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‘The Bad Batch’ Was Boring…Again

I don’t know why I keep getting invested in this show only for it to royally disappoint me the following week with another episode that just douses the flame completely.

Last week’s episode, featuring a child version of Hera Syndulla and introducing her mother for the first time, was riveting…and then this week happened.

I tried to get invested but for the latter half of the episode I’m sorry to say, I was waiting for something bad to happen. I thought Howzer was surely going to die…that didn’t happen. The Bad Batch once again got through another mission with nary a scratch. And the episode just devolved into the easy way out…AGAIN!

We’ve only got four episodes left, there will surely be a second season because there’s no way this story is about to end. Honestly, I hope there is only one season of this show because it’s been getting on my nerves for months now. But hopefully next week’s episode is a tad bit better.

Oh, and I’m going to need Crosshair to perish in the coming episodes because now he’s just becoming annoying.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

‘The Bad Batch’ Was Great This Week

My favorite animated Star Wars series is Star Wars: Rebels so it’s no surprise that this week’s episode, “The Devil’s Deal”, which veers away from The Bad Batch to focus on Ryloth, home of the Twi’leks and its citizens, was so enjoyable for me.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

In a surprise twist that I didn’t see coming we’re reunited with Cham and Hera Syndulla. It was really fun to see Hera as a child before she becomes the incredible rebel leader that we know her to be in Rebels. We also, for the first time, meet her mother who is unsurprisingly awesome. The apple apparently didn’t fall far from the tree.

As exciting as it was to see these characters again I couldn’t help feeling a growing sense of anxiety considering that I know the outcome of the Syndullas’ story and it is not a happy ending, specifically for Hera’s mother.

I was so emotionally invested in this episode, in fact, that toward the end I found myself having to fight back tears. I just knew at some point Crosshair was going to shoot Hera’s mother. It didn’t happen but it sure did seem like it was about to, and the notion that we were going to see Hera’s mother die was honestly kind of terrifying.

When the episode concluded I realized why the next episode is called “Rescue of Ryloth.” Apparently, The Bad Batch are going to have to save Hera from the Empire which should be an exciting twenty minutes of content. After that, we’ll be at the last stretch of the series with only four episodes left.

Considering where we are in the story it seems that maybe we should get another season of The Bad Batch because I don’t see this story concluding in five episodes. But we’ll see what happens.

All in all, I really enjoyed this episode and it’s undoubtedly my favorite episode since the premiere. I hope The Bad Batch can remain this good for the next five episodes because if so, it’ll be a strong conclusion to the somewhat entertaining series.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day. May the Force be with you.

Reflection: Hera Syndulla

Star Wars: Rebels has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and that makes all of the sense in the world. It’s amazing! I learned this last month when I binge-watched the series and fell in love with this story and characters that felt like the greatest thing that had come to the Star Wars universe since The Empire Strikes Back.

Three of these characters–Hera Syndulla, Kanan Jarrus, and Ezra Bridger, felt like the ultimate combination of the franchise’s greatest characters in an impactful and non-derivative way. And so, for the last few weeks, I have been retaining this idea to highlight these three characters and how their storylines echo the plot threads created for other important characters in the franchise. Well, in this eternal wait before I can talk about The Rise of Skywalker spoilers, the time has come to share this mini-series with you that I like to call Reflection. And, of course, the first character highlighted is Hera Syndulla. Enjoy! Continue reading Reflection: Hera Syndulla

‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Season 3 Review

The first two seasons were building upon the characters’ storylines, providing challenging obstacles that they would have to face and grow as a family to overcome and Season 3 only continued that plotline in a very interesting and legitimately enjoyable fashion. The end of Season 2 was beyond epic, delivering some very fascinating moments with some pretty fantastic Force-wielders, including that imminently epic showdown between Ahsoka and Darth Vader. But Season 3 did not disappoint either and so, let’s get to this review.

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When last we saw Ezra Bridger he was still just a kid who didn’t fully understand the dangers of the Force, particularly the dark side. He trusted Maul only to be betrayed, his nifty blaster/lightsaber was destroyed by Vader, and he barely escaped Malachor alive.

When next we see the young Jedi the little boy that we knew had grown up! The artists did a great job evolving Ezra in such an exciting way, shaving his floppy hair to a short hair-do and adding a bit of muscle definition into his arms to show that he was older. Not to mention that he was finally tall!

And not only had he grown up, but his power with the Force since last time we’d seen him as well. He had a new lightsaber but he was also beginning to embrace the dark side. It led some rather interesting storylines later down the road in Season 3 that would turn out to craft Ezra into a better person. Continue reading ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Season 3 Review

Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla: The Greatest Love Story in ‘Star Wars’?

I say it all the time. I’m a sucker for love stories. Love stories can help intensify the emotional stakes of a film and, subsequently, leave you in a puddle of your own tears if anything sad (or happy) happens. Star Wars is practically one gigantic love story that’s transcended the generations.

First, it was Han and Leia, then it was Anakin and Padme, and now it’s…well now it seems that a love bomb has stricken the Sequel Trilogy, resulting in a bunch of different love-story shipping categories that hopefully will reach a conclusion in The Rise of Skywalker.

However, love has not escaped the other projects in the Star Wars universe, whether we’re talking about Han and Qi’ra’s passionate romance in Solo: A Star Wars Story or Cassian and Jyn’s subtle but just as blatant romance in Rogue One. And now, thanks to Star Wars: Rebels, I have been introduced to a new love story that I previously had little knowledge about and have now been emotionally touched by thanks to a rapid binge-watching session of the series.

And of course, that love story belongs to Jedi Kanan Jarrus and Rebellion leader Hera Syndulla.

My first contact with Kanan and Hera and their beautiful relationship began with the novel, A New Dawn. Continue reading Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla: The Greatest Love Story in ‘Star Wars’?