This week’s new episode of Star Wars Rebels was quite significant with some major revelations. The Grand Inquisitor, or some version of his spirit, was revealed on the Jedi temple on Lothal. In addition, it seems that at some point, The Grand Inquisitor was a former Jedi Knight before he turned to the Dark Side of the Force. The character was credited as a “Jedi Sentinel,” which is very intriguing. In addition, James Earl Jones was back for another appearance as Darth Vader. The discovery of the Jedi temple on Lothal looks like it’s bad news for the heroes of the show. In addition, there was an actual appearance by Master Yoda, complete with Frank Oz voicing the character yet again. However, this week will feature the spotlight of another hero of the Ghost crew in the wily astromech droid, Chopper. You can check out a new clip and new screenshots from the episode (Courtesy of Disney XD and Lucasfilm) below.
In the new episode, “The Forgotten Droid,” Chopper stows away on an Imperial freighter. While there, he befriends an Imperial navigation droid and recruits him to the Rebel Alliance’s cause. The nav droid then gives Chopper help in finding a location for a much-needed Rebel base. One imagines this could lead to the Rebel Alliance creating their famous base on Yavin from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. A new episode focusing on Chopper is well overdue.
Star Wars Rebels, “The Forgotten Droid,” airs on Wednesday, March 16 on Disney XD at 9:00 pm ET/PT.