8 Things We Learned From The Star Wars Rebels Finale
How will Rebels' events affect Star Wars as a whole?
After 4 seasons on Disney XD, Star Wars Rebels has come to a close--but not without leaving us with some interesting possibilities of things to come. Here are a few of the things that we learned from the series finale and what it could mean for the Star Wars canon as a whole.
8. Hera & Captain Rex Take Part In The Battle Of Endor
Many have speculated for a while now that the above character from Return of the Jedi could be Captain Rex, and with the confirmation in this episode that Rex, alongside Hera Syndulla, were actually there, it appears this theory may actually be true. This is one retcon fans will be overjoyed to see.
7. Jacen Syndulla
We've now learned that Hera was actually pregnant with Kanan's child as she gave birth to Jacen Syndulla, spelled exactly as fans hoped it would be. This is a nod to Jacen Solo, Han & Lea's child in the old Expanded Universe, who would eventually turn to the Dark Side and become Darth Caedus. Will Jacen be Force-sensitive like his father Kanan before him?
6. Sabine Stays On Lothal
With Ezra's sacrifice, Lothal was finally freed from the Empire's grip and provided a huge win for the Rebels. Due to fear of retaliation, Sabine stayed back for many years to ensure that it remained this way. However, such an attack never came and we have now learned that the current timeline has skipped ahead to right after the Battle of Endor seen in Return of the Jedi.
5. Zeb & Kallus Survive
Despite many close encounters throughout the series, Zeb and Kallus both end up surviving and have made it past the Battle of Endor. We even get a nice glimpse of Zeb introducing Kallus to the remaining Lasats, who have embraced Kallus as one of them.
4. Rukh Dies
Rukh has been nearly killed on several occasions during this final season of Star Wars Rebels but he finally met his end in the finale after an epic battle with Zeb Orrelios. If the show creators were to ever do their own take on the Heir to the Empire storyline, Rukh would no longer be alive to serve as the bodyguard to Grand Admiral Thrawn.
3. Ahsoka Lives
In the week prior to the finale, we saw Ezra save Ahsoka from certain death by utilizing the gateway in the Lothal Temple. However, after their run in with Emperor Palpatine, Ahsoka went back through the portal to Malachor and descended down into the Sith Temple. While we are unsure of what she was doing all this time, we see that she has finally resurfaced to join Sabine in their search for Ezra.
2. Ezra & Thrawn May Both Be Alive
In a heroic sacrifice, Ezra stays aboard the Star Destroyer and goes into hyperspace with the Purrgil. We see Thrawn captured but still alive when they make the jump. This leaves the possibility for Thrawn to still be around past the events of Endor should they decide to follow up on the show. If they wanted to, they could even do their own version of Heir to the Empire with Thrawn collecting the pieces of the shattered Empire after Endor, albeit without Rukh.
1. Possibility For More To Come
With the exception of Kanan, everyone on the Ghost Crew is still alive, leaving open the possibility for the continuation of the series. The final moment in the Rebels finale intentionally leaves that option open, as Sabine and Ahsoka seemingly are about to embark on a journey to find Ezra. With the time skip now placing the Ghost Crew after the Battle of Endor, there is plenty of room to explore where they were all at during the Original Trilogy as well as show them taking part in big moments, such as Hera and Rex on Endor. Whatever route they choose to take, here's to hoping this isn't the last time we see the Ghost Crew in action.