The rebels of Lothal have found they have joined the bigger rebellion against the Empire. Travelling the stars as the Empire attempts to quash the uprising, the crew of the Ghost learns having allies can be a blessing and a curse. The Rebellion needs Kanan and his men but joining the Rebellion could put targets on their heads…and attract the attention of Darth Vader!
Star Wars Rebels—Season 2 aired from June 20, 2015 to March 30, 2016 on Disney XD. The season further continues storylines from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series which ran for six seasons.
Star Wars Rebels got smart near the end of the first season. It revealed that not only did the Clone Wars happen in continuity with Rebels, but that the characters that viewers had grown to like were coming back for this series. As a fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this season of Star Wars Rebels was even better than the last.
The series smartly delves deeper into Star Wars mythology. This season has The Clone Wars’ Ahsoka as a regular character and also brings back characters like Rex. Storylines involving Darth Maul resurfaced at the end of the season and the series dips into the movies by bringing in Lando (again), Princess Leia, Yoda, and the big-bad Darth Vader (who James Earl Jones returned to voice). It was a fun ride (despite a few so-so episodes).
The series looks good. It is a testament to how far computer animation has come over the decades. Something like Star Wars Rebels in 1998 would have been inconceivable at this quality, but here, it is affordable enough to get a full season from but good enough to give you a vested interest in the characters.
Star Wars Rebels keeps you wanting more. The last episode of this season is quite intense with many storylines reaching a peak. The episode ends exactly where it needs to end to have you wishing for Star Wars Rebels—Season 3…and wondering what happened to your favorite characters. I just want to see more and more creatures from the original films returning (and with the new trilogy being released along with stand-alone films, a few nods to that could be in the cards). Long live Star Wars Rebels…it is a good ride for fans of the Star Wars Universe.
Star Wars Rebels—Season 2 Complete Episode Guide:
2.1 The Siege of Lothal—Part 1 Airdate: 06/20/15
The Rebels strikes against the Empire are growing and Minister Maketh Tua has learned that her failed attempts have attracted the attention of Darth Vader and Tarkin. Offering Empire secrets in exchange for safe passage off of Lothal, Maketh Tua makes a desperate plea to the Rebels for help. The crew of the Ghost learns realizes they must take the chance and return to Lothal…but Vader has plans for them.
2.2 The Siege of Lothal—Part 2 Airdate: 06/20/15
Trapped on Lothal by Darth Vader, the crew of the Ghost must find a way off the planet…which means striking a bargain with Lando Calrissian. Even if they escape, Kanan and his allies discover that they could be a great danger to the Rebellion if they return.
2.3 The Lost Commanders Airdate: 10/14/15
Ahsoka seeks answers about the Sith Lord Darth Vader and sets out to confirm her suspicions of his identity. With the Rebellion in need of help, the Ghost travels to the Seelos System to find a military general to help…but the discover of Captain Rex and clone troopers leaves Kanan remembering his past.
2.4 Relics of the Old Republic Airdate: 10/21/15
Pinned down on Seelos by the Empire, the crew of the Ghost teams with Captain Rex and his men for survival. With AT-AT Walkers targeting their vehicle and a sandstorm at their back, the clones and Kanan’s crew might be in their last fight. Admiral Konstantine learns Vader has sent a new agent to join the search.
2.5 Always Two There Are Airdate: 10/28/15
Zeb, Sabine, Ezra, and Chopper head to a decommissioned medical supply base for medicine but find themselves face to face with not only the new Inquisitor the Fifth Brother but the Seventh Sister as well. Unable to contact the Rebels without giving up their location, Zeb, Sabine, Ezra, and Chopper realize they have to deal with the Inquisitors themselves.
2.6 Brothers of the Broken Horn Airdate: 11/04/15
Tired of his training, Ezra takes the opportunity of responding to a distress signal from Vizago’s ship only to discover it in the command of a pirate named Hondo Ohnaka. Ezra and Chopper join Hondo on a delivery mission which makes Ezra consider his future with the Rebellion.
2.7 Wings of the Master Airdate: 11/04/15
A blockade of the planet Ibaar forces Kanan to make the difficult choice to send Hera on a mission to Shantipole contact a ship designer named Quarrie who could have the key to defeating the Imperial blockade.
