A pod slams into the desert near Chopper Base, and a droid emerges: not an Imperial probe droid, but something more like a protocol droid. The desert-dwelling spiders find the droid and descend upon it, rendering it harmless. Zeb and Chopper, left behind to mind the base while the rest of the Ghost crew goes on a mission, discover the droid during a perimeter sweep, taking it back to the base and reactivating it. An urgent message from Fulcrum alerts Zeb to the droid’s true origins: disguised as a protocol droid, EXD-9 is in fact a killing machine. A fierce fight ensues, but Zeb and AP-5 manage to shut down the Imperial droid…only to discover a failsafe mechanism that will detonate a proton warhead within the droid’s casing in the event that it is captured. If Zeb, Chopper and AP-5 can survive long enough, they intend to return EXD-9 to the Empire…with interest.
Cast: Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger), Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla), Freddie Prinze Jr. (Kanan Jarrus), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren), Steve Blum (Zeb Orrelios / Droid Technician #1), David Oyelowo (Agent Kallus), Stephen Stanton (AP-5 / Droid Technician #2 / Imperial Officer), David Acord (Imperial Infiltrator Droid EXD-9 / Rebel Officer #1 / Rebel Officer #2), Lars Mikkelson (Grand Admiral Thrawn)
LogBook entry by Earl Green