I'm on the other end then because I didn't care for last week's, and last night's was more filler aside from the possibility of the Mandalorians joining the Alliance that was semi-hinted at.
Last week's, the Leia episode, was dismal to me though... My first bitch was, "So you just happen to have car boots for this type of ship, on Lothal?", and my second bitch was, "And on top of it, you just happen to have a prison that BUILDS these boots, for these ships, on this planet, and the Rebels just happen to have a guy who was in there and knows all about getting them off locked-down ships?"
Leia was cool, but clearly a fan wank and nothing more... The only story-ish thing they attempted and failed was Ezra reflecting on his dead parents a little bit. About as briefly as Luke thought about Biggs, Owen, and Beru anyway.
Clone Wars had its flaws, but was far better written, and even jumping all over the place it seemed to have more of a cohesive vibe to it. This show's just much slower feeling, less interesting.
I really liked the episode with the Inquisitors stealing babies, which was like the episode in TCW where the Seps were doing the same thing, but Rebels feels like it can't find a steady footing for some reason. I also think the animation in TCW was vastly superior. The backgrounds though, in Rebels, are amazing. Last night's was easily the best. That destroyed planet was awesome as a space backdrop. I want it for a desktop on my laptop now!
Anyway, last night was better than last week... Had its flaws too, but I liked that they put in the Mandalorian training of the Clones, and that some sentients were involved in battles... I always envisioned the Republic having a standing army, just a small one, and the Clones made up the difference... So I always had this idea that, as the cut dialogue implied, guys like Red Leader (perhaps) were around and fighting in Republic non-clone squads and things. I liked that about last night. And the fighters... My god, Hasbro is leaving $ on the table with that McQuarrie A-Wing and Mando fighter. I'd love both, neither are "big", both doable in Class II... I'd be giddy to get either ship really.
But, again, the story just felt off and rushed (Why didn't TCW feel rushed like this does? I dunno.), and so I'm easily distracted from it.
I'm inspired though, weekly, to make random crap like boxes, or that Hangar Sled with the ladder on it for TIE Fighters. That stuff's sooo cool and obscure to me.
And a hover pallet jack too. Just good cool diorama junk.