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Honor and survival fight it out on 'Star Wars Rebels'

Season 2 | Episode 17 | “The Honorable Ones” | Aired Feb 24, 2015

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Before proceeding, please be aware that this is a spoiler zone. Reading the following will be much more understandable after viewing the content of Star Wars Rebels‘ new episode, “The Honorable Ones” Proceed at your own risk.

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Garazeb Orrelios and Agent Kallus met in the third episode of Star Wars Rebels and proceeded to try to kill one another using Lasat Bo-Rifles. On that day, Zeb was seconds away from being killed by Kallus before Ezra saved the day by discovering his Force abilities. But there’s no doubt that ever since that meeting, the two have wanted to get right back to that fight and finish it once and for all.

Zeb, especially, has very personal reasons for wanting Kallus dead. And Kallus, well, Kallus is kind of an ass who wants every Rebel dead. Not to mention, I don’t think he likes the idea that Zeb slipped out of his grasp at the last minute.


Given all that backstory and venom, these two would have zero problem killing each other, which is what makes this episode so delicious. After all, what’s more interesting than making two people who want to kill each other have to work together to survive?

It’s Enemy Mine in the Star Wars universe—and I make that comparison as someone who adores Enemy Mine.

Let’s get through the similarities:

1) They end up stranded because they were so busy trying to kill one another that they crashed in the last place people would expect them to be.

2) One of them is wounded and needs the other’s help.

3) There are things all around them that want to kill them.

4) They have a longstanding conflict between their races/factions that guarantees the desire to kill each other.

5) They need each other to get out of this mess.

It’s a perfect setup, right? All you have to do now is substitute Zeb for Lou Gossett, Jr. and Kallus for Dennis Quaid, and you’re all set.

Finally, like Enemy Mine, the above circumstances are just the beginning. The real meat of the story comes from how these two characters interact and deal with those circumstances. This is where the episode shines.

Both Steve Blum and David Oyelowo are just fantastic. I know that isn’t a stretch, given that Blum is a master craftsman and Oyelowo is an incredible actor with a beautiful voice, but it’s all about the nuance and emotion in both performances that make them so interesting. This episode would be just as dynamic and interesting if it were a radio show, maybe even more so, because you don’t need the visuals to know exactly what’s happening.

That said, the visuals are wonderful. Watching these two sneer at one another is gold.

Considering what a tough guy Kallus can be, I found the decision to make him the more fearful one in the situation to be really interesting. It makes sense when you consider that we’re talking about someone who’s part of a large organization. Until now, we’ve always seen Kallus as leading a squad or a ship and having the might of the Empire behind him. The fact that he’s the one who’s afraid and pessimistic in the situation says a lot about him—not to mention the idea that he’s never really questioned orders or events as they were given to him by the Empire.

In contrast, Zeb is used to being alone and thinking on his feet. He’s used to being independent, even as part of a group, and to thinking on his own. So he’s much more able to adjust to the situation and doesn’t give in to the idea that he can’t get out of it. For him, it’s just about figuring out how.

With a title like “The Honorable Ones,” you know the conversation was going to come up. I found it interesting that Kallus was given his Bo Rifle, especially since he boasted about how he got it all those episodes ago. His story about the Lasat on Onderon also brings his animosity toward Zeb into brighter focus.

Based on just that conversation, it’s clear both of them have hated the other based on incomplete information (and the general idea that they’re enemies). What do you do when you realize your enemy may not be your enemy?

What do you do when you’ve just saved your enemy’s life—and they’ve saved yours? Are you still enemies?

If not, then what exactly are you?

And if you’re Agent Kallus, a man who has new questions, who can look deeper or just look away, what do you do?

That’s what I’m definitely looking forward to finding out.

Star Wars Rebels airs Wednesdays at 9 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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