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This article is about the Star Wars Rebels episode. You may be looking for the short story "Blade Squadron: Zero Hour".
"This rebellion ends today."
―Thrawn[src]

"Zero Hour" is the finale of the third season of the animated television series Star Wars Rebels. The special one-hour event premiered on March 25, 2017 on Disney XD and was comprised of the twenty-first and twenty-second episodes of the season.[1][2] It is also the fifty-eighth and fifty-ninth episodes of the series overall.

Official descriptionEdit

While the rebels plot to attack the Imperial stronghold on Lothal, Grand Admiral Thrawn discovers the location of their secret base, leading to an epic clash.[3]

Plot summaryEdit

Part OneEdit

Thrawn's grand strategyEdit

The episode opens with Grand Admiral Thrawn's Sentinel-class landing craft landing at the Imperial headquarters on Lothal. Thrawn's shuttle is greeted by Governor Arihnda Pryce and Admiral Kassius Konstantine. Thrawn disembarks from the shuttle flanked by two Death troopers. Admiral Thrawn tells Governor Pryce that he brings urgent news. Unknown to them, they are being watched from above by Agent Kallus, who is the rebel operative known as Fulcrum.

Thrawn and the Imperials walk down a corridor into a briefing room. Kallus uses a mouse droid to spy on their conversation. Inside the briefing room, Thrawn closes the blinds. When Admiral Konstantine asks them about the necessity of these precautions, Thrawn warns them that they still have a traitor in their midst. Thrawn tells them that what he is going to reveal cannot fall into rebel hands. Thrawn initiates a hologram conversation with Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin.

He informs Tarkin that the rebels of the Phoenix Squadron are planning to launch an attack. Tarkin initially does not believe him but Thrawn counters that everything leading up to this moment has been rehearsal and that the real performance is about to begin. When Tarkin asks Thrawn about what the rebels are going to attack, Thrawn responds that the rebels are planning to attack the TIE Defender factory on Lothal. Thrawn's spies have reported that General Jan Dodonna's fleet is enroute to reinforce Commander Jun Sato and Captain Hera Syndulla's forces.

When Tarkin asks where the rebel fleet is massing, Thrawn replies that he has not yet uncovered their location. Governor Pryce thinks that a coordinated rebel attack is unprecedented. Thrawn replies that he has been waiting for this moment to wipe out the rebellion. Kallus eavesdrops on their conversation. Tarkin orders Thrawn to capture the rebel leadership so that they can make examples of them. Kallus prepares to leave.

Mustering the rebelsEdit

Vanguard Nebulon-B

At Chopper Base, Ezra Bridger marvels at Hera Syndulla's success in rallying the rebel forces for a strike on Lothal. Ezra thanks Kanan Jarrus, Garazeb Orrelios, Sabine Wren and reluctantly Chopper. However, Kanan thinks that the full credit goes to Ezra. He says that he and Hera recognized that there was something special about Ezra. Kanan admits there were times that he could not teach Ezra everything. However, Ezra responds that he thinks his master did the best. When Kanan expresses doubt that he can teach Ezra anymore due to his limited Jedi training, Ezra reassures Kanan that his master taught him about life and how to be a better person.

Hera then informs Ezra and Kanan about the impending arrival of General Dodonna and the Massassi group. Kanan recognizes Dodonna as the general whom they had stolen the Y-wings on Reklam Station for. General Dodonna is the leader of one of the largest rebel groups and Kanan thinks he will be helpful in taking out the Imperial factories on Lothal. Above the planet Atollon, Commander Sato is on the bridge of the Phoenix Home when General Dodonna's fleet of EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigates and CR90 corvettes exits hyperspace. Sato contacts Dodonna's flagship Vanguard and welcomes him to Atollon. General Dodonna intends to deal a blow to the Empire and show the galaxy what the rebellion is capable of.

Thrawn Vs. Kallus

Unmasking FulcrumEdit

Meanwhile on Lothal, Kallus rides a speeder bike to the tower that once served as the home of Ezra Bridger. Inside, Kallus switches on a transmitter which projects an image of Fulcrum's symbol. Kallus tries to send an urgent message but finds that his signals are being jammed. Thrawn startles Kallus with the code phrase "by the light of Lothal's moons." Thrawn confronts Kallus and identifies him as the rebel spy Fulcrum. Displaying his jammer, Thrawn tells Kallus that his rebel friends won't be receiving his warning.

