As Star Wars Rebels came back for the second half of the final season, a long-anticipated moment in the series finally happened. Whether fans will like that moment or not is a different story.
There are spoilers discussed for the events that transpired during last week’s episodes. If you’ve not watched those episodes, now would be a good time to catch up on what you missed!
Kanan Jarrus, voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr., succumbed to his death at the end of the first episode airing in 2018. The timing of the Jedi’s death is tragic as the series finally announced that both Kanan and Hera Syndulla were a romantic couple.
What the series does get right about the Jedi’s death is where it’s gotten things wrong in the movies. The rest of the Ghost’s crew have a chance to properly mourn the loss of their friend and family member. They all respond to his loss in their own ways, be it fear or anger.
It was Obi-Wan Kenobi who let us know, as he mentored a young Luke Skywalker, that “the Jedi were all but extinct” in Star Wars: A New Hope. This begs the question of what will happen to Lothal’s Ezra Bridger when the series finale airs on March 5, 2018. After all, it’s the old Jedi Master Yoda who tells Luke in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: “When gone am I, the last of the Jedi, will you be.” In all fairness, Kenobi and Yoda were trying to get a lot out of Skywalker and with what they needed to see happen, they may have hidden things from him. Kenobi knows of Ezra’s as the two of them met on Tatooine when Ezra and Darth Maul ended up on the Outer Rim planet.
With Kanan’s death, there’s going to be a lot of speculation about what happens with the rest of the cast. Given what Yoda and Kenobi told Luke, does this mean that Ezra will bite the dust by the series end or will something else happen later on in the timeline? There’s a lot of show left and so many theories are out there.
As the Star Wars Rebels series started 2014, there’s been much speculation about who would make it out of the series alive given the Rebellion and all. What is known for certain is that Chopper makes an appearance and General Syndulla mentioned over the loudspeaker in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the Ghost makes an appearance during the Battle of Scarif.
Starting Monday, February 19, 2018, Star Wars Rebels will air back-to-back episodes every Monday night at 9 PM ET until the series finale on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 8:30 PM.