Star Wars: RebelsA 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.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Gary Whitta
directed by Bosco Ng
music by Kevin Kiner
additional music by David Russell, Sean Kiner, and Dean Kiner
based on original themes and music by John Williams

RebelsCast: 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