Hera takes the B-Wing out for a spin and, seriously, the result is a flying montage the likes of a Hollywood summer blockbuster. Rousing music, beautiful cinematography, clouds flying by, completely with laughs and action too. It was just an amazing scene, perfectly realized and built to show off how beautiful and under appreciated the B-Wing is in Star Wars history.

Unfortunately, using the B-Wing’s primary weapon means it loses hyperspeed capabilities, so they won’t be able to make it to the next Rebel run at the planet blockade. Kanan and Ezra simply couldn’t wait anymore, and took the Ghost to try one more time to help the people in need. Quarrie, however upgraded the Phantom with hyperspeed, making a rescue possible.


The Ghost is dead. Agent Kallus and his Imperial blockade are crushing the Rebels as they try to bust the blockade. Then, at the last moment, a ship of unknown design shows up. Piloted by Hera, the B-Wing gets into attack formation and blows up one of the Imperial cruisers, leaving a space for the Ghost to deliver the food. Misson complete.

Back at base one more time, the commander tells Quarrie they will be mass production his ships and then promotes Hera to Captain.


Okay, granted, the Inquisitor storyline we’re waiting for still hasn’t been dealt with. But Hera’s story was so strong, and the action so inspiring, it was a simply fantastic episode. Anytime Rebels can fill in a puzzle piece of Star Wars history, develop character and entertain along the way? Well, that’s Star Wars at its best.

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