Star Wars Rebels - Season 3, Episode 10 //
An Inside Man Episode Guide
In this installment of Rebels Recon, we take a look at the Star Wars Rebels episode "An Inside Man," in which Kanan and Ezra look to steal weapons plans from the Lothal Imperial Factory. Host Andi Gutierrez sits down to discuss the episode with the show's creators and stars, including Justin Ridge, Pablo Hidalgo, Henry Gilroy, and more.
When Governor Pryce of Lothal wanted a stronger commander to dismantle the rebellion, the Empire answered with Grand Admiral Thrawn. Thrawn was a male Chiss, with striking blue skin, red eyes, and an angular face, known for his brilliant strategic mind and ruthlessness. He was determined to “pull the rebels apart piece by piece.”
Ryder Azadi was the governor of Lothal until the Empire came to the planet. He stood against their tyranny with the Bridger family, and was accused of treason for doing so. He was later freed from an Imperial prison by the Bridgers and returned to Lothal, living in the city outskirts with just a white loth-cat as his only companion. Ezra, son of the Bridgers, sought Ryder out to find out what became of his parents.
The Lothal Imperial Factory was a byproduct of the Empire's increased presence on the Outer Rim world. The operation utilized citizens as laborers and drew the attention of Grand Admiral Thrawn following reports of poor engineering. It was here that the rebels Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger stole the Empire's plans for a new model TIE fighter -- the TIE defender -- equipped with shields, thanks to the informant, Agent Kallus.
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.