• Mattie Stu

Ups & Downs From Star Wars Rebels: "Imperial Super Commandos"

Star Wars Rebels Season 3, Episode 6 is out! And it was alright. It started off a bit slow, but it did build up to an explosive finale. So, with that in mind, let’s look at the ups and downs from “Imperial Super Commandos”.

Imperial Super Commandos primarily focussed on Sabine Wren and her Mandalorian heritage, which is nothing short of a positive. It’s great to see the series shed more of the spotlight upon Wren, as her character possesses a ton of untapped potential. Admittedly, the episodes feel a bit formulaic, with either Ezra or Kanan accompanying another member of the Ghost Crew as we explore more of their character, but at least the audience can further connect with Sabine.

The next up relates to the highlight of the episode - that’s right, the jetpack chase scene! After ten minutes of talking and sneaking about, the episode suddenly sprung into life as the Imperial Super Commandos chased Ezra, Sabine, and Chopper through the canyons of Concord Dawn. The combination of action and tension, blended together with brilliant choreography, made for an exciting and unique experience. Think about it, when have you ever seen a jetpack chase scene through narrow cliff faces? It was insane!

However, because life can’t just be about sunshine and rainbows, it’s time for a down. Overall, the episode never felt impactful, there wasn’t much weight to it. You may think I’m being a bit harsh here, but what of note actually happened, other than recruiting Fenn Rau for the Rebel cause? Exactly, not much, meaning “Imperial Super Commandos” was a filler episode. Of course, there was a cool jetpack scene, but what about Darth Maul, is he going to fight Obi-Wan Kenobi? And where’s Thrawn? What’s he up to? It’s just my opinion, but it seems as if Rebels begins with a couple of incredible and important episodes, then it withers away until the mid-season finale, where something epic occurs.

Don’t get me wrong, Imperial Super Commandos was a solid episode with some great action. It’s just a bit frustrating having to wait for important plot points to fall back into place. But what did you make of the episode? Let me know in the comments below!

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