Star Wars Rebels

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Star Wars Rebels: “Steps into Shadow”

It was a hard task to follow up last seasons’ “Twilight of the Apprentice,” but Rebels did it solidly with an hour that was well-written, well-voiced (how about that Tom Baker, eh?), and well plotted with both action and drama. It’s amazing that a cartoon… a show built for kids to sell action figures, can be this sophisticated and mature.

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Star Wars Rebels: “The Forgotten Droid”

Despite the fact that I think Chopper is a cool little dude, this episode had “annoying side quest” written all over it but, rather than being a filler episode with nothing but inconsequential silliness, “The Forgotten Droid” actually manages to tie into the running arch of the season, namely the search for a new rebel base. Hell, you could even call this episode pivotal.

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Star Wars Rebels: “Shroud of Darkness”

“Shroud of Darkness” had it all: Drama, humor, action, darkness… a sense of maturity that the recent episodes have been missing. Yes, I know that “Star Wars Rebels” is a show made for kids, but just because it’s made for kids doesn’t mean it has to lack sophistication or complexity or be completely formulaic and predictable.