Star Wars Rebels Returns for Final Episodes February 19

We already got the beginning of the end when the first half of Star Wars Rebels fourth and final season began airing late last year, but now we’re getting the true beginning of the end as the second half begins airing February 19. As for hints at what’s coming, look no further than another exceptional trailer (from Kevin Yost per usual!) above, where Kanan gets a new ‘do, Emperor Palpatine sets his sights on Ezra, and The Clone Wars’ mysterious and decisive Mortis Trilogy finds itself rather important to these final 6 episodes. Full schedule and episode descriptions below!

One thing I’m really happy about for the final 6 is how these episodes won’t appear online a day early, thus making their telecast premieres the first time anyone will have a chance to see the episodes, making it less likely you’ll run into spoilers online. And I’m sure there will be PLENTY to chat about as these release. Also, I’ll be reviewing each night’s two episodes together, as I started doing for the opening half of season 4.

Monday, February 19: Premiere telecasts of “Jedi Night” (8:00 p.m. CST) and “DUME” (8:30 p.m. CST) on Disney XD and will be released on the DisneyNOW App (DisneyNOW.com) at 9:00 p.m. EST.

Monday, February 26: Premiere telecasts of “Wolves and a Door” (8:00 p.m. CST) and “A World Between Worlds” (8:30 p.m. CST) on Disney XD and will be released on the DisneyNOW App (DisneyNOW.com) at 9:00 p.m. CST.

Monday, March 5: Premiere telecasts of “A Fool’s Hope” (7:30 p.m. CST) and “Family Reunion – and Farewell” (8:00 p.m. CST) on Disney XD and will be released on the DisneyNOW App (DisneyNOW.com) at 9:00 p.m. CST.

I’m certain those who haven’t watched The Clone Wars‘ Mortis Trilogy will still be able to appreciate and/or understand its inclusion in Rebels, but if you can, I’d highly suggest checking them out. The show is still on Netflix in the US, so borrow a buddy’s account if you don’t have one, or see about renting/buying them on a VOD service, like Amazon Video. I’d recommend it if you want the full effect, but it won’t be terrible if you don’t see the episodes. I really enjoyed the trilogy and its bizarre, mystic world, and how it deepened, expanded, and muddied everyone’s thoughts on the Chosen One prophecy and balancing in the Force in exciting, thought-provoking ways. I know not everyone is a fan, but they are here to stay regardless, so give ’em a chance if you haven’t.

Having Ian McDiarmid on the show to voice Palpatine is truly amazing, but what it means to have the Emperor on the show in general is concerning! Sam Witwer did an excellent job for the Emperor’s S1 premiere off-screen appearance, but if you can get the true Emperor, you can’t pass that up! Rebels has had quite the guest list for live-action actors reprising their roles: James Earl Jones, Frank Oz, Billy Dee Williams, Genevieve O’Reilly, and Forest Whitaker.

I’m hit or miss on Kanan’s new ‘do, but I understand the significance of him cutting outweighs how it looks. Lorna_Ka does an absolutely gorgeous drawing of the young Caleb Dume assuming Kanan’s trademark ponytail (first seen in the Kanan comic) and of Kanan cutting away the identity and embracing Caleb Dume. I’m already stocking up on tissues and you should too!

For more thoughts on the trailer, check out Dave Filoni’s teases over at Entertainment Weekly! And be sure to check back here once the final episodes start airing for our reviews!

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STAR WARS REBELS REVIEWS:
Season Four: Ep.1/2: “Heroes of Mandalore” Part One / Part Two | Ep. 3/4: “In the Name of the Rebellion” | Ep. 5: “The Occupation” | Ep. 6: “Flight of the Defender” | Ep. 7/8: “Kindred” and “Crawler Commandeers” | Ep. 9: “Rebel Assault

Season Three: Steps into Shadow | Ep. 2: “Holocrons of Fate” |  Ep. 3: “The Antilles Extraction” | Ep. 4: “Hera’s Heroes” | Ep. 5: “The Last Battle” | Ep. 6: “Imperial Supercommandos” | Ep. 7: “Iron Squadron” | Ep. 8: “The Wynkahthu Job” | Ep. 9: “An Inside Man” | Ep. 10: “Visions and Voices” | Ep. 11: “Ghosts of Geonosis” | Ep. 12: “Warhead” | Ep. 13: “Trials of the Darksaber” | Ep. 14: “Legacy of Mandalore” | Ep. 15: “Through Imperial Eyes” | Ep. 16: “Secret Cargo” | Ep. 17: “Double Agent Droid” | Ep. 18: “Twin Suns” | Ep. 19: “Zero Hour

Season Two: The Siege of Lothal | Ep. 2: “The Lost Commanders” | Ep. 3: “Relics of the Old Republic” | Ep. 4: “Always Two There Are” | Ep. 5: “Brothers of the Broken Horn” | Ep. 6: “Wings of the Master” | Ep. 7: “Blood Sisters” | Ep. 8: “Stealth Strike” | Ep. 9: “The Future of the Force” | Ep. 10: “Legacy” | Ep. 11: “A Princess on Lothal” | Ep. 12: “The Protector of Concord Dawn” | Ep. 13: “Legends of the Lasat” | Ep. 14: “The Call” | Ep. 15: “Homecoming” | Ep. 16: “The Honorable Ones” | Ep. 17: “Shroud of Darkness” | Ep. 18: “The Forgotten Droid” | Ep. 19: “The Mystery of Chopper Base” | Ep. 20: “Twilight of the Apprentice

Season One: Spark of Rebellion | Ep. 2: “Droids In Distress” | Ep.3: “Fighter Flight” | Ep.4: “Rise of the Old Masters” | Ep.5: “Breaking Ranks” | Ep.6: “Out of Darkness” | Ep.7: “Empire Day” | Ep.8: “Gathering Forces” | Ep.9: “Path of the Jedi” | Ep.10: “Idiot’s Array” | Ep.11: “Vision of Hope” | Ep.12: “Call to Action” | Ep.13: “Rebel Resolve” | Ep.14: “Fire Across the Galaxy

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