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    18:47, March 17, 2018

    To help recruit her people to join the rebels, Sabine reluctantly agrees to learn to wield an ancient Mandalorian weapon but finds the challenge more difficult than expected.


    What did everyone think of the fourteenth episodes of the third season of Star Wars Rebels?

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    • Great episode! I think it would've been better if Ezra was the main teachner and Kanan was the one with the sticks.

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    • For what was basically the Darksaber Training Montage, this episode turned out to be really good. Sabine's development was very well done, as was her dynamic with Kanan and Ezra. They all grew in their own ways and that's really how great character development should go. I appreciate how they referenced the Jedi-Mandalorian wars as well as the importance of honor and family to the Mandalorians, all of it tying back to Sabine's struggles.

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    • Finally some character development for Sabine! I'm very excited to see where this leads and I'm actually wondering if maul will tie back into this. I really want to learn more about Tar Visla and the inner workings of the darksaber

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    • The only way to know more about Tar Vizsla is to get a TV Series of The Old Republic.

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    • How is bendu in this episode

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    • I seriously loved this episode, as well as training Sabine and the struggles she goes with.

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    • Very emotional, especially when Sabine overcame her inner inhibitions and gave that little speech while fighting (and beating) Kanan. That was true pain and sorrow.

      Excellent.

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    • I love that part as well.

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    • I loved it too.

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    • I thought it was great. Probably my favorite episode so far out of season 3. Really got some feels at the end there

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    • So what do you think the weapon she was building was? Death Star stuff? She mentioned something about destroying the planet but I'm assuming that's metaphorical. Thoughts?

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    • Dpaterson-bl1 wrote: How is bendu in this episode

      Not sure what you mean by that; he appears briefly and has no lines, though notably it's the first time he shows any apparent interest in a non-Force user. It's kind of a pity Sabine had no clue as to his presence-it'd be nice to see him interact with someone besides Ezra and Kanan. With regards to Tar Vizsla, I think a book or comic on Mandalore's history or a TV series based on the Old Republic, as Davidjimenez suggested, is the only way you're liable to hear more about him; otherwise I think we can just assume that he was a dutiful Jedi, if with a Mandalorian flair for the theatrical, who either died in battle or passed away from natural causes as a respected member of the Order, hence the preservation of the Darksaber.

      I think the episode was pretty good-I like Rau's new armor, though I kind of miss his old helmet; I suppose that one was probably designed for piloting while this is more of an actual combat model. Some great moments between Sabine and the two Jedi, and some good Kanan-Hera interaction as well. The revelation of Sabine's past was pretty mind-blowing, and tragic at the same time; I'm curious as to whether we'll be seeing anything of her father or brother in the next episode or later in the season. With regards to what she built for the Empire, I briefly thought Death Star too, but I think it more likely that she developed weapons that would have been used against protestors, uncooperative communities, and so forth.

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      Also, I was crying at the end, but I was still confused about Bendu because he literally said NOTHING!!! Maybe he did and Sabine mentions it in the next part, I don't know.

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    • I think if I were to be anything in the Star Wars universe, I would be a mandolorian Jedi. That's like, the coolest thing you could be.

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    • KRAIoftheflame wrote:

      1. whenyoutrytostartitbutitdontwork

      Also, I was crying at the end, but I was still confused about Bendu because he literally said NOTHING!!! Maybe he did and Sabine mentions it in the next part, I don't know.

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      I have wondered if he spoke to her offscreen as well. If not, I would expect that he'll probably approach her later in the season-it is notable that it's the first time he's ever shown any interest in someone besides Kanan, Ezra, and Maul, though the latter is more due to his interactions with the former pair.

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    • I LOVED this episode. Especially when Ezra was training Sabine.

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    • I wish Ezra was in Kanan's position and Kanan was in Ezra's position in this episode. It would've been fun to see Ezra have sort of an apprentice in Sabine.

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    • I think the Bendu said nothing because he (it?) felt there was no need to say anything. Sabine sorted out her issues a lot faster than Kanan and Ezra did - all she needed was a slight push.

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    • Sabine was away for a long time, though. I kinda got the impression that perhaps the Bendu had said something to her offscreen and she just chose not to share. But, maybe that's just me, I dunno

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    • Impossibubbles wrote:
      Sabine was away for a long time, though. I kinda got the impression that perhaps the Bendu had said something to her offscreen and she just chose not to share. But, maybe that's just me, I dunno

      No, I agree that Bendu said something offscreen.

