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Season 3 is the third season of Star Wars Rebels. It was announced that Disney XD had ordered a third season on November 30, 2015, shortly before the winter finale of Season 2. The season premiere was screened at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016.

A clip of an episode from this season was released on The Star Wars Show on July 13, 2016, which featured the return of Hondo Ohnaka, Ezra with a shorter haircut, new outfit design and a green lightsaber, as well as Zeb and Sabine sporting new outfit designs. Kanan also sports a longer beard, and Sabine's hair color has been changed again as in the previous season.

Star Wars Rebels supervising director Dave Filoni had revealed that a Star Wars Legends character may be featured in this season. This character was later revealed to be Thrawn, who originated in Heir to the Empire, the first novel in The Thrawn Trilogy. Filoni also revealed in Rebels Recon that season three picks up upwards of six months after the conclusion of season two.

Premise

The story of the Ghost crew is far from over. While Sabine confronts new challenges on her home world of Mandalore, Ezra's growing power as both a Jedi and a rebel leader helps the rebellion acquire new resources and recruits for the fight ahead. However, the Imperial effort to eliminate the rebellion is now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before.

Episodes

It was announced on November 30, 2015, that Star Wars Rebels would renew for a third season shortly before the winter finale of season two.

The premiere, "Steps Into Shadow", was first screened at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 on July 16, 2016 along with an episode from the third season. It made its television premiere on September 24, 2016.

The third season takes place six months after the events of "Twilight of the Apprentice", and introduces Grand Admiral Thrawn, a Star Wars Legends character who originated in Heir to the Empire, the first novel in The Thrawn Trilogy.

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Title Original Airdate Production
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38-39 01-02 "Steps Into Shadow" September 24, 2016 301 / 302
Ezra, having grown in power, leads a mission to break the crew's old friend Hondo Ohnaka out of prison. Meanwhile, Grand Admiral Thrawn -- a master Imperial strategist -- has vowed to dismantle and destroy the growing rebellion.
40 03 "The Holocrons of Fate" October 1, 2016 303
Maul returns to complete his dangerous plan, and the Ghost crew is caught in the middle.
41 04 "The Antilles Extraction" October 8, 2016 304
With the rebellion in desperate need of pilots, Sabine goes undercover as an Imperial cadet to recruit defectors -- including the confident and gifted Wedge Antilles.
42 05 "Hera's Heroes" October 15, 2016 305
When the Empire occupies Hera's home, she decides to personally recover a family heirloom. But a new Imperial commander named Grand Admiral Thrawn is waiting.
43 06 "The Last Battle" October 22, 2016 306
In the search for arms and artillery, Captain Rex brings the rebels to an old abandoned base from the Clone Wars. They quickly find that they're not alone, however, and must once again face enemies from the past.
44 07 "Imperial Super Commandos" November 5, 2016 307
When the rebels lose contact with Concord Dawn, Sabine, Ezra, Chopper, and Mandalorian prisoner Fenn Rau investigate. They find an unexpected, deadly new threat waiting.
45 08 "Iron Squadron" November 19, 2016 308
The Ghost crew encounters three young rebels, while Thrawn plots a trap for his enemies.
46 09 "The Wynkahthu Job" November 26, 2016 309
The Ghost crew teams with Hondo and Azmorigan for a weapons score.
47 10 "An Inside Man" December 3, 2016 311
Kanan and Ezra infiltrate an Imperial factory on Lothal, making shocking discoveries, while Grand Admiral Thrawn continues his plans to crush the growing rebellion.
48 11 "Visions and Voices" December 10, 2016 310
Maul returns, looking to finally unlock the secrets that he and Ezra desire.
49-50 12-13 "Ghosts of Geonosis" January 7, 2017 312 / 313
After the legendary Saw Gerrera and his rebel squad go missing on Geonosis, the Ghost crew is sent in to investigate.
51 14 "Warhead" January 14, 2017 314
A new droid arrives at the rebel base, but is not what it appears to be...
52 15 "Trials of the Darksaber" January 21, 2017 315
Sabine begins training with the ancient Darksaber -- but in doing so, she must also face her past.
53 16 "Legacy of Mandalore" February 18, 2017 317
Sabine brings the Darksaber to her mother, hoping to recruit Clan Wren to the rebel cause and unite Mandalore.
54 17 "Through Imperial Eyes" February 25, 2017 316
As Thrawn's search for the rebel spy intensifies, Ezra looks to extract Kallus and bring him to the rebel base.
55 18 "Secret Cargo" March 4, 2017 318
The Ghost crew must escort Senator Mon Mothma, now wanted by the Empire, to a meeting that can change the galaxy.
56 19 "Double Agent Droid" March 11, 2017 319
When Chopper comes under Imperial control, the future of the entire Rebellion is at stake.
57 20 "Twin Suns" March 18, 2017 320
Maul arrives on Tatooine seeking revenge against his nemesis, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ezra, meanwhile, heads to the desert planet hoping to reach the Jedi Master first.
58-59 21-22 "Zero Hour" March 25, 2017 321 / 322
While the rebels plot to attack the Imperial stronghold on Lothal, Grand Admiral Thrawn discovers the location of their secret base, leading to an epic clash.

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vedStar Wars Rebels Episodes
Shorts
"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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