Star Wars Rebels - Season 2, Episode 9 //
Stealth Strike Episode Guide
In this preview of the Star Wars Rebels episode “Stealth Strike,” Rex and Kanan don stormtrooper disguises for an impromptu undercover rescue mission. But the effort turns out to be more complicated than originally anticipated…
In this preview of the Star Wars Rebels episode “Stealth Strike,” Rex and Kanan go undercover as stormtroopers for an important mission. They might make a good team…if they don’t kill each other first.
Steward of the Imperial Interdictor, Admiral Brom Titus was a cold, arrogant officer of the Empire. He took pride in his experimental craft and was eager to use it against the rebellion. His arrogance would prove to be a weakness, however; underestimating Ezra Bridger and other captives, he watched as his precious ship was destroyed. While Titus managed to flee in an escape pod, Agent Kallus made sure to remind him of his failure.
A massive and experimental craft, the Imperial Interdictor was equipped with a gravity well. It could pull other ships out of hyperspace, making it a dangerous tool for the Empire. One of its first catches was a rebel ship carrying Commander Sato and Ezra Bridger, and Admiral Brom Titus of the Interdictor quickly placed them under arrest. When Rex, Kanan, and Chopper came to rescue them, the rebels would turn out to be more than Titus bargained for. Chopper rigged the gravity weapon to malfunction; when the rebels escaped and the Interdictor tried to draw them in, it also pulled in other large Imperial ships. The Interdictor was destroyed, and the rebels returned home.
Growing up on his own during the age of the Empire, Ezra Bridger relied on his street smarts -- and subconscious Force abilities -- to survive. He became a con artist and small-time thief, doing what he needed to get by on his home planet Lothal. But this reality also hardened Ezra, who by the time he was 14 years old, had little trust for anyone. That would change with his introduction to the Ghost crew, a small band of rebels fighting back against the Empire. Ezra came to believe in their cause, and saw that he could help change the galaxy for the better. And with the help of Kanan Jarrus, he began to learn the ways of the Jedi.
Jun Sato was the by-the-books leader of the Phoenix rebel cell. He was grateful for the assistance of the Ghost crew, who were highly recommended by Fulcrum and Bail Organa, though he hoped they would become more disciplined. After the destruction of his command frigate, he transferred his command to the blockade runner Liberator.
Not every Jedi perished in Order 66. Kanan Jarrus survived the Emperor’s purge, going underground for years and hiding the truth about who he really was. To keep his past a secret, Kanan carried a blaster -- an uncommon practice for a Jedi -- and used a lightsaber that had to be assembled. He was a leader among the Ghost crew, a small group of rebels looking to strike back against the Empire, and with the emergence of the Force-sensitive Ezra, once again embraced his identity as a Jedi Knight.
Clone Captain Rex served the Republic during the Clone Wars, often taking orders from Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano. He viewed military service as an honor, and he always completed his mission. Fond of using two blaster pistols at the same time, Rex customized his armor with distinctive blue markings. His loyalty to the Republic and his Jedi Generals was absolute, but even this dedicated veteran soldier found himself plagued by doubts as the Clone Wars claimed more lives and brought ruin to more worlds.