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    • Vorknkx wrote:
      I think the Bendu said nothing because he (it?) felt there was no need to say anything. Sabine sorted out her issues a lot faster than Kanan and Ezra did - all she needed was a slight push.

      That doesn't make much sense to me. Sabine's 100x more convoluted when it comes to training than Ezra was. With Ezra, he was uber eager to learn and there were no mental or emotional barriers or hurdles in place for him to push past concerning Jedi training. I mean why would there be? With Sabine, this is highly personal and emotional for her. With Ezra, this wasn't personal at all. Sabine, it was way too personal. That aside, the line "all she needed was a slight push" goes against everything presented in the entire episode lol.

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    • Leorules*5 wrote: I wish Ezra was in Kanan's position and Kanan was in Ezra's position in this episode. It would've been fun to see Ezra have sort of an apprentice in Sabine.

      Sabine training with Ezra is one thing, but under Ezra is another; despite how much he's grown I get the impression that she still thinks she can handle herself better than he does. Kanan she recognizes has experience, skill, and powers far beyond her own, and she could barely handle training under him.

      I imagine that if Bendu did say anything to Sabine we'll find out about it at some point. In a way his presence was kind of a foreshadowing of what came out when Sabine and Kanan faced off with actual sabers; he's always been Mister "I sense an imbalance" and the fact that a non-Force wielder like Sabine could apparently be off kilter enough to draw his attention is notable in itself. It would be interesting if he said something, but it seemed like Sabine's attitude adjustment stemmed more from Ezra's words putting out the fire under her ego than anything else.

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    • Okay, this was the best episode we've had since Twilight of the Apprentice in my opinion. Everything the writers usually fall just short of―character development, specifically―they reached this time and shot past expectations. I ended up watching the episode four times just to catch every little detail, I thought it was so good! :)

      Sabine was already a pretty interesting character―when I watched the 'Meet Sabine' trailer they released before the series, the minute Dave Filoni put the words Mandalorian and artist together in a sentence to describe her I was completely on-board―but knowing her backstory now, Sabine as a character somehow has become even more intriguing. They've finally shown us where Sabine has been, and I can't wait to see where they'll take her next.

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    • Anyone know what the landspeeder and bike that was in this episode?

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    • Oh my lord, chopper purring though!

      Ooooooooh mah lord.

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    • Chopper's purring was a really sweet moment.

      Sabine's speech was one of the most emotional moments in the entire show, perhaps even more than Ahsoka facing Anakin.

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    • It was kind of sweet. Extremely weird, but sweet. One thing's for sure, Chopper's never going to run out of surprises...

      Y'know, every now and then the writers knock it out of the park with emotional moments. First Ezra with the fyrnocks and the vision of his parents, then Hera and Cham's argument, then Ahsoka and anything relating to Anakin and now Sabine with her past, all of them were pretty heavy and well-done. TCW only really did that every now and then, maybe once or twice a season. Guess it's the smaller-cast advantage Rebels has.

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    • My favorite moments thus far - Zeb and Kallus, alone on an icy moon ;)

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    • Anyone know what the landspeeder and the bike that Rau was riding is?

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    • Leorules*5 wrote: Anyone know what the landspeeder and the bike that Rau was riding is?

      I feel like I read somewhere that the landspeeder is the same as a model used by the Naboo royal guard in The Phantom Menace. As for the bike, couldn't tell you-could easily just be a generic bike design someone on the crew cooked up.

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    • Easily my favorite episode (TotA doesn't count!). I went from yawning at Sabine's "character development" to tearing up. Trust in Filoni. All the times she seemed uninteresting was really just her bottling up her past, and it all came out last saturday.

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    • And now we have to wait a month before it gets resolved and they go to MANDELORE!!

      It is a period of internal war in the fanbase.  Rebels fans from all over the world have seen the one of the best normal-length episode to date.

      During the episode, fans began to speculate about Sabine, the episode's protagonist.

      Pursued by meddling Disney employees, Lucasfilm has gone dark, and we go to the wikis, our homes for Star Wars awesomness during the bane of our existence: hiatus...