Kallus charges at Thrawn but the Grand Admiral punches him. Following a fist fight, Thrawn throws Kallus to the floor. Thrawn compliments Kallus for his fighting technique but adds that he is familiar with the limitations of Imperial Academy training. Kallus flings a stormtrooper helmet at Thrawn but the Grand Admiral hurls it back at him. Kallus manages to knock Thrawn to the ground and smash his jammer. Following a second round, Thrawn kicks him out onto the balcony where Kallus is arrested by two Death troopers. Thrawn remarks that Kallus has the heart of a rebel before taking him into custody.

Back inside the tower, Thrawn tells Kallus that his transmission to the rebels has given him the last piece of the puzzle. Thrawn shows a holographic chart displaying the trajectory of General Dodonna's fleet and the trajectory of Kallus' Fulcrum transmission. Taken separately, Thrawn remarks that they mean nothing. Kallus tries to interject by claiming that there is not planet there and that the rebels are smarter than he gives them credit for.

Thrawn chides Kallus for not studying art because there is much it can show you if you know where to look. While the Atollon system does not appear on any Imperial charts, Thrawn points out that it appears in the art of the ancient people of the Lothal sector. Thrawn identifies Atollon as the home of the rebel base and orders Admiral Konstantine to deploy the fleet to those coordinates. He promises that he and Kallus will join them later.

Rebel base discoveredEdit

At Chopper Base, Hera informs Ezra, Kanan, Ryder Azadi, Commander Sato, and General Dodonna via hologram that they have received an urgent transmission from Fulcrum. The rebels receive Fulcrum's warning "that Thrawn knows" before the transmission cuts off. When Kanan asks what this means, Ezra suggests that the Grand Admiral knows about the upcoming attack on Lothal. Ryder reports that most of the Imperial fleet has left the Lothal system. Hera realizes that Thrawn knows they are on Atollon and orders all ships to assume battle station mode.

When General Dodonna asks how they can be certain, Ezra reveals that the last time this happened the Empire ambushed them on Garel. Meanwhile, one of Commander Sato's crew reports that several Imperial Star Destroyers have entered the Atollon system. Commander Sato orders Phoenix fleet to assume Defense Formation Aurek One. Sato warns them to alert Rebel Command as Ryder signs off. When Ezra notices Ryder's abrupt exit, Hera realizes that the Empire is jamming their long-range transmissions.

Dodonna tells them to abort the mission while Hera orders an evacuation of all ground staff and issues a Code K-one-zero alert. General Dodonna orders the fleet to jump into hyperspace and regroup at Rally point Nova. When Commander Sato protests that they still have people on the surface, Dodonna replies that the Empire will cut them to pieces if they wait. Sato allows Dodonna's fleet to depart first and offers to cover them. Dodonna orders at the other frigates to jump into hyperspace but when one try it is pulled out of hyperspace by an interdictor cruiser. Sato quickly realizes that the rebels are trapped.

Thrawn's arrivalEdit

Meanwhile, a crew member aboard the interdictor cruiser informs Admiral Konstantine that the gravity wells are engaged. Konstantine then orders the Imperial fleet's turbolasers to blast the rebel fleet. One Nebulon-B frigate is destroyed just as Thrawn exits hyperspace aboard his command ship Chimaera. When Governor Pryce asks Thrawn about Tarkin's order to capture prisoners, Thrawn points out that General Dodonna is a courageous man and wouldn't have been on the first vessel to flee. Thus, he reasons that the ship's crew are irrelevant. A captive Kallus is also present and is restrained by two Death troopers.

Thrawn then contacts the rebel commanders via hologram. Hera and the Spectres are at Chopper Base's command center watching. Thrawn tells them that the rebels are badly outnumbered and that the rebellion ends today. Hera vows never to surrender but Thrawn coolly counters that he is not ready to accept surrenders yet. Thrawn tells them that he wants to teach them about failure and to bring utter defeat crashing down upon them before terminating the conversation.

Hera's strategyEdit

Studying the holographic battle order, Hera realizes that they are outnumbered but vows to get the rebel fleet to safety. When Commander Sato asks how they should break the blockade, Hera replies that Thrawn believes that this is the entire rebel fleet. Thus, she reasons that they need to make an opening big enough to get one ship through. Once the ship gets pass the Imperial jamming field, Hera thinks that they can call for reinforcements to attack the Imperial flanks.

