— Disney XD (@DisneyXD) October 4, 2017
It’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan. Books shining a light on all sorts of characters from the universe Lucas built are dropping, Star Wars: Battlefront II is almost here, a little movie called The Last Jedi is just over a month away, now on October 16th, the final season of Rebels will premiere, marking the end of the beginning.
The final season promises to be bittersweet as the Ghost crew battles the Empire (obviously) and the plot snowballs into the beginning of A New Hope. But first, they have to make an appearance in the Battle of Scarif, where they made a very small cameo in Rogue One. Will we see that? And how will the final season end, considering we don’t see the crew at all in the future films. Will they be retconned in? Will they, perhaps, still be out there, fighting the Empire in the periphery of the adventures of Luke Skywalker, or will they go the way of Jyn Erso and be killed off?
However this final season plays out, it will be worth watching. So if you haven’t been able to catch the surprisingly underrated prequel series from the creator of Clone Wars, Disney is doing everyone a solid and putting all Rebels episodes from season one through season three on the Disney XD App starting Thursday, September 28th.
It’s worth watching just for Darth Maul.