« on: April 1, 2016, 09:46 AM »
Damn I love this show.
When I first started watching I was a bit skeptical, especially after having watched some of the Clone Wars and thinking that was terrible and not very engaging. The Clone Wars seemed like while trying to tell a story, the characters felt forced, the action forced, and the story forced. (Maybe that was a byproduct of Lucas still having some control/input on things). Anyway, I never finished that series because I thought it was terrible and not interesting at all.
Fast forward to Rebels and I've loved it since the beginning. My wife was laughing a bit at me last night as I watched the last 20-30 minutes because I was totally mesmerized by what was going on. I love the way Rebels brings characters from other series in, the play a part, and then leave while keeping the focus on the main characters. I think that is done to excellent effect.
This weeks episode was one of the best from this series. I did feel a bit as if Maul was a character thrown in for cool factor, and maybe he was, but he played a cool role. However, the dude was cut in half 40 years before this series. Can't he just be dead? Either way...Vader showing up was awesome and the duel was great. I think Ashoka survived and that was her disappearing into the shadows just as Maul had done. I wonder if that will lead to a new story to be told at a later point, or if we are done with that character?
Anyway, I love this show. I wish I didn't have to wait until the next season to see more.