Dodonna welcomes Hera's plan since it would allow them to divide the Imperial forces and escape. Sato thinks that the Ghost has the best chance and vows to clear an opening for them. Hera doesn't plan to leave and tells Ezra and Kanan to take the late Darth Maul's Gauntlet starfighter Nightbrother into hyperspace. Ezra and Kanan insist on staying but Hera counters that the two Jedi have the best chance of success in escaping and getting help. Hera orders Chopper to accompany the Jedi. Before they can leave, Kanan tells Hera that he first has to warn someone in the wilderness. Hera refuses at first but Kanan convinces her to trust him. Hera reluctantly assigns Ezra the mission and Kanan wishes his Padawan good luck. Ezra wishes that the Force will be with himself.

The opening roundEdit

Meanwhile, Zeb asks Rex if he has any regrets about joining the rebellion. Rex responds that it is better than hunting joopas despite liking their taste. The Ghost departs with the Gauntlet starfighter. In space, Commander Sato orders Phoenix Home to launch its complement of Y-wing starfighters against the Imperial fleet. He tells the fleet to assume spearhead formation and orders the frigates and corvettes to protect the transports. Dodonna confirms that he is carrying out Sato's orders.

Aboard the Chimaera, Thrawn realizes that Sato is deploying a Danaan strategy, something which he expects from the best commander to come out from the Mykapo system. Thrawn orders his fleet to reinforce the center and deploy their TIE fighters into the fray. Thrawn orders Admiral Konstantine via hologram to keep his interdictor cruiser back until he orders otherwise. When Konstantine questions Thrawn's decision not to attack with overwhelming force, Thrawn counters that he has studied the rebel's penchant for defying convention and doing the unexpected. Thrawn adds that they will be prepared for as long as Konstantine does exactly as he is told.

When Kallus tries to mock Thrawn for fighting over glory, the Grand Admiral counters that he is only interested in getting results for the Emperor. Meanwhile, the Ghost and the Gauntlet travel with the Y-wings of Green Squadron. Hera orders the A-wings to keep the fighters busy and to clear a path for the Gauntlet. During the ensuing dogfight, Rex mans the Ghost's top turret.

Y-wings manage to bomb a Star Destroyer with proton bombs. Green Squadron dives in for a second sortie but the rebel fighters are taken out by TIE fighters. Meanwhile, Ezra and Chopper are traveling the Gauntlet when they see a CR90 corvette go up in flames at front of them. Seeing the rebel losses, Ezra wishes that Kanan is having better luck.

Meeting with BenduEdit

Meanwhile, Kanan rides his speeder bike past several large rocks to the krykna nest that is the haunt of his friend Bendu. Bendu is angry with Kanan for bring war to his quiet world and wishes to have no part in it. Kanan pleads with Bendu but he counters that he is the one in the middle and takes no sides. When Kanan asks if he is leaving them to die and warns that the Empire will kill him, Bendu replies that he is beyond Kanan's worrying and wars. He responds that he is "unseen, unknowable like a rock in the river."

When Bendu suggests that there was a reason why this world was so difficult for the rebels to find, Kanan responds that maybe they were meant to find Atollon and him. Bendu questions for what purposes and points out that he predates Kanan and will still be here long afterwards. Kanan tries to reason with Bendu by telling him that he once tried to be in the middle and to ignore the galaxy. However, Kanan realized that he could not turn a blind eye to innocents being harmed around him. Kanan argues that some things are worth fighting for.

Breaking Thrawn's blockadeEdit

Back in space, Hera tells her starfighters to keep the TIEs off their cruisers. Hera then hears that General Dodonna's Massassi group needs help and vows to aid them. Zeb growls there are too many ships to attack just as two rebel cruisers exploded nearby. Thrawn's TIE fighters inflict damage on the rebel ships. In desperation, Commander Sato orders all ships to charge the blockade. During the charge, another Nebulon-B frigate is destroyed. Dodonna watches the carnage with stunned horror while Sato learns about the destruction of the Orion.

