Rebels Review: Star Wars Rebels: Vision of Hope

Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched “Vision of Hope” yet.

Story/Plot

This episode was a little slower paced and less humorous but gave us a huge reveal. I can’t say that I was expecting the betrayal by Gall Trayvis, but as the episode moved along I felt it started to become obvious. The character who has been the voice of the rebellion turned out to have been working for the Empire the whole time. I liked this twist. It shows the crew might be up against worse odds than they have yet imagined.

I wonder if we will eventually find out about the fate of Ezra’s parents. They definitely keep teasing us with it. Early on we are led to believe they are dead, but with recent events it’s starting to seem like they may be alive after all. Tseebo seems to know and Gall Trayvis said they were “gone” but didn’t say “dead.” What did Tseebo tell Hera, and why isn’t Hera telling Ezra?

Characters

Hera is really starting to shine. I’m loving seeing her character become more of a focus. This is two episodes in a row that she has shown that she is basically the brains of this operation. Or maybe she is the only one with her head in the game. Trayvis didn’t fool her at all. You could see the suspicion on her face throughout. Give the man an uncharged blaster and then punch him out when he reveals his true colors. I love Hera.

It was nice to see a brief cameo of Zare Leonis, a character who appeared earlier in “Breaking Ranks.” I have been reading the junior novel featuring him, so I smiled when he came on screen. The fact that he is being transferred off of Lothal might mean we won’t be seeing his character in the show again for a while.

It was cool to see Hera and Zeb team up. Sabine continues to kick major butt any time a battle breaks out.

Outstanding Moments

Of course I have to have a Chopper outstanding moment. I actually have a couple. The little humor this episode had was centered around the boisterous little droid. When he came up against the bigger droid, shocked it, and then essentially “kicked” it down the hole, I laughed out loud. Bravo to the sound designers with the sound effects they used to make the fall even more humorous.

Then when Kanan was trying to give Chopper an order and Chopper just closed the portal in his face… classic Chopper.

Not really a moment, but I was glad to see Trayvis used more if for no other reason than to bring back Brent Spiner to the show. I was a big fan of his time on Star Trek: TNG and was glad to see his character in Rebels be more than just an occasional short transmission.

Favorite Quotes

  • “Kanan Jarrus, Jedi Knight. Padawan Jabba. And what have we here? A Twi’lek I have yet to meet.” – Agent Kallus
  • “Think of something clever to say later. Move!” – Hera
  • “A true rebel would know if he’s holding a charged blaster.” – Hera
Aaron Goins
Aaron has been active in the Star wars fan community for a number of years and has featured on a variety of sites and podcasts including Star Wars Bookworms with Teresa Delgado and Star Scavengers with Johnamarie Macias.