"Hera's rebel supply mission to Ryloth becomes personal when she and the Ghost crew brave overwhelming Imperial forces to recover a memento from her ancestral home."
What I thought?
I wasn't really looking forward to this Hera episode. She's not my favourite character but overall this wasn't anywhere near as bad as I feared. There were however numerous ridiculous moments during various battle scenes that, even though this is a cartoon, I couldn't overlook as there were just too many "What?" moments; We've stormtroopers missing from close range, animals outrunning those speedbikes, a rocket launcher being used to knock a portion of cliff off when they could have taken out the Imperial walker and Kanan suddenly a blind jedi ninja. On the latter topic, I realise Kanan has accepted his blindness but the transformation in one episode is so great that it's almost as if not having eyesight is no problem to him. Surely it would take longer to adapt and learn to solely use the force for sight?
Quite how the Empire conquers anywhere is highlighted this episode with an incompetent and arrogant captain in charge. Sure, it's the might of the Empire that wins them their battles but with so many stupid people in their ranks, and incompetent stormtroopers, you do really wonder how they manage anything when you see them in an episode like this. There also didn't appear to really be that much of the Empire controlling Hera's "house" either. Where were they all? Only ever saw about 10 in total. It's ridiculous. Then there's the lack of an ID checks when Hera and Ezra drove up to the entrance. Sigh. If that's not bad enough, Hera then shouts to Chopper (in Empire disguise) across an open courtyard whilst there are stormtroopers nearby. What's she thinking???
It wasn't all ridiculous enough to not be interesting, We got more cool calculating Thawn to admire, as well as Chopper at his daftest and funniest. However, there wasn't a lot of quality in the episode, although there was enough to make it a decent watch.
Good = Kanan back in Jedi action, Admiral Thawn's calculative manner and that brief show of aggression. Chopper's scenes. Empire's "Endor" stormtroopers on those bikes.
Not so good = So many ridiculous moments in numerous battle related scenes. Clearly a filler episode concentrating on Hera and introducing Thawn to rebels, Kanan a blind master too quickly.
Rating 6/10 (Good)