Meanwhile, Thrawn orders his capital ships to hold their position so that the rebel cruisers have to come to them. Aboard the Ghost, Chopper jabbers to Ezra that the Imperials are cutting them off. A second CR90 corvette goes up in flames while a stricken Y-wing crashes into a Star Destroyer's hull. Ezra tells Hera that he can't get through as long as the interdictor cruiser is cutting them off. As Sato listens over the intercom, Hera tells Ezra to stay sharp and vows to find an opening.

Sato's sacrifice and Konstantine's follyEdit

Ezra tells them to hurry up as Sato watches a third CR90 corvette explode. Sato then orders Commander Bridger to go to Point 221 and prepare to jump. He then orders his crew to abandon ship and head for Atollon. Two of the bridge crew tell Sato they are staying and he orders them to man their stations. Sato then flies the Phoenix Home towards the fleet. Zeb tells Hera that Sato is evacuating his career.

Meanwhile, Admiral Konstantine is watching the scenario unfold and orders his interdictor cruiser to intercept the rebel command ship. When his subordinate points out that Grand Admiral Thrawn ordered them to stay in their position, Konstantine angrily repeats his order and shouts that he will not be denied the glory of his kill. Konstantine's interdictor cruiser breaks formation to intercept the Phoenix Home. Thrawn orders Konstantine to return to his assigned coordinately immediately but Konstantine remarks that he has had enough of the Grand Admiral's games.

When Ezra asks Hera what Sato is doing, she responds that he is drawing the interdictor cruiser out of formation and tells Ezra to get ready to jump. Meanwhile, Konstantine orders his crew to engage the interdictor's gravity well projectors. Konstantine smirks as Phoenix Home comes under Imperial fire. Sato orders his crew to change course and ram the interdictor cruiser. Konstantine orders his crew to take evasive action but the carrier ploughs through the interdictor cruiser.

Hera and Thrawn watch as the two ships go up in flames. Kallus also watches with a mixture of shock and admiration of Commander Sato's sacrifice. At Hera's command, Ezra takes the Gauntlet into hyperspace. When one of Thrawn's crew reports that a rebel ship has escaped, Thrawn hopes that Konstantine's folly has not undermined his efforts. Thrawn orders his forces to press on with the attack and to force the remaining rebels to the ground.

Rebel retreatEdit

TIEs destroy General Dodonna's frigate Vanguard and the Hera orders all remaining rebel forces to return to Chopper Base. A triumphant Thrawn and defiant Kallus watch the rebel retreat. Back on Atollon, Kanan continues to reason with Bendu by telling him that his friends are dying. When Bendu replies that all things are fated to die, Kanan responds "not like this, crushed by overwhelming evil." Kanan pleads with Bendu to fight but Bendu is adamant about not fighting petty battles. When Kanan accuses Bendu of cowardice, the Bendu enters into a rage and summons a storm. Before disappearing, he remarks that perhaps it is the will of the Force that all Jedi perish. Bendu vows to carry out the will of the Force before leaving Kanan alone.

Meanwhile in hyperspace, Ezra petitions Mon Mothma to send reinforcements. However, Mothma is unable to send reinforcements because she fears that doing so would play into Thrawn's hands and wipe out all that they had worked to build. Ezra sighs that Thrawn planned all of this. Mothma admits that Senator Bail Organa was right that it was still too soon for the open warfare with the Empire. She promises to negotiate fair treatment for the prisoners. Ezra counters that Thrawn may not take prisoners. Mothma compliments Ezra for his courage and wishes that the Force may be with him. When Chopper suggests going back, Ezra insists that they seek help from Sabine Wren.

Part TwoEdit

Bombing Chopper BaseEdit

Back at Chopper Base, Hera studies a holographic projection of Thrawn's fleet and deduces that the Grand Admiral is preparing for an orbital bombardment. Zeb and Rex then inform Hera that they have done their best to fire up Sabine's modified deflector shield generators, which they had never gotten to test. Rex fears that it will overload but Hera says they can only hope it doesn't happen. At Hera's orders, Zeb fires up the prototype shield generator which forms a shield that envelops Chopper Base.

