Ezra Bridger may be learning the ways of the Force slowly (as seen in this week’s episode), but the kid isn’t having any trouble fitting in with the crew of the Ghost. Ezra (Taylor Gray) was used to getting by on his own on Lothal, and it’s clear he acquired a few unsavory but useful skills along the way. The rebels of Star Wars Rebels already rely on his lock-picking abilities and haven’t hesitated to throw him into a fight. Ezra’s made enough of an impression to be trusted with a solo mission. Well, that and the fact that he’s the only one of the crew young enough to enroll in the Imperial Academy as a cadet.
In next week’s episode, “Breaking Ranks,” Ezra infiltrates Lothal’s Academy for Young Imperials. It’s easy to imagine this is the kind of place Luke Skywalker dreamed of attending in A New Hope. Ezra’s tasked with obtaining information from the Empire. Take a look at the preview clip:
It will be interesting to see him interact with kids his own age, and it sounds like he might encounter an ally who will help him swipe an Imperial decoder from Agent Kallus. At the very least, I’m looking forward to seeing the inner workings of the Empire. What do they tell youths to make them believe that becoming a Stormtrooper is the best possible career choice? Maybe we’ll find out it is only because they have cookies.
Watch “Breaking Ranks” on Monday, November 3rd, at 9 pm ET/PT on Disney XD, or head to Watch Disney XD and sign in with your cable provider information to see the episode right now.