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Rebels With A Cause

Star Wars: Rebels will come to a close later this year. With the final trailer for the animated series having dropped just last week, I have many concerns about our Ghost Crew, but mostly about Kanan’s hair.

Check out the trailer below:

So, there’s a lot going on. I don’t understand Kanan’s decision-making process but I’m guessing his new hairstyle has more meaning, like perhaps a rebirth or reawakening. All I’m going to say is I agree with Hera. It’s not a good look.

I’ve never been one to theorize the ending or make any predictions for Rebels. Maybe one or two when it comes to Ahsoka’s fate, but in regards to the Ghost Crew I wouldn’t even know where to begin. Thanks to Rogue One, we know that Hera and Chopper will make it out alive. I’m hoping Ezra and Kanan don’t take the hermit path because we just witnessed Luke in The Last Jedi. Yes, Luke had his own problems and running away from everything and everyone seemed like a good idea at the time. However, we are talking about Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus… do I think they’re going to run away from a cause they’ve put so much effort into? No.

As for Zeb and Sabine, all I want for them is to be happy and live their best lives, but I have no current predictions for these two. The big reveal in the trailer was the long awaited appearance of Emperor Palpatine, who is voiced by none other than Ian McDiarmid. Palpatine appears to be fixated on Ezra and I look forward to seeing these two interact with each other very soon.

My two favorite parts of the trailer were the convor and the Mortis mural. The Mortis arc is one of my favorite moments in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and one that made everyone view the Force differently (I mean forget everything you know about midi-chlorians). In the arc, Ahsoka Tano (one of my favorite characters of all time) is killed by the Son who is the avatar for the dark side. The Daughter, who represents the light, uses what is left of her power to resurrect Ahsoka. If you’ve caught up with Rebels, you know that Ahsoka dueled Vader, her former master, and the ending was left ambiguous. All I know is Ahsoka walked down some steps and was followed by the same mysterious convor from the trailer. After the season two finale fans predicted that Ahsoka lived, from a certain point of view, and most likely reincarnated into a wolf or became a force ghost.

In June of 2017, Dave Filoni, creator of Rebels and Clone Wars, sent out a tweet:

As soon as I saw the convor in the trailer I immediately remembered this drawing. No, she’s not the wolf, but she’s probably (like 99.9%) the convor. The only reason it seems plausible is because in the Mortis mural there is a convor on the shoulder of the Daughter. Filoni has also stated that the convor is an avatar of something we have seen before in the animated Star Wars universe. Okay, Dave, I see what you did there.

Let me just tell you, I have never been more excited for a show to end. It’s bittersweet for me because as much as I love this show (most of the time), I am ready for it to come to a close and I look forward to the future of Star Wars animation, or whatever Dave Filoni has up his sleeve. Also, Ahsoka Lives.

Star Wars: Rebels returns February 19th, 2018.

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