Posted by Steve on January 20, 2020 at 06:05 AM CST
Episode 2.17 Rebuilding the Resistance
Written by Jennifer Corbett
Directed by Bosco Ng
Second final episode of Star Wars Resistance ever!!! Okay, take a deep breath and lets see what theyve given us apart from the gorgeous apparent title.
We all know how issues work out for each the Resistance and the First Order so far as the struggle is worried, however on this little nook of the galaxy, theres nonetheless heaps to do as we method that a part of the cinematic timeline.
We begin off on the Colossus with 4 Resistance X-Wings displaying up being led by none aside from Venisa Doza (Tasia Valenza)! Shes greeted on the flight deck by Yeager and Kaz, who trade some pleasantries and a few jabbing. Its not lengthy earlier than Captain Doza and Torra present up who’re clearly completely satisfied to see her. Its a household reunion for the Dozas who didnt get to see Venisa final time due to the First Order. Venisa is launched to Kaz for the primary time and Bucket and Torch have a pleasant reunion as properly.
Like I stated, shes not alone and Kaz runs into Norath Kev (Daveed Diggs) and outdated buddy Hugh Sion (Sam Witwer), who’re flying with Venisa. Kaz hasnt seen his buddy Hugh since their New Republic Navy days in order that they do a little bit of reminiscing. They inform Kaz the Resistance is in bother and wishes extra recruits than ever if they’ll stand an opportunity in opposition to the Fist Order.
We discover out its not just a few random pop-in, however a deliberate go to. Doza has agreed to assist Venisa and the Resistance with a mission, and possibly its the truth that Venisa is again however Doza has pulled a little bit of 180 and now appears somewhat extra comfy in relation to the Resistance.
The mission includes rescuing a bunch of Resistance recruits who’re trapped on Dantooine, with a First Order blockade making it almost unattainable for his or her shuttles to depart. Venisa desires to relocate them to the Colossus, simply till she will discover the place the Resistance wants them most. Doza surprises her with providing up the Colossus for so long as she wants and serving to with the mission by offering some Aces.
Torra and Kaz who’re eavesdropping, volunteer for the mission, and together with Hype Fazon and Venisas squad, make-up the rescue group. All of them meet within the hangar after a mission briefing and put together for his or her journey to Dantooine. Earlier than Venisa joins them, she tells Yeager about her encounter with Tam again when she was being held prisoner and that she wants extra time however was most assuredly conflicted. So, they gear up and depart and Doza and Yeager watch from the hangar.
Not lengthy after popping out of hyperspace, the group runs into some TIE Fighters, who they deal with will comparatively ease, however not earlier than one of many TIEs will get phrase to Commander Pyre. With the coast clear for now, Venisa sends phrase to the recruits that its now protected to take-off and they’re there to escort them safely.
On Pyres Star Destroyer, the brass is assembly on the bridge after they get the report from Dantooine. They set course instantly with orders to Lieutenant Galek to launch her TIEs upon arrival, and search out the Resistance convoy. Tam is close by and questions the orders, having a tricky time reconciling firing on defenseless personnel carriers. Galek snaps at her and places her in her place instantly, questioning her loyalty.
Afterwards, again in Agent Tiernys workplace, she presents Tams outdated commlink to her, telling her shes performed a great job forgetting her previous and impressing upon Tierny her willingness to realize. She encourages her to proceed alongside the trail of glory and places the commlink again in her desk drawer.
Again on the convoy, they’re in formation ready to clear the planet to allow them to soar again to the Colossus, however the First Order exhibits up and disrupts their plan. The Destroyer launches TIEs instantly (Tam and Jace amongst them), and so they all have interaction in a dogfight. In the course of the melee, Tam targets and locks onto Kaz, recognizing the Fireball, when Hugh swoops in and damages her TIE, however not fatally.
Earlier than they will clear the planet and make the soar, one of many shuttles will get hit and their hyperdrive is broken. Its as much as the Aces to purchase the shuttles captain a while so she will restore the hyperdrive.
The battle begins to pull and with half their squadron gone, Tam desires them to fall again, however Galek, who’s flying with them, orders them to press on with the assault. Galek, who’s an excellent pilot, has Kaz locked on and in bother however then on the final second, Venisa swoops in and destroys Lieutenant Galek.
