• Mattie Stu

Ups & Downs From Star Wars Rebels: "The Wynkahthu Job"

Star Wars Rebels Season 3, Episode 9 is out! And it was meh. It was very comedy-driven and never really packed a punch. So, with that in mind, let’s look at the ups and downs from “The Wynkahthu Job”.

We kick off today’s video with one of two generous ups. The first of which is allocated to Hondo Ohnaka. Why? He’s just brilliant. You could argue that he’s a bit corny and annoying, but his presence really glued this episode together, and I had a blast watching him!

The second and final up relates to the sentry droids. It’s no secret that I like the introduction of new enemy types for the heroes to face as it freshens up the action, adds an extra layer of uncertainty. It was also nice to see the droids take some initiative by shooting the winch Ezra and Zeb were using to board the Ghost.

Speaking of droids, how many times have we heard them in Star Wars claim the chances of surviving a particular endeavour were ridiculously low, only to be proven wrong? It’s not uncommon to say the least, and this episode was no different. AP-5 claimed that the chances of Hondo, Azmorigan, Chopper, Ezra and Zeb successfully carrying out the cargo heist was around 30%. As a result, you’re expected to be on the edge of your seat, knowing the crew are up against all the odds. But you never feel as if the heroes are in danger. Even when Zeb and Azmorigan were captured you knew they would be freed almost immediately. And don’t get me started about the enemy’s aim.

The final down for today relates to continuity. Now, continuity itself is never really an issue in Rebels. However, this is just my opinion, most of season three’s episodes don’t feel as if they connect. For example, did last week’s “Iron Squadron” link in any way to this week’s “The Wynkahthu Job”? There may be tiny details here and there, but if you were to watch most of season three’s episodes in a completely random order, you wouldn’t feel all that lost. It’s because of this why episodes feel completely pointless and filler. Personally, I’d rather watch a season half the length of a regular one, so long as each episode connected and portrayed a well-developed, tight-knit storyline.

As displayed by the two ups and two downs, “The Wynkahthu Job” wasn’t a terrible episode, but it wasn’t all that great either. Let’s just hope next week’s delivers! But what did you make of today’s Star Wars Rebels episode? Let me know in the comments below.

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