Gathering Forces | Star Wars Rebels Episode 7 | November 24, 2014
Gathering Forces is the midseason finale for the first season of Star Wars Rebels.
The Rebels saved a Rodian named Tseebo. Tseebo has a computer implant installed by that Empire that provides him with access to critical information about Imperial Technology and military plans. The Rebels are trying to get Tseebo safely away from Lothal so that the information he has can be used against the Empire.
The Imperial Navy, led by the Inquisitor, is currently tracking them. With a tracking beacon and Kanan and Ezra on the ship, the Inquisitor is able to sense the Jedi, making it easier to track them.
Ezra and Kanan take the Phantom and head to the same asteroid Hera and Sabine ran into the fyrnocks in Episode 5 “Out of Darkness.”
Kanan hopes that leading the Imperials to the base will give Hera the time to get Tseebo to safety. Kanan helps Ezra to work on his lesson of connecting with other beings. They are able to tame some fyrnocks who help them keep the Imperials busy.
The Inquisitor gets the upper hand on Kanan and Ezra. Out of anger and fear, Ezra uses the Force to call out a giant fyrnock that distracts the Inquisitor and gives Kanan and Ezra the opportunity to escape. Anger and fear lead to the Dark Side of the Force.
Sabine was able to give Ezra a birthday present. It is a hologram that allows him to see pictures of his family from when he was young.
This marks the end of the first half of season one of Star Wars Rebels.
We are looking forward to what the secnd half of this season has to offer. After doing some research, some major things are happening in the Star Wars universe during this timeframe. Han Solo has been kicked out of the Imperial Navy for saving Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian procures the Millennium Falcon in a game of Sabacc. It will be interesting so see if references to any of these events show up in the Rebels storyline.