Rise Of The Old Masters

Star Wars: RebelsEzra’s Jedi training has finally begun, but Kanan, not exactly a Jedi Master himself, finds his student to be undisciplined and unfocused. When word reaches the Ghost that Jedi Master Luminara Unduli is still alive and being held captive by the Empire, Kanan sees an answer to his problems, and makes saving her the crew’s next mission. But even with Kanan utilizing the full measure of his Jedi training, the odds are against the Ghost’s crew, and they discover that a trap has been laid for them with a Jedi’s remains. The Grand Inquisitor, having followed Kanan’s prior exploits with interest, appears with his own lightsaber…and takes an interest in luring Ezra to the dark side.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Henry Gilroy
directed by Steward Lee
music by Kevin Kiner
based on original themes and music by John Williams

RebelsCast: Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger), Freddie Prinze Jr. (Kanan Jarrus / Stormtrooper 1), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Steven Blum (Zeb / Alton Kastle / Stormtrooper Commander), Brent Spiner (Gall Trayvis), Greg Weisman (Stormtrooper 3), Jason Isaacs (The Inquisitor)

Notes: The Inquisitor remarks that Kanan’s reliance on Form III lightsaber combat means he was an Rebelsapprentice of Jedi Master Depa Bilaba, a fact confirmed both by the Rebels prequel novel A New Dawn and future episodes of the series. Luminara Unduli’s death in Imperial captivity contradicts some earlier accounts of the Jedi Master’s death; those earlier reports of her death on Kashyyyk have been relegated to the “Legends” timeline, along with much of the Expanded Universe predating the Lucasfilm sale to Disney. Guest star Brent Spiner played Lt. Commander Data in every season and movie spinoff of Star Trek: The Next Generation; this is his first role in a Star Wars production.

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