Season 1 Episode 6 – The search for Grand Admiral Thrawn reaches beyond the limits of the galaxy.
Please note, our reviews are based on likes and dislikes. These contain significant spoilers. If you haven’t already watched the episode, we recommend that you click off the article and come back once you have watched the episode. Enjoy!
What I Liked
1. We get our first glimpse of the planet Peridia in the “new” galaxy. It is incredibly fascinating to learn about the planet’s history and the various ways it was utilized, from the Nightsisters to the records held in the Jedi Archives. Peridia has been a subject of speculation since the days of Rebels, so it is satisfying to finally see it in its proper context.
2. Thrawn has once again demonstrated his clever tactics, leaving Sabine in a state of uncertainty as she searches for Ezra, who is missing and possibly not even alive. After failing to locate Ezra himself, Thrawn allows Sabine to leave with a mount and weapons, hoping that she will lead him to the missing rebel. This move is a clear display of Thrawn’s impressive strategic thinking.
3. Shortly after Sabine departs the Star Destroyer, she encounters a group of bandits in the wasteland who launch a surprise attack on her. Despite being outnumbered, Sabine fights back and engages in a thrilling battle with the bandits. Eventually, she pulls out her lightsaber and defeats them all, showcasing her impressive combat skills. The fight scene is brilliant and a great addition to the story.
4. You have to give credit to Star Wars for their creativity in introducing a plethora of new creatures, animals, and insects. These adorable little turtle-like creatures are particularly charming.
5. Ezra is finally back! They’ve got the casting down pretty well here. It’s a touching moment between him and Sabine. It only took 6 episodes to have Thrawn and Ezra back within the same episode but I’m glad it’s finally happened. This series is going to get so good in the final couple of episodes.
What I Disliked
Nothing to report this week.
Thrawn’s Star Destroyer appears to be in a state of disarray, which indicates that it has been a while since its last maintenance. As the ship begins its landing procedure, a large group of Stormtroopers can be seen accompanying Thrawn as he walks through the ship. This is a significant moment.
It was a great experience to witness the live-action appearance of Thrawn. The moment he disembarked from the Star Destroyer, his imposing and intelligent character was on full display. Although the episode was primarily centered around Sabine, Thrawn stood out as the more impressive character in my opinion.
This episode focuses on Sabine and her journey in the new galaxy. It is a much-needed world-building episode that doesn’t require a lot of Ahsoka’s presence. The story and the universe Sabine finds herself in are the key focus of this episode. While it may not be action-packed, it doesn’t need to be. Overall, it is a great episode.