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SPOILER Rebels Review S01 E07: "Gathering Forces"

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Rebels' started by Hermann22, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Hermann22

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    Holy....C R A P....

    Folks....This is by far the B E S T episode of the Rebels short season. Tough act to follow in which it follows a fantastic episode with "Empire Day". Do we find out who Ezra's parents are? Does Zeebo make it out alive? How does Rebels end before the longer winter break?

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    What worked for me:


    - Ezra's emotional journey isn't what we might thought it was. It's better.

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    Since we've been introduced to Ezra, he's been an immature annoyance at times while obviously being used as a gateway for kids to latch onto with the series. I don't blame the people in charge for the ladder by any means, but I'd be lying if I said "it doesn't" annoy me from time to time. Even in real danger in "Rise Of..." Ezra keeps his cool in present danger when he's faced against a more powerful Inquisitor. His cockiness went hand in hand with his other traits. In "Empire Day" and "Gathering forces" we are finally seeing a serious side of Ezra where the series has only touched in other episodes. I like seeing Ezra get upset and start showing his bitterness in general. I hope this is a new development in Ezra that sticks. I think it will because....well....more on that below.


    -Kanan might not be the best teacher, but he's starting to figure out how to get the most out of Ezra.

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    Kanan was having trouble teaching Ezra to let go of his feelings and attach himself to another. To Control it's mind. Basically this is what the Jedi mind trick is on humanoids (I'm assuming anyway) and it effects creatures/monsters differently. With Ezra not letting go of his feelings, I thought it was pretty smart of Kanan to put Ezra in a position where he was used to being in to push him forward. Survival. Not just for him, but for everyone in the balance. These characters are developing and I'm loving see it.



    - We get to see what happens when a ship breaks from Hyperspace suddenly.

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    I think it's cool when the fans are shown how Hyperspace works a little and why things are done the way they are. This is the cherry on top that most hardcore fans will appreciate.



    - Situations and characters introduced in earlier episodes aren't going to be wasted. They might be there for a reason.


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    I wasn't into the creatures from "Out Of Darkness", BUT the fact they play a MAJOR part in this episode makes that episode a lot more important and BETTER IMO.



    Ezra uses the Dark side. I'm not joking either. It's an "Oh S***" moment.

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    Ezra is backed into a corner by the Inquisitor and his anger and fear take over. He summons the creature's (I'm assuming) Mother and uses that to attack the Inquisitor. What's so amazing about this part is the fact the Inquisitor is egging Ezra to use the dark side like the Sith Lords we've seen in the films. In this moment the animators did an INCREDIBLE job of showing the change in Ezra's face. This is not a temper tantrum. Ezra is tapping into the dark side of the force. The attention to detail of the dark side moment with floating rubble around them just gives it that extra kick of awesome. My favorite moment of the series thus far.


    Since this episode is so great....EVERYTHING WORKED FOR ME!!!! Here are some quick hitters!


    - Well...I guess we know who Fulcrom is now.....AND he gets Zeebo too. Hmmmmmmmmm

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    - I love the ROTJ callback.

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    - The Inquistor. Yup. He's BA.

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    I am sad that this awesome ride we've been on for Rebels is taking a break for a bit. I've fallen head over heels for this series and the show has found it's rhythm. I think this second half of the season will be even better than what we got in the first half. We have a lot of intriguing character points to follow up on. Kanan seems more worried then he's letting on to Ezra about his dark side moment. Will we find out what really happened to Ezra's parents? Is Fulcrom who we think HE is...yes...I said HE. :)

    As ALWAYS I look forward to reading your comments, speculation, hate etc

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    AAAAAAAAHHHH!! NEED TO WATCH IT!
    Is there a link where I can watch it.(You know waht I mean by that, I dont have Disney XD: It is blocked in my country)
     
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    I can usually locate a download within the next 24 hours of the XD broadcast and a higher resolution file within a week, but I'd rather have access officially. Very frustrating for a UK resident!
     
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    Looking forward to watching. Thanks for the review
     
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    No prob. I was getting a little impatient myself.

    Once I found it, I figured I'd finally register and help everyone out. :)
     
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    Although you've registered, I'm also required to register to view the thing. Is that a technical pratfall on my part or is that the only way to view media via that link?
     
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    Hey there. I was actually referring to registering here at The Cantina. Felt like it was my duty to give back to this community after lurking for the better part of the last year!

    For the link, you don't need to register. Just click the grey bar at the bottom to proceed watching the video. You might have to X out of some pop-ups and auto-play ads, but once you do that 2 or 3 times you should be good to go. They try to fool users with buttons and such that are fake. It's their way of making money for streaming the video.
     
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    Thank you very much - I'll have a looksee now :)
     
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    Wow I'm speechless!! This episode was so awesome!! The feels ^^ Thanks for sending us the link, Hoagie! :D
     
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    No problemo :)
     
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    @Hoagie
    Thanks for the link man!
    Yes this episode was goooood..lol
     
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    We still don't know who Fulcrum is, the corvette isn't proof one way or the other. It's not the Tantive IV, that is red trimmed. I cant remember what color the one Bail has in Droids in Distress
     
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    Organa's ship was this color scheme in ROTS. Still betting on an Ahsoka reveal for the actual season finale.
     
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    Well there could be more persons on board besides just Bail.
     
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    My goodness, I thought "Empire Day" was the best episode so far, but that was incredible. Ezra using the dark side was amazing. But that ending means that Ephraim isn't Rex or any clone, right?

    Anyway, that was amazing, one of the best episodes of the Star Wars animations.

    We still don't know who Fulcrum is. I bet "he" is Leia or Ahsoka.

    If Ezra is a part of TFA, who will play him? Maybe Miltos Yerolemou, we hear nothing about his role in the movie.
     
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    Thanks Hoagie! What an amazing episode! (greedo)
     
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    wauw! just wauw!!

    i simply loved loved loved this episode!!! hope we will be getting more of this! xD

    ugh so excited bout this serie :D
     
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    Anybody think it's possible for Fulcrum to relay a holocron to Kanan from a certain desert exiled Jedi to help with his and Ezra's training?
     
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