If you’re a Star Wars Rebels fan, chances are you were freaking out a few weeks ago when the mid-season trailer for Season 3 hit the internet. Since then, we’ve seen Saw Gerrera jump back to animation from being on the big screen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, met a killer new droid, and started to finally learn about the backstory of Sabine Wren and the Darksaber.
But one thing we haven’t seen yet is Obi-Wan Kenobi, living as Old Ben on Tatooine. We know Darth Maul is going after the aged Jedi, but we didn’t know when… until now. Yes, the countdown is on: on March 18, 2017, Star Wars Rebels does the unthinkable and travels to Tatooine for what is likely the final showdown between Kenobi and Maul. If you just got chills reading that, don’t worry, I got chills typing it, too.
That was revealed along with the titles and official descriptions for the final five episodes of the season, all of which will air in March; the finale is, as tradition dictates, a two-parter that will air back to back. The silver lining about the show finishing off season 3 in March is that when Star Wars Celebration rolls around in April, we should be able to get plenty of news from the future of the show.
Other highlights of the final five episodes include “an important rebel leader,” so let that speculation engine kick into gear, a droid-centric episode featuring Chopper and AP-5, and the two-part finale that sees Thrawn finally go for the takedown on the Rebel Base on Atollon. Let the nerves start now.
Star Wars Rebels returns February 18 with “Legacy of Mandalore,” the follow-up chapter to “Trials of the Darksaber.” February 25 airs “Through Imperial Eyes.” The rest of the season’s titles and descriptions follow.
3×18 “Secret Cargo” – 3/04/2017
When a routine refueling mission goes wrong, the Ghost crew find themselves transporting an important rebel leader across the galaxy, pursued by Imperial warships.
3×19 “Double Agent Droid” – 3/11/2017
Chopper and AP-5 team up to infiltrate an Imperial station to steal needed codes, but an Imperial specialist turns the droids against the crew to cause chaos.
3×20 “Twin Suns” – 3/18/2017
Reacting to a vision of Maul, Ezra defies Hera and Kanan to travel to a remote planet in hopes of stopping the former Sith lord from carrying out his plans.
3×21 – “Zero Hour – Part One” – 3/25/2017
In final preparations for their attack on Lothal, Phoenix Squadron’s plans are disrupted when Grand Admiral Thrawn discovers their location.
3×22 “Zero Hour- Part Two” – 3/25/2017
Trapped on Atollon with the rebel base under siege, Hera and Kanan fight to keep the squadron alive, as Ezra attempts to rally help from an unexpected source.
It’s going to be a wild six weeks starting next weekend.