through, Commander Sato flies his Ryloth cruiser into Admiral Constantine’s Interdictor, killing them both. With this chance, Ezra takes Maul’s Gauntlet jet and escapes into hyperspace.
While Hera, Zeb, Wedge, and Rex protect the base, Kanan tries to recruit the Bendu. But being one in the middle, the Bendu will not interfere, and becomes angry at Kanan for bringing war to his planet.
Meanwhile, Ezra and Chopper head to Krownest to get help from Sabine. They take a few Mandalorians with them to aid in the fight against the Empire from the sky. Together, they take out the second Interdictor, and lead the fight against the TIE fighters.
On the ground, the remain rebels fight, but unfortunately, Thrawn captures them. However, the Bendu–harnessing the power of the force, creates a storm so violent, that it chases off the Empire, giving all the Rebels time to escape. Kallus also manages to escape with them, which means he’s now part of the Rebel Alliance!
Thrawn orders the Deathtroopers to attack the Bendu, wounding him, and bringing him back down to Attolon’s surface. Bendu makes Thrawn realize that he may have driven the Rebels from this planet, but they have not lost the war. Thrawn then shoots the Bendu, killing him…or so he thinks.
With Kallus joining the Rebels, and Sabine heading back to Krownest, the rest of the Rebels make their way to Yavin 4, the TRUE rebel base that appears in A New Hope. Kanan tells Ezra that the Rebels are meant to win, and that it’s up to them to make it happen.
This episode gets a 10/10. But unfortunately, this season wasn’t as good as the past two. Probably due to the fact that Ahsoka, Vader, and the Inquistors were not in this season at all. This season mostly focused on the building up of the rebel alliance, which has led to a few filler episodes here and there. For season 4, we know that Yoda, Lando, and Bo-Katan will be making their return. Hopefully, we will see more at Star Wars celebration in a few weeks.