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    • The best episodes in order so far,

      1- Twilight of the Apprentice

      2- Fire Across the Galaxy

      3- Trials of the Darksaber

      4- Shroud of Darkness

      5- The Siege of Lothal

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    • KRAIoftheflame wrote: And now we have to wait a month before it gets resolved and they go to MANDELORE!!

      It is a period of internal war in the fanbase. Rebels fans from all over the world have seen the one of the best normal-length episode to date.

      During the episode, fans began to speculate about Sabine, the episode's protagonist.

      Pursued by meddling Disney employees, Lucasfilm has gone dark, and we go to the wikis, our homes for Star Wars awesomness during the bane of our existence: hiatus...

      Well played sir, well played.

      And Harkon, how does Twilight of the Apprentice not count?

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    • It's two parts.  Most episodes are a half hour, not a whole hour.  Note I have said normal-length episodes

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    • And this just further cements how Sabine episodes are my favorite, I like the others but Sabine's my favorite character

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    • Steven Bomb 17 wrote:
      And this just further cements how Sabine episodes are my favorite, I like the others but Sabine's my favorite character

      Join the club.

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    • Sabine is a fascinating character; the cast of Rebels in general is pretty interesting, aside from the odd lame duck like Konstantine. I do wish we could get some more Zeb plotlines going-that crotchety ol' Lasat needs some love.

      I'm also curious as to what's going to happen with Bendu over the rest of the season-whether the expected attack on Lothal is going to perk up his interest or if he's going to stay out of it, and whether he is going to take more than a passing interest in Sabine. Doubt it'll happen, but can you imagine if he had a lightsaber? He could probably chop a starfighter in half with one built to his size.

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    • I'm just glad we have answers on Sabine and it makes sense that she helped design some weapons given what we already knew about her. Now we need a flashback to her meeting Hera and Kanan also I can't wait to meet her brother. Ok Zeb, your turn for a you focused episode is coming up make it good.

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    • Steven Bomb 17 wrote: I'm just glad we have answers on Sabine and it makes sense that she helped design some weapons given what we already knew about her. Now we need a flashback to her meeting Hera and Kanan also I can't wait to meet her brother. Ok Zeb, your turn for a you focused episode is coming up make it good.

      That would be a cool flashback-they should do one that focuses on how she and Zeb both ended up meeting up with Kanan and Hera, seeing as how the meetup of those two covered a book. I'm curious to see Sabine's family too, particularly how they'll react to Ezra's interest in her after they-hopefully-let go of any contempt they have for her.

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    • I did a little backtracking to Out of Darkness where Sabine first revealed how troubled she is by secrecy and being expected to follow orders blindly. It makes a lot more sense now ;)

      I doubt a Force wielder of Bendu's caliber would use a lightsaber - the Father, Daughter and Son didn't use any either. They are the next level - mastery of the Force so great that it goes beyond using weapons (the Force itself being the greatest weapon and armor of all).

      Flashbacks would be nice. The series began with Ezra meeting and joining the crew. WOuld be nice to see how the others joined as well. And also - who started the whole thing. Was it Hera or Kanan?

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    • Voltron23 wrote:

      KRAIoftheflame wrote: And now we have to wait a month before it gets resolved and they go to MANDELORE!!

      It is a period of internal war in the fanbase. Rebels fans from all over the world have seen the one of the best normal-length episode to date.

      During the episode, fans began to speculate about Sabine, the episode's protagonist.

      Pursued by meddling Disney employees, Lucasfilm has gone dark, and we go to the wikis, our homes for Star Wars awesomness during the bane of our existence: hiatus...

      Well played sir, well played.

      And Harkon, how does Twilight of the Apprentice not count?

      Oh I was just joking that it was too good for comparison.

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    • Vorknkx wrote:
      I did a little backtracking to Out of Darkness where Sabine first revealed how troubled she is by secrecy and being expected to follow orders blindly. It makes a lot more sense now ;)

      I doubt a Force wielder of Bendu's caliber would use a lightsaber - the Father, Daughter and Son didn't use any either. They are the next level - mastery of the Force so great that it goes beyond using weapons (the Force itself being the greatest weapon and armor of all).

      Flashbacks would be nice. The series began with Ezra meeting and joining the crew. WOuld be nice to see how the others joined as well. And also - who started the whole thing. Was it Hera or Kanan?

      Kanan became a smuggler after the Jedi Order fell, and then he met Hera. I'd say they started it together.

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    • Or maybe Hera was just having ideas, and Kanan was like, "JUST DO IT!!"

