STAR WARS REBELS: “Secret Cargo” RECAP
Admittedly, I thought Saturday night’s episode of Star Wars Rebels, “Secret Cargo” was going to show Obi-Wan Kenobi but that didn’t happen. What did happen however further bridged the gap between this animated series and Rogue One and of course the original trilogy and A New Hope. Warning, spoilers ahead…
As the crew of the Ghost lay in waiting at a junk field during a rendezvous with a Rebel ship, they are discovered by an Imperial probe who transmits their location before being destroyed. When the Rebel ship arrives it’s revealed that the cargo they are carrying is Senator Mon Mothma. Mothma had just recently spoken against the Emperor to the Senate. In short, she has become an enemy to the Empire.
Speaking of the Empire, two Imperial cruisers arrive at their location and Ezra joins with Gold Squadron to fend off the imperial attack. This enables Mon Mothma and her crew to board the Ghost. Grand Admiral Thrawn enters the picture and sends a couple of Star Destroyers and a new TIE Defender to intercept the Ghost. A space battle ensues and most of Gold Squadron along with some of the Imperial ships are destroyed.
Hera tries to use the nebula to escape but gets caught in Governor Pryce’s Star Destroyer’s tractor beam. Ezra and Gold Leader were able to disable the TIE Defender using ion cannons. The series of explosions triggers a domino effect that frees the Ghost from the Star Destroyers grasp. They jump to hyperspace and escape the Empire. Hera delivers Mon Mothma to Datoonine (sound familiar), where she makes a compassionate plea to form an Alliance to stop the Empire. The crew of the Ghost along with everyone else watch as a fleet of ships from all over the galaxy drop out of hyperspace to answer the call of the rebellion.
As I said in my opening, I thought Obi-Wan Kenobi would appear but it’s hard to be disappointed with such a great episode that delivers on every level possible. On a side note, Star Wars Rebels last week was renewed for a fourth season starting this fall.
May the Dork be with you,
The Dork Knight