Hera then contacts Kanan who is traveling back on his speeder bike to Chopper Base. Hera warns Kanan that Thrawn is preparing to launch an orbital bombardment and pleads with her "love" to travel faster. Hera vows to be ready to face Thrawn. In space, Governor Pryce informs Thrawn that their capital ships are in position and that the blockade is secured. When Thrawn asks about the rebel ships, she reports that the remaining vessels have fled back to the surface and are sheltering under a localized shield generator. Thrawn decides to test their mettle and commences the orbital bombardment.

The Chimaera and her sister ships unleash a wave of bombardment on Chopper Base. Hera tells Kanan to find cover and his speeder narrowly dodges several turbolaser blasts. The Imperial bombardment begins to fry the shield generator as Zeb tells it to budge. Kanan's speeder bike is destroyed by the bombardment while Rex reports that the shields are overheating. Thrawn, Pryce and the captive Kallus watch the bombardment unfold. Hera looks desperate.

However, Thrawn thinks the rebels have had enough and orders the fleet to cease bombardment. Zeb thinks the shields held up and begins cheering, not realizing that Thrawn was testing them. Hera contacts Kanan, who opines that Thrawn is actually trying to kill them this time. Hera pleads for her love to come home. Outside, Kanan senses the storm clouds gathering over Chopper Base.

Mission to KrownestEdit

Meanwhile, Ezra and Chopper take the Gauntlet starfighter into the planet Krownest's atmosphere. Their ship is escorted by two Fang fighters, which give him permission to land at the Wren Stronghold's hangar. Ezra follows the fighters to their base. At the throne room, Ezra and Chopper are greeted by Sabine, Fenn Rau, and Ursa Wren. Sabine asks Ezra what is going and why they have come. Chopper tells Sabine they have escaped while Ezra adds that Thrawn ambushed them on Atollon.

He pleads with Clan Wren to help. However, Fenn tells them that they have come at a bad time. Ursa informs the rebels that Clan Wren is locked in a civil war against Clan Saxon, which is backed by the Empire. Clan Wren's forces are stretched to the limit defending what ground they have got. Ezra pleads with Ursa to hear him out.

Rebel battle plansEdit

Above the Chimaera, Thrawn assigns Governor Pryce command of the fleet while he leads the ground assault. Kallus laughs and taunts them that the rebels know how to pull a victory from certain defeat. Thrawn counters that he and Kallus are not the same as the rebels are about to learn. At the rebel command center, Zeb reports that their shield generator has taken a beating and doubts that it will withstand another assault. Hera believes that Thrawn will send group forces to do his "dirty work."

Studying the battle plan, General Dodonna theorizes that Thrawn will launch an attack on the path through a narrow canyon. Rex advocates guarding the approaches. Hera assents to Rex and Dodonna's plan and tasks Rex with leading a squad to guard the pass. AP-5 then reports that scanners have picked up Imperial transports on the western quadrant. Hera realizes that Thrawn is launching his first wave.

Clan Wren's debtEdit

Back on Krownest, the rebels and Clan Wren study a holographic projection of the Imperial fleet above Atollon. Sabine finds that the Imperials have a second interdictor cruiser that is preventing the remaining rebel ships from escaping. Rau opines that Ezra should count his losses and be fortunate to escape. Ezra responds that his friends are trapped and that they need help. Tristan Wren apologizes that Clan Wren lacks the resources to help them since they can barely take care of their own.

Ezra responds that he is ready to leave if the Mandalorians are unable to avail assistance. Chopper beeps in agreement and Ezra bids Sabine goodbye. Sabine insists on coming with Ezra. When Tristan points out that Ezra's mission is impossible, Sabine counters that she never imagined being reunited with her family and seeing Clan Wren free from Saxon's grip. Sabine adds that her friends make the impossible possible. She reasons that if Ezra thinks they can make a difference, she thinks they can win.

Ursa adds that Bridger and his friends restored her daughter to her and that is a debt that has to be repaid. While Ursa can't leave Clan Wren undefended, she allows Sabine to take a few ships and any warriors willing to follow her. Sabine thanks her mother. When Rau opines that they don't have much of an army, Sabine has Chopper bring up a holographic display of the second interdictor cruiser and points out that they don't need an army.

The ground assaultEdit

Capt. Rex, Zeb vs AT-ATs

AT-ATs entering shields.

