What do you do when you have more thoughts about Star Wars Rebels than you know what to do with? Make a list of your favorite moments — in no particular order, because that might fry your circuits. Welcome to Ranking Rebels.
With Kanan in custody, it’s going to take a lot of “Rebel Resolve” to get him back, no matter the cost. This is the twelfth episode of Season One, and ratchets up the stakes considerably.
Here are my 10 favorite moments from the episode!
1, Rogue walker.
Our rebels have come a long way since the first episode. Ezra, Sabine, Zeb, Chopper, and Hera prove they have the coordination and cooperation needed to commandeer an Imperial walker and evade capture in their search for Kanan.
2. The Imperial medical torture droid.
This scene is the most in-depth look we’ve had at Fulcrum yet and, as much as I feel for Hera, I can also see Fulcrum’s side of things. Hera’s instincts are screaming at her to help Kanan but she also knows Fulcrum is right about the greater rebellion.
4. He’s not gone.
Ezra’s learned to trust his feelings enough that he’s sure Kanan’s alive and it’s all he can do not to go after him. Watching Hera deal with the mission as directed by Fulcrum is so hard, but it’s also an example of how much the crew of the Ghost care about one another.
5. Have you seen my power cells, Sabine?
How do you know Hera’s preoccupied? Because Ezra’s little trick to get Zeb and Sabine out of the cockpit and onto the Phantom is soooooooooo transparent. Lucky for him. Chopper takes his part of the plan very seriously and subjects Hera to a variety of things to keep her from noticing. Chopper’s definitely the MVP of this scene.
6. Pain can break anyone.
Tarkin has grown weary of asking Kanan questions, so he calls on the Inquisitor for backup. Not good. Now it’s gonna get nasty. Up until now, Kanan has had the strength to fight back. But once the lightning starts, that could change.
7. Vizago is unhappy.
As far as Vizago’s concerned, our rebels’ shenanigans are bad for business. Of course, it’s his illicit dealings that make him exactly the person Ezra needs, which means a deal needs to be struck. The whole scene is worth it just for the look on Vizago’s face when Ezra Force lifts him.
8. Ooooooh, you’re in troooouuubble!
Momentarily distracted, Hera’s figured out what’s going on and, oooooh, she’s mad. But when Ezra suggests he, Zeb, and Sabine care more about Kanan than she does, Hera makes her decision to disobey Fulcrum and get Kanan back.
9. Undercover droid.
He may be sassy, but once Chopper is on a mission, he executes it and he makes it look easy. Of course, he also makes sure he’s the only droid on the Ghost once he’s back aboard, much to Zeb’s chagrin.
10. The place where Jedi go to die.
The intel from the Empire’s computers reveals Kanan’s whereabouts and it’s not good. Hera doesn’t know much about Mustafar, but from what Kanan has told her (and what many of us already know), Mustafar is the last place a Jedi wants to be.
Those were my moments for this week’s episode. Come back next week for my 10 favorite moments from the Star Wars Rebels Season One finale.
Tell me what your favorite moments were in the comments and may the Force be with you!
Geek Girl Diva is a longtime Star Wars fan and a diehard Rebels lover. She also thinks Poe Dameron’s hair has magical properties.