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Wednesday, 18 February 2015
The Rescue Begins - Star Wars Rebels 'Rebels Resolve' Review
With Kanan captured by the Empire and at the mercy of Grand Moff Tarkin and the Inquisitor it’s up to Ezra and the crew of The Ghost to try and find a way of rescuing their friend and leader.
After a failed attempt at gaining the information they need to find Kanan the group is ordered to stand down in their search by the mysterious Fulcrum, who we see as a hooded hologram for the first time in the series.
Unable to follow these orders Ezra leads his own mission to find Kanan, learning that the Empire is about to take him to Mustafar, the place ‘where Jedi go to die’.
This is the kind of episode that makes Star Wars Rebels great, forget the stand alone wacky adventure, this episode builds impressively on the shows lore and takes our heroes into some very dark places.
Having Tarkin back for another episode is great as he adds gravitas and menace to every scene he’s in, and when he’s teamed up with The Inquisitor you can’t help but feel worried for Kanan’s fate.
The highlight of the episode though has to be the inclusion of Fulcrum, one of the big mysteries of the series. Now, I’ve got my own opinion of who Fulcrum is going to be, and this episode certainly helps to support my theory.
I believe, and hope, that Fulcrum will be revealed to be former Jedi Ahsoka Tano. The reasons I believe this is that despite the disguised voice Fulcrum is clearly female. Secondly, she is wearing a hooded robe that is very reminiscent of a Jedi Knight. The hood of her robe ticks up in such a way that it suggests the shape of Ahsoka’s Togruta head tails. Add into that the strong links between the rebels and the Jedi and I think it adds up to one possible candidate.