Throughout the first season of Star Wars: Resistance the series continuously was unable to find its footing. At times there were some phenomenal episodes that got me engaged and loving the show. At other times I was so bored I almost considered not watching it anymore. I’m so glad I didn’t though. Episode 1 of Season Two rides the momentum of the closing episodes of last season and delivers a fantastic 22 minute-ride that had my eyes riveted to the screen. In case, you forgot, let me refresh your mind on the circumstances the characters find themselves in at the end of Season 1.
The First Order learned that Kazuda was a Resistance spy and things started getting ugly. Tam Ryvora, a mechanic working under Jarek Yeager and waiting for a chance to become a pilot like she’s always dreamed of, learns of Kaz’s deception and defects to the First Order.
In a desperate act, Captain Doza of the Colossus made a break for it, turning the waterlogged station into a perfectly capable flying vessel that could even jump to lightspeed. They manage to get away from the First Order in the nick of time to join the Resistance in D’Qar but before they can fully jump to hyperspace they are struck from a blast by a First Order Star Destroyer and are knocked off course.
Our heroes, after just witnessing the destruction of the Republic, are trying to reach and fight alongside the Resistance before it’s too late.
In light of that, the second season starts where the last one stops, even in quality.
“Into the Unknown” is a mini-adventure that has plenty of suspense and a bit of drama. We get a glimpse at a new area on the Colossus. Tam’s allegiance to her friends dwindles even further as she delves deeper into the First Order’s plot. The Resistance and D’Qar are mentioned several times, providing me the hope that we’ll see fan favorites like Poe Dameron, Leia, and maybe even Rey and Finn arrive at some point late in the final season. SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT! A BB-9E unit comes into play in this episode and it was legitimately terrifying. And we get a not-that-subtle homage to a particular scene in ALIENS that I thought was perfect.
When the episode ended I was actually kind of bummed. If Season Two stays this good it’s going to be a great nineteen episodes to enjoy.
I’m giving this first episode 95 out of 100 and 4.5/5 stars. I’d say that’s quite a step from the score I gave last season’s first episode (85 out 100 and 3.5/5 stars.)
Star Wars: Resistance comes on at 6pmEST on Disney XD and 9pmEST on the Disney Channel.
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