After Jace ultimately destroys the broken shuttle, the remaining don’t have any motive to stay round so Venisa has no alternative however to order all of them again to the station. Kaz, who lingered a bit, is shocked by the shuttles destruction, together with the individuals on board. For the First Order, with Galek gone, Tam assumes command and orders all of them again to the Destroyer.
Again on board, Tam is getting reward from Agent Tierny for taking out one of many shuttles and thinks her unhappy demeanor is because of the lack of Galek, not the shuttles crew. She makes Tam squad chief which pisses off Jace, who was the one who destroyed the shuttle. He storms off, leaving a really troubled Tam alone within the hangar.
Again on the Colossus, they’re mourning the lack of the individuals on the shuttle, every taking some a part of the blame. Venisa and Doza every offers them somewhat speech, lifting their spirits, and so they be part of the remaining who’re welcoming the recruits that did make it again safely.
Off to the aspect, Doza tells Venisa that her squadron and the recruits can keep on Colossus for so long as they need, saying and regardless of the Resistance wants, they will rely on the Colossus. Im performed working from this struggle.
Okay, so, the Resistance has come to Kaz, not the opposite method round. This retains him on the station anyhow till the present wraps up subsequent week with a 2-part particular. After that, who is aware of what sort of life Kaz will lead.
This episode raised the stakes significantly with some key deaths dealing emotional blows to either side. Poor Lieutenant Galek is the Captain Vonreg of Season 2 I suppose and for Kaz and the remaining, theyve come nose to nose with the casualties of struggle.
Jennifer Corbett wrote this episode, her third this season, and it was an incredible script. Having the crew mourn the lack of the fallen and are available nose to nose with the ugliness of struggle, is one thing this lighthearted bunch hasnt actually needed to do. So, kudos to Jennifer for that half.
And due to that nice script and the great modifying, particularly throughout the aerials, the pacing was super, even with the sense of urgency type of begging us to go quicker faster. It was good attending to see Dantooine once more, a planet weve solely actually heard about, examine, and seen briefly in exhibits like Star Wars Rebels and the performances have been all good.
The Dozas clearly have been the celebrities of this episode and the voice work by all three of them was fairly darn good. Christopher Sean performs Kaz greatest when hes giving us a way of desperation and a sense of isolation, like possibly the stakes are too excessive. Thats a part of what makes Kaz an incredible character, hes a fighter, and fighters struggle.
Seems to be like their holding Tam with the First Order proper up till the very finish which makes me suppose were headed for maybe somewhat heartbreak in some trend. The present is just too shiny for a serious demise, however I cant assist however suppose one thing is coming, particularly already understanding who wins the bigger struggle. Gotta be some drama left proper?
Nice house dogfighting on this one and Venisa is a drive to be reckoned with, however we already knew that. It was additionally good to carry again Kazs buddy Hugh, giving him a peer within the Resistance ought to solely make his resolve extra so.
What’s going to change into of Tierny and Pyre? These varieties dont usually dwell to see their efforts both rewarded or condemned so itll be attention-grabbing to see what occurs. I can think about Tam getting a tiny case of Stockholm syndrome, or at the very least really feel somewhat little bit of sympathy for Tierny, and never pull the set off on her demise. Pyre is doomed, little doubt about that, and the explanation we by no means see his face ought to let you know at the very least that a lot.
Okay, for the sequence finale weve bought, The Rescue
Kaz and Yeager try and rescue Tam from the First Order whereas attempting to evade seize on a Star Destroyer.
In the meantime, the Colossus is in bother and faces an unattainable alternative.
Attention-grabbing, what offers them the thought to rescue Tam within the first place? The commlink Tierny confirmed Tam will most undoubtedly come into play and smells like a entice to me, one thing Tierny has been hatching for a while. So, will Tam sneak into Tiernys workplace and ship a message to the Colossus that she desires assist? Falling proper into Pyre and Tiernys lap?
And what about Tierny and Pyre? We nonetheless havent seen Kylo Ren this season, one thing that was indicated within the trailer, so we all know hell present up subsequent week as properly. When he does, is that finish of Pyre and Tierny?
We all know how the struggle ends so its only a matter of resolving this little micro transgression with as little casualties as doable. This unattainable alternative the Colossus should make Im certain includes leaving some people behind or threat getting destroyed. And the place will all our Colossus buddies name dwelling? Aeos? Some other place?
Heaps to resolve subsequent week and so theyve solely bought 45 minutes to do it! Oh gosh!
Until subsequent time MTFBWY.
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