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'Star Wars Rebels' fan recap: The plan to save Kanan

Season 1 | Episode 14 | “Rebel Resolve” | Aired Feb 23, 2015

On the last episode of Star Wars Rebels, Kanan Jarrus went into full hero mode and sacrificed himself to the Empire in order to let the rest of our Rebels escape after patching into the Empire’s main communication tower. While the tower was ultimately destroyed, Kanan’s actions did delay Tarkin and his goons long enough for Ezra to broadcast a message to Lothal and neighboring systems.

Was Kanan’s sacrifice worth it? Can the crew of the Ghost get him back? Did the message get out? These are all questions the crew are asking themselves. After all, Kanan did say that they would lose more people along the way.

Right now, our Rebels aren’t wasting any time sitting around asking themselves these questions. Ezra is sure Kanan is alive and leads a mission to commandeer an AT-DP and have Chopper access the Empire’s system.

This leads to lots of cool action that I can’t describe (yes, I’m gonna tell you to watch the episode when you can) but, sadly, no information on Kanan. The Empire isn’t taking any more chances after the comm tower hack; they’ve shut down their entire data network.

Our crew may not know it yet, but Ezra is right. Kanan is still alive. For now.

We discover that there’s a lot more getting in the way of Kanan’s rescue than a downed data network. Their message has gotten attention from more than just possible allies. As Fulcrum tells Hera, this is being addressed at the highest levels of the Empire. Worse yet, Fulcrum is concerned that any attempt to rescue Kanan could put Ezra or Hera in danger of being captured; that cannot be allowed to happen.

Fulcrum is ordering Hera not to rescue Kanan.

You know Ezra is not even about to listen to that, don’t you?

I should also mention that Hera is not happy about any of this. It’s clear that she wants to go after Kanan and that it’s killing her to even consider leaving him behind, but Hera is determined to stay focused on the mission. For better or worse, she’s kept the details of their overall mission to herself in hopes of keeping Kanan from being able to be tortured for information.

It doesn’t mean the Empire won’t torture him anyway.

Hera may have said no to the rescue, but there’s a mini-rebellion within our ranks. The rest of the crew are planning to rescue Kanan. Hera figures out that something is going on—but not before Ezra, Sabine, and Zeb have already taken the Phantom.

Let’s hope they get to him in time.

Kanan Mind Probe

To borrow a phrase, Kanan’s resistance to the mind probe is considerable. Kallus says it’ll take time to extract information. Tarkin is in no mood to wait and calls in the Inquisitor. Kanan may be a Jedi and be able to resist mind probes, but pain? The Inquisitor is more than happy to use pain. Kanan resists the initial attempts with sheer force of will. But the Inquisitor is just getting started.

War makes for unusual alliances, and Vizago is definitely unusual. However, Ezra knows one thing about Vizago: Vizago likes having favors he can call in, and he likes making deals. If they’re going to rescue Kanan, the team needs a way to find him and get access. Vizago has the information, but he scoffs that Ezra has anything of value to offer. That is, until Ezra gives Vizago a little demonstration of his Jedi abilities and promises Vizago that he can call in a favor. Anything he asks. One-time offer.

Whatever information Vizago gave Ezra had better be good. Hera just tracked them down, and she is seriously not happy. Especially when she hears that Ezra told Vizago about both himself and Kanan being Jedi.


Luckily, Hera is swayed when she hears the plan. Whether she’s going against Fulcrum’s orders to save Kanan or because she knows the rest of the crew will go with or without her, Hera’s in.

Good thing too, because Kanan’s resistance to the Inquisitor’s torture techniques is starting to irritate Tarkin. He’s starting to accept that Kanan is a Jedi and, while the Inquisitor thinks Kanan really may not have any information (which was Hera’s hope to keep him safe), Tarkin is determined, and he’s planning to transport Kanan somewhere else. Somewhere that never fails to extract information. That sounds ominous.

What’s the plan to rescue him? Well, the Empire has resorted to using courier droids to pass critical information from the planet to their communications ship. Our Rebels plan to camouflage Chopper and switch him out for the regular courier droid. Chopper is able to get access to the communication logs and beam that information back to the Phantom before Hera comes in blasting for the pickup. Time for some great action and fancy flying.

With Chopper back on board, the crew thinks about keeping the other droid as well. Chopper’s reaction? Not so much. Chop literally pushes the droid out of the Phantom. Interestingly, the droid survives. I wonder if that’ll come up in the future.

There’s also a sweet moment between Hera and Ezra in which Hera thanks Ezra for sticking to his guns on the rescue, and suggests that Kanan has taught him well. Ezra tells Hera that she has, too. Awww.


As for the mission, they have Kanan’s location. He’s currently aboard Tarkin’s ship over Lothal, but Tarkin is heading to a new location.


While we know that name, the crew of the Ghost aren’t as familiar with it. In fact, Hera only knows about Mustafar from what Kanan has told her: Mustafar is where Jedi go to die.

That’s the end of part 1 of the Star Wars Rebels season finale. We’ll see you back here for part 2, which airs on March 2. Until then, 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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