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Boys will be boys on 'Star Wars Rebels'

Season 1 | Episode 4 | “Fighter Flight” | Aired Oct 20, 2014

One quick note: Actress Vanessa Marshall had a birthday on Sunday, so make sure you drop by and wish her a great one. Happy birthday, Vanessa. Much love to you and Hera both!

It’s a new week, and we’re back with our favorite Rebels aboard the Ghost, where life seems to have settled into a routine of sorts.

Ezra is practicing his Jedi skills, aka lifting bowls using the Force. Chopper is not impressed. I’m pretty sure “Bhwah-bah-beh-bwah” means “Great, we can have dinner to go!” but my astromech is rusty. Ezra’s also doing what he can to flirt with Sabine. That’s going over as well as the bowl lifting.

The other thing Ezra seems to be doing routinely is reminding Zeb that he saved his life.

Great kid. Don’t get cocky.

The next thing we know, Ezra’s bunk has fallen on top of Zeb (Chopper took out the bolts) and the chase is on. Both of them tumble into the cargo bay and into the cargo until Hera shows up with that look. You know the one.

hera's not happy

I think the crew’s been idle just a biiiit too long.

Hera has got a solution. She sends Ezra and Zeb into town on Lothal for supplies. Together? Yep. She also orders them not to return without a Meiloorun fruit. Which should be fun, considering it’s not found on Lothal. (I adore Hera.)

In the market, Ezra overhears an Imperial officer bullying a local merchant named Morad Sumar (Liam O’Brien) about selling his farm to the Empire. But it’s not long before Zeb is back with most of the supplies and the boys are bickering again, knocking things over in the process. I’ll tell ya, these two argue more than Han and Leia!



Oh look, Meilooruns. Too bad they’ve been bought by the Empire.

Oh no. The boys are plotting. They have their plotting faces on.

Ezra gets the fruit, but he’s also got an audience.

Zeb throws the supplies they were getting for Hera to create a distraction (Zeb’s really good at that). When Zeb gets caught between Imperial Stormtroopers and a TIE Fighter, the Imperials think they have him pinned down. What really happens is that Zeb jumps up onto the TIE, yoinks out the pilot, and jumps in himself.

Zeb is piloting a TIE Fighter for the first time. This should get interesting because Zeb’s trying not to fly into a wall. I hope he gets the hang of flying that thing.

Meanwhile, Ezra is jumping rooftops just ahead of more troopers and he’s running for his life.

Oh hi, Zeb!

need a lift?


Is it me, or has Zeb learned to fly a TIE in a way no one ever has? I mean, have you ever seen a TIE fly horizontally?

Ezra is asking Zeb to let him in, but Zeb wants to negotiate. If he helps Ezra, he’d be saving Ezra’s life, right? Ezra agrees and jumps in, but as soon as they fly away, they’re bickering again about who should fly the thing!

Back on the Ghost, Sabine has decided to get creative in Ezra’s room, and she’s painting away. Kanan and Chopper are playing a little Dejarik as Kanan muses about how quiet it is with the kids gone.

Zeb’s voice crackles on the comlink. Speak of the Lasat.

Hera and Kanan get the rundown. They had a Meiloorun, they lost it. Got it again. Oh yeah, and they stole a TIE Fighter. Kanan says to get rid of it. The boys reply, say it with me now, “Do we have to?”

Kanan facepalm.

kanan facepalm


Kanan tells Zeb and Ezra to fly straight to the rendezvous point, but you know they don’t listen, right? They have supplies and a Meiloorun to get back. So Zeb drops Ezra onto the convoy. In addition to their supplies, they find Ezra’s friend from the market. The Empire stopped by Sumar’s farm earlier, blew it up, and took him prisoner. Looks like he’s not the only one.

helping the prisoners


Calming his mind, Ezra uses the Force to unlock the prisoners, and they jump clear. That was pretty good, kid. Chopper would be impressed. But it’s not over yet. Now the Imperials are after Ezra.

When one of the troopers gets closer to him, he’s confused. “You did all this for fruit?”

Now you can say you've seen a helmet look confused.


Yes. Yes he did. It’s a pretty good thing that Zeb just swooped in and saved Ezra with some pretty fancy shooting.

Okay, I honestly have no idea how to describe the way Zeb just rescued Ezra. So here are the pictures.


zeb save 1

zeb save 2

zeb save 3


In the end, all’s well that ends well. Zeb and Ezra crash the TIE to keep it out of enemy hands, they’re safe, they agree that they’re eternally even, and they even have new wall art, thanks to Sabine.

wall art


Looks like our Rebels are getting along just fine.

See you next week, and may the Force be with you!

Star Wars Rebels airs Mondays at 9/8C on Disney X D.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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