2.8 Blood Sisters Airdate: 11/18/15
Sabine, Ezra, and Chopper and sent to retrieve intel when Sabine’s past returns to haunt her in the form of Ketsu Onyo. Ketsu has been sent to intercept the intel, but when Ketsu and Sabine are both targeted by the Empire, a weary allegiance must be formed.
2.9 Stealth Strike Airdate: 11/25/15
Commander Sato and Ezra are captured by the Empire’s new weapon…a ship that can pull ships out of hyperdrive using a gravity well! Kanan leads a rescue force to save Sato and Ezra but finds he has to team with Rex to do it.
2.10 The Future of the Force Airdate: 12/02/15
Seventh Sister and Fifth Brother are stealing children. Ahsoka, Kanan, Ezra, and Zeb set out to save the children and discover the reason behind the attacks…but loose lips might endanger the whole Rebel base on Garel.
2.11 Legacy Airdate: 12/09/15
Ezra has a vision that his parents are still alive and vows to find them with Kanan’s help…leading him back to Lothal. While Ezra tries to reach Lothal, the Empire moves in on Garel and could cost the Rebels their stronghold.
2.12 A Princess on Lothal Airdate: 01/20/16
Ezra deals with his parents deaths and learns that Azadi no longer intends to battle the Empire due to his time in prison. When Princess Leia is dispatched from Alderaan to provide secret back-up to the Rebels on Lothal, the Princess’s plans backfire due to the increasing pressure from the Empire.
2.13 The Protector of Concord Dawn Airdate: 01/27/16
The Rebels must find a new means to evade the Empire and seeking allies in Mandalorians. Unfortunately the Mandalorians are siding with the Empire, and a confrontation leaves Hera injured. While Sabine tries to avenge her friend, Kanan still hopes for an alliance with the Mandalorians.
2.14 Legends of the Lasat Airdate: 02/03/16
The Ghost crew saves two of Zeb’s people from Imperial capture and learn that Zeb was one of heroes of the Lasats. With dreams of a world called Liresan, Zeb is told that he will lead his people to freedom…which might mean going beyond the charted universe!
2.15 The Call Airdate: 02/10/16
A mission to retrieve fuel runs into problems when the Ghost begins to run low on fuel. Forced to fly with a pod of space-creatures called Purrgil, the Ghost must find the fuel they need…but Ezra is about to find out that there is more to Purrgil that anyone ever knew!
2.16 Homecoming Airdate: 02/17/16
The Rebels set their eyes on capturing an Imperial carrier to serve as their fueling base. Hera learns that the key to capturing the base might be her father Cham Syndulla, but Cham has other plans for the Empire.
2.17 The Honorable Ones Airdate: 02/24/16
A trip to Geonosis finds the population of the planet wiped out. When Zeb becomes stranded on a moon of Geonosis with Agent Kallus, Zeb and Kallus must form an uneasy alliance to survive.
2.18 Shroud of Darkness Airdate: 03/02/16
Continuously dogged by the Inquisitors, Ezra, Kanan, and Ahsoka set off to find a means to protect the Rebels by visiting the Jedi Temple on Lothal. As Ezra reaches out to Master Yoda, Kanan faces his fears of becoming a true Jedi, and Ahsoka might learn the truth about Darth Vader.
2.19 The Forgotten Droid Airdate: 03/16/16
When Chopper leaves his post and is accidentally left behind on a mission, he finds himself on the run from the Empire. Chopper makes an ally of a fellow droid named AP-5, and Chopper and AP-5 could be the key to saving the Rebellion.
2.20 The Mystery of Chopper Base Airdate: 03/23/16
The Rebels have found a planet hospitable for a base…or so they thought. When swarms of spider creatures called the Krykna attack, the crew of the Ghost must fight back to save the base. Meanwhile, Kanan and Ezra continue their training in preparation to leave the Rebellion to seek out Malachor.
2.21 Twilight of the Apprentice—Part 1 Airdate: 03/30/16
Ahsoka, Kanan, Ezra, and Chopper travel to Malachor where they encounter the Eighth Brother. Separated from Kanan and Ahsoka, Ezra is befriended by a hooded figure known as the Old Master…who goes by the name of Maul!
2.22 Twilight of the Apprentice—Part 2 Airdate: 03/30/16
Kanan and Ahsoka find that Ezra has fallen under Maul’s control and set to activate the holocron that could hold the secret to the Sith. With the Inquisitors bearing down on them and Darth Vader approaching, it could be the final battle for Kanan, Ahsoka, and Ezra.