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    • Yeah, it was more that last bit. Kanan kind of just started following Hera around rather then join the cause, but he came around to fighting the Empire eventually. Plus, he kinda-sorta used the Force in front of her and blew the whole 'I was a Jedi' secret, so making sure she didn't tell anyone else was another good reason to stick around. (A New Dawn's my favorite book. :))

      I would love flashbacks. Anything to get Rae Sloane in the series, she's one of the few competent Imperial officers in the NuCanon...

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    • The hiatus is a good time to re-watch old seasons, especially S1. I had forgotten how awesome the original Inquisitor was (the 5B and 7S were pretty "meh" compared to him). Just finished Path of the Jedi, will continue tomorrow :)

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    • Ahhh, glorious memories.  I missed the old inquisitor.  They should have kept him on the show longer, because I don't get why they had to kill him so fast, and the worse inquisitors lived through almost twice as many episodes.  It's a bit annoying, actually.

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    • Vorknkx wrote: I did a little backtracking to Out of Darkness where Sabine first revealed how troubled she is by secrecy and being expected to follow orders blindly. It makes a lot more sense now ;)

      I doubt a Force wielder of Bendu's caliber would use a lightsaber - the Father, Daughter and Son didn't use any either. They are the next level - mastery of the Force so great that it goes beyond using weapons (the Force itself being the greatest weapon and armor of all).

      Flashbacks would be nice. The series began with Ezra meeting and joining the crew. WOuld be nice to see how the others joined as well. And also - who started the whole thing. Was it Hera or Kanan?

      Indeed it does; it's always interesting how going back to old episodes can give you a different perspective after you've seen the newer stuff. I doubt Bendu would use a lightsaber either, I just thought the idea of one in his size would be absurdly funny-kind of like if Snoke turns out to be as large as his hologram indicates and wields a lightsaber. I'd honestly forgot about "the Family," if that's the best term for them; the whole Mortis thing was one of many Clone Wars arcs I have no real interest in, and the only other material to even reference them was that whole Legends plotline where you found out about "the Mother", from what I know of the subject. I think Bendu is a much more interesting and sensible character-while not exactly original, the "ancient Force wielder who's been living out in the middle of nowhere" seems a lot more plausible than "three random beings who actually embody the aspects of the Force." Some flashbacks would be nice, and it would be interesting to see the infamous Sloane; I have yet to pick up A New Dawn.

      The Grand Inquisitor was definitely a gem-cultured and intellectual and yet savage and cruel. While it was sad to see him go, it was probably a good thing he left when he did; if he had stuck around for much longer it would have been hard to take him seriously as a villain. I mean, the guy is supposed to be the best Jedi hunter the Empire has on call after Vader, who is of course on a whole different level, and yet he can't catch one half-trained Padawan and his student? I think the main reason Five and Seven lasted as long as they did was that there were two of them-and later three when Eight showed up for a bit-and they always ended up in a situation where the Rebels couldn't finish the fight with them. Also, can I say how sad it is that the Eighth Brother is supposed to have died after falling maybe a hundred feet or so (I don't know, I'm a bad judge of distance) whereas Maul and Windu survived falls from indescribably absurd heights?

      I think the Inquisitors as a whole have suffered from a lack of development-they have literally been there to give Kanan (and Ezra as his skills have developed) something of a challenge to their abilities. I would love to see more of their history as an organization or individuals: whether they were all traitorous Jedi or if some had different origins, how each ended up in their particular slot in the hierarchy, and of course where those we haven't seen on screen or read about got off to. We honestly know very little about them, and it'd be kind of nice to get some more information after or even before Maul's expected downfall. Speaking of which, anyone else wondered if the fact that Maul's new lightsaber resembles an Inquisitor's isn't an accident, as in he might have taken it from another Inquisitor who was assigned to hunt him down before the Eighth Brother got the job? It'd be interesting to find out...kind of like it'd be nice to know about Ezra's new saber.

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    • That moment where Kanan tells Ezra to take Sabine through the basic forms though.

      Immediate obedience on Ezra's part, so different then where he complains about helping unload the crates... Anyone else notice that?

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    • Yeah, it shows that he really does take his training seriously, and that despite his supposed doubts he really does want to help Sabine on this one. Sure, he's not just going to do chores without making a smart comment, but when it comes to the important stuff he does take things seriously.

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