"Rebel Assault" is the ninth episode of the fourth season of Star Wars Rebels. It is the sixty-eighth episode of the series overall. It was released on November 13, 2017 on Disney XD.


Hera leads the rebel attack on the Imperial blockade at Lothal, with Grand Admiral Thrawn determined to stop her.


With a huge Imperial blockade surrounding Lothal, ready and waiting, Hera Syndulla led a squadron of twenty-four fighters, a mixture of X-Wings and Y-Wings. Their mission was to destroy the Imperial factory on the surface, but they would have to get pass the blockade first. The Rebels moved in and engage incoming TIE Fighters. Meanwhile, the Rebels on the surface planted explosives and destroyed gun towers that protected the factory. Though outnumbered, Hera's squadron put up a good fight against the TIEs. Among the Rebel Pilots were Mart Mattin and his droid, R3-A3. Just then, Vult Skerris joined the fight in a TIE Defender Elite. He easily took out two X-Wings, and then pursued Hera. She found herself outmatched by Skerris' TIE. So she took a daring move by charging towards one of the Star Destroyers. Thrawn saw her cunning plan, and ordered Skerris to break off his pursuit. Skerris refused to break off, which to Thrawn was unfortunate for him. With nothing more to say, Thrawn gave the order to open fire on Hera, even though Skerris would be in the line of fire. Hera's shields were taken out, and so were Skerris'. With Skerris now vulnerable, Hera made her move. She flew over Thrawn's Star Destroyer while Skerris went around. Then out of nowhere, she took a shot at Skerris, and caused him to crash into a Light Cruiser which collides into another Star Destroyer. The Rebels had their opening, and broke through the perimeter surrounding Lothal. However, as they entered the atmosphere, another squadron of TIEs intercepted them.

The Rebels on the surface were far outside the Capital, waiting to see Hera's squadron fly over. They spotted them, but discovered all fighters had been destroyed. A few managed to crash land into Capital City, including Hera. When Thrawn heard word of this, he ordered Rukh to capture the pilots alive, especially Hera. In the City, Hera and Chopper retreated into the city streets with Imperials on the look out for them. Chopper was unable to contact Kanan with a damaged transmitter. Meanwhile, Kanan instinctively decided to go back to save Hera alone while the Rebels headed back to base. At the same time he crossed paths with a Loth-Wolf. Rukh had already caught one Rebel Pilot, and brought him to Governor Pryce for interrogation. After hearing that Hera was on the run, she ordered the whole district to be locked down, and have it torn apart building by building until she was found.

Roaming the streets and dodging Imperial Forces, Hera and Chopper found Mart and saved him from Stormtroopers. Unfortunately, his droid was immobilized while trying to protect Mart. They fit R3's transmitter onto Chopper, but even though it worked he could not send a signal due to the Empire jamming all frequencies. So the three of them got moving, but got attacked by Rukh. Leaping from building to building, Rukh chased Hera, Mart, and Chopper through the streets, looking for the nearest sewer hatch. He engaged them in physical combat, and easily over powered the two pilots, only for him to retreat when Chopper electrified him. They found a sewer hatch, only to find it guarded by a Walker and two Stormtroopers. In order to get to it, Mart lured the Troopers and the Walker away, by getting them to chase him. Chopper moved in to open the hatch, and Hera used a speeder to knock the walker down. Chopper got the hatch opened, and the three of them head down into the sewers. However, Rukh showed up and engaged Hera. As reinforcements moved in, Here ordered Mart and Chopper to leave without her, and they reluctantly did so. Hera put up a fight, but Rukh beated her just as Governor Pryce showed up, who stun her after a first meeting.

By morning, Mart and Chopper made it out of the city, and met up with Kanan. They told him that Hera had been captured, and both expressed their regret for leaving her. Kanan assured no one was at fault, with confidence that there was still a chance to save her.






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vedStar Wars Rebels Episodes
"The Machine in the Ghost" | "Art Attack" | "Entanglement" | "Property of Ezra Bridger"
Season 1
"Spark of Rebellion" | "Droids in Distress" | "Fighter Flight" | "Rise of the Old Masters" | "Breaking Ranks" | "Out of Darkness" | "Empire Day" | "Gathering Forces" | "Path of the Jedi" | "Idiot's Array" | "Vision of Hope" | "Call to Action" | "Rebel Resolve" | "Fire Across the Galaxy"
Season 2
"The Siege of Lothal" | "The Lost Commanders" | "Relics of the Old Republic" | "Always Two There Are" | "Brothers of the Broken Horn" | "Wings of the Master" | "Blood Sisters" | "Stealth Strike" | "The Future of the Force" | "Legacy" | "A Princess on Lothal" | "The Protector of Concord Dawn" | "Legends of the Lasat" | "The Call" | "Homecoming" | "The Honorable Ones" | "Shroud of Darkness" | "The Forgotten Droid" | "The Mystery of Chopper Base" | "Twilight of the Apprentice"
Season 3
"Steps Into Shadow" | "The Holocrons of Fate" | "The Antilles Extraction" | "Hera's Heroes" | "The Last Battle" | "Imperial Super Commandos" | "Iron Squadron" | "The Wynkahthu Job" | "An Inside Man" | "Visions and Voices" | "Ghosts of Geonosis" | "Warhead" | "Trials of the Darksaber" | "Legacy of Mandalore" | "Through Imperial Eyes" | "Secret Cargo" | "Double Agent Droid" | "Twin Suns" | "Zero Hour"
Season 4
"Heroes of Mandalore" | "In the Name of the Rebellion" | "The Occupation" | "Flight of the Defender" | "Kindred" | "Crawler Commandeers" | "Rebel Assault" | "Jedi Night" | "DUME" | "Wolves and a Door" | "A World Between Worlds" | "A Fool's Hope" | "Family Reunion - and Farewell"

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    • I feel like I'm kinda biased cause I was just happy to see that theres another Hera centric episode since there aren't many of th...
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