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This 'Star Wars Rebels' is about ladies kickin' ass and takin' names

Season 1 | Episode 7 | “Out of Darkness” | Aired Nov 10, 2014

We start this week’s episode with Hera doing some fancy flying in the Ghost’s shuttle, the Phantom, against a number of TIE fighters. That’s the easy part. Not as easy to deal with are the grumblings from Ezra and Sabine. Both of them want to know more about the mission that has them being chased in the first place. Especially Sabine, who really doesn’t like being kept in the dark.

The Score ends up being Hera 4, TIE pilots zero, but the Phantom has taken some damage. Zeb, Ezra, and Chopper get put to work fixing it, which gives Sabine time to have a heart-to-heart with Hera and Kanan. Sabine is wary of the new intel contact, Fulcrum, and the mission he’s given the crew. Kanan says Hera trusts Fulcrum, so that’s good enough for him. But Sabine is adamant—she wants to go on the mission with Hera.

On the Phantom, repairs and diagnostics are in process, but let’s just say that a warning message may have been missed. You know how Zeb, Ezra, and Chopper get when they’re left alone.

Guess we’ll find out if there’s a problem later because Hera and Sabine are on their way. If this puddle that formed when they landed at the abandoned base is any indication, I’m thinking we have a problem.

uh oh

As they load crates into the Phantom, Sabine explains to Hera why she needs to know more. While I thought it was just a pretend backstory, we discover that Sabine really was at the Imperial Academy on Mandalore. Whatever happened there shook her faith in more than just the Empire.

We have another problem. Something is watching them, and it doesn’t look friendly. It also dragged away one of the crates Hera and Sabine were supposed to pick up. The evidence it left behind sends our rebel ladies deeper into the base to investigate.


Whatever took that crate looks like a cross between a mynock and a womp rat. The Star Wars wiki has it listed as a Fyrnock. There’s not much info on them, but I can tell you this: They’re scary and they travel in packs.


We get a really good look at both Hera’s and Sabine’s blaster skills as they work their way out of the bunker and back toward the Phantom. It becomes clear as the Fyrnocks follow that the creatures have one major disadvantage: They can’t stand sunlight.

So all Sabine and Hera need to do is load the cargo as fast as possible and get out of there, right?

I’m thinking that puddle from earlier is going to be an issue.

no gas

I hate when I’m right. The Phantom is out of fuel.

Hera radios back to the Ghost and get a quick lecture in to Zeb and Ezra before telling them to haul butt and pick them up. They tell Kanan. That goes pretty much how you’d figure.

wah wah


Still, while help is on the way, there’s the matter of how Sabine and Hera are going to defend themselves before they get picked up. The Fyrnocks are hungry, and the asteroids that orbit the planet have a tendency to black out the sun. One big asteroid is on path to plunge them into darkness fairly soon.

Luckily, Sabine has never met an explosive she didn’t like, and she’s got an old friend (or 20) that was left behind when the base was abandoned.


The plan is to lay them out in bunches and blow them as they lure the Fyrnocks out in waves. As to how they’ll lure the Fyrnocks … Use themselves as bait. Like ya do.

It works for waves one through four. Wave four even includes a pretty spectacular explosion. But after the dust settles, we’ve got no more Rhydonium and the Fyrnocks are still coming. What now?

buddy movie

Now we get one of those great buddy-movie moments where our heroes are back-to-back, taking down the enemy while sarcastically quipping about how they’re going to die, and it’s just as awesome as you’d imagine. Still, they can only hold out for so long, so it’s a good thing the Ghost has arrived. (Including the swelling Star Wars theme!)

here comes rescue


During the rescue, Ezra decides to jump down and “save” Sabine. He starts shooting away with his energy slingshot, and even cockily declares that the Fyrnocks “aren’t so tough.” Which is why I love it when before he knows it, he’s in trouble and Sabine has to save him.

saving ezra

The extra “Kid, c’mon” as she shoots the creatures and turns for the ship is my personal favorite. Ezra likes it too, which leads Sabine to remind him not to read too much into her saving his life.

All that remains is a quick talk between Sabine and Hera about Sabine’s trust issues from earlier. Let’s just say that Sabine is feeling a little better about things. It’s not perfect, but it’s better.

I have to say, I really liked this episode. Not only is it filled with Hera and Sabine pretty much being awesome, but it’s the first female-character-heavy plot we’ve seen. It’s nice to see the ladies kickin’ a little ass. I’m definitely looking forward to more.

See you next week—and may the Force be with you.

biiiiiig boom

P.S. Told ya it was a pretty explosion.

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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