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Order 66 looms as the Lost Commanders return in 'Star Wars Rebels'

Season 2 | Episode 2 | “The Lost Commanders” | Aired Oct 14, 2015

The most recent episode of Star Wars Rebels finds us at a time when the universe proves to be both bigger and smaller than it was when we first met our rebels. With the reveal of Ahsoka Tano in the season 1 finale, the characters and events of The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith were introduced. With Darth Vader coming to personally seek out our rebels in the season 2 premiere, we take our first step toward the events of Rogue One and A New Hope.

Right now, the “Rebellion” is a group of rebel cells and small groups of people waking up to the tyranny of the Empire. Dissent is growing and so are the rebel ranks, but every fight needs leaders and those with the know-how and battle experience to help shape an emerging insurgency into a real fighting force. Additionally, a base of operations is becoming crucial, but with everyone engaged in the fight, there’s no one available to do the scouting necessary to find one.

To that end, Ahsoka, sends the crew of the Ghost to seek out one of the best military minds and fighters to help find and set up that base.

Hello, Captain Rex.

Can we say tension? Kanan’s ready to kill someone the second he realizes they’re clones. Wolffe’s already twitchy about Jedi coming for revenge and shoots at Kanan, and Gregor … well. Gregor’s not what you’d call “all there” these days. Plus, Zeb and Sabine will always defend, especially when Kanan’s being shot at.

It takes Rex and Ezra to calm things down. Especially Ezra. In fact, Ezra’s the coolest head throughout the episode. How weird is that? Ezra and Rex negotiate how much Rex is willing to do to help. Join the cause? Nope. Help find a base? Sure, he may know a few places. .

Still, things are a wee bit tense.

Tension From Order 66

Actually, in all seriousness, the talk between Kanan and Ezra broke my heart. All credit to Freddie Prinze Jr., who, in this scene and one between him and Hera, manages to express the pain of being betrayed and the survivor’s guilt any Jedi who survived Order 66 must feel.

Luckily, Dave Filoni came to my rescue. In the middle of a super awkward meeting between a bunch of people with grudges and itchy trigger fingers, the series’ director finds a way to get Zeb attached to a leash and walk him out into the desert as bait.

Zeb Bait

You know what’s coming—I’m going to tell you to watch the episode because I really can’t do this whole scene justice. A chase, teamwork, Jedi skills, Sabine being awesome. So. Good.

Plus, they win.


And Zeb’s okay … if a little stinky and slimy.

Zeb Bait

You know it couldn’t be all fun and fishing, right? Nope. The Empire has dispatched a probe to the planet based on intel they got. Intel? Yep. Wolffe not only messaged the Empire, but hid any messages Ahsoka sent Rex. Why? Because he fears the Empire’s retribution if they find out the clones have assisted the rebels in any way.

Sadly, Wolffe doesn’t know the Empire like we do. It doesn’t matter what he does. That probe knows where they are and the Phantom took a hit during the firefight, which means our crew is stranded.

And the Empire is on its way.

On their way

A few stray thoughts:

1) Love this moment.

Kanan you

2) Gregor calling Kanan “General” because he’s a Jedi. Bless his rattled noggin’.

3) Hera has a knack for talking to Kanan, calming him down, and being hopeful at the same time. I love her so.


4) This episode was just beautiful to look at. I mean it when I say that you should watch it. The cinematic feel of this season and the show in general is on full display here.

Star Wars Rebels airs Wednesdays 9:30 p.m. ET/PT 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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