Back on Atollon, Zeb and Rex wait in the pass for Thrawn's ground forces. Zeb hopes that Rex's plan will work and Rex agrees. Using their macrobinoculars, Rex and Zeb spot a column of AT-DP walkers. The rebels ignited detonators which destroy five of the walkers. Zeb destroys the last one with his rocket launcher. However, Thrawn is studying the battle from his shuttle and deduces that the rebels have exposed their "meager defenses" and vows to crush them.

Thrawn orders his snipers to target the enemy mines and the heavy AT-AT walkers to advance. Zeb and Rex tried to detonate the remaining explosives but find that the second wave of walkers are equipped with shield generators. Zeb remarks that they should get Sabine to invent a shield generator that you can't walk through before fleeing with Rex. The AT-ATs begin blasting the rebels just as the A-wings launch their attack. After clearing the mines, stormtroopers charge into the fray.

In the air, Wedge Antilles tells Hobbie to follow him in his A-wing. However, Thrawn orders his air groups to clear the sky of that "annoyance." TIE fighters attack the rebel A-wings and drive them away. Meanwhile, Rex and Zeb play cat and mouse with an AT-AT. Kanan reunites with them and uses his lightsaber to slash through the two right legs of the walker, toppling it and creating a dust storm that blinds two approaching stormtroopers.

Thrawn & death troopers @ Attollon

Thrawns Arrival on Atollon.

Zeb is glad that Kanan could join them and ask if he is bringing help. Kanan admits he is uncertain. The rebels head into a cave just as Thrawn's shuttle lands outside. Thrawn and six Death troopers disembark and advance into the cave. Thrawn orders the armored division to destroy any rebel ship attempting to flee Chopper Base and to debark all ground troops to storm the base. He also issues orders to capture any rebel officers if possible.

Rebel troops exchange fire with Thrawn's stormtroopers while Hera tells General Dodonna to prepare their remaining ships for takeoff. When Dodonna asks about the blockade, Hera responds that she is willing to die aboard the Ghost. Kanan, Rex and Zeb play a game of cat and mouse with Thrawn's death troopers under the coral mesa.

Mandalorian reinforcementsEdit

Meanwhile, Ezra's Gauntlet ship and the Fang fighters exit hyperspace behind the Imperial fleet. Ezra tells Chopper to jam the Imperial transmissions while Fenn Rau orders the Mandalorian fighters to engage Thrawn's ships. Aboard the Chimaera, Governor Pryce learns about the arrival of rebel reinforcements from a comms officer. She recognizes the Mandalorian ships as Sabine's forces and sends TIE fighters to intercept them. She also orders the capital ships to reinforce the fighters.

Amidst the dogfight, the Gauntlet ship approaches the interdictor cruiser and Ezra tells Chopper to contact Hera. Meanwhile, Kanan, Zeb and Rex arrive just as Thrawn's walkers begin destroying Chopper Base. When Hera asks about his friend, Kanan tells her not to worry because he thinks Bendu will be coming. Ezra then contacts Hera to tell her that he has brought help and that they will take out the interdictor. Kanan thinks this may be their only chance and orders the rebels to evacuate.

Back in space, Ezra's Gauntlet starship is pursued by TIEs. He tries to contact Hera but hears no response. Sabine tells Ezra to focus on their job while Hera gets the others out. Chopper sets a course for the second interdictor cruiser. Using deployment racks, Ezra, Sabine, and several Mandalorian warriors jump on the interdictor's hull. Ezra dons a spacesuit equipped with thrusters. Sabine orders the Mandalorians to blow up the gravity wells and to be ready to activate their jetpacks.

Meanwhile, a comms officer informs Governor Pryce that the enemy has deployed a strike force onto the hull of the interdictor. A captive Kallus watches while Pryce orders her forces to repel the "rabble." The Mandalorians fire their blasters at the gravity wells but the Empire sends Jumptroopers to cut them off.

The Bendu's stormEdit

Kanan's orders are timely as the shield generator explodes. Kanan jokes about the rebels being a family again. The rebels along with General Dodonna and AP-5 head towards the airfield as other rebel ships begin taking off. One of the AT-ATs shoots down a GR-75 medium transport, which crashes and burns on the tarmac. The rebels then find themselves surrounded by Thrawn's death troopers. Thrawn confronts Captain Syndulla and demands her surrender. He threatens to execute her friends beginning with the Jedi. Kanan draws his lightsaber in response.

Thrawn's troops form a circle around the rebels as he reiterates his demand. Hera tells him that he already knows her answer as storm clouds envelop Chopper Base. Thrawn thinks Kanan is afraid of the storm but the blind Jedi counters that he should also fear the storm. Just then, a bolt of lightning narrowly misses the Grand Admiral. Kanan tells everyone to hang onto something. When Thrawn asks what Jedi devilry is this, Bendu's glowing eyes appear in the clouds and he announces his presence. When Zeb and Hera demand to know what is happening, Kanan replies that his friend has come. Bendu announces that he brings death and destroys two AT-ATs with bolts of lightning. The Bendu also begins to destroy the coral mesa housing Chopper Base. Thrawn and his men turn to flee while the rebels make their escape aboard the Ghost.

Back on Atollon, Bendu tells the rebels and Thrawn to leave this place because he is the light, the dark, and the Bendu. He strikes one of Thrawn's death troopers with lightning. Kanan and the other rebels take off on the Ghost and join the remaining rebel ships. Bendu calls out to Kanan and strikes the Ghost with lightning. When Hera asks if this is his friend, he admits making Bendu angry. Hera replies she can relate to that. The Bendu strikes down one of the rebel A-wings as the convoy flees into space. Meanwhile, Thrawn orders his troops to concentrate fire on the center of the storm. The AT-ATs begin firing at the two eyes in the clouds. The Bendu manages to strike down one of the walkers before falling out of the clouds.

Escaping the blockadeEdit

Back in space, Ezra, Sabine and the Mandalorians clash with Imperial Jumptroopers. Hera contacts Ezra and tells him they are heading for the blockade. Ezra responds they are working on the situation while Mandalorian Fang fighters destroy two TIEs trying to take out Ezra. Ezra and the Mandalorians succeed in blowing up the gravity wells and escape aboard the Gauntlet before the interdictor cruiser explodes.

Witnessing the cruiser's demise, Governer Pryce is livid. Kallus takes the opportunity to taunt her for making a mess of Thrawn's fleet. Enraged, Pryce orders her crew to throw Kallus out of the airlock. Two stormtroopers take Kallus down a turbolift. Meanwhile, Hera leads the remaining rebel ships towards the Imperial blockade. Ezra tells her that they took out the second interdictor and to meet him at Point 87. The Ghost fights its way through the Imperial blockade.

Aboard the Chimaera, Kallus manages to free himself from his stormtrooper captors in the turbolift. He then escapes aboard an escape pod. Kallus transmits is coordinates to the crew of the Ghost. Hera sees his escape pod on her scope and picks it up. After rendezvousing with Ezra's ship, the rebels break past the Imperial blockade while an unhappy Pryce watches. Kallus, Rex, and Dodonna join the Spectres at the helm of the Ghost as what remains of the rebel fleet jumps into hyperspace.

AftermathEdit

Back on Atollon, Thrawn and his stormtroopers surround the fallen Bendu. When Thrawn asks Bendu what manner of creature he is, the enigmatic being replies that he is one beyond his power to destroy. Thrawn disagrees and the Bendu prophesies that he foresees Thrawn's defeat as "many arms surrounding him in a cold embrace." Undaunted by this, Thrawn personally tries to end Bendu's life by shooting him with his blaster, but the powerful Force Wielder was quick enough to disappear before that can happen and his laughter was heard echoing around Thrawn and his garrison.

Thrawns battle armor

In space, the Ghost travels with the tattered rebel fleet. Via hologram, Ursa apologizes for the rebels' losses but Hera thanks Clan Wren for offering help in their time of need. Sabine tells Hera that she wants to return the favor because her mother needs their help. Hera allows Sabine to go but apologizes that she has to get the survivors to Rebel Command on Yavin 4. As medics treat the wounded, Kallus thanks Kanan for taking him in. The Jedi returns the favor by thanking Kallus for risking everything and pats him on the shoulder.

In the engine room, AP-5 recommends a second hyperspace jump before heading to Yavin. Rex suggests doing three to cover their track. Kanan heads to the rear turret and thanks Ezra for helping Sabine to save the day. When Ezra points out that they lost everything, Kanan shows empathy but adds that he has learned to see defeat differently. Kanan is determined to fight for a future where they are all free but that it is up to them to make it happen. The rebel fleet then jumps into hyperspace as the credits roll.

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