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So, I've seen the latest episode of Rebels, and...

 

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...I'm happy that they went the route they did. Obi-Wan only really showed up at the end, helped to further Ezra's character arc (revealing the issues regarding the Holocrons and shifting Ezra's focus back towards Lothal), and had a satisfying final encounter with Maul. The callbacks to both Obi-Wan and Maul's histories through the movies and Clone Wars series were well-played, and did not feel like obnoxious fan service. This was, in the words of Plinkett, icing with a solid cake backing.

 

I also liked that the duel was a short, jidaigeki-inspired piece, and not a flips-and-glow sticks spectacle like "Old Wounds" (which also produced a continuity error, what with young Luke watching a lightsaber duel). The post-duel scene with Maul and Obi-Wan felt satisfying, bringing an end to a relationship that expanded each character's depth beyond what the prequels did.

 

The last scene with Obi-Wan watching over the Lars' homestead was probably the best way the episode could have ended, limiting the presence of the Skywalkers (which is good for any EU material) while relaying Obi-Wan's distanced protection of Luke.

 

I'm looking forward to the finale.

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Rebels is good stuff. I just maintain the concept is self-defeating and destined to end in tears.

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At least we know that some will survive until Rogue One. I have a feeling a couple of peoplemay not make it but I'm glad it'll be an hour next week. 

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On 3/19/2017 at 0:49 AM, SFGiants58 said:

So, I've seen the latest episode of Rebels, and...

 

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...I'm happy that they went the route they did. Obi-Wan only really showed up at the end, helped to further Ezra's character arc (revealing the issues regarding the Holocrons and shifting Ezra's focus back towards Lothal), and had a satisfying final encounter with Maul. The callbacks to both Obi-Wan and Maul's histories through the movies and Clone Wars series were well-played, and did not feel like obnoxious fan service. This was, in the words of Plinkett, icing with a solid cake backing.

 

I also liked that the duel was a short, jidaigeki-inspired piece, and not a flips-and-glow sticks spectacle like "Old Wounds" (which also produced a continuity error, what with young Luke watching a lightsaber duel). The post-duel scene with Maul and Obi-Wan felt satisfying, bringing an end to a relationship that expanded each character's depth beyond what the prequels did.

 

The last scene with Obi-Wan watching over the Lars' homestead was probably the best way the episode could have ended, limiting the presence of the Skywalkers (which is good for any EU material) while relaying Obi-Wan's distanced protection of Luke.

 

I'm looking forward to the finale.

 

I felt it was a bit underwhelming myself, especially considering how much of a bad-ass Maul has been in the final couple seasons of The Clone Wars and the past season of Rebels.

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Saw Rogue One at the drive-in tonight.  I still thought the Leia CGI was great.

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