We’re facing the end of the third season of Star Wars Rebels. After we get what could be the final duel between Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi this weekend, we only have the two-part finale before we say goodbye to the once-motley crew who helped spark the Rebellion.
The group has become more organized as the seasons progressed, starting as one specific cell attempting to do good and then becoming part of a greater whole fighting for the galaxy. New faces, returning characters, and popular members of the Star Wars canon have all entered the fray, but few have had an impact like Grand Admiral Thrawn.
One of the most popular characters from the now-defunct Legends canon, Thrawn arose out of author Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy novels in the Extended Universe. Thrawn was a major adversary and the next big threat after the “death” of the Emperor (let’s not go there now).
When Lucasfilm was purchased by Disney and much of the established canon was discarded, fans expressed disappointment that characters like Thrown no longer existed in the Star Wars unvierse. That all changed when he was brought back in a major way on Star Wars Rebels.
Though Zahn is returning to the character he created with a brand new novel set to be released, the appearance on Rebels is the most significant contribution he’s made to Star Wars lore since his inception.
Now he’s set to impact the character’s in a major way after hunting them all season. Writer Johanmarie Macias, co-host of the Team Kanan podcast, posted a clip of the last episode of the current season to Twitter. Of course it’s jam packed full of explosions and hints at a full-on reunion for the Ghost crew.
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Star Wars Rebels airs Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD, and follows the adventures of Hera (Vanessa Marshall), Sabine (Tiya Sircar), Zeb (Steve Blum), and the Jedi Kanan (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) and Ezra (Taylor Gray), a small crew that's finding their way in the nascent Rebel Alliance a few years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
Executive produced by Simon Kinberg and Dave Filoni, the in-canon series helps to connect the worlds of the films and the previous animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, with guest appearances so far by characters like Lando Calrissian, Ahsoka Tano, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Leia Organa, Wedge Antilles, and more.