Last Saturday night’s “Rebels” episode “The Last Battle” was a trip down memory lane for fans of The Clone Wars and the prequels in general. Written by Clone Wars alum Brent Friedman, it featured Captain Rex in a final battle against those “clankers” when he went along with Ezra and Kanan to go salvage some battle wreckage for use by the Rebels. It turned out the battle droids’ “boss,” itself a droid, thought the post-Order 66 shutdown order was a trick so these were still active. It was sort of like those stories about Japanese soldiers hiding out for years after WWII and thinking the war was still going on.
Not only was it fun to see Rex in double barrel action mode and to get a few more laughs from the battle droids, it was also awesome to see droidekas again. Seriously, those things were COOL. Why did the Empire not use them? They could’ve mowed down a lot of Rebel scum! I also got a chuckle out of Rex’s joke about the superiority of first generation armor; the Empire went cheap on that too.
Speaking of the Empire, Ezra managed to solve the whole thing by pointing out that they and the Separatists were on the same side now. This was driven home with the Imperials’ reaction to finding a battle droid was to shoot it.
To cap off the night of Clone Wars feels, the show ended with CW’s theme song and a CW-style rendering of the Rebels logo.
There’s more info here on other CW alumni contributions.
Anyone